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by Juliana
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 17058

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Carmel, 3 months sounds a bit grim considering the tumor hasn't spread, had no biopsy and is 2cm in size and not attached to anything. Second opinion is the way to go. Also if your Dad is losing weight, but not lost his appetite -and he finds his stools to be fatty/floaty and smelling differently...
by Juliana
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 12277

Re: General Updates

Hi Ellie, Long time no hear.....thanks for Brian's update. Good news his scan shows no sign of spread - but the pain increase is a worry....my 'team' can never tell why or what, which is really frustrating. They never tell me the measurement increase, I have to 'request' it. And when they do finally...
by Juliana
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 12277

Re: General Updates

Hi Margaret,
Sorry about your Mum *hug*

Yes, I followed the budwig diet for several months whilst also becoming totally vegan - but it had no benefits, for me anyway.

Thanks.

Juliana
by Juliana
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 12277

Re: General Updates

hi -
did type a 1.5hr long post.....but site made me relog.....and I lost everything.....too angry to type it again.

Juliana
by Juliana
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipples resection
Replies: 4
Views: 7647

Re: Whipples resection

Hi Lizbeth,
After my Whipples I was told that I may do 3 months of chemo as a 'precaution'. I am not sure whether at the time the Dr on the team knew whether it was cancer or not as before the op, they had presumed it wasn't.

Kind regards,
Juliana
by Juliana
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 12277

Re: General Updates

Thanks Jeni x

And what good news Nicki, for both of you - those words....'no change' mean so much.
What chemo was Ted on again?

Juliana
by Juliana
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 12277

General Updates

Thought I would start a new thread of general updates of all our situations. Basically things like - doing ok, no change or awaiting CT scan results or back on chemo......or blablabla discovered and not having the best of times. I'll start it with myself. Had a meeting with oncologist before Christm...
by Juliana
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Merry Christmas

Hi all, Wishing everyone of you a Merry Christmas (a bit late I know....but soooooooooo busy here!) and that everyone has something to look forward to in the coming New Year, be it large or small....just something positive. My Christmas was made fab for me by my loving husband, who definately went t...
by Juliana
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: M.I.A
Replies: 15
Views: 8734

Re: M.I.A

Hi everyone,
Thanks for your responses x

And thanks Jeni for the drug prompt - I will check with palliative care team and see what they say.

Cheers -
Juliana
by Juliana
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: M.I.A
Replies: 15
Views: 8734

Re: M.I.A

Hi Lynbo, Thank you for the advice, I will try maybe one of the kids towelling mattress protectors to see if that helps, although I found the plastic coating on the mattresses in Hospice reflected the heat back to me.... :) Anyway, latest update, saw my oncologist today and it looks like they've run...
by Juliana
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: M.I.A
Replies: 15
Views: 8734

Re: M.I.A

Hi everyone, For months I've been suffering from night/evening sweats which I've read somewhere are quite common with this type of cancer. Anyone found something that works for them/their partner in stopping this? Ive tried paracetamol (recommended by my palliative care team) but it didn't make a di...
by Juliana
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Ted - an update
Replies: 11
Views: 6153

Re: Ted - an update

Hi Nicki, Sorry to hear about the chemo break although if I were you, I would take this break to really push for the chest infection clear up. Take a leaf from my book, I approached them atleast 4 months ago with concerns of pneumonia....and was fobbed off as 'well you do have multiple tumors in bot...
by Juliana
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: M.I.A
Replies: 15
Views: 8734

M.I.A

Hi everyone, Sorry I have been missing in action, especially over the awareness week. This is due to me being in Ty Olwen, its my local hospice. For months they had tried to get me in, but i refused....mostly out of fear! But know i am here, i have found it to be a positive place to be. The staff ar...
by Juliana
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: new to board - my story
Replies: 20
Views: 9702

Re: new to board - my story

Hi Clairey,

*hug*
so sorry to hear this....

Juliana x
by Juliana
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with the tragic death of a loved one
Replies: 10
Views: 4740

Re: Dealing with the tragic death of a loved one

Dear Millyjo, Never ever worry about posting how you feel on these boards, this is EXACTLY what this place is here for. I'm just soooooooo sorry you feel the loss of your Mum so keenly, and that time has not been kind to you in helping recover. When I was younger, and even now I used to the fear the...

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