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  • 16 Aug 2014 - 14:25
    susieq1962's picture

    Well my husband had his Sirt treatment on 5th August with very little side effects was hard as we had to sleep seperatley for a week and the dog couldn't sleep with him she was a bit confused lol
    Today he has gone for a bike ride with our children and friends from the bike club to the motorcycle museum, he is amazingly stong, the only advantage of his cancer is that he dosnt have systemetic chemo that makes you sick all the time, he has to have a scan to see if the sirt has controlled his tumour in 6 weeks so more waiting but I have decided to just enjoy the next 6 weeks just in case

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  • 12 Aug 2014 - 10:13
    Jpt_1's picture

    Hello,
    As with everyone else's life being changed dramatically on being told they have cancr so was mine when my brother told me had stomach cancer.
    He has begun chemo therapy and neither of us know what to expect, and I would like to be able to support him and help him through this time and take some of the load.
    I am new to this blogging - but would like useful advice on assisting with diet, food preparation and general caring.

    Regards
    Richard

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  • 29 Jul 2014 - 04:23
    Keepsmilin's picture

    Since Chris was diagnosed with cancer a week ago today my legs have gone to jelly and my arms seem to follow suit from time to time. Even when I think my mind is being positive and I have pushed the bad thoughts to the side my legs betray me and remind me that all is not well and life will not be the same for a long time....if ever! I long for the week before last when we were oblivious to all of this and words such as Cancer, tumour, CT scan, MRI, chemotherapy, radiation treatment etc belonged to someone else and were rarely thought of in our house. I'm tired of cliches already.

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  • 19 Jul 2014 - 12:08
    Kazza155's picture

    Well I had my 6 months check up in June and it looks like everything is progressing.
    Even though I have an 'abundance' of enlarged nodes the three main ones they are really taking notice of are getting bigger.

    My oncologist said to me that when I have '3 nodes over 3cm its time to start treatment'.

    Two in my abdomen have grown to over 4cm but the one under my clavicle is 2cm.
    I don't know why but I am much more at ease after my check up.
    During the first 6 months it was all playing with my head. Not on a daily basis but I would definitely have my flat days.

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  • 7 Jul 2014 - 17:10
    felixr_cancercouncilnsw's picture

    Hi All,

    Cancer Connections welcomes and encourages the sharing of relevant and cancer-specific resources by community members.

    Cancer Council also have a duty of care to all to ensure that information contained on this website is evidence-based, is not the passing off of a service or product and will not cause harm.

    More information on this policy is available here: www.cancerconnections.com.au/content/how-use-website

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  • 27 Jun 2014 - 15:51
    Sailor's picture

    Hi everyone

    It is quite a while since posted on this part of the site. It has been a bit of a traumatic journey over the last twelve months.

    For those new to the site I have advanced metastatic prostate cancer first diagnosed sixteen years ago. So I am one of those who has lived through a lot of treatment and with cancer for a long time.

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  • 27 Jun 2014 - 08:46
    Stacka82's picture

    Hi Everyone. I'm 31 years of age and in April I had finished my daily job and attended a dinner with friends and that night woke up vomiting. Of course my partner and I thought I had food poisoning until later that night (2.30am) my partner woke to me having a seizure and I was rushed into hospital. After MRI scans I was told I had a grade 3 astrocytoma brain tumour behind my right eye. I had this operated on within three days and as the surgeon at the Royal Melb told my family she completely cut n cured this out oft brain.

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  • 15 Jun 2014 - 05:49
    madmik's picture

    Well now it is happening and i feel like I should not be here right now, writing this I mean, but I am and it is real. There, I have said it and I feel better, I think.
    My 14 year old boy will not talk to me about this and I completely understand, he is a loving and caring son as usual but will not talk about the cancer. My 12 year old is coping well, or is he. I feel so blessed that my boys give hugs and kisses as usual and are making life seem so normal.

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  • 12 Jun 2014 - 21:57
    Ratagan's picture

    Hi
    Firstly my apologies for anyone who thinks my contribution to this site is inappropriate. I live in the UK (not a POM as I'm Scottish Smile so I totally understand if you ignore this post and contributions from non Aussies are considered inappropriate.

    I recently started writing a blog about my experience of living with my brain tumour diagnosis and its impact on my family. The blog has been reasonably well received by fellow patienst and their families and in fact has been starting to get hits from Australia, New Zealand, USA etc.

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  • 9 Jun 2014 - 23:25
    Cadolp's picture

    Purchased a lot of cards to brighten up my sisters day.....I hope it works.

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