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by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Fortisip drinks
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Fortisip drinks

Hi Dee123, My name is Nicci, I am one of the nurses that works on the support line here at Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thanks for your post Dee123, I’m sorry to hear that your Mum is struggling with the new style drinks. I am not aware of the fortisips being unavailable on the NHS anymore Dee, it might be...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Creon
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Creon

Hi Jo, Nicci here, one of the nurses that works on the support line at Pancreatic Cancer UK. In terms of the Creon Jo its fine for her to take it half way through as opposed to the very start of her meal as long as it is when she is still actively eating. The enzymes won't work if taken too long aft...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Help - scared
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Help - scared

Hi Beans, I will email you directly, please note as well that you can call our support line on 0808 801 0707 Monday-Friday 10am-4pm to chat about this in more detail if you like? Kind Regards Nicci Nicci Murphy Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Support Team Pancreatic Cancer UK email: nurse@pancrea...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Work related Advice please for a carer
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Work related Advice please for a carer

Hi Warwickshire, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that work on the support line. I am so sorry to hear of your Mum’s diagnosis Warwickshire, I imagine this has been an incredibly difficult time for you all. I am sure you will receive some replies from other members of the forum in due course howeve...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Recent diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 5340

Re: Recent diagnosis

Hi Starheart, Nicci here, one of the nurses that works on the support line. Thanks for your post. Starheart, ultrasound scans are often used in the early stages of investigations and it is an effective way to pick up on lots of different conditions. However it can be difficult to see the pancreas on...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: In my darkest time of my life
Replies: 2
Views: 2312

Re: In my darkest time of my life

Hi Hope76, My name is Nicci and I am one of the nurses that works on the support line here at PCUK. Thank you for your post although I am so sorry to hear that your wife has been feeling unwell recently and that it is understandably a great worry to you. Hope76 I think the priority here is for your ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets
Replies: 75
Views: 66535

Re: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets

Hi Janine, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses from the support line. Janine I am so sorry to hear about your lovely Mum. I do hope that her final days were peaceful and she was comfortable at the time of her passing. Even if a loved one has been quite poorly, it doesn’t take away the shock and devast...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Port-a-cath issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

Re: Port-a-cath issues

Hi John, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that woks on the support service. I am sorry to hear that your Mum has been having issues with her port-a-cath John. I am going to email you directly with some further information, I hope that is okay. Kind Regards Nicci Murphy Pancreatic Cancer Specialist ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer Screening
Replies: 1
Views: 7325

Re: Pancreatic Cancer Screening

Hi Rufus, welcome to the forum. Rufus I am going to email you directly with some further information regarding the Europac study based in Liverpool. I do hope that is okay and the information is helpful. Kind Regards Nicci Nicci Murphy Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist Support Team 0808 801 0707 nu...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: **Help**
Replies: 5
Views: 5637

Re: **Help**

Hi Gemma, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that works on the support line here at Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thanks for your post, although I am so sorry that circumstances have led you to us. I am pleased to see that you have already had some helpful replies. I am so sorry to hear that your Mum has bee...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: treatment confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 3343

Re: treatment confusion

Hi Plastics, My name is Nicci and I am one of the nurses that works on the support line alongside my colleagues Dianne Jeni and Rachel. I am so sorry to hear of your Fathers diagnosis. I am going to email you directly today, I do hope that’s okay and you find it helpful. In the meantime please do fe...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Tumour markers
Replies: 3
Views: 4696

Re: Tumour markers

Hi Theresa, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses from the support line. As Rob says, I wouldn’t be concerned with such a small fluctuation in the CA19 tumour marker Theresa, it is not uncommon for the CA19 to rise slightly then drop again. It sounds like you are tolerating the treatment well and it is ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My Mum
Replies: 21
Views: 22894

Re: My Mum

Hi LST, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses working on the support line at Pancreatic Cancer UK. LST, I am so sorry to hear that your Mum has had complication’s from her medications, she must have felt dreadful and I am sure you are all most upset and frustrated that she hasn’t been able to continue h...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 52
Views: 48553

Re: Concerned husband

Hi Saxon, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses on the support line. Saxon I am so sorry to hear that your wife has been re-admitted into hospital. It must be very difficult for you to see her feeling so low in mood and struggling with all these symptoms. Saxon I will email you directly to discuss this ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Creon 40K
Replies: 4
Views: 5237

Re: Creon 40K

Hi The petal, Yes you are correct in saying that Mylan has made the difficult decision to discontinue the 40k Creon capsule as of June 2019. In terms of Nutrizym 22, this contains 22,000 units of lipase (this is what denotes the dose). Creon 25,000 unit capsules contains 25,000 units of lipase and t...

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