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by anita_m
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diarrhea and Problems Eating
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Re: Diarrhea and Problems Eating

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and I hope that your dad is doing as well as can be expected. I will definitely see if I can follow that advice and get some progress. Really appreciate your help. Anita PS Apologies for the long delay replying - we have had a difficult month xx
by anita_m
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any Positive Stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 4257

Re: Any Positive Stories?

That's fantastic - well done Lyn - v inspiring!
by anita_m
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any help, advice or support please.
Replies: 16
Views: 8376

Re: Any help, advice or support please.

Hi Mel, So sorry to read your story. We have had a similar situation with mum over the past 3 months. The pain relief was a big problem at first and we finally managed to get a combination of Zomorph (occasionally Oramorph) plus Lidocaine patches to apply to her back each night where the pain predom...
by anita_m
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any Positive Stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 4257

Re: Any Positive Stories?

Thanks very much for that link! I enjoyed reading it. Such a shortage of positive stories to help us to keep going. My mum has found nobody in the medical side that has been able to give her any encouragement to keep going. Hope is so important.
by anita_m
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any Positive Stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 4257

Re: Any Positive Stories?

Hi John,
Papaya leaf extract sounds intriguing?! Thanks for the reply. Its a complete roller coaster and yes I think you really have to look hard for any positives!
Anita
by anita_m
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any Positive Stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 4257

Any Positive Stories?

I wondered if there was any interest in starting a collection of positive stories or 'moments' that might help to lift our spirits in the difficult times? I find it so hard to find any 'bright side' with this illness. Perhaps there is something from your day that you are thankful about ? Or maybe yo...
by anita_m
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Help please re mums treatment
Replies: 21
Views: 13998

Re: Help please re mums treatment

Hi Rich, I hope your mum is feeling better. My mum has just finished her first cycle of Gemcap and her first 'rest' week was surprisingly the one where she felt worst of all. Really tired, bad digestion, swollen ankles and all round very low. We've found the medical support to be patchy. There does ...
by anita_m
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diarrhea and Problems Eating
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Re: Diarrhea and Problems Eating

AnneD wrote : > Hello Anita, > So sorry to hear about your mum. > Can I just ask a quick question? > How much Creon does your mum take? > I know it's very variable how much each individual needs. > I take 5x10,000 capsules with a meal and I have no pancreas. Some people > take much more. > Best wish...
by anita_m
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diarrhea and Problems Eating
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Re: Diarrhea and Problems Eating

Hi, thank you so much for your reply. I'm also so sorry to hear about your mum. It must be so hard. I really appreciate your advice as it is just so lonely and isolating when you feel like you have no idea what to do. Although we have had some guidance, it seems that there is not a huge amount of ex...
by anita_m
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Diarrhea and Problems Eating
Replies: 10
Views: 8668

Diarrhea and Problems Eating

Hi Everyone, hoping you can help! My mum has inoperable pancreatic cancer and has just completed her first cycle of GemCap. She has a bile duct stent and has had problems eating for the past couple of months. She's been taking creon to help her absorb fats. The past week she has had really bad diarr...

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