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by francis
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec

My mam died on 3rd Dec 12.32am - I'm relieved that she is not suffering any more but will miss her terribly. I stayed with her the last week and things seemed to happen fast but slow if you know what i mean? No one should suffer like that. I hope and pray that they find a cure for this dreadful illn...
by francis
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Thank you for your kind replies. Even though I don't post much I look at how everyone else is doing, I don't post because writing makes me reflect on my own situation and living and breathing this awful cruel disease day by day is more than I can cope with sometimes. But reading your posts helps me ...
by francis
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 89754

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Hi yorkpaul, I so glad your fiancée had her op and stopped the horrendous sickness, it's awful to watch and its one of the symptoms that we can relate to, I know there have been times when I have been sick that I wanted to die, and I think to myself, times that by 10 and more and you have some idea ...
by francis
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Thank you so much for your replies. I don't know what I would have done without this site to fall back on. I spoke to her this morning and she told me she is feeling achy and she may need her MST upping as she finding it harder to stand. It must be bad because she's told me. She's also starting to f...
by francis
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Hello all, I see there are a few new members on here which pains me to see. I now read posts and know exactly what people are talking about. My mam had oncology appointment yesterday for the results of her scan 3 weeks ago (oncologist was on holiday) It's good news, the cancer had responded well to ...
by francis
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Missing Mam so much - Mam's Spirit
Replies: 9
Views: 20129

Re: Missing Mam so much - Mam's Spirit

Hi Nicola, I remember when my brother died I dreamt he was sat on his bed talking to me, he told me that he was sorry (he took his own life). I am catholic like you and do believe that there is life after death but not sure in what form. I don't believe in ghosts, but when he was talking to me It wa...
by francis
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12
Replies: 70
Views: 40372

Re: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12

Hey Nicola how are you doing. I hope you have found comfort in what others have told you. I suppose it's a natural thing for us to question ourselves and ask "could we have done more?" It may be that as carer's and nurturers ourselves this is something that we just can't fix or make better. We manag...
by francis
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12
Replies: 70
Views: 40372

Re: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12

Oh Nicola please don't torture yourself with "if onlys" If its any consolation to you I would have done exactly the same as for as long as I can remember my mother has made it know that she would not want to be out of it on morphine for the last couple of days of her life, and I'm sure her opinion h...
by francis
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12
Replies: 70
Views: 40372

Re: Come on Eileen (My Mam)

Hey Nicola how are you and your mam doing?? I just posted a brief update and saw that you hadn't posted for a while. I have been thinking about you and your mam and sending positive thoughts your way.xx
by francis
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Hi Nicola, went to see oncologist and they put her on another 3 weeks of gemcidabine with 1 week off at 80% again. She is still very weak and hasn't got much energy most days. We have asked about another course of steroids but they seem reluctant to put her on another course. I don't really understa...
by francis
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Hi Nicola, I haven't been on here for a while, can't seem to look. I'm so sorry that the chemo isn't working, but I'm pleased to hear that youve had some quality time with her. I hope her bad couple of day's are over and she's stopped being sick and is comfortable. It's heart breaking not being able...
by francis
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12
Replies: 70
Views: 40372

Re: Come on Eileen (My Mam)

Hi Nicola, I haven't been on here for a while, can't seem to look. I'm so sorry that the chemo isn't working, but I'm pleased to hear that youve had some quality time with her. I hope her bad couple of day's are over and she's stopped being sick and is comfortable. It's heart breaking not being able...
by francis
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Update... After suffering horrendous sickness they fitted my mother with a bile bag after upping sickness meds and administering through IV before chemo and injections in tummy none of them worked! The bile bag helped a little and she still had to have it aspirated (syringed off) every couple of hou...
by francis
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Come on Eileen (My Mam) Died 11.08.12
Replies: 70
Views: 40372

Re: Come on Eileen (My Mam)

Hey Nicola, it's so frustrating isn't it?! All the delays and lack of communication! I did end up thinking "why don't you want to help my mum,why do you not think she's worth giving a chance!" Very upsetting! If you cant speak to her oncologist give your mac millian nurse a call or ask the oncologis...
by francis
Fri May 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27300

Re: My world just fell apart

Where do I start on updating?? Well she'a been more in than out of hospital since i last posted. She doesn't need creon as she hasn't got the symptoms for it, as Jeni says this is good but nobody seems to be able to get the sickness under control. There is far more coming out than there is going in!...

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