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by Justamo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I seriously considered "Another one bites the dust" because he loved Queen. I also thought about "Its all over now" by the Rolling Stones but he hated them. And, Veema, you should know that you can't wear thigh boots with something floaty. You should wear them with hot pants. Even I know that, and I...
by Justamo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Thank you DG, and Pat, and Veebee, Veema, Didge, and all of you who have been so kind. And of course you understand exactly what's happening. I'm doing music for the Crematorium at the moment. Two of Peter's favourites which I had to put onto his i-Pod: Vide Cor Meum from the Hannibal sound track. I...
by Justamo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

If you're sick of me skip this post because it's just one of those "and then I got up and had a shower and then I went shopping" efforts. I went to register Peter's death today, and hadn't realised that the nice lady that I speak to most days when she takes her little dog Brodie for a walk past my g...
by Justamo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

For Napoleon Bonaparte, or Alexander the Great, or possibly Genghis Khan, "4 o'clock in the morning courage" meant girding their loins, huffing on their weapons a bit, assembling their elephants or murderous hoardes (if applicable) and giving their assorted enemies a good vanquishing. Googlers or th...
by Justamo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Didn't really mean to post today, but I picked up the death certificate and was surprised to see that it was in his lungs as well. Dr Feelgood just said liver mets, and to feed him up a bit so he could have more chemo. If I had known about his lungs I wouldn't have tried to force-feed him butter and...
by Justamo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

The train came at 16.10 and Peter got on it.

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by Justamo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Possible Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Possible Pancreatic Cancer

Poor, poor guy. Imagine living with somebody like that ? He obviously stalks websites looking for symptoms. Hope he doesn't go onto Jo's Trust to check that out.

Really sad, and a dreadful condition in a way because as soon as he's "cured" of one obsession he'll get another one.
by Justamo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

The hospice rang me at 0730 this morning because I had asked to be told of any changes, and they had noticed a difference in Peter's breathing. So I fed Boo, washed my face, forgot to comb my hair because I don't look in mirrors anymore, and came here. The body which is housing my beloved is noisy a...
by Justamo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I have been thrown out of the hospice. Not literally, but firmly advised by the lovely doctor in charge of Peter that I am exhausted and would benefit from some time out. Trouble is that while I am with him I find it so distressing listening to his breathing that I want to run away and as soon as I ...
by Justamo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

The nurses have just tarted him up a bit and squirted him with Sauvage. He smells lovely !
by Justamo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Back at the hospice now. They have turned him on his side and he seems more comfortable. What a fighter. Peter was an Action Man in his youth. Diving, climbing, skiing - he worked as a ski instructor at weekends in the winter. Not especially because he wanted to share the beautiful scenery and the e...
by Justamo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I came home at 0500 this morning for a short nap and freshen up. I've just rung the hospice, he's still waiting for his train and much the same as when I left him. His breathing is so harsh, it sounds like noisy snoring and it's been like that for more than 36 hours. I'll have a shower and go back t...
by Justamo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I am staying at the hospice tonight; just feels like the right place to be. I nipped home to give Boo a quick cuddle and a dishful of food; he was not particularly impressed with the cuddle but professed mild interest in the food. I bet the whole lot went down in one as soon as I shut the front door...
by Justamo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

All quiet on the hospice front. Peter is waiting patiently for the next train, and the waiting room is so luxurious and comfortable - if Richard Branson ran it it would be called Rockstar - that he's quite content to bide his time. His breathing is uneven, and a bit noisy, although the noise is most...
by Justamo
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 702
Views: 134572

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

As a Catholic, I have always thought of death as a matter of changing trains to reach our ultimate destination. It seems to me that Peter is in some sort of waiting room, perhaps on Platform 2018, biding time until the right train comes along. A bit like those VIP airport lounges. May sound a bit si...

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