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Didge
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby Didge » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:41 pm

And Metformin had anti-cancer properties too!
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/feb ... ath_01.htm

wackywacky
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby wackywacky » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:56 pm

Hi Thanks for the link Didge. Ok been on metformin for three days only one a day at present but he says he feels like s..t and is cream crackered more than normal, also he keeps burping a lot, do you lovely people out there any ideaas? could it be his body getting use to the Metformin?

Fifi

Re: And another ones got it

Postby Fifi » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:01 pm

Hi,
Does he have a lot of wind as well, or is it just burping?

wackywacky
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby wackywacky » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:30 pm

Just burping no problems below bowels ok, feel for you re your dad and weight loss. were losing weight at a dramatic rate at the moment they say ours could be due to being diabetic now that's why on Metformin as he is eating.

Fifi

Re: And another ones got it

Postby Fifi » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:38 pm

That's good. Hope he can out weight on soon. My dad is still eating, in fact he eats more than I could manage. I always put weight on when I visit him. I know it makes men feel down when they are under weight. My dad won't let his girlfriend see him without a top on anymore. It is very sad.
We were told that burping and wind was due to gasses in his body. There is another word for it that Jeni told me, but can't remember it.

x

wackywacky
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby wackywacky » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:34 pm

Well here goes the essay. Went on Friday to see oncologist for bloods and hoping to start the chemo on Monday, pain back also. Tell you know not started chemo. We have it in the liver (we had found that out a month ago but never said anything as scan then was to see about lungs, lungs ok) Friday previous we had another scan. Results not back but oncologist looked at pictures and said liver showing something which she was sure was the C but not sure if infection and wanted to get that checked out as could not have chemo if infection all blood results not back but looking ok. Tumour pancrease as grown and CA19 now showing in his bloods 1650 So we go back this Friday. Tramadol is no more we are on Zomorph two 10mg capsules twice a day 12 hours a part and oramorph for break through and good old paracetamol This seems to be working if he takes when he feels pain coming on but this morning came down stairs to have a cig in pain said to him what you took answer nothing yet what can you do. Just started 3 a day metaformin 7.9 in morning 14.2 two hours after last meal at night so that's better that 23.6 when first tested. As for his leg strength last few days seem to have turned a corner says he feels a lot stronger and they aren't hurting so if that's to do with all infection from billary sepsis gone or diabetic tablets or new pain relief tablets not sure. Not put anymore weight on but not lost anymore so that's another bonus. Chemo to have if we start is Gemcitabine and Abraxane bit worried now though reinfection and what moderator as said re stent and infection on Bowies thread God I hope we don't get another infection again if we start Chemo will keep you posted. Hope everybody is enjoying the good weather and are feeling as well as they can x

sandraW
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby sandraW » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:40 pm

Hi there I understand completely when you say he is pain but hasn't taken anything, Trevor did it when we were on holiday, he says "how can I know if its getting better if I take something to make it hurt less" so I say something along the lines of "so I have to put up with the moaning but you won't take anything!!" usually works. But joking aside its good he is feeling stronger, the Metformin can cause tummy pain, lets hope that getting his diabetes sorted helps him put weight back on, Trevor lost nearly a stone in 4 weeks but his was steroid induced diabetes, now his sugar readings are better he has put all his weight back on thank goodness. Lets hope the infection settles down and he get his treatment started take care sandrax

Bowie
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Re: And another ones got it

Postby Bowie » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:42 pm

I hope you can start on your treatment soon, will be really interested in how it works as it is the same as James'. James hopefully gets his second week's treatment this week, but is still waiting for his CT report, taken 2 weeks ago last Monday. I know there are a lot of people with C, but it is really hard waiting. The private CT scan he had, approx £300 reported back that same day.

Thinking of you and everyone dies with this most terrible of diseases

Fiona X