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by Justamo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Our wonderful nurses
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Our wonderful nurses

I would like to second that Sandra. Well deserved indeed.

Congratulations Nurses, you have helped so many of us. I think you almost carried me at one point, I'll always be grateful to you.
by Justamo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 326708

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Wow, Corinne, you deserve a medal for ploughing through all that. I simply don't know how I would have been able to cope with any of it without the support of the forum family. As far as dealing with grief goes I'm still struggling. I spent Christmas day alone, eating fish & chips with the cat. Pete...
by Justamo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Hiccups
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Hiccups

My husband suffered non-stop hiccups and after trying all sorts of medication we found that ice cold water, sipped slowly, did the trick. Worth a try ? Good luck.
by Justamo
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 326708

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Thank you Sandra; Boris is thriving but he is overweight, and since I moved to a bungalow we can't play games which involve galloping up and down the stairs. So we spend 20 minutes or so once or twice a day playing with his laser pointer (which I call Dot Com) and he chases the dot all over the plac...
by Justamo
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 326708

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Well, it’s been quite a year. On Christmas Day last year I re-read my thread on the forum and felt that I had made progress over 12 months. This year I couldn’t be bothered to read it again, but a few random thoughts have come to mind. I have discovered that it’s not necessarily the ‘firsts’ – be th...
by Justamo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My husband Dan
Replies: 15
Views: 19584

Re: My husband Dan

Peter experienced non-stop hiccups too. We found that tiny sips of iced water helped while he was awake, but it didn't prevent him hiccuping in his sleep. Good luck with the chemo.
by Justamo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My husband Dan
Replies: 15
Views: 19584

Re: My husband Dan

"No real point to this post other than for me to offload and tell our story so far." There is every point to your post Fernie. You need to talk; probably not best to discuss your very real fears with your husband, family are sometimes not the best listeners, so this forum will offer you exactly what...
by Justamo
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 326708

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

12 months ago today I was sitting beside my husband’s bed watching the final stages of this evil illness take an increasingly firm and final grip on his life. The details are as real to me now as they were then: I didn’t know whether I wanted to keep him alive at all cost or if I wanted to him slip ...
by Justamo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: THE HIDDEN ENEMY
Replies: 9
Views: 13980

Re: THE HIDDEN ENEMY

Jennifer I'm so sorry for you and G, it's an awful time. I watched Peter deteriorate over 16 months, but there were some good times too. It's good that you have confidence in your MacMillan nurses; they are a tower of strength and support for both of you. I suppose they've checked the painful leg fo...
by Justamo
Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 18921

Re: Moving on . . . .

Thanks so much Rob. You are kind. I did wonder if you were still on the forum, or if leaving it was part of your 'moving on'. Nice to know you're still part of the family. The MacMillan nurse arranged counselling for me about 6 weeks before Peter died. I had a massive and very disabling chip on my s...
by Justamo
Tue May 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 18921

Re: Moving on . . . .

The last time I wrote I said that perhaps "When I had a moving date I would be able to galvanise myself into action". Well, I have, and it hasn't. Galvanised me, I mean. I've been galvanised enough to book a removal company, who, for an additional £100, will pack everything for me. So that means I'm...
by Justamo
Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: THE HIDDEN ENEMY
Replies: 9
Views: 13980

Re: THE HIDDEN ENEMY

The itching nearly drove Peter up the wall. We tried everything, and then hit on Magicool Plus Spray for Itchy Skin. I got it from Amazon because the pharmacist said it would take a week if he ordered it from his supplier. It seemed to help, and then Peter had a stent fitted which sorted out the jau...
by Justamo
Tue May 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 18921

Re: Moving on . . . .

. . . I wish this Forum had been called "NOT coping with loss/memorial". Thanks Veema and Sandiemac. I avoided the pool this morning and went this afternoon instead, when it would be much quieter. I did my workout, not very strenuously, then treated myself to 10 minutes in the jacuzzi, and immediate...
by Justamo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 18921

Moving on . . . .

Moving on. Physically, yes, but emotionally, no. Peter and I had actually looked, mildly, for a smaller house before he was diagnosed with PC. We had seen a couple of bungalows, but either they weren’t in the right area, or else were much too expensive, or were snapped up before we had a chance to v...
by Justamo
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 52
Views: 58611

Re: Concerned husband

Was this appointment very unexpected Saxon ? Shame you couldn't get away from work to attend it.
Mo.

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