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by Nardobd
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Message for Rach
Replies: 2
Views: 2989

Re: Message for Rach

Hi Rach I'm pleased to hear that your Mum's service was beautiful, if exceedingly difficult for you. It's wonderful that her life was celebrated in style. Of course you have had a hugely traumatic time and you will want to take some time before putting your questions to the hospital. The conflicting...
by Nardobd
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!
Replies: 17
Views: 12158

Re: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!

Dora I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum passing away. At least you know that she is no longer in pain. I'm pleased to hear that you and your sister are doing whatever you can to support your Dad. Don't forget to take some time for yourself too and make sure you get lots of rest. Let us know how you...
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39935

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Gill The last thing your Dad would want is for you to feel guilty! You loved him and cared for him throughout, always putting his needs first and the fact that you were so worried on a subconcious level only shows how deeply you felt for him. What you're feeling is perfectly natural and part of the ...
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Young Children
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Re: Young Children

Gill Your Mum is lucky to have such a supportive and loving family to help her through this difficult period. I'm so pleased to hear that the roles have been divided up between you - that means none of you are having to take on too much. I'm so pleased to hear that you're all getting on ok, it's ear...
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!
Replies: 17
Views: 12158

Re: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!

Hi Dora I'm sorry to hear that your Mum is in a coma but the good thing about that is that she shouldn't be in any pain now. Your love for her is evident in your messages and I'm sure that your Mum knows that she is surrounded by those who love her the most. I also know what you mean about God - I'm...
by Nardobd
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Will it return ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5382

Re: Will it return ... ?

Hi Mark We're at about the same stage (my husband has just two treatments left to finish chemo), so I've been looking into these types of questions too. The following info is from a combination of research, speaking to clinicians and general reading. Firstly to deal with radiotherapy, we decided tha...
by Nardobd
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!
Replies: 17
Views: 12158

Re: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!

Hi Dora Your mother has amazing strength and, although she is still having to fight, it must give you some comfort that she wants to remain here with all of you. Of course your Dad must be badly affected and you and your sister will need to look after him too. I'm sure you'll all help each other thr...
by Nardobd
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!
Replies: 17
Views: 12158

Re: My mum!!!!!The love and strenght will alway be with us!

Dear Dora

I'm so sorry to hear that your Mum is suffering - it's always distressing to see someone you love in pain. As the doctor said, your Mum must be very strong but I hope that she will be at peace soon.

My prayers are with you.

Love
Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Message for Rach
Replies: 2
Views: 2989

Message for Rach

Dear Rach I read about your Mum's diagnosis on the diagnosis section of the forum and was shocked to say the least! I'm sure that you are very angry and distraught about how your Mum was treated and please don't forget that we're all here to listen if that's what you need. I hope that everything goe...
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Young Children
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Re: Young Children

Hi Gill and how wonderful to hear that your daughter has taken the news so bravely. I know how worried you were about telling her and it is just fantastic to hear that, with her loving family around her, she is coping with this dreadful time. Just as you did all you could for your Dad, you've enable...
by Nardobd
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Constipation advice for Mum with inoperable cancer..?
Replies: 4
Views: 5556

Re: Constipation advice for Mum with inoperable cancer..?

Hi Lotta My husband uses an old fashioned remedy which is very effective but gentle: syrup of figs. You can buy this in most chemists and he takes it just before bed and it seems to work overnight but with no 'emergency' visits to the loo. It's a completely natural remedy which is why the pharmacist...
by Nardobd
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11950

Re: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?

Hi Kezza. I'm sorry to hear about the side effects of the chemo. Having done some research I understand that both Gemcitabine and Cisplatin can result in kidney damage in 30% or more of patients (http://www.caring4cancer.com/go/cancer/effects/lesscommon/acute-renal-failure.htm). From memory, I think...
by Nardobd
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Tumour Markers ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5341

Re: Tumour Markers ... ?

Hi Ellie As I said to Mark, a mere number attributed to tumour markers isn't the be all and end all. The important thing is how the test reacts to the chemo, ie whether the number goes down or up over time. The reason for this is that individuals react differently - a low tumour marker count could s...
by Nardobd
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Tumour Markers ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5341

Re: Tumour Markers ... ?

Hi Emcee The reduction in the tumour markers can only be a good thing, although they're not the be all and end all. I'm not sure which particular marker testing you're referring to but my husband's is the CA19-9 tumour markers. If this is the test you're referring to and the lab is using the same cr...
by Nardobd
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39935

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Dear Gill I was so very sorry to read that your Dad has passed and you and your family have my deepest condolences. I'm glad that after much heartache and self-doubt over the last week or so, you now know that it was the right decision not to take your Dad home. I know that was so very, very hard fo...

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