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by LanasMum
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Hi. Nearly a year on and I had been waiting for the opportunity too, as Proud Wife suggested, type news of remission. Sadly I can’t. Dad deteriorated last Spring and was hospitalised before his diagnosis could be officially changed from PC to Non Hodgkin Lymphoma through further biopsies. He started...
by LanasMum
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Thank you for the replies Marmalade, Jeni and Elaine. My dad joked that this is possibly the only situation where a diagnosis of cancer is cause for elation ! It was a really strange moment sitting in the consultant's office, expecting to be told chemo was not an option - I don't think we quite beli...
by LanasMum
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Any questions about research into PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 13224

Re: Any questions about research into PC?

Thanks for the link and advice. I consider myself fairly sensible, so would not do anything without checking - and Dad wouldn't let me anyway !! very dubious of coffee enemas - I have a quackery radar and it pings at that !
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Very surprising but better news. The biopsy suggests it is not pancreatic cancer but non Hodgkin lymphoma - a blood cancer which can be treated. Now got to wait for referral to haematology for them to confirm. Cautiously optimistic and googling like mad. We have another wait now as that team meet on...
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Any questions about research into PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 13224

Re: Any questions about research into PC?

Hi This is one of the references - http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=469 The site looks a bit cheesy, but was recommended to me by someone who nursed her husband through lung cancer, getting great results with some of the recommendations - if you read to the end of the artic...
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

and he is watching daytime TV - every other advert is for funeral insurance - could put a foot through the TV right now
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Mo - cats are just the best and their fur is designed to soak up tears. I had a Boris once - a ten year old Siamese I got from rescue. I have two other Siamese now that take turns in getting soggy fur. I'm with my parents today as they had an appointment pulled forward from Feb 22nd to later today -...
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Any questions about research into PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 13224

Re: Any questions about research into PC?

I am still in the information gathering stage, so don't really know enough to provide constructive comments - just wanted to say I am really appreciating the information from all the lovely people on this forum - you probably don't know how much you have helped me prepare for the future, understand ...
by LanasMum
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Thanks for the comments but the attitude is only a veneer and I am struggling today - very tearful after hearing that Dad is now having stomach pain. He actually asked me last night for the first time how chemo works and other things - that I could answer mostly because I've been reading the fact sh...
by LanasMum
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feel alone
Replies: 13
Views: 10634

Re: Feel alone

Hi Eileen. My Dad was diagnosed at much the same time as you - the ladies on here and the support line have been a fabulous support of information and, more importantly, empathy and understanding. You are not alone. I can't add to the great advice given above, other than to say push hard as hard as ...
by LanasMum
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

We had a hiccup this morning as the Macmillan nurse phoned to introduce herself, but said she was from the hospice - Dad immediately thought he was moving in there next week - very upsetting. His biopsy is tomorrow and we get the results / plan on Wed afternoon - I am going to that appointment with ...
by LanasMum
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Just wanted to say a big thank you to whoever it was that mum spoke to on the support line - the advice we got has sorted Dad's pain and he is better than he has been in a while xx
by LanasMum
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Thanks again for all your kind words and advice. Dandygal - I won't intrude on your thread at this worrying time, but have read, learnt lots and am thinking of you. Marmalade - I also read your beautiful thread last week and cried buckets for your family and mine. I needed to understand what may hap...
by LanasMum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 75756

Re: Grumpy's Story

I have an 11 year old feline patient with chronic pancreatitis too xx No pain is good
by LanasMum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis Limbo
Replies: 35
Views: 41027

Re: New Diagnosis Limbo

Thank you Dandygal. After a good couple of days, I got an early morning call from my mum as Dad had a really bad night with back and chest pain. She is calling the GP now to ask for stronger painkillers. Realisation has hit again, with the copy of the letter that the hospital sends to the GP. She re...

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