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  • 1 Sep 2015 - 13:52
    Voodoolady's picture

    When my mother was pronounce terminal and told me the prognosis I just said something like "well we all die at least you know what from". It might sound flippant writing this but for my mother she likes strength and logic not tears and denial.

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  • 31 Aug 2015 - 16:38
    JLO's picture

    On this last day of Winter we have received results from mums progress scans:

    * Her tumor has shrunk a little.

    * Her Ca-19.9 Tumor makers have gone from:

    202 on the 1/6/15

    88 on the 31/8/15

    *The cancer has stopped growing.

    Mum is up to chemo round number 5. She has remained very strong, has not been hospitalised once, is keeping a great diet.

    Her spirits are high. Another round of chemo to go. Our oncologist would like to do another 2/3 rounds before we do major scans.

    We are remaining positive. Xxx

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  • 17 Aug 2015 - 08:42
    katman2's picture
    After diagnosis of stage 4 cancer last Sept, I was operated on in November and had a successful removal of the tumour. Then I was told that it had spread to my liver, so had 4 rounds of chemo. 6 weeks ago I had my gall bladder and half my liver removed, and the next stage will probably be more chemo. What I want to say to everyone suffering from this bloody disease is never give up, I feel that I can if not beat this, at least fight as hard as I can. I hope to report again in about a year, maybe 2 or 3. Cheers Dave
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  • 31 Jul 2015 - 10:38
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    PSA at 4.9 dropping but still affected by remnants of cancers cells and Testosterone at 14.5 and I am not on any hormone treatments. Doctors in Perth say come back in 6 months.

    Seems I neglected to make an appointment as I headed back out the front door of said hospital for the grueling 2 hours of public transportation bus seats ride to the nights accommodation. Next morning's train ride back to reality lasted the usual 7 hours and was the worst trip so far.

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  • 24 Jul 2015 - 11:06
    LunaNoire's picture

    On 8th July I was officially diagnosed with breast cancer and after a week of being sent off to have scans and x-rays, last Thursday I underwent a biopsy where I was reduced to a slab of meat. Today is the day I return to my specialist to be informed exactly what kind of breast cancer I have and what they propose will be the best course of action. However from last Thursday, I have felt as if I have been stranded in limbo land and it hasn't been a pleasant feeling at all.

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  • 9 Jul 2015 - 19:52
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    I had an appointment with the oncologist on Tuesday and wasn't expecting anything really. She had a good look at my throat and after about ten minutes told me that there are no signs of any cancer. She said a PET scan would confirm this next month but she is satisfied that the throat cancer has been successfully treated. I suppose this means I am going to live. She told me to start thinking about returning to work after the scan. I now need to adjust to living again.

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  • 6 Jul 2015 - 10:06
    Karina31's picture

    Having lived through a long and savage chemotherapy regimen as recently as just eight months ago, I often find myself reflecting on what this has taught me. From the moment my legs buckled under me at being told my diagnosis, it has seemed imperative to me that it held a lesson. This surreal journey into such a frightening disease and its treatment had to have some other meaning, outside “just one of those things”.

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  • 3 Jul 2015 - 11:14
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Blood test results show an increase in PSA and I sat there wondering why at the doctors office after a 2 hour wait to see what the results were/are.

    Walked back home after chatting to partner and called Cancer Nurse who relieved my anguish by telling me that is usual. The increased level is due to the Prostate cells dead/dying cancer giving off PSA. May be another 6 months before things settle down.

    Then why bother with getting blood work done at 6 weeks?

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  • 1 Jul 2015 - 07:57
    Cannistra's picture

    hi my name is jasmine I'm a 48 year old woman married with 2 kids and i was diagnosed with appendix cancer
    In February 2014 since then I've had 3 major surgeries and still undergoing
    Chemo and other treatments. I have a wonderful support from my family and feel blessed to have them
    My husband is fantastic and we are Lucky to have a family business which allows my husband to come to all my treatments and appointments. Sometimes though I need to talk to somebody who understands what I'm going thru. I would love to hear from anybody who has a similar cancer or anybody who just want to talk.

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  • 21 Jun 2015 - 19:00
    AJ18202's picture

    I have researched grief so many times, generally to assist my friends, my colleagues and to assist me in my career. I knew what to expect when I was to go through it myself one day. I even spoke to my family and friends about the fear I held of experiencing it, whenever that may be. I am generally quite an emotional person. I cry when I am happy, I discuss why I am sad and I make I make it quite clear when I am angry. This grief process's a whole new ball game. It's a rollercoaster of emotions that bounces back and forth and can hit at any given moment of any given day.

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