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  • 10 Mar 2016 - 18:12
    FW's picture

    Hi everyone,

    I just got myself quite upset and worked up and feeling the need to vent.

    I'm usually quite good at judging things impartially, but in this case I don't trust myself - I could just be looking at things from a skewed perspective

    BUT

    I'm feeling really under-represented as a Stage IV cancer patient. Those with Stage IV do not have much time left - this is an emergency! We have no cure! We need it NOW!

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  • 6 Mar 2016 - 23:54
    chookn's picture

    Hi guys. So, this is my first entry. I guess I just want a place to vent, express my feelings and put my questions, fears, anxieties etc out there. Some days I just don't know what I am feeling....

    NUMB?? SAD??? FRUSTRATED???

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  • 27 Feb 2016 - 15:34
    Free's picture

    In thinking of a user name for this site, Free came to mind simply because I don't have cancer myself. The image of the horse appealed because it was running against the wind and tide. It helped me to feel hopeful. Now my Mum is free, no more pain, no more confusion. She is in Heaven now, and we are sad, but she is free.

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  • 26 Feb 2016 - 09:31
    katman2's picture

    Hi to all the fellow travellers on this bastard of a trip.
    After 18 months of painful operations and more painful Chemotherapy, I had a C.T. scan 2 weeks ago along with blood tests. The results show no tumours or lesions in my body. I am feeling so much stronger since my last round of Chemo in December and am out walking at least 8 Klms. most mornings.

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  • 21 Feb 2016 - 10:37
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  • 25 Jan 2016 - 18:16
    Free's picture

    My Mum loves special days. Tomorrow we will have an Australia Day breakfast with her. We will take it to her, breakfast in bed style, a choice of damper, golden syrup, porridge, bacon, eggs and fruit. We will remember the times she organised family park bbq breakfasts with thong throwing competitions and games for the grandkids. We will be thankful that we can still enjoy celebrating our beautiful country with her, and wonder why we didn't appreciate those lovingly organised breakfasts of the past more than we did.

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  • 20 Jan 2016 - 17:53
    Free's picture

    It amazes me how much comfort I draw from these pages. Just knowing that I am not alone in this journey is more important to me than the information I also gain. Everybody's experience of cancer is unique but the challenges somehow unite. Cancer invades life, in the same way that its cells invade tissue. It weaves its way around every close relationship. Mum's cancer is now throughout the CSF, and in her most recent hospital visit we were confronted with an admission that placed her in the palliative ward.

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  • 15 Jan 2016 - 17:09
    Rijoch's picture

    So this week found out I will be having chemotherapy and radiotherapy (colon cancer) and no op at this stage which delights me to no end (seriously), after just going through a triple bypass the worse thing I could think of was being back in hospital.

    I know I am not even probably being realistic about how my upcoming treatments may be but not being told I have no chance or need an op are just fantastic.

    I just can't wait for it to be done and the pain to be gone and stop the pain killers and just get the heck back on with life.

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  • 11 Jan 2016 - 08:10
    katman2's picture

    Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

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  • 11 Jan 2016 - 08:10
    katman2's picture

    Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

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