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by Veema
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Pancreatic cancer with lung secondaries
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Pancreatic cancer with lung secondaries

Hi Maryjd

My husband's cancer spread to the lungs initially. It was a good few months before it spread elsewhere. I hope the new regime helps.

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by Veema
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Time
Replies: 30
Views: 9485

Re: Time

So sorry for your loss Fairy. Please do take some comfort that your lovely Mum is now free from pain and suffering and know that you did your absolute best for her. It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do...watch someone suffering and feel totally useless...so your feelings are understand...
by Veema
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Potential pancreatic cancer, help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Re: Potential pancreatic cancer, help please!

Firstly, I'm sorry you have got all this worry. It's awful when a loved one is poorly and you just can't get to the bottom of why that might be. I would suggest you give the nurses a ring. You can find their number at the top of the page, they will be able to point you in the right direction. Person...
by Veema
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This cruel disease
Replies: 61
Views: 18446

Re: This cruel disease

That really is truly wonderful news.

I hope she can now enjoy the next few chemo free months and fingers and toes crossed, even longer.

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by Veema
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing With The Loss
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: Dealing With The Loss

In September 2016, my husband died from pancreatic cancer (that's why I'm here), that was really tough because I'd lost my future, but my main upset was that my daughter, Phoebe, would grow up without her Daddy. 10 months later, my own Dad died of liver cancer. It was very quick, just 6 weeks from d...
by Veema
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This cruel disease
Replies: 61
Views: 18446

Re: This cruel disease

Amazing...soooo pleased for you all.

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by Veema
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets

Yes, Dee, she will definitely need creon as the tumour is in the head of the pancreas. This is the area that deals with digestive enzyme production and it is likely that will be compromised, creon is a replacement for this. Ask the GP or her specialist for a prescription.

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by Veema
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Supplements?
Replies: 3
Views: 3653

Re: Supplements?

Ask for Scandishakes, they are much nicer tasting than ensure or fortisip. Also ask for procal powder, you can add this to your own drinks (not water) to add calories and protein. It can also be added to food and it has no taste or texture. There are also some calogen shots that are tiny little shot...
by Veema
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets

Hi Dee, so sorry to hear about your mum, but you've come to the right place for support. I just wanted to make sure you are away that your mum can claim attendance allowance, which is not means tested. She may not feel she needs this, but it's something she is entitled to and will help with parking ...
by Veema
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Severe distention and tightness
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: Severe distention and tightness

Photos of my husband before and after the drain

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by Veema
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Severe distention and tightness
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: Severe distention and tightness

They may be fitting a drain just to drain off what is there, or sometimes you can have a drain which is left in as the fluid can return.

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by Veema
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Nano knife for Stage IV PC.
Replies: 36
Views: 10697

Re: Nano knife for Stage IV PC.

Our hospital provided chemo to reduce the tumour and then my husband had the whipples...it's not just Heidelburg that will do that.

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by Veema
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Severe distention and tightness
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: Severe distention and tightness

Michaela, I know your doctors have said it's not fluid, but it might be worth asking for an ultrasound. My husband was like this and I was convinced it was fluid, but all the doctors said not...when they eventually scanned him, he had 7 litres drained off...the difference was amazing.

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by Veema
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Holiday Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: Holiday Insurance

It's with it being America...good luck, hope you can find something.

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by Veema
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Just my story....Michaela1.x
Replies: 19
Views: 5483

Re: Just my story....Michaela1.x

Well done on getting through the first session and stating your own thread! You ladies will be a fabulous support for one another. I understand your wife's feelings Michaela...I used to nag Nige constantly for just putting up with whatever symptom he had and the fact that he wouldn't seek help...but...

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