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  • 15 Jun 2011 - 00:08
    benbravery's picture

    Re-posted from http://www.benbbrave.blogspot.com

    According to the newspaper The West Australian I'm part of a trend and may not be that special after all.

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  • 13 Jun 2011 - 00:48
    Xanadu's picture

    Friday was my 2nd dose in round two of chemotherapy in the last 2 years. I am not sure how I am feeling at the moment as my Dr has told me that if they can not see the Chemo working after two doses then the hospital will not approve any more due to costs. Sad I am trying to stay positive and strong for my children but my fears are all starting to come back and I find myself thinking "WHAT IF" ... what if it doesnt work, what if they tell me there is no hope. I am scared and feel like no one understands.

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  • 10 Jun 2011 - 23:04
    SILLY's picture

    Lymph nodes were not cancerous.I'm glad I didn't worry because it would've been a waste .On Monday week I am having my next MRI. The December one was ok and I decided not to worry about this one.I really feel that it will show no cancer and if it does it will be dealt with and worrying beforehand will achieve nothing. I am even surprising myself with such a positive attitude. All my negativity is only to do with my altered facial appearance.

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  • 8 Jun 2011 - 09:59
    Richard1959's picture

    Cancer first came into my life when I was 13 years old.

    It was found in the parotid gland of my Dad's neck. It was 1972, and the boat my Dad had spent a year building was sitting in our backyard, unsailed, and unused, while he was in hospital, having survived the removal of most of the subcutaneous tissue, muscle, and lymph glands on the right side of his neck and upper shoulder.

    Since that time in my life, the roll-call of cancer experiences has been frequent and at times, insidious.

    Mum experienced eye, liver, and brain cancer, and passed away when I was 19.

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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

    YAHOOOOO,

    THANK GOD MY RADIATION IS OVER,

    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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