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by Larrybee
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

What a lovely group of people you are - such great comments; thanks. Yesterday they went back into his abdomen to brush some cells for the oncologist (we shall then see if and whether chemo is possible, and whether John wants it when we go for an outpatients appointment shortly). The best news is th...
by Larrybee
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

SUCCESS! Thanks again for all the supportive comments - the stent was inserted via the abdomen this morning and when he came back to the ward I just wept with relief. I know it's still a terminal condition, but I felt elated - because we have been given better quality time to share together and he w...
by Larrybee
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Thanks again for all the lovely, comforting comments. I'm having a 'not so good' evening and can't settle to TV or anything, so have come on here and find it helps to write things down like this. John is having the second attempt at inserting the stent through his abdomen tomorrow. Apparently, Jenni...
by Larrybee
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Well, it's not been the best of weeks. On Monday John went down to have the bile bag removed and the stent inserted via his abdomen (as couldn't do it with the endoscopy thought tried twice). Sadly, they still couldn't manage to insert the stent - so he still has his bag and is visibly weaker and ve...
by Larrybee
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Hi Cathy and Emma - Thank you so much for your support - it means a lot. My husband's name is John. Yesterday I bought a Valentine's card and left it with him to write something in as he was distressed that we weren't doing our usual special Valentine evening. What he wrote (with very wobbly writing...
by Larrybee
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Decision made for us today by Consultant that my husband will not be suitable for surgery - too weak, much weight loss plus his cardiac history. In some ways I am glad the decision did not have to be ours. Now we are awaiting the stent to be inserted via his abdomen, in place of the bag which is dra...
by Larrybee
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Thanks again for supportive and helpful advice. Cathy - yes, he is taking Creon. He has now been in hospital for two weeks and undergone 3 CAT scans, 2 endoscopies and had a bag connected through his abdomen to collect bile. We believe that the endescopic ultrasound will take place probably tomorrow...
by Larrybee
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Re: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions

Just wanted to thank all of you who responded to my message with so much wise advice. It's an enormous comfort to be able to share in this way. Thank you again.
by Larrybee
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.
Replies: 41
Views: 18505

Overwhelmed - husband diagnosed, in hospital - decisions.

I'm new to this, as I guess most people are when faced with the diagnosis of a loved one. (Horribly coincidentally we lost our brother-in-law to pancreatic cancer two years ago - not a blood relative of my husband.) After 18 months back pain, then loss of appetite, lethargy and finally jaundice, he ...

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