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  • 1 May 2015 - 16:10
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Week five yet completed and no throat pain yet but plenty of chemo hell. Managed to get some sleep last night after some new medicine for reflux. That acid burn was really hurting. One more week of no new chemo and then final week with chemo three going in. Chemo two caused a further 1 cm reduction in the lymph node.

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  • 1 May 2015 - 15:22
    Breezie's picture

    Hi,

    I am a 22 yr old female, and my Dad has recently been diagnosed with Advanced Prostate cancer (Gleason score of 9), that has metastasized to his Lymph nodes and Bones.
    Dad goes in for a radical Prostatectomy on Monday, and will have the surrounding lymph nodes removed as well, following from the surgery Dad will have intense radiation targeting the cancer in the Pelvis.
    We have not been given much more information yet, as he was only diagnosed last week.

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  • 28 Apr 2015 - 10:32
    Francesca's picture

    Hi, I'm a 50 yr old mother of three young kids, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1 which I had a radical hysterectomy. The pathology came back good as the cancer was confined just in the cervix. The gynecology oncologist suggests that I should undergo a 6 weeks Radiotheraphy as well. I am so confused now because they were talking no Radiotheraphy needed before my surgery if it's confined in the cervix which it was.

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  • 25 Apr 2015 - 10:37
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Day 31 and with 6 more treatments left and have my bags packed ready to go back home.

    Dietitian appointment and she happy that I am back to normal weight. Irritation of the urethra is very minor and bowel problem is fine. The slight skin irritation has gone near the centre tattoo.

    Applied for a couple of jobs got the usual thanks but no thanks. Bus tripped 3 hours across Perth and back with maybe a casual job lined up. At least that is something.

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  • 24 Apr 2015 - 16:28
    PTDT's picture

    Well it has been so long that I had forgotten about this great place for support and stories of strength Smile

    I'm back and I have fought colorectal cancer all the way.

    My temp stoma was reversed Oct 2014 and I'm getting used to the "new normal" and went back to full time duties as a Personal Trainer (at times that is a little interesting).

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  • 21 Apr 2015 - 22:20
    topenddownunder's picture

    Hi all.My name is Greg and my wife is De and are both in our late fifties. I am a Carer for my wife, but the roles get a little reversed when the chemo takes over.We have been on this trip now for nearly 12 months.

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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 20:14
    Kim-1404's picture

    Well my journey started in December 2014 just before Christmas. Up until then I was working part time 20 hrs a week loving it as well. I became quite ill with diareah and stomach bloating while on annull leave in Sydney having Christmas with my brother and his family.

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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 16:41
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Dr Centrelink says I failed the 20 points necessary for them to pay me a Disability Allowance and I can work 15 hours a week. Wow nice of Dr Centrelink to tell me that and its only taken him/her 8 months to decide that.

    Never mind that I am in hospital 600 kms from home and this is the 4th hospital in 8 months little time to spend working as health comes first. Hard enough at 61 years young and over qualified to even get an interview. Been unemployed for close to 2 years and not a red cent has Centrelink paid me.

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  • 13 Apr 2015 - 20:00
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Just when I thought the chemo symptoms were reducing I got a throat cough over the weekend and suffered through 48 hours of new pain. Strangely this pain seems to have dissipated with a bout of pretty full on vomiting tonight. Maybe all the crap was in my stomach. The oncologist today confirmed no further reduction in tumour size from the initial 2 cms. Day 12 of radiotherapy tomorrow.

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  • 12 Apr 2015 - 11:15
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Urinary tract and Bowel problems seem to have subsided and not sure if it's due to the Easter 4 day break or the decrease in coffee intake that has allowed things to settle but I am happier about it as now I can get out of the hospital environment and walk or take the train somewhere.

    That though did not stop a massive dose of depression on the 8th April as things are just getting on top of me. On the scale of 10 is good I suspect I was 2.

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