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by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Hello everyone. Unfortunately, or fortunately perhaps, my step dad passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. The very next day after sending my last post he was taken to hospital. It turned out it wasn't the coffee he puked, but dried blood. They gave him fluids and waited until he'd eate...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Mo, thank you. I think the problem is that I have never really accepted that this would kill him. He seemed pretty invincible. This is all just so sad. I really struggle to know what to say to him, how to be around him etc. Just all so heartbreaking.

Constant crashing waves of realisation. X
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Hello everyone, We are in a very, very different place now unfortunately. I'm not really sure where to turn or what the answer is, or what to even say, so I'm just going to spill it out as it comes. My step dad is now a shadow of himself, he was slim to begin with but has lost a lot of weight (in th...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 82795

Re: Hello

I'm so sorry Alan is so poorly and I hope you find as much peace as possible. It was very reassuring to read that everyone wants to do all of the caring, I keep pushing for mum to get some help in but she seems a little resistant because she wants to do every thing herself. I think my step dad would...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Hello again :) Just wondered if anyone had any outside support from like Macmillan or Marie Curie etc? I'm not really sure if we'd qualify but I'd really like my mum, and Steve, to feel a bit more supported. Other than the oncologist that they see once every other week for bloods they're sort of on ...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Thank you again for your replies :) I've spoken to mum today and she's going to give the palliative care team a call on Monday to explain the panic and dark moods etc and hopefully there's something they can do about it. Mum's also going to see some sort of therapist herself next week so is going to...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Thank you everyone for your lovely words. I am very thankful. I feel less frantic today, I've traveled up to be with him and my mum. Today is a bad day, he has been crying lots, and has begun to have panic attacks which are quite scary. I'm hoping tomorrow to get mum to call the palliative care team...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Re: Our story...

Thank you for your response, Didge. Isn't it amazing that we now have an incredible awareness of PC, it's signs and symptoms etc, yet so sad that it took something so profound for that to happen. I'm not even sure he is making good progress, he hasn't had any scans etc since the diagnostic ones, but...
by WhatEvenisaPancreas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our story...
Replies: 24
Views: 25407

Our story...

I'm hoping writing this down will feel cathartic and allow me a nights sleep! Hello! My step dad was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer with mets to his liver in January 17. It was discovered through a CT scan to get to the bottom of something unrelated, which turned out to be nothing. It w...

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