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by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer worry
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Hi Mai, Thanks for your reply, I'm Rachel - one of the other nurses. There are numerous reassuring things here which is positive. Perhaps if you wish to chat further with one of us then please do give our support service a call or send an email. It's good that your GP is continuing to see you and do...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: ANYONE ELSE'S LOVED ONE SUFFERING WITH CONFUSION?
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Re: ANYONE ELSE'S LOVED ONE SUFFERING WITH CONFUSION?

Hi JaneL, My name is Rachel, I'm one of the nurses that works on the support service, I hope you don't mind me replying to your post. I am sorry to hear that your Husband's condition is declining and that you are encountering things such as confusion. It can be very difficult and distressing to see ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My mum
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Re: My mum

Hi simonstones It's Rachel here one of the nurses from the support service. I hope you don't mind me posting here, I know that you are asking for first hand experience of people going through this. I am sorry to hear that Mum and you are having such a difficult time. It's good that you have managed ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Main branch IPMN
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Re: Main branch IPMN

Hi Pam35, My name is Rachel, I'm one of the nurses that works at the charity. I am sorry to hear that you've been going through a difficult time lately, I'm sure you have been incredibly worried about your Husband. I wonder whether you may like to give us a call on the support line to discuss this o...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: How could it go so fast?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: How could it go so fast?

Hi rufusthedog, It's Rachel here - one of the nurses. I am incredibly sad and sorry to hear of the rapid passing of your lovely Mum. My heart goes out to you. I'm sure other people that have their own personal experiences of losing such a close person to them will reply soon, however I just wanted t...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I have all the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
Replies: 5
Views: 6193

Re: I have all the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Hi Sangam, It's Rachel here one of the nurses from the support service at the charity. I am very sorry to hear that you are experiencing these problems and that they are causing you a great deal of anxiety. Perhaps if you would like to give the support line a call or email us then we could talk thro...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed May 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Pet Scan for Type 3C
Replies: 1
Views: 4736

Re: Pet Scan for Type 3C

Hi The_petal, Sorry to hear that you've had a frustrating time and also about your back pain. We're happy to advise you if you'd like to drop us an email or call us on support line? Best wishes Rachel & Support line nurses Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Support Team Pancreatic Cancer UK email: n...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New joiner, widowed in January
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Re: New joiner, widowed in January

Hi there ChrisTan, My name is Rachel, I'm one of the Nurses that works on the support services at the charity. I'm sure the forum family will reply soon, I just wanted to briefly say hello and welcome you on behalf of the nurses. I also wanted to pass on my heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Mal....
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My Mum
Replies: 19
Views: 14039

Re: My Mum

Hi LST, I'm so incredibly sorry and sad to read of your lovely Mum's passing. Thank you for sharing Mum's end of life story and pouring your heart out. Your Mum sounds such an amazing and brave lady. I'm certain she is massively proud of you and thankful for all you did as you tried to fight this dr...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Advice please, NET
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Re: Advice please, NET

Hi jac98, Welcome to the forum on behalf of the Nursing team here at the charity. I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s diagnosis of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour. I imagine it must be incredibly hard and often frustrating to live quite a distance from your parents and not be able to be there at the...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Unsure diagnosis
Replies: 2
Views: 3271

Re: Unsure diagnosis

Hi Soo123, I'm sorry to hear that you've had a frustrating time over recent months and that you are still bothered with abdominal and back pain and other symptoms too. I imagine this is having a significant impact on you day to day. It may be best if we speak or email directly if you'd find this hel...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Result worries
Replies: 10
Views: 6495

Re: Result worries

Hi Mohammed, I'm sorry that you're going through such an incredibly anxious time at the moment. It is positive that you are having all the appropriate investigations as you should and that they seem to be happening in a timely manner. Some Hospitals do not offer an EUS service so that is likely to r...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Affect of morphine
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

Re: Affect of morphine

Hi The_petal, Doing a little search of the literature I see there is some conflicting evidence out there regarding this, some papers even suggest that it can increase white blood cells. However I think it is unlikely that a taking low dose of morphine will be contributing to your low neutrophil coun...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This cruel disease
Replies: 105
Views: 70928

Re: This cruel disease

Hi there KeithKerry, I’m sorry to be reading your post. You must all be incredibly sad and disheartened that despite what she has gone through your Daughter’s treatment has not had the impact you and all of us on the forum were hoping for. I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you an...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My Mum
Replies: 19
Views: 14039

Re: My Mum

Hi LST, I'm sorry to hear Mum's pain is not well controlled at the moment. I imagine you must be incredibly anxious for her. Do give us a call LST or send an email if you would like to discuss directly with us - details below. Kind wishes, Rachel Rachel Richardson Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse ...

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