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by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Symptoms and worry
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Re: Symptoms and worry

Dear Chrisb1985, I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing some worrying symptoms at present and that you have found yourself on this forum. Although we cannot actually diagnose, I do hope that we can provide you with some reassurance that may alleviate some of your concerns in relation to pancre...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Don’t know where to start
Replies: 62
Views: 21461

Re: Don’t know where to start

Dear Christine49, I am so sorry to hear that Mum has had such a tough time since she has started her chemotherapy. It does sound like she has really struggled and I am sure it must have been really difficult to watch her go through this. It does sound, however, that you have had some good support fr...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Re: Hello

Dear Jfenney, Thank you for sharing your story on the forum and I am sure that your recent diagnosis was not only a shock but also, to some degree, a relief to find out that your hand a neuroendocine tumour! You sound as if you have a very positive attitude, which is fantastic and are also very comp...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Biopsy results
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Re: Biopsy results

Dear Janmac, Welcome to the forums, although I appreciate its not the place anyone wants to be, its good that you have felt able to post, and I am sure you will find this a very supportive community. My name is Rachel C, and I am one of the nurses working for the charity. I am very sorry to hear abo...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Don’t know where to start
Replies: 62
Views: 21461

Re: Don’t know where to start

That's lovely news that your sister is getting married! What a lovely gesture too, to try and fit in around Mum and her chemo....I'm sure your Mum is very pleased! I guess in an ideal world, it might be nice if the ceremony was booked for Mums week off chemo, where she might be feeling slightly bett...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Creon side effects or PC symptom?
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: Creon side effects or PC symptom?

Dear Christine 49, I am sorry that Mum has vomited over the past couple of days and I know that you are touching base with the palliative care team today, so that is good. Often what we can see with people with a pancreatic cancer is that they can develop a sensation of feeling full quickly (or earl...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 13824

Re: Concerned husband

Dear Saxon, I am sorry hear that your wife's symptoms are worse again, a few days after having chemo. I suspect that your wife's symptoms might have improved initially as she was having a drug called dexamethasone as part of her chemotherapy anti-sickness regime? Dexamethasone belongs to the steroid...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 13824

Re: Concerned husband

Dear Saxon, Welcome to the forum, and I am sorry to hear of your wife's recent diagnosis and poor health. I am sure you have already found that this is a very supportive place to be and please do continue to use the support of others here on the forum. As other forum members have mentioned, it does ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 18653

Re: Our story...

Welcome to the forums. I appreciate that this is probably not the place that you thought that you would find yourself, however, I am sure you will find this a very supportive community to be part of. I am very sorry to hear about your stepdads recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Clearly, a huge s...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue May 23, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 59054

Re: Grumpy's Story

Dear Quickly, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. From all the support team, Rachel Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Support and In...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed May 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: IBS?
Replies: 11
Views: 8951

Re: IBS?

Dear Helen, I am sorry that you have found yourself on this forum, however, I'm am pleased that you have found support from our wonderful 'forum family'. I hope that you will find this forum a great resource and will build some wonderful friendships. I'm sorry also,that you are also experiencing som...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New diagnosis
Replies: 25
Views: 15518

Re: New diagnosis

Dear Cjg, I do hope that you had a truly special wedding day and that both you and your partner were able to enjoy this very special celebration. Cjg, my name is Rachel and I am one of the nurses that works alongside my nursing colleagues Dianne, Jeni and Chris on the support service. I am sorry to ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 81663

Re: Stephen's Story

Dear Sandimac, I am so pleased that you got to the bottom of Stephan's jaundice and that it was a blocked stent. I am sure that this must have been a great relief.... Although still not nice for Stephen! I wish Stephen all the best, and hope that everything went well yesterday! Kindest regards, Rach...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mums story
Replies: 11
Views: 9954

Re: My mums story

Dear Blossom, I'm sorry to hear that Mum is also experiencing some bleeding when she goes to the toilet. I am sure that that this is worrying for Mum and also yourself. Blossom, my name is Rachel and I one of the nurses that works for the charity, alongside Jeni, Dianne and Chris. As Marmalade has s...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 81663

Re: Stephen's Story

Dear Sandimac, That is great news that the latest CT scan has shown that Stephens tumour has not grown and is stable. Sometimes, when an infection has been present, this can make it slightly more difficult to accurately measure the tumour on a CT scan, due to this 'haze'. This 'haze' however, should...

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