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by kim
Thu May 15, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Information for teenagers
Replies: 5
Views: 6401

Re: Information for teenagers

Hi Tracy, How are you? Is your 14 year old a boy by any chance? I think boys of that age probably find it harder to cope. My 14 year old son was mortified if he cried in front of us, we had to explain that its totally normal and that it often catches us when we least expect it, like me in Wyvale gar...
by kim
Tue May 13, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Information for teenagers
Replies: 5
Views: 6401

Hi there, sorry to hear about your Mum. I was in the same position last April with my Mum, I have 4 children aged 7, 13, 14 and 18. I couldn't find anything so decided to just sit down with them all and be as honest about the situation as I could be while still being careful not to scare them. I kep...
by kim
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 15469

Very sadly, on 19th September, Mum died. She died at home with my brother and his wife and little boy, myself, my husband and our 4 children all with her. Her stent had blocked again 2 weeks before but the cancer had spread into her stomach and she was suffering from liver failur also. They were una...
by kim
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: update on mum!
Replies: 1
Views: 5245

hi just read your post, bit late in catching up!! How did your trip go?? Hope you and your Mum enjoyed it. How is she doing? I am also looking after my Mum with PC, she been through the mill a bit lately and is now living with me, which is a bit of a change to the normal routine!!!! hope all is well...
by kim
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 15469

Hello all, About 2 weeks on shes improved immeasurably, it will be her 69th birthday on thursday (23rd) this week and they have said that if she is not discharged that they will allow me to 'kidnap' her for a few hours on Thursday as there are about 20 family and friends who want to see her on this ...
by kim
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: advice on mum if possible
Replies: 3
Views: 6753

Hi Claire, so sorry to hear about your mum. My mum was diagnosed with pc in march this year. Since then shes had 4 stents block and about to have the 5th replaced tomorrow. Her faeces always go pale when her stents block but she always seems to have an infection at the same time. My mum had plastic ...
by kim
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 15469

After being really well for about a week, Mum's stent has blocked again and we were rushed into hospital on saturday with her blood pressure about 68/40 and a pulse rate of 140+, her temp was high and she was having trouble breathing. She was on the medical emergency ward for about a day as they sai...
by kim
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 15469

Thanks for your replies, this really is a great place to air worries with people who understand! Mum went for cycle 2C yesterday and has been able to walk into the chemo unit this time. Shes really improved in the last 2 weeks or so and is feeling a lot stronger although she is still low in potassiu...
by kim
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 15469

New member

Hi All, A quick review of where I am now. My Mum, 68, was diagnosed mid March 2007 with a 'blockage' in the bile duct, we later found out it was a 5cm by 7cm tumor in the head of the pancreas. Non operable, with chemo as an only otion to shrink the mass and maybe followed by radio treatment to keep ...

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