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by Nardobd
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Message for Clair & Blue
Replies: 69
Views: 32626

Re: Message for Clair & Blue

No problem Clair and feel free to ask more questions when you're ready. Hemoglobin is measured in diabetics and can help doctors assess overall blood sugar levels - not on a day to day basis but over a long period.

Kind regards

Nicki
by Nardobd
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Message for Clair & Blue
Replies: 69
Views: 32626

Re: Clair & Blue

Hi Clair I'm sorry you had to duplicate your posts, I just thought that it would be clearer to start a new thread rather than continue on the one started by Trevor - my brain needs all the help it can get these days! Briefly, Ted was diagnosed very speedily and we then started on the rollercoaster r...
by Nardobd
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Message for Clair & Blue
Replies: 69
Views: 32626

Message for Clair & Blue

Thanks, Clair, for sharing your story so far and I'm sorry that Blue's had such a rough ride. Strangely, I had a client called Blue before I was made redundant last year, but he was much younger that Steven and lived in Hampshire so it can't be the same guy. I certainly understand (as I think all th...
by Nardobd
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Post Chemo Scan
Replies: 17
Views: 15090

Re: Post Chemo Scan

Thank you all for your support. It's so important to ensure that we record the good things along the way too, so that it's not all doom and gloom. This awful disease creates enough of that on it's own and positivity is cruical to my sanity, even if not to anyone else's.
Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: New to Forum - Introduction to My Wife
Replies: 8
Views: 5988

Re: New to Forum - Introduction to My Wife

Hi Trevor (and Chris, if you're reading). Well, as my husband's oncologist said today "You're beating the odds and exceeding expectations" because, as a general rule, they expect to see a rapid deterioration within the first six months to a year after diagnosis. Chris sounds very much like Ted, my h...
by Nardobd
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Post Chemo Scan
Replies: 17
Views: 15090

Post Chemo Scan

We went to see Ted's consultant today to get the results of the post chemo scan and were delighted that everything looks stable. The area on the scan hasn't changed much since the last scan in May and his tumour markers are down to 5.3, right at the lowest end of the scale. His consultant says that ...
by Nardobd
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Last Chemo Treatment Today
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today

Thanks Lisa and I will keep on top of things (Ted says he has a thumbprint on the top of his head as it is!). Of course I'll let everyone know the results in a couple of weeks and in the meantime we're making the most of being able to spend some quality time with each other.

Love
Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Last Chemo Treatment Today
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today

Thanks Ellie As I anticipated, this week has been a bit of a trial - I think it's just the change of regime because neither Ted nor I deal with change well and, of course, it's sort of unchartered territory from here. I am really encouraged by the marker levels and just hope that the scan shows an e...
by Nardobd
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: A wonderful woman my mother has died.
Replies: 6
Views: 5363

Re: A wonderful woman my mother has died.

Hi Millyjo and I'm sorry you're having a tough day. It happens to all of us and don't ever apologise - the only thing it shows is that you love your Mum dearly. It's natural that you want to feel closer to your Mum and no, you're not going mad! Personally, I couldn't redecorate or make any big chang...
by Nardobd
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: A wonderful woman my mother has died.
Replies: 6
Views: 5363

Re: A wonderful woman my mother has died.

Thank you Millyjo. I try to help where I can and researching issues for others helps me to be informed too. I feel very lucky right now *touch wood* because I have had an opportunity to spend some fantastic quality time with my husband since his diagnosis and before he becomes very unwell. I'm only ...
by Nardobd
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: A wonderful woman my mother has died.
Replies: 6
Views: 5363

Re: A wonderful woman my mother has died.

Hi Millyjo and what a moving and fantastic testiment to your mother. She sounds like a beautiful person and I'm sure that you all meant as much to her as she did to you. What you write doesn't sound like self-pity to me - more an outpouring of grief for your mum and what she had to go through. I can...
by Nardobd
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mom's gone - so suddenly
Replies: 6
Views: 5402

Re: Mom's gone - so suddenly

Oh Lisa, I'm so very sorry to read that your Mom has passed. My sincere condolences to you and the family and although it's good to hear that the funeral went as well as it could, I'm sad that it was all so sudden. As you know, I'm no expert but it would seem that the combination of chemotherapy and...
by Nardobd
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: A Breakthrough in Treatment?
Replies: 1
Views: 2758

Re: A Breakthrough in Treatment?

Thanks Ellie - it sounds very exciting. I'm off to do some research!
by Nardobd
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Message for emcee46
Replies: 5
Views: 5302

Omega 3 Research

Hi Ellie I was interested by your question to Mark and I've been doing a bit of research. As ever, there are doubters but I've come across a couple of scientifical research papers which support the Omega 3 supposition. The first from the "Annals of Surgical Oncology" states that Omega 3 Treatment "i...
by Nardobd
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Last Chemo Treatment Today
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Last Chemo Treatment Today

Well, Ted has just had his last scheduled Chemo treatment. Although he didn't have severe side-effects, we're both glad that the six months is over but quite apprehensive too. Over the treatments his CA19-9 (tumour markers) count has reduced from 835 to 4! That is actually below the normal range whi...

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