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  • 2 Aug 2011 - 15:29
    Allicat's picture

    Last year about a week after I was diagnosed with cancer my sister went to Europe for a holiday. While she was away I said to my Mum that I missed her. Mum replied that she deserved to have a holiday.

    In my mind more appropriate responses would have been: she'll be back soon, you can talk on the phone, you've still got me etc.
    Instead of what seemed like critising me as if I had been complaining.

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  • 30 Jul 2011 - 23:01
    unicorn83's picture

    Today I had a job trial, as a Barista. This was my 6th job interview I've had since needing to return to work. The first 5 didn't end that well after I had to explain what I have been doing for the last year. So far telling potential employees that 'I have had health issues but am fine now' doesn't seem to be the correct way to get paid employment.

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  • 29 Jul 2011 - 20:57
    Jules_68's picture

    Its been 15yrs 30/07/1996 at 8.10am since my Dad, Dennis passed from kidney failure and leukaemia. Im sitting here watching Masterchef who taught me, STRESSED is DESSERTS in reverse.

    Dad kept the upper stiff lip and never let anyone close and went to all appts alone. This was to protect his family and because he was not coping. Me, well I have discovered Im very much like my Dad, however Im trying to embrace change everyday and choosing the opposite of what I want.

    My best advice I have learnt in the last 3 mths, if it scares the hell out of you, you must conquered it.

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  • 27 Jul 2011 - 22:40
    Bernie's picture

    I recently put up my first posting on this site about having two sisters (who have sinced passed away) and a husband diagnosed with cancer. Apologies if it was long winded but I am never sure what I should write on these sites, so of course I write from my heart.
    I recently found a lump and change in my breast, which I guess at the moment I am trying my utmost to ignore the best I can! The fear is, what if.....
    A tiny bit of paranoia is there and already I can hear possible answers to this.....to get it checked out just to be sure or it is probably nothing but better to know now!

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  • 26 Jul 2011 - 22:59
    unicorn83's picture

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this site even though I was told about it a year ago. Wish I came earlier.

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  • 25 Jul 2011 - 11:23
    Bindy's picture

    I have finally had my last chemo which was a high dose chemo and had a stem cell transplant. I was told to expect to develop a fever which would last two days, ended up with fevers for six days. The cause ended up being my picc line which I had in place for four months. They couldnt take it out earlier as my platelets had dropped to 4 and it wasnt safe to remove it at that time.

    After four weeks in hospital I am home and apart from feeling tired things are pretty good.

    Will be starting radiotherapy soon.

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  • OMG
    21 Jul 2011 - 09:11
    jacquicares's picture

    4 years agoMy hubby developed bowel cancer, He had an operation and was given a bag for awhile whilst he had chemo. Through his chemo he was sometimes a saint others a devil. After the reversal and through another round of treatment he was told. ALL CLEAR my heart, started to sing and I felt 15 ft Tall. then within 6/7 weeks I noted somthing that was not right on his side. A small lump. After the scans we where told that there was a wandering rouge cell that had developed in his upper left lobe in his lung. No problem will be dealt with!.

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  • OMG
    21 Jul 2011 - 09:11
    jacquicares's picture

    4 years agoMy hubby developed bowel cancer, He had an operation and was given a bag for awhile whilst he had chemo. Through his chemo he was sometimes a saint others a devil. After the reversal and through another round of treatment he was told. ALL CLEAR my heart, started to sing and I felt 15 ft Tall. then within 6/7 weeks I noted somthing that was not right on his side. A small lump. After the scans we where told that there was a wandering rouge cell that had developed in his upper left lobe in his lung. No problem will be dealt with!.

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  • 21 Jul 2011 - 01:45
    SILLY's picture

    It is now 15 months since my surgery and I had thought that I was learning to live with altered facial features. But,today and tonight I know that I have a long way to go. Some people have worse disfigurement and difficuties post- treatment than I do and say how grateful they are to be alive but I still wonder if I would have had any surgery if I'd known what I would look like afterwards.

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  • 20 Jul 2011 - 11:50
    mazsa's picture
    Just about finished my new 1st chemo treatment then my break for 12 days before the next lot of 48hr nausea inducing chemical. Apart from the nausea it's not too hard to handle though it didn't help too much last night when after making sure I had taken all my medication with my very small meal then taking my morphine dose for the night I promptly emptied my whole stomach.
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