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by Birchen
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 767
Views: 305555

Re: So far so good!

So very sorry to hear such sad news that Steve has lost his fight. He was an inspiration to our family when my husband was given 3 to 6 months and Steve's emails gave us hope that maybe he could survive longer. You must all be so proud that he gave other people hope. Thinking of you at this sad time...
by Birchen
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: So frightened for my Dad
Replies: 31
Views: 23186

Re: So frightened for my Dad

Oh Kate how dreadful for you and your family. I have not posted on here for a while but I know how shocked you must all be. We had the same news in 2013 after a family holiday and nothing at all prepares you for it. My husband had a tumour in the tail of his pancreas but with numerous nodules in bot...
by Birchen
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Steve's story
Replies: 25
Views: 12703

Re: Steve's story

Hello Sheena. Yes it is so terribly unfair that the people we love have to face this. I think most people in your position do find that they get angry and sad and very emotional, it is only normal that we all go through these feelings. My husband was lucky in some respects, that he had a chemo regim...
by Birchen
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Help with treatment regime - patient experience
Replies: 21
Views: 21526

Re: Help with treatment regime - patient experience

Hello Keith. I have not been on this site for some time but my husband has cancer in the tail of his pancreas which when it was found had already spread to his liver and in fluid around his lungs, so unfortunately it was already terminal. Prior to this he was extremely well and in fact his oncologis...
by Birchen
Sat May 09, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 767
Views: 305555

Re: So far so good!

Such fantastic news Steve. You really are proof that this thing can be beaten and an inspiration for all those fighting.

Hope all goes well for the future. Lynx
by Birchen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Symptoms
Replies: 41
Views: 43455

Re: Symptoms

Good luck for tomorrow Josi. Really hope that the results are good but the wait is simply not good enough when your husband is in pain. Surely they could have emailed the details of the CT to your GP. You shouldn't have to complain to get anywhere as this only increases your worry. Lyn xx
by Birchen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Abraxane -our experiences so far
Replies: 243
Views: 101929

Re: Abraxane -our experiences so far

Hello Nikki
We also found our hospice fantastic and it makes it a very special family place where you can laugh and cry in a calm and peaceful place, so unlike a hospital environment.
Thinking of you all at this time xx
by Birchen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 28381

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

Dear Amanda So very sorry to hear that your beloved husband has lost his fight to this dreadful cancer. I am so glad that you had one last Christmas and New Year with him and your children. My husband also lost his fight on Christmas Day 2013 but he was determined to make Christmas and fought to the...
by Birchen
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Chemo hasn't worked
Replies: 7
Views: 7647

Re: Chemo hasn't worked

Hi Bluesky and Jenni I haven't posted in a while but I have always wondered why my husband was not offered furry fox only Gembitabine and Capecitabine combination. I did ask our oncologist but he said it was a regime he did not use. I don't think it would have made any difference to the outcome beca...
by Birchen
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 12
Views: 9112

Re: Christmas Wishes

Hello everyone. I would also like to wish everyone battling pancreatic cancer a merry Christmas. Christmas will be extremely hard for us as a family this year as Terry passed away Christmas Day 2013. We will raise a glass of champagne to a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Although there wi...
by Birchen
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My 41 years old husband has inoperable pancreatic cancer
Replies: 162
Views: 60169

Re: My 41 years old husband has inoperable pancreatic cancer

Hello Susanna How very sorry I am to hear that your husband has lost his battle with this terrible illness. I am sure in time you will take great comfort in knowing that he was much loved by everyone. I have found that to be something that makes it easier to bear when I am feeling low. My husband lo...
by Birchen
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My 41 years old husband has inoperable pancreatic cancer
Replies: 162
Views: 60169

Re: My 41 years old husband has inoperable pancreatic cancer

Hello Susanna How awful this must be for you and your family. The hospice told us that something had burst inside my husband and that he would not last the day but he defied all the odds and carried on for 5 more days with it seemed little pain or discomfort.I really feel for you and hope that your ...
by Birchen
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 38394

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Hello this is what happened to my husband when he was in the hospice. I think they do it so that they feel more comfortable but he only stayed in bed for the very last day. I do hope that he is peaceful and thinking of you at this very sad time. Take care x
by Birchen
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: One Year Has Gone By
Replies: 19
Views: 27010

Re: One Year Has Gone By

Hello Julia I thought your tribute and thoughts were so fitting for your lovely husband. I am approaching our first wedding anniversary on Saturday that I have not had Terry with me. I am dreading this more than Christmas Day (the day he died) but I have no idea why. They say time does heal but it d...
by Birchen
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Relationships in 'the worst of times'
Replies: 12
Views: 5723

Re: Relationships in 'the worst of times'

Hello I to wrote about the emotional side of this when my husband was ill. He found it extremely difficult to open up and discuss what was happening but I think that was he way of coping. He played a lot of golf and socialised as much as he could but not what what you do or say you never know what t...

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