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  • 16 May 2011 - 19:24
    Lithgow_Mick's picture

    I made a blog about my dad, it has since been deleted. My dad passed away on May 1st.....Not sure what they will put on the death certificate, He had cancer but only scans were done, maybe it was cancer, we overdosed him on morphine, his heart gave in because of the morphine, yes, should be interesting.....I still find it hard to believe, Mum died 12 months 3 weeks ago from cancer, now my Dad.....

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  • 16 May 2011 - 19:03
    smiler's picture

    Got bad news last night. My cousin died last night, 3 months after being diagnosed with liver cancer. I am torn between feeling lucky that I've had a succcessful operation and the opportunity to have chemo, and feeling a bit scared for the future. I am so gutted for her and her family. She was only 50.
    Is it my imagination or is there someone close being diagnosed with cancer every week? Maybe Im just more aware of it now.
    What do you think?

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  • 14 May 2011 - 15:28
    Jules_68's picture

    life; Imagine it from the perspective of a child.

    Imagine that you are happily playing outside in the late summer afternoon. It's hot. The streetlights aren't quite on, but getting close. Down the street the neighbor is mowing the grass and the smell of two-stroke exhaust and new-cut lawn fills the air.

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  • 12 May 2011 - 16:29
    sunflower's picture

    I have started chemo at end of April 2011 and i have been keeping a journal of how i feel to help me over the next few weeks. my next treatment is in one weeks time and i have felt really good that i have i have been able to go to the gym and start a few small projects at home. (although the first week i was lucky to walk to the clothes line!) i am amazed at how teary i felt and this week i have had my hair cut off. It is not too bad but it is certainly cold now it is winter. I feel glad i bought a wig and various hats and scarves before i lost my hair.

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  • 11 May 2011 - 01:36
    smiler's picture

    Had my third chemo treatment last week and, by Sunday was feeling quite unwell and "down". Actually burst into tears when I couldn't eat the meal I'd prepared- even though I was hungry.

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  • 10 May 2011 - 21:28
    purpleangels's picture

    So- I get a call from my darling husband's onco man in Sydney today...mmmm....this can't be good.....
    And it ain't....there is now disease IN his liver and his bowel is covered in tumour. Before it was only on the lining of the blood vessels on the lining of his liver.....Bummer!
    And there can be radiation bead put in his liver to shrink the tumour, but it is not a cure nor control......
    What does this mean? I ask....that he will get tireder and tireder as his liver struggles to the answer.

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  • 10 May 2011 - 12:28
    YvieB's picture

    I'm a Kidney Cancer survivor, I have 2 girlfriends who are Breast Cancer survivors, I lost a friend to non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 4 yrs ago, another friend to Bowel Cancer 3 months ago, another close friend has both Prostate and Pancreatic Cancer (has been given about 18mths) and now my sister has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (luckily stage 1)... what's going on??

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  • 7 May 2011 - 00:36
    Allicat's picture

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer it worried my sister so she had a mammogram and was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 months after me. I feel sympathy for her about what she will have to go through but more than that I feel resentful that she has taken some of my specialness away. That is a terrible thing to say and I feel very bad about it.

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  • 4 May 2011 - 21:46
    Smiley's picture

    We met with oncologist today following the MRI yesterday. It would
    appear that there is still an area of concern, but that remains unchanged
    since previous MRI in March - if anything swelling has reduced slightly
    which is a little contradicting given my husbands increased weakness on left
    side. Oncologist is of the opinion that there is more than likely tumour still
    present there and that may be accounting for the increased weakness.  His
    recommendations short term are as follows :-

    -Commence Temodal (5 day dose)
    -Increase dexa
    -Commence bactrum

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  • 2 May 2011 - 22:11
    purpleangels's picture

    What have people heard about this? It seems like a miracle.....but I would be interested to hear if others have used it, recommend it, or otherwise........My husband's cancer is so rare, no one has answers, so I am looking every which way I can....

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