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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 15:09
    SILLY's picture

    I posted the seven stages of grief in one of the forums.I think we grieve during the "cancer journey".It only hit me last night that that is what it was. I suffered from the loss of my previously normal appearance and the normality of life before. I am sure others grieve for the loss their former life and their body and how it worked.
    I think it was in the cancer forum where I listed the stages.

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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 08:28
    daniel's picture

    Hello there everybody,maybe not the right place to ask this but i cant really find any resources and really dont know what direction to go in at the moment....

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 20:02
    harker's picture

    These are memoirs and other books I've read in the last three years or so. Any favourites? Pet hates? What's missing?

    Illness Memoirs

    Illness: The cry of the flesh
    Havi Carel

    Time of my life
    Joel Nathan

    Bad Hair Days
    Pamela Bone

    Inga Clendinnen
    Tiger's Eye

    John Diamond
    C: Because cowards get cancer too

    Jean-Dominique Bauby
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Joan Didion
    The year of magical thinking

    Simone de Beauvoir

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 11:06
    benbravery's picture

    See original post and pics at:

    http://benbbrave.blogspot.com/2011/06/short-term-bum.html

    I learnt something in high-school biology that has shaped all my subsequent thinking about the human body. It was this: the body can be thought of, quite simply, as a series of bags and tunnels.

    The biggest of the tunnels runs right through your body, it starts at your mouth and ends at your bot-bot.

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 06:43
    chris452's picture

    My husband has been newly diagnosed with Liver Cancer. It is 4 weeks ago we saw the Oncologist for a diagnosis, two weeks ago the case went before the Oncology team and another two weeks before we see the Oncologist again to discuss treatment options. Does anyone know if this time delay is usual?

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  • 26 Jun 2011 - 16:05
    Mili_love.'s picture
    Hi, My mum "Mili" a beautiful healthy women has been diagnosed with advanced local pancreatic cancer, which was inoperable when attempting a Whipples as the tumor in the head of the pancreas has involved itself with the portal vein & some other vessels. We are shocked with this news as we really thought it was operable & contained. Currently my darling mother Mili is in hospital recovering from surgery and is doing great guns. Her eating is of a concern, as she isn't taking in much which we are told is due to the bypass surgery they did adding the metal stent.
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  • 26 Jun 2011 - 13:07
    Lynnette's picture

    Hello all,
    Has anyone had reconstructive surgery for their palate and lip? I am weighing up pros and cons and would appreciate some feedback.

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  • 23 Jun 2011 - 20:51
    benbravery's picture

    See original (and pictures) at http://benbbrave.blogspot.com/2011/06/pooology.html

    I have been comfortable with poo ever since I realised that playing with it was a big part of a zoologist's life.

    You can tell a lot from animal poo. Scientists use poo to work out where an animal has been, what time it was there, what it recently ate, if it is ready to mate, has mated, or is pregnant, if it is stressed, if it's a male or female, how old it is, and how related it is to the animal next door.

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  • 23 Jun 2011 - 19:29
    sandy1960's picture

    I have heard this so many times the last couple of weeks I thought I was going to scream but I think now that I am over the initial shock of being told I had secondary breast cancer and the why me and the anger I have decided the power of the mind has a lot to do with your success of fighting this cancer a lady said to me today the acceptance and the ability to get on with the fight no matter what this illness sends your way is all in my hands. I can do this I can fight and Although I have just begun this fight I know I can do this.

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  • 22 Jun 2011 - 00:01
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    My husband spent 11 hours at the hospital last Friday having tests etc in an endeavour to get into a clinical trial. The doctor phoned today & said at the moment they don't think he's fit enough to go on the trial!
    (How fit do they expect him to be? He's had cancer for over a year!!!)
    Even before cancer my husband wasn't what you would class as an active person, he had retired from work & his days mostly consisted of sitting in front of the TV!

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