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by Nardobd
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Message for Pauline
Replies: 6
Views: 4953

Re: Message for Pauline

Hi Pauline None of us feel that we have enough time to say goodbye and I think it always comes as a shock. How wonderful that your Sister-in-Law did the Race for Life in memory of your Dad, although I can completely understand why it was too emotional for you to watch. Don't forget to look after you...
by Nardobd
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Message for Pauline
Replies: 6
Views: 4953

Message for Pauline

Hi Pauline

I didn't want to hijack Gill's topic but just wanted to say that it's nice to hear from you again and to know that you and your family are getting some comfort from knowing that your Dad is at peace. Do let us know how you're doing from time to time.

Love
Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Dear Gill We are all living similar nightmares and I truly believe that no one on this site would judge or criticise other members. Having said that, even the harshest critic couldn't find fault with you or your family. Your Dad is very, very lucky to be so loved. Ellie was right: you're not 'going ...
by Nardobd
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Oh Gill, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Dad's sudden deteroriation. I empathise with the difficulty of coming to a decision not to bring him home. The solace must be that you are all being completely unselfish and doing what is best for your Dad under the circumstances. You haven't 'failed' hi...
by Nardobd
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Hi Gill and Ellie, Gill, I hope that the meeting on Monday will help with the confusion you feel. Sometimes it's really difficult to take in a lot of information in such traumatic circumstances. The main thing is "ask, ask, ask"! When my hubby was diagnosed, I made a doctor repeat an explaination th...
by Nardobd
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Hi Gill It's my pleasure and you're quite welcome. Sometimes it helps for people to just point in the right direction, particularly when you're trying to deal with all the emotions which you must all be feeling. Historically, a hospice used to be only for people in the last stages of terminal illnes...
by Nardobd
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Oh Gill, what a time you are having! It is dreadful that you were given the wrong information and I'm sorry to hear that your Dad's stent may give him problems in the future. I can give you a bit of reassurance, however, insofar as my husband's stent was described as possibly being "sludged up" (par...
by Nardobd
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Gill

Glad to hear that the second procedure went well and that your Dad's now showing signs of improvement. Please let us know how he's getting on from time to time.

Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11943

Update

Hi Lisa and I'm glad to hear that your Mom tolerated her first chemotherapy session well. I'll keep my fingers crossed for continued good news!

Nicki x
by Nardobd
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Husband recently diagnosed
Replies: 16
Views: 12224

Re: Husband recently diagnosed

Hi Rach and I'm sorry to hear about your Mum. Strangely, although I was pressing for surgery on my husband, he is actually very relieved it wasn't possible. There are also different views as to whether surgery is the "cure" which I thought it would be - I've read online recently that in pancreatic c...
by Nardobd
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Hi Gill and so sorry to hear the news. If your Dad's bile duct is blocked that in and of itself can make him feel very unwell. Ted, my hubby, had a stent put in under an ERCP procedure (the endoscopy one with the tube inserted via the mouth) and it was fine - just a little uncomfortable. Hopefully o...
by Nardobd
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Husband recently diagnosed
Replies: 16
Views: 12224

Re: Husband recently diagnosed

Hi Heather. I'm glad to see that the support systems are falling into place and that you're feeling a little more positive. I hope that the week of respite care will be of great benefit to both of you. Yes, pancreatic cancer can spread to the lungs but the doctors would need to do more tests to asce...
by Nardobd
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11943

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

Hi Lisa Yes, that is part of what I mean. It depends on how the hospital schedule chemotherapy - whether they see and treat on the same day or see one day and treat the next. The latter is a better option because you will minimise waiting times. Due to the expense of the treatment, the oncology phar...
by Nardobd
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39911

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Hi Gill and I'm really pleased to hear that there is some improvement. You're quite right in saying that we need to remind some clinicians about the person and try to make them see past the disease. Hopefully your Dad will be back on his feet soon and that will help to give him the strength to make ...
by Nardobd
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13344

Re: my dad

Pauline I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. As Chinup says, it would have meant the world to him that you were all around him and it's obviously (and quite rightly) a huge comfort to you too. Your wonderful Mum will need lots of support and I know that you'll all lean on each other but if...

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