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by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri May 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 35
Views: 8759

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: 24431

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: 1618

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: 2368

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: 1021

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
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: News from Pancreatic Cancer UK
Topic: Threads removed
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Threads removed

The moderators have taken the action of removing the following threads from the forum today due to some concerns over content and the ongoing discussions around these topics amongst forum users. These threads are 'Advice on extreme view' and 'NHS'. Should you have any queries about either of these t...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 35
Views: 8759

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: 15502

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: 24083

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: 1939

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...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: A new Forum here?
Replies: 14
Views: 3731

Re: A new Forum here?

Thank you Wife and Mum for the research and excellent link, and also other ladies for your thoughts and suggestions. We have received similar feedback to what is being discussed on this thread and have responded to these individuals and thank you for raising your concerns. We will be reviewing how t...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France
Replies: 172
Views: 104631

Re: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France

Thanks Dandygal for sharing this sad news. Stephua has touched the hearts and lives of many of the 'family members' on this forum and as always you rally and support each other at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with so many of you at such a sad time as for each of you this will raise differen...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France
Replies: 172
Views: 104631

Re: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France

Dear Stephua, We wanted to add our thoughts and encouragement to you and your family along with your forum family. You are so upbeat, stoical and unselfish in sharing your experience and also supporting others on this forum at such a difficult time. Your amazing courage and determination are incredi...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 73406

Re: Stephen's Story

Dear Sandie, I am sorry to hear of Stephen's passing, however pleased to hear he was at peace in his last hours and that he had his loved family with him at this time. Please do accept our heartfelt condolences on Stephen's passing. You have shown as other's before and around you an amazing amount o...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 73406

Re: Stephen's Story

Hi Sandie, Sorry to hear that Stephen is not so well today, and I have sent you a brief email with some thoughts. I also forgot to add some information that may be helpful for others in a similar situation with issues of a dry mouth. There are some really basic ideas that may help stimulate saliva, ...

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