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  • 11 Jan 2011 - 11:48
    maddie86's picture

    hi everyone just wondering if anybodys left work on stress leave? my job is stressfull and i hate it but i cant get special benefits frm government coz im not married to my partner.. just feels like i need some time off but i cant afford to quit on the spot Sad

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  • 10 Jan 2011 - 20:10
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  • 8 Jan 2011 - 21:14
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    Dear all,
    PLEASE NOTE: This commercial post has been removed by the Administration Team as it breaches the terms and conditions of usage for the website.
    Kind regards
    Cancer Connections Admin Team

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  • 8 Jan 2011 - 11:43
    DPC's picture

    After two months of intensive research on the Internet about numerous healthy/organic/vegan/ you name it diets offered to "cure" cancer I've formed an opinion that just a diet can not cure cancer as each cancer is at the same time specific and different to another. So, an universal diet offered to cure all range of cancerogenic diseases is just - fluff.

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  • 7 Jan 2011 - 09:41
    DPC's picture

    After the Whipple's procedure patients usually lose 5-10kg. For some it is a good thing while for others not so much. My partner lost about 4kg. She weighs around 53.5kg and has started climbing back to her normal pre-surgery weight as she thinks it is her optimal weight.

    Our priority when it comes to her physical condition is to enhance and then maintain her physical fitness level to where it was prior to the surgery.

    There are three main areas of particular interest;

    1] Cardiovascular system
    2] Strengthening muscles

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  • 7 Jan 2011 - 02:48
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    its 2am and i cant sleep.. i keep wondering how ppl who i once called my 'friends' no longer talk to me.. its like they wont invite me out because they think im to busy caring for my partner.. its strange how you go through a major crisis and ppl suddenly become distant.. it hurts and makes u feel terribly alone.. does any1 else have experiences like this as a carer?

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  • 6 Jan 2011 - 16:46
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    The Whipple's Procedure

    I am not going to talk about what this procedure is as anyone who is interested about the procedure can find heaps of info on the Internet about it, rather I will write about what we did and what was our selection process like before she did it, and what happened immediately after the procedure.

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  • 5 Jan 2011 - 14:43
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    Hi all.

    I will keep an online diary re; pancreatic cancer. Any info that I am going to be sharing will represent only my own opinion and won't be an advice of any sort to anyone. I am NOT a medical practitioner and I am not associated with a commercial entity that may be promoting any treatments or products that may help in cancer prevention or treatment. My partner has been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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  • 4 Jan 2011 - 13:20
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    managed to get through xmas and new year madison and i both had some moments which are now coming a little bit more often. I got the death certificate today which made me feel sick even though i saw him you still dont want to believe.The tears are flowing alot more as you do start to know that you are not waking up from the nightmare.
    when we were shopping our 5yo turned and said didint dad tell you all the time to keep your bag zipped up i hope there are more moments like that.
    she has been told when you look up dad is the brightest star up there.We miss him.

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  • 2 Jan 2011 - 20:09
    maddie86's picture

    im having one of those days where u feel like the world seems like a horrible place Sad last night my partner told me he didnt go to the sperm bank and hes not going to.. i feel like my dreams of having kids one day arnt as important to him.. i look at all my friends getting engaged, buying houses it seems so unfair that we have to deal with this right now.. i feel like half my friends dont bother talking to me anymore. I want this year to be steady, treatment seems to be working so far, but he still has surgeries and that scares me..

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