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by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Large liver
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Large liver

Hi Theresa It's Rachel here, one of the support line nurses. Please do give us a call if you would like to talk more about the enlarged liver that you mention, we'd be more than happy to have a chat. Contact details are in the signature below. Best wishes, Rachel Rachel Richardson Pancreatic Cancer ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: ADVICE ON GOING TO HEIDLEBERG GREMANY FOR TREATMENT
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: ADVICE ON GOING TO HEIDLEBERG GREMANY FOR TREATMENT

Hi Rachelneal, I wanted to say hi and welcome you to the forum here on behalf of the Nurses. I do hope that you'll find valuable support here. I am very sorry to hear of Mum's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I imagine this must be a very difficult and anxious time for you all. Would it be helpful fo...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diagnosed too late for treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 7902

Re: Diagnosed too late for treatment

Dear Kimmac, I just wanted to echo people's messages and send our sincere condolences to you from the nurses here. We are thinking of you and your Family. You have been so brave and courageous in your Husband's journey. Our hearts go out to you. We are here if you ever wish to talk or to simply be a...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Pancreatic cancer with lung secondaries
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: Pancreatic cancer with lung secondaries

Hi Maryjd I'm Rachel, one of the nurses that works on the support line. I just wanted to respond to your post to welcome you to the forum, I do hope that you'll find valuable support here. I am sorry to hear of your SIL's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, I imagine this must be a very anxious time for...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Time
Replies: 30
Views: 9509

Re: Time

Dear Fairy I am so sorry to hear your sad news that you lost your lovely Mum. Please do accept our sincere sympathy at such a difficult time. We are here if ever if you wish to talk or even just to listen. You did everything you could for Mum, I'm sure she would be incredibly proud of you. Thinking ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Potential pancreatic cancer, help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: Potential pancreatic cancer, help please!

Hi Paige Just thought I would briefly say Hi, I'm Rachel, one of the Nurses here at the charity on the support line. I am sorry to hear that you are going through such an anxious time at the moment with Mum. Please don't hesitate to call or email us so that we can go through things together if this ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Scary times
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Scary times

Dear Vanessa I just wanted to say hello and welcome to the forum on behalf of the nurses here on the support line. I appreciate that you would never have imagined being on a forum such as this. I do hope that you receive valuable support here from the 'forum family'. I am very sorry to hear about yo...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Just my story....Michaela1.x
Replies: 19
Views: 5509

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

Hi Michaela Thanks for the update. You have had quite a time - well done for persevering through all that, it must not have been easy. That is good news in getting home and also that your Ca19-9 has come down remarkably. We wish you all the best as you continue chemotherapy. You know where we are if...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Time
Replies: 30
Views: 9509

Re: Time

Dear Fairy It's Rachel here. I am so sorry to hear about how tough things are for you and Mum at the moment. My heart goes out to you. Please don’t feel inadequate, you are doing so much for Mum and am certain you will be caring for her so well. Mum will know how much you are trying your very best f...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Update on my dad - gemcitabine chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: Update on my dad - gemcitabine chemo

Dear dmschampion I also wanted to offer heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Husband from the Nurses here. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve your brave Husband. It was lovely to hear that he was at peace towards the end and that he received such good care. We are here to talk if ever you...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Creon Shortage
Replies: 5
Views: 3580

Re: Creon Shortage

Hi there Thought it was useful to share this here as an update; Pharmaceutical company, Mylan have announced that supplies of pancreatic enzyme supplement, Creon, of 25,000 and 40,000 capsules have been received in the UK. This may take some time to be sent to your local pharmacy . If you have any c...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Nano knife for Stage IV PC.
Replies: 36
Views: 10722

Re: Nano knife for Stage IV PC.

Hi Folks I thought it might be a good opportunity to update you on some aspects that you are mentioning in these posts. Currently in the UK we are still lacking sufficient data to recommend Nanoknife in certain conditions. We are aware that the provision of this may differ with each individual and a...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Time
Replies: 30
Views: 9509

Re: Time

Hi Fairy I am glad to hear that Mum is going to the hospice for a time and I do hope they are able to get on top of her symptoms. Please do keep us updated. Thinking of you. Rachel Rachel Richardson Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Support Team Pancreatic Cancer UK email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.or...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diagnosed too late for treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 7902

Re: Diagnosed too late for treatment

Hi Kimmac Good news that your Husband is now back home. I do really hope that you can have some special time together along with your Children. In relation to antidepressant medication please don’t hesitate to give us Nurses a call on the support line – our details are in the signature below. You ra...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Put the brakes on!
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Re: Put the brakes on!

Dear Ange I just wanted to welcome you here to the forum on behalf of the nurses. I am sorry to hear about your Brother's diagnosis. I can only imagine how difficult and anxious a time this is. I do hope that his condition improves to enable him to receive some chemotherapy if this is his wish. Plea...

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