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by Nardobd
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13348

Re: my dad

Oh Pauline, I'm so very sorry to hear your news and my thoughts are with you and your family. Do keep us in the loop and don't forget that you always have a friendly ear here.

Love

Nicki xx
by Nardobd
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Husband recently diagnosed
Replies: 16
Views: 12229

Re: Husband recently diagnosed

Heather, I'm so sorry to hear about John and your difficulties in getting appropriate care and advice. From the moment you recieve the diagnosis it's like being on a roller-coster isn't it? Everything just seems out of control and I can well understand your need to speak to people who have been or a...
by Nardobd
Sat May 30, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13348

Re: my dad

Hi Pauline and I'm sorry to hear your Dad is in so much pain. Let's hope they get it under control and that he can come home in the next few days. I can't bear thinking about the future without my hubby either and, although it's difficult, I try to just take one day at a time. Do let us know how you...
by Nardobd
Fri May 29, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: CHEMOTHERAPY
Replies: 74
Views: 39932

Re: CHEMOTHERAPY

Dear Gill We haven't 'spoken' before but I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about your Dad. From your previous messages he seems like a very strong chap so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he overcomes this battle too. My thoughts go out to you and your family at this very traumatic tim...
by Nardobd
Thu May 28, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13348

Re: my dad

Hi Pauline Don't worry about rambling - I can talk (or type) for England! It does help to get it all out, even if it's repetitive and we've all been there. "Being there" for someone doesn't necessarily involve physical presence - our oldest daughter has two (part time) jobs and we the youngest lives...
by Nardobd
Wed May 27, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13348

Re: my dad

Hi Pauline As I'm in the same position as your Mum, I can confidently say that you're doing exactly the right thing by just being there for her and your Dad. There's no need to say anything profound. Don't underestimate the strength that you will give them both - your support is the one thing you ca...
by Nardobd
Tue May 26, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11950

I Feel So Useless

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear this latest update and flabberghasted to know that in this day and age the clinical staff can be so careless. Ted, my husband, has a phobia of hospitals (yeh, not exactly ideal!) and I also went through the issue of being told I could only visit during certain hours. Gi...
by Nardobd
Tue May 26, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 13348

Re: my dad

Hi Pauline and I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Is he at least on adequate pain relief? If he needs further painkillers or more nursing care then you might need to engage some pester-power tactics with the NHS. If your Dad wants a second opinion then he's entitled to that too. Other than the NHS...
by Nardobd
Mon May 25, 2009 2:08 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 Lisa I'm sorry your Mom was in so much pain during the biopsy. Still, it's over now and, as you say the after-effects are relatively short-lived. On my husband's last scan report, there was mention of an "infarct" (dead tissue) in his spleen and "free fluid" in his pelvis which, from your message...
by Nardobd
Tue May 19, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 8
Views: 6631

Re: Some Good News

Hi Chinup and thanks for the response. Yes, we thought it was fantastic news and are very pleased indeed. Bluntly, the choice we had was quantity vs quality and, whilst everyone will have their own views on that, we are convinced that we made the right choice for us. Ted is reluctant to socialise mo...
by Nardobd
Mon May 18, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 8
Views: 6631

Re: Some (more) Good News

We went to day to hear the results of Ted's CT Scan. It showed that the tumour has decreased in size by about 0.5 cm and the abnormal tissue around it has been reduced by a further 0.3 cm. His tumour markers are down to 33 too! Ted was offered two options: to continue with chemo or to start on radio...
by Nardobd
Sat May 16, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Smile Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 5481

The Smile Thread

This weekend I...... ...spoon-fed my Yorkshire Terrier, Heidi! I hope that raised a smile from you but it's not really as daft as it seems - Dogs can't process caffine, which is poisonous to them but Heidi loves the froth from my cappucino so she gets one teaspoonful a day. What have you done recent...
by Nardobd
Wed May 13, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis - it all takes so long?
Replies: 5
Views: 5429

Re: New Diagnosis - it all takes so long?

Hi Lisa and I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. First of all, I'm no expert and most of what follows is from personal experience (my husband was diagnosed in January) and what I've found out since then but I'll try to answer your questions. You might also want to look at the other sections of this ...
by Nardobd
Sun May 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: I'm grateful that....
Replies: 10
Views: 13900

Re: I'm grateful that....

Thank you, both of you for sharing your wonderful memories about your parents. It is those who we love that shape our characters and we, therefore, carry a piece of them wherever we are or whatever we do.
by Nardobd
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 8
Views: 6631

Some Good News

Hubby went for chemo yesterday and his CA19-9 (tumour markers) were 49.8, within normal limits (0 - 60) for the first time since his diagnosis. I know it's only an indication but it's a good one! He's also much happier now we've achieved a compromise with the hospital and he doesn't have to wait for...

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