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by carmel
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help
Replies: 23
Views: 18594

Re: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help

Hi Linda.
That's great news.
Another step forward. Onwards and upwards.
Hi Jeni, nice to hear from you best wishes to all.
by carmel
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Chemo starts next Friday 1st march
Replies: 6
Views: 6736

Re: Chemo starts next Friday 1st march

Hi Linda
Will be thinking of you on 1st March. Think of it as one step forward.
Love
Carmel 8)
by carmel
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help
Replies: 23
Views: 18594

Re: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help

Hi Linda I have just picked up the thread and am wondering if you have made any progress towards finding out your treatment options. I went through the same thing with my dad who was 82 at the time. I was not getting anywhere with the doctors or staff at the hospital and there was MDT meeting after ...
by carmel
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My dad
Replies: 19
Views: 13434

Re: My dad

Hi Ezobor.
So sorry to hear about your dad. Click on my name for my past posts as mine is a good news story that started out a very bad news story for my dear dad. Keep positive and do no give up hope, sometimes the impossible becomes possible.
Carmel x
by carmel
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Dad has gone
Replies: 13
Views: 7877

Re: My Dad has gone

Sincere condolences. I lost my mam suddenly in February and I understand how you must be feeling. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Carmel
by carmel
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Whipples op successful!!!! Dad to be discharged from hospital on 4th August his 83rd birthday. He will be moving into sheltered accommodation, has a lovely flat in a nice complex, and once the wound totally heals up, I think he might be like his old self. I am shocked at how far he has come, I reall...
by carmel
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: ampullary cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 11942

Re: ampullary cancer

Hi
Just picked up your post on the forum. My dad had ampullary cancer. If you would like to contact me please ask the moderator for my e-mail address and I will try to help.
Carmel
by carmel
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: help...very scared!
Replies: 7
Views: 5753

Re: help...very scared!

Hi Sorry to hear your recent news. It is certainly worth contacting the support line. It helped me so much when my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is 82 and had his op a week ago so we are taking it one step at a time. Sometimes there is hope when it feels like every avenue has been exh...
by carmel
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Thanks Nicki.
Just taking it one step at a time. Improving every day.
Thanks for your support
Carmel x
by carmel
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Lynnn The first day after dad's op he was fine (friday). Saturday they had to increase the oxygen, (think I heard a doctor talking to students saying he his lung had collapsed). Today they have reduced the oxygen and sent him to a surgical ward so he is now out of intensive care. If he continues ...
by carmel
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Lynn Sorry for late reply but there have been more twists and turns with my dad than enough and we managed to book a couple of weeks holiday to destress and only got back on 4th July. Today he has been operated on as they eventually decided that the tumour was small and situated in the ampulla of...
by carmel
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: News archive
Topic: New laser treatment for pancreatic cancer called Photo Dynam
Replies: 0
Views: 4868

New laser treatment for pancreatic cancer called Photo Dynam

Seen in the Sunday Express on 10th April 2011 is an article by Martin Halle, describing a new laser treatment called Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT). It is a concentrated treatment that precisely targets the tumour and has no side effects unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has so much potential be...
by carmel
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Lynne Thanks. I have conversed with you that many times, I feel like we are old friends now. Shame other people have the same trouble with hospitals. Our hospital sent me a questionnaire but I couldn't be bothered to fill it in. The any other comments page would have been too small to write in al...
by carmel
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19472

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Lynne and everyone. To cut a long story short. Dad had the fit test. Also a biopsy. Went for the results on 4th April. Told borderline for surgery, biopsy result wasn't back so it is unlikely we will get it now. Dad has decided he would rather have a possible year to live than be poorly after a m...
by carmel
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My lovely dad......please read, please help
Replies: 67
Views: 33388

Re: My lovely dad......please read, please help

Hello Lesley Anne. Welcome to the memory loss club! Since my dad was diagnosed we have all done daft things. I started the microwave for 2 minutes and forgot to put the microwavable rice in. My husband made tha tea without the tea bags. And my sister has just about forgot her own name. So don't worr...

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