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by Judith16
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi All I have not been on here a lot since my husband passed away, its been a whirlwind of paperwork and emotions. Still not believing he wont walk through the door every evening. Still I am coping with friends and family to help me on the way. The things I have done so far, visited friends in Yatel...
by Judith16
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

On Tuesday 16th August at 10.20pm my husband Mark passed away in my arms. He fought so hard but in the end, this cruel disease took him. His last 10 days were the most difficult, on oxygen at home 24hrs a day, uncomfortable and suffering the most terrifying anxiety attacks. We were having district n...
by Judith16
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 190773

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW Glad to hear you had a good day, would love to have a meet up, would love to email chat with everyone to.
by Judith16
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi PW, would love to chat to you on facebook, How do I contact you? Do I need to go through here, I am quite happy to let you have my email address. BBQ went very well, hubby was exhausted and has been paying for it since. We had an oxygen cylinder delivered to us today because of his breathlessness...
by Judith16
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi PW, I have started on 50mg, though I know it shall probably go up. FYI, I took them back in 2011 not long after i was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, then due to problems with my son they were upped i think to 150 /200 . I then reduced them slowly after 3years with the help of the gp. I didn't...
by Judith16
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member...
Replies: 22
Views: 16961

Re: New member...

Sending love and hugs,both my hubby and me are on sertraline, I think I will ask for an increase. Hubby is quite serene about it all. Very accepting.
by Judith16
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thank you and our story... but we are not that far yet!
Replies: 433
Views: 145381

Re: Thank you and our story... but we are not that far yet!

My hubbys blood sugar was always high after chemo, his insulin was changed to help. He has Lantus at night and humalog after meals, that has really helped to keep it more stable. We are now not on chemo, but he is taking steroids daily to help with appetite and energy.
by Judith16
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 88369

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Marmalade
Sending you such love and hugs xx

Judith
by Judith16
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi Its been a pretty difficult few weeks, they thought Mark had a blood clot and that was why he was so breathless, it showed up in a blood test. So hours before he was due to have his stent replaced he had a CT scan on the chest. No blood clot, thank goodness, but it does mean the cancer is throwin...
by Judith16
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 88369

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Dear Marmalade Sending you so much love and hugs. I know where you are coming from with them looking so well, though rather thin of course. Sometimes when I see him conversing with friends and family you think maybe its just a dream and you will wake up and everything will be back to normal, but the...
by Judith16
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi Marmalade Its been a difficult week for us both, but I think we are coming out the otherside. My hubbys problem he feels like he is giving in if he keeps taking more and painkillers. Plus he wasnt totally honest about the amount of pain he was in to the hospice nurses, so I got quite cross with h...
by Judith16
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi Marmalade Hubby is not brilliant, we keep hoping he will pick up and we can go away for a weekend, go out for a meal enjoy a glass of wine or two. Its just not happening and it is frustrating him. Its a different mindset now he is not receiving treatment, its just treating the symptoms, it takes ...
by Judith16
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Marmalade Thank you for the good advice re eating, I am trying not to get obsessed with the eating, but its very hard. The nurses were very good, we thing he needs a duodenal stent, so an appointment was made with a GP at our practice. The only thing was he had never seen my husband and thought he l...
by Judith16
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 88369

Re: Our Journey without chemo

How wonderful to hear your news, I cant wait for mine to start eating again. Oh yes we get it all the time about how well he looks. I am sure people do expect them to be laying in bed all the time as you say.
Lets hope you get out tomorrow xx
by Judith16
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 61172

Re: Struggling with it all

Thank you all for your kind words and support, we are having a tough time as the chemo (hopefully) is coming out of his system. A day in hospital yesterday as they thought he had an infection. Luckily not. He is now in more pain than he ever has been in from the start, we have always said how lucky ...

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