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by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 10228

Re: Concerned husband

Good afternoon Saxon, thank you for your question, always welcome. Saxon it may be that your wife's platelets will continue to increase as she has completed her previous chemotherapy in recent weeks. I wonder how frequently these are being checked on bloods, and are you able to see a steady incline ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diagnosed too late for treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Diagnosed too late for treatment

Dear Kimmac, Our heart goes out to you and the difficult journey you face. I am sure you have found an 'inner strength' in coping with all you have and wonder where you find the reserves at such a time. You will find great support and encouragement from the amazing 'family' here, and you know to tou...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Mum's PC Diagnosis
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: My Mum's PC Diagnosis

Dear all, I really wanted to post more in a 'general manner' here. It is great that you have all found the benefit of belonging to this wonderful 'forum family' and we do appreciate it is so difficult to open your hearts and share these difficult days. We never underestimate how difficult this journ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Can not believe I’m here again
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Can not believe I’m here again

Dear 'Staystrong', I am so sorry to read your post and understand that this must be so incredibly difficult for you at present. I am sure you are still dealing with your loss of Mum and to have this news must feel so unjust. This must be such a test of your own inner strength and resolve and I canno...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mum Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Mum Diagnosis

Margie i have just sent you an email. Dianne
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mum Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Mum Diagnosis

Hi Margie, I might take the opportunity to email you, there may be several reasons for Mum having the fluid in her tummy, and i can explain this further for you in direct contact. With kind regards, Dianne Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Pancreatic Cancer UK Support line 0808 801 0707 Email: nurs...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri May 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 10228

Re: Concerned husband

Good morning Saxon, Good to hear that your wife has been able to continue on treatment and I am sure she may be looking forward to a short break from chemotherapy, maybe an opportunity to have some time away from hospitals and all that it involves. If you have any further information about the PARP ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri May 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: She's gone
Replies: 34
Views: 25107

Re: She's gone

Dear Sarah, Thank you for such an amazing post. You words, I am sure will resonate with so many of our 'forum family', bring tears, shared emotions and nods of agreement for many familiar feelings. Your sense of self and the world around you has naturally changed within the last years Sarah with you...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri May 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: THE HIDDEN ENEMY
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

Re: THE HIDDEN ENEMY

Good morning Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to share your story so eloquently. We do appreciate it takes some courage and humility to be able to do this. As you have already found, this is a very supportive place and we are sure you will value the input from your new 'forum family and frien...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Diet help and advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

Re: Diet help and advice

Hi Elle, I am sure this is a very difficult and stressful time for you and the family Elle. As Sandra has suggested above, there are some solutions. I would be more than happy to have a discussion with you tomorrow if you wish to call on our support line, or alternatively send me an email and I can ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My mum diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and liver mets after a DVT
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: My mum diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and liver mets after a DVT

Thanks Jenrich for your post and i am sorry to hear your story. If you would like to touch base with the support service i would be able to give you some more guidance and some information about chemotherapy that might be suitable for Mum. Our support phone line is open form 10am - 4pm Monday to Fri...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 10228

Re: Concerned husband

Good morning Saxon, Thank you for your post and asking about the blood transfusion. Blood transfusions are usually given over a period of ~ 2 hours for one 'unit (bag of ~ 250-300mls) of blood' to be tranfused. It will depend on your wife's level of anaemia, as to how many units of bloods she may re...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Don’t know where to start
Replies: 62
Views: 16426

Re: Don’t know where to start

HI Christine, Firstly as your sister's wedding is 5 weeks away, it might help to explain this to the Oncologist (if you have not done so already) and discuss some ways around 'managing' chemo beforehand so that Mum may feel better and consider participation this special day. It may be that she can '...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 24670

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Dear Lanasmum, We are so sorry to hear of Dad's passing, please do accept our sincerest condolences. Thank you also for sharing your story at such a difficult time, as you highlight the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (as we all know too well) is a difficult one and we do hear of occasions where pati...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Possible Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Possible Pancreatic Cancer

Due to a number of posts that are causing angst and upset to other forum users, this post has now been deleted. Thank you to those regular users who have supported users of this forum and PCUK will consider a more appropriate forum space for these concerned patients. Dianne Pancreatic Cancer Special...

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