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by Justamo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My husband Dan
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: My husband Dan

Peter experienced non-stop hiccups too. We found that tiny sips of iced water helped while he was awake, but it didn't prevent him hiccuping in his sleep. Good luck with the chemo.
by Justamo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My husband Dan
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: My husband Dan

"No real point to this post other than for me to offload and tell our story so far." There is every point to your post Fernie. You need to talk; probably not best to discuss your very real fears with your husband, family are sometimes not the best listeners, so this forum will offer you exactly what...
by Justamo
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 227149

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

12 months ago today I was sitting beside my husband’s bed watching the final stages of this evil illness take an increasingly firm and final grip on his life. The details are as real to me now as they were then: I didn’t know whether I wanted to keep him alive at all cost or if I wanted to him slip ...
by Justamo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: THE HIDDEN ENEMY
Replies: 9
Views: 5749

Re: THE HIDDEN ENEMY

Jennifer I'm so sorry for you and G, it's an awful time. I watched Peter deteriorate over 16 months, but there were some good times too. It's good that you have confidence in your MacMillan nurses; they are a tower of strength and support for both of you. I suppose they've checked the painful leg fo...
by Justamo
Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 8734

Re: Moving on . . . .

Thanks so much Rob. You are kind. I did wonder if you were still on the forum, or if leaving it was part of your 'moving on'. Nice to know you're still part of the family. The MacMillan nurse arranged counselling for me about 6 weeks before Peter died. I had a massive and very disabling chip on my s...
by Justamo
Tue May 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 8734

Re: Moving on . . . .

The last time I wrote I said that perhaps "When I had a moving date I would be able to galvanise myself into action". Well, I have, and it hasn't. Galvanised me, I mean. I've been galvanised enough to book a removal company, who, for an additional £100, will pack everything for me. So that means I'm...
by Justamo
Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: THE HIDDEN ENEMY
Replies: 9
Views: 5749

Re: THE HIDDEN ENEMY

The itching nearly drove Peter up the wall. We tried everything, and then hit on Magicool Plus Spray for Itchy Skin. I got it from Amazon because the pharmacist said it would take a week if he ordered it from his supplier. It seemed to help, and then Peter had a stent fitted which sorted out the jau...
by Justamo
Tue May 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 8734

Re: Moving on . . . .

. . . I wish this Forum had been called "NOT coping with loss/memorial". Thanks Veema and Sandiemac. I avoided the pool this morning and went this afternoon instead, when it would be much quieter. I did my workout, not very strenuously, then treated myself to 10 minutes in the jacuzzi, and immediate...
by Justamo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 8734

Moving on . . . .

Moving on. Physically, yes, but emotionally, no. Peter and I had actually looked, mildly, for a smaller house before he was diagnosed with PC. We had seen a couple of bungalows, but either they weren’t in the right area, or else were much too expensive, or were snapped up before we had a chance to v...
by Justamo
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 20689

Re: Concerned husband

Was this appointment very unexpected Saxon ? Shame you couldn't get away from work to attend it.
Mo.
by Justamo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: The nightmare so far....
Replies: 33
Views: 23857

Re: The nightmare so far....

. . and we're all rejoicing with you Andrea.

It's not just crumb of comfort, it's whole loaf !

Much love, Mo X
by Justamo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind
Replies: 7
Views: 4909

Re: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind

Hello jchops. What a nightmare for you. Being a primary caregiver for two elderly and poorly people is almost a full time job on its own, never mind going to work and running a home. And then to get PC on top of it all. My heart really goes out to you and Mum. I can only echo what Veema has said abo...
by Justamo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer Timeline - 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

Re: Pancreatic Cancer Timeline - 2018

Hello Hyper. I'm so sorry for you, but that feeling is tinged with respect for your concise (and pragmatic) summing up of the ghastly situation in which you find yourself and which many of us share. We all have different timelines. Peter had a year and five months. What counts is quality, and it doe...
by Justamo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This seems to be all happening too fast
Replies: 7
Views: 4583

Re: This seems to be all happening too fast

If you've read quite a few stories you will gave seen that we call this disease a roller-coaster. It seems to go from the sublime to the ridiculous: an awful day can be followed by a much better one. Just try to make the most of the good days. Take all the help you can from MacMillan and use your ow...
by Justamo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 227149

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I scattered Peter's ashes today on the ski slopes where he spent some of the best days of his life. It was a glorious day, bright and sunny, and you could - quite literally - see for miles. And now, when I 'lift up my eyes to the hills', I won't just see mountains - I'll see my Proud Highlander's fi...

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