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by Marieb
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Thanks everyone for taking the time to celebrate my good news with me, it really is lovely to come on here and see these lovely comments from people who know all too well how all this feels

Love as always
Marie x
by Marieb
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 136666

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Hi Ruthus, You are right, everyone's experience of chemo can be very different do I can only offer my own experience which may not reflect your own. I am now on cycle 9 (today' sitting in chemo clinic as I write this), my hair didn't change much at all in the beginning, I think I was on cycle 4 befo...
by Marieb
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 136666

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Hi Ruthus Being newly diagnosed with PC is terrifying and you will feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. Trying to take in all the facts is a steep learning curve and at the same time you have to read so many heart breaking accounts of those who have sadly lost the fight in order to find...
by Marieb
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Well I got the results of my CT and there is another reduction, 0.5 cm this time. This was the positive news I needed to spur me on. I am definitely feeling better than I did when first diagnosed in June and I am not sure if I am kidding myself but I do feel the 11 to 12 months timescale they gave m...
by Marieb
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mum's diagnosis
Replies: 650
Views: 186693

Re: Mum's diagnosis

Hi Sue

Nothing to offer other than to say I hope your mum is feeling better. This must be so worrying and hard for you.

Take care

Marie x
by Marieb
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Hi all, Just checking in. I am doing fairly well, just finished cycle 8 of 12. I had my 2nd CT on atuesday and will get my results on Friday. I am very hopeful of another reduction. I am getting tired and my stomach is not great but hell I am a lot better off than a lot of people on here and I still...
by Marieb
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum just started chemo - bad reaction
Replies: 15
Views: 17255

Re: Mum just started chemo - bad reaction

Hi Your mums symptoms sound a lot like mine first time. I too ended up in hospital after my 1st cycle with a suspected infection, really bad dtomach cramps etc. It was scarey stuff at the time as the chemo pump was still attached and you just don't know what to do for the best. The decided eventuall...
by Marieb
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Dads diagnosis
Replies: 106
Views: 35654

Re: My Dads diagnosis

So sad to hear if another wonderful life lost to this terrible disease, thinking of you, take care xxx
by Marieb
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 93015

Re: frustrated

Oh no, what a shock that must have been. Thank goodness he is okay.

Marie X
by Marieb
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Dads case
Replies: 5
Views: 9065

Re: Dads case

Hi Tintin Just picking up on a couple of your questions, all I can offer is my own experience. I was diagnosed mid June, I have Locally a Advanced PC and my tumour was 9cm (now 8 yeah hah). I have been given a year but to hell with that, none of us are statistics so who knows what lies ahead and wha...
by Marieb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Thanks Sheena, I am returning to art too, adult colouring books whilst getting my chemo, card making, glass painting etc. It really does help and I feel that having your mortality in question allows you to see the world with different eyes. Reading your thread you are going through a real tough time...
by Marieb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Dads diagnosis
Replies: 106
Views: 35654

Re: My Dads diagnosis

Hi Alison I don't know what to say other than that I understand how you feel having lost my mum last year. The palliative care was fantastic but it is so hard to watch the person you love deteriorate in front of your eyes, you feel so powerless. Whilst being strong for others, please remember you ar...
by Marieb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mum's diagnosis
Replies: 650
Views: 186693

Re: Mum's diagnosis

Hi Sue, I hope you and your mum are keeping well. Ascites sound very painful and uncomfortable and I can understand your mums normal personality changing slightly whilst dealing with it. I hope she is far more comfortable now. I also hope you are ok, you sound a tower of strength to your mum, but so...
by Marieb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Forgot to say that I am just back from a week with the family in Ayrshire. The house we rented was right on the sea looking onto the aisle of ARRAN. Stunning views and lots to do. The kids are out door people so loved walking our dog on the beach, climbing rocks and exploring rock pools and a nearby...
by Marieb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 64603

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Thanks Sue and Kate for your lovely messages. I very recently announced at work that I won't be returning as I am taking I'll Health Retirement. I work as A Project Manager for NHS SCOTLAND and am in the lucky position of paying into a very good pension scheme all of my 25 years. It's time to let it...

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