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  • 22 Sep 2011 - 20:46
    purpleangels's picture

    Hi there!
    My darling husband has been taken off his syringe driver of hydromorphone and put onto kapenol tablets (8 a day), dexmethasone (I thought it was to increase his appetite- but maybe it is nausea), pregabalin, somac, panadol and a few other bits and pieces for the pain caused by his cancer and peritonectomy.
    He is now a hopeless insomniac- falls asleep in the shower, on the toilet, while driving the car (I have banned him now....)but is unable to sleep at night, in his own bed, and is constantly on the prowl....

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  • 22 Sep 2011 - 20:46
    purpleangels's picture

    Hi there!
    My darling husband has been taken off his syringe driver of hydromorphone and put onto kapenol tablets (8 a day), dexmethasone (I thought it was to increase his appetite- but maybe it is nausea), pregabalin, somac, panadol and a few other bits and pieces for the pain caused by his cancer and peritonectomy.
    He is now a hopeless insomniac- falls asleep in the shower, on the toilet, while driving the car (I have banned him now....)but is unable to sleep at night, in his own bed, and is constantly on the prowl....

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  • 21 Sep 2011 - 00:08
    SilentSilk's picture

    Hi everyone out there. I am Jo, I'm 25 and 4 days ago i was told i have breast cancer. I get my results of my bone scan and CT in 2 days as well as the other pathology results. So at this point i don't if it has moved or what it is exactly or much really. I have been told that i will have my breast removed and some muscle from my chest wall as well a my lymph nodes, I will also undergo chemo and radiation. I am also a type 1 diabetic.

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  • 20 Sep 2011 - 22:25
    Allicat's picture

    Tomorrow we get the results of my genetic testing. I feel like if it is positive that the family will blame me for putting them all in danger. Logically that is a silly thing to think but it is hard to think logically sometimes.

    I guess the way to look at it is that if we do have the gene that it is good we found out & that the others can take precautions and maybe be saved from having cancer. But if I try to think that way to put a positive spin on it then I feel annoyed about why did I have to be the first one to get cancer. Why couldn't one of them have got it first and saved me?

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  • 19 Sep 2011 - 17:51
    VLASTA's picture

    Hu, still weak, still tired but getting there ..... had my last chemo..... it's over Smile

    Is it?

    First check up in three weeks with my chemo oncologist, in another three weeks seeing my surgeon and then in another three weeks seeing my radiation oncologist and so on and on and on ..... ??????
    It doesn't sound real but it is, it's my life from now on ..... never was very simple and for sure it is never going to be.

    I am used to fight for my life and again I'm a SURVIVER ...... Smile))))))

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  • 19 Sep 2011 - 04:35
    johnrp1964's picture

    Am staying at my parents place for a few days just to escape everything for a while and relax. Went fishing with dad and a friend yesterday and got 15 fish which was fun. Was worn out by the end of the day and slept all the way home. Don't know whether its the worry wearing me out or what, but simple tasks seem to take their toll on me and I get tired a lot quicker these days. The results of my colonoscopy and gastroscopy came back all clear which is good so the cancer hasnt spread there. Am going back home in a couple of days and have an appointment to see the oncology team on the 28th sept.

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  • 18 Sep 2011 - 22:03
    benbravery's picture

    Chemotherapies are not all the same. They can be as individual as the cancer they are treating.

    I have my PICC 2.0 and just started a chemotherapy called Folfox4. Cool name.

    Get foxy

    Chemotherapy is often a combinations of drugs. There is the specific cytotoxin that attacks cancer cells and then other drugs and substances added to support this. Folfox4 is specifically for Stage III coloretcal cancer. It has friends treating other colorectal cancers that go by the names Folfiri, Folfoxiri, Folfox6, Folfox7, Fuox, Fufox, Xelox, and Flox.

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  • 18 Sep 2011 - 18:26
    pimbok's picture

    I had a stroke (TIA) the day after my last day of radiation 1 month ago. My family went into total panic mode, very protective and I couldn't drive for the month (legal condition). I know I have it so good compared with so many others but right now just need to vent a little. Am so pissed off with the TIA - it was like an incredible double whammy. The burns from the radiation continued to get way worse while I was in hospital with the TIA and for a week and a half after finishing the radiation before turning the corner and beginning to heal. Today they are great.

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  • 16 Sep 2011 - 17:39
    maddie86's picture

    just wondering if anybody has used this essiac treatment before?

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  • 15 Sep 2011 - 10:30
    maddie86's picture

    hey all.. havent been on here in a while...

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