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  • 6 Jun 2011 - 17:33
    Gardenia's picture

    I have been caring for my husband for several years now and just have had enough. I try my hardest to give him the best care I can but I just have this overwhelming feeling of wanting it all to end so he can be at peace. I cant see how our lives will ever get any better, only more treatments, appointments and him feeling awful which then I get the brunt of. I am struggling so much. Getting time to myself is such a difficult thing. I do it but it is so hard. It feels so bad and selfish to want this to end. Feel so trapped and depressed.

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  • 3 Jun 2011 - 00:46
    VLASTA's picture



    still having side effects and I was told they can last for another two weeks but I'm over the moon anyway Smile). 2 weeks off and then chemo again, my third cycle which they said is going to be a lot harder then the previous two have to get ready to loose my hair, lot worse side effects ...... Sad don't want to think about it right now want to enjoy my 2 weeks as much as possible Smile

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  • 1 Jun 2011 - 18:32
    Val's picture

    Today has been absolutely superb.

    Thank the good Lord for my family who have come to Qld to stay with me as long as I need them to.

    My brother and sister in law really are angels of the purest kind.

    On May the 15th 2011 my partner passed away very, very, unexpectedly from a brain bleed as my family was in transit to Qld.

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  • 1 Jun 2011 - 06:22
    smiler's picture

    well today I finished my 2nd cycle of chemo and can't believe the difference between this and the first one. I've not had any sickness or diarrhoea this time, very few bad spells and am generally feeling so much better. I am feeling so much more optimistic about the rest of the chemo (4 cycles to go) and am now starting to feel I can do it. Thank God.
    All I need now is to be told it's working Smile

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  • 31 May 2011 - 19:42
    SILLY's picture

    Saw my gp today about a lump in my neck.She said it is a lymph node .I had googled diagrams of lymph nodes and thought it wasn't in the right place to be one.I'm having an ultrasond tomorrow and depending on the result maybe a needle biopsy on Tuesday. Even if it is not cancer she thinks it should be taken out .The head and neck clinic doctors debated this in February and March last year before my surgery.Their opinions varied ,but the ent decided in the end as he will this time .

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  • 30 May 2011 - 12:59
    Superwoman's picture

    Ive been a carer for over 2yrs to my husband who has lung cancer. We have 3 young children & a business to run. Im feeling very scared, lonely & like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. I have survived with my husband 3 major surgeries, chemo, radiation, dr's apptmnts, scans & pain as well as trying to create some sort of normal life for our children. Having a bad moment but will be alright later on.

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  • 29 May 2011 - 22:41
    jodielee12's picture

    i am not sure where to start this time as it feels like its all happening again, but this time to my daughter.

    she is only 34 and has had to have ultra sounds and mammy's for a while now due to my sister and myself. this time the Dr felt a lump and has sent her to Charlies for a check up.

    she had that appointment two weeks ago and they are not happy and want to do a MRI as they have found two areas of concern. I have my fingers and toes crossed that it will be fine. i just dont need this as she is too young and has 2 boys to take care of.

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  • 27 May 2011 - 20:49
    maddie86's picture

    my boyfriend just had his liver re-sected they cut out the middle bit and joined the two sides with glue.. has anyone else had experience with this? its only hes second night but hes still in icu and really spaced out, just grunting answers.. Sad i knw itl take a few days for his pain to settle etc.. just want to knw about other peoples experiences!

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  • 26 May 2011 - 14:21
    maddie86's picture

    my boyfriend has just gone in for his liver re-section and im so nervous... they talk about all this blood stuff and the risks and its all a big jumble to me.. there are two small tumors on his liver but both in tricky places, which is why they have to remove half of his liver... apparently they have grown since stopping chemo..
    i hope once they're out they stay out for good! i hate this stuff i hate watching him in pain.. im sick to death of it! and i hate waiting.. they said the surgery will take ages up to 5-6 hours.. its the waiting that gets me...
    im feeling sad Sad

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  • 17 May 2011 - 01:21
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    Can anyone recommend a good Oncologist based at Peter Mac? We are seeking a second opinion regarding my husbands cancer treatment.


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