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  • 28 Jan 2011 - 09:36
    vinouche's picture

    hi guys my name is sophie, i am vinouches daughter, i am wondering if anyone knows where i could donate her wig to. she only wore it 3 times so it is still pretty new and also comes with the shampoo and brush so if anyone can help me out that would be much appreciated. thanks sophie.

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  • 24 Jan 2011 - 09:18
    Buckets's picture

    No rant today... I just don't have it in me.

    We did go to Ryde Hospital PALMS pathology on Saturday morning and at about lunch time I got a call from RNS telling me I had to bring mum in to be admitted to Emergency, as her sodium was dangerously low.

    Packed a bag and off we went. Got to RNS emergency about 1.30pm and I'm sad to say, we then sat until they had a bed... 7.50pm.
    It was a very hard slog.... just sitting....
    I left at about 9pm when one of the nurses told me she didn't know when she'd be moved..... I felt bad about leaving her but I couldn't do any more.

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  • 21 Jan 2011 - 16:58
    Buckets's picture

    Here's the thing.... the RNS gave us pathology forms PALMS.
    They also told us it is better not to do the blood tests on the same day as the chemo.
    There is no PALMS in the Blacktown area, so I rang my GP and arrange an appointment after much stuffing around. They didn't want to do it for legal reasons I don't begin to understand. He isn't my mums GP.
    So today I take my very frail mum to the local GP. He doesn't do the tests but sets up home collection. All good except she has chemo on Monday and I said "oh so they'll come today" and he said "or tomorrow" which is Saturday.

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  • 21 Jan 2011 - 06:32
    harker's picture

    Hi all

    The link below is to a recent article in the Guardian newspaper.


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  • 20 Jan 2011 - 14:53
    Buckets's picture

    So where was I...
    Oww yes, I moved my mum to my place 9/01/11, so I could look after her.
    I am single and live alone... or did live alone, so it was the easier thing to do. I couldn't move in with them due to space and my mum WAS a smoker and her partner still is, so the house isn't my idea of sweet smelling. I gave up about 4 years ago.
    Also I didn't want to have to also care for her partner. He is not my dad and we aren't real close, so I thought that would just be too much. To be honest I think mum is beter off out of his house.

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  • 19 Jan 2011 - 23:41
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    My mum is 75yo.
    I was rung at work by a neighbour of my mums, to tell me that she wasn't well and I should check in on her. This was 22 or 23/12/10.
    On the 27/12/10 she rang me advise she was in a lot of pain, couldn't eat and was throwing up.
    I drove to her place in Eastwood area from Blacktown and we went to emergency 27/12/10, after many tests she was told there was a "mass" in the pacreas and was sent home with a referral to a Doctor who was away on holidays until the 10/01/11!!! wt....

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  • 18 Jan 2011 - 21:50
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    I am 34 yr old, was diganosed early breast cancer on 04/01/2011.
    Never believed horoscope, but when flip through "women's days 2011 horoscope" a few days ago, saw the line"on the 4th Jan eclipse, something will trig you to seriously think about your health" I am Leo. SPOOKY... i had mastectomy done a few days ago. Surprisingly I haven't felt any pain at all since the operation, amazing..

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  • 14 Jan 2011 - 17:06
    Vicki Anne's picture

    I saw my Oncologist yesterday. Well I thought I would get good news, but he took the wind out of my sails I'm afraid. My liver is in decline. there are new lesions and some of the others have grown abit. Looking at options for 2nd round of treatment now. will see Dr. in two weeks time for these options.

    Hubby and I have decided to take off for a few days to a week, just get in the car and go somewhere, wherever the wind takes us so to speak. no plans just cruise and enjoy the journey while its there. A day at a time. What else can we do.

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  • 13 Jan 2011 - 13:33
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    Hi everyone, just joined up to this forum and thought I'd introduce myself. I am 47 years old, and was diagnosed 'out of the blue' in August 2010 with Ovarian cancer. Had a radical hysterectomy in september and told my cancer was a stage three. I embarked on a raw vegan diet, gave up alcohol (tricky!) caffeine (equally tricky!)gave up work(easy!)and increased my excersise (much to the delight of my two kelpies)and started meditating.

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  • 11 Jan 2011 - 20:37
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    G'day out there

    Saw my oncologist today and had another implant. He is pleased with my progress and in particular how quickly I have responded to the last implant three months ago. Apparently by now I should have become resistant to the therapy. There are also quite few new agents out there that on clinical trial are looking good, so the future is starting to look rosy. He believes that my cancer is changing and becoming more like what old men get rather than younger men. He has started to talk in decades rather than years.

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