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  • 12 Oct 2014 - 10:19
    m.portelli's picture

    I read, "Existing until better days come along" in a cancer booklet for carers when Mum was having chemo on Wednesday. Whoever came up with this sentence I wish I could hug. They understand what it is to have lost someone. There was something else I learned about which was anticipatory grief. It validated the way I feel right now. I wish I could thank the person who compiled that booklet because it helped me a lot. You think you know lots at 41 but I'm still learning every day. I'm so angry and sad and it suggested a diary could help so I'm going to give it a go.

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  • 7 Oct 2014 - 11:56
    wasdedye's picture

    So I've had my surgeries, radioactive iodine treatment, first little followup appointment with the endocrinologist, and now have to wait for the full 6 months after treatment before I can have the blood tests done to see if it has re appeared.

    While I have been given the 'all clear' from the scans in April, the problem is that my Hurthle Cell Cancer likes to travel, and there is no 'marker' in your blood to tell you if it has traveled anywhere. All they can test for is the thyroglobulin levels in your body to be low to help prevent it reappearing.

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  • 29 Sep 2014 - 18:00
    luckiestgirl's picture

    I am now at day 12 post melanoma removal by wide excision with a skin graft. The graft has 70% taken which I am told is good. The original hole in my arm was large enough to sit an egg in and it is now down to a soup spoon in depth. I have done a photo journal to compare each dressing change. My family have finally discovered washing ironing and cooking out of necessity. My pathology says all cancerous cells have been removed and I seriously think that advertising for skin cancers is very blasé and nowhere near reality. Thank you for the advice regarding a head cold before my operation.

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  • 28 Sep 2014 - 14:47
    CarmelP's picture


    I have been told I have Cancer twice in my life and spoken to many people who also have.

    You are sitting across from a Doctor who doesn't know you very well, has lots of other patients, so probably by necessity has to distance themselves, and they just say those 4 little words "Sorry you have cancer" .

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  • 28 Sep 2014 - 14:46
    CarmelP's picture

    This is my story of what lead up to the utterance of those 4 little words "You have Cancer"

    So for me those 4 little words meant the diagnosis of Uterine Cancer. Uterine cancer is a type of cancer that affects the uterus in the female reproductive system. Cancer most commonly develops in the endometrium of the uterus, resulting in endometrial cancer, the most prevalent type of uterine cancer.

    Symptoms of Uterine CancerCancer

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  • 12 Sep 2014 - 11:00
    Tracy-Lee's picture

    I need some advice on how to deal with my parents as my mum has stage four cancer her brain, lungs, liver, kidneys. How do we cope with bad days. Such as mum having out burst and Dad reacting to it quiet angrily. They are both in their seventies. I new at this.

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  • 31 Aug 2014 - 12:35
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    Hi everyone.

    So its been a while since I wrote, but I am going through a lot since NY grandmother was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. Even after what I have been through, I am struggling to relate to her because as the old saying goes, no two cancer stories are the same.

    Anyway, I thought this would be a good read for everyone.

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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

    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.


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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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