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  • 13 Jan 2011 - 13:33
    Hev's picture

    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
    Sailor's picture

    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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  • 11 Jan 2011 - 11:48
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    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.
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  • 8 Jan 2011 - 11:43
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    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
    maddie86's picture

    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
    DPC's picture

    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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