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by boa
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 118469

Re: frustrated

Thinking of you and hope all goes well today.
Catherine
by boa
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216579

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW
It's very good of you to want to help others. Just take time to yourself. Some of us here know exactly how you feel but we can also tell you that as time passes the feelings of sadness lessen. Post on your thread and let us know how you get on.
Catherine
by boa
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 73055

Re: Struggling with it all

Hi Judith I'm sorry to hear this. Even when you sort of expect it, it is a blow. During his illness my husband was very emotional. He said that he had been like that all his life but I had never seen that side before. As the side effects of the chemo wear off I hope your husband will feel better and...
by boa
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Struggling with it all
Replies: 59
Views: 73055

Re: Struggling with it all

Judith I tried to post earlier but it seems to have disappeared. Just to offer you support and to say I understand how you feel. I think the thing I learned when my husband was very ill was to respect the decisions he made about his treatment even if I had other views. I hope we can support you here...
by boa
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Gemcitabine suggested...what to expect
Replies: 13
Views: 21867

Re: Gemcitabine suggested...what to expect

Louise My husband was on Gemcitabine for three months as an adjuvant chemotherapy after a Whipple for three months. He had very few side effects and was able to live reasonably normally during this period. As W&M says and it's said on a lot of threads here people react differently to chemotherapy. O...
by boa
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216579

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW As others say, many of us struggle with thoughts of the last few days. You did everything you could. My husband's ashes were scattered at sea. His friends with whom he owned a boat did it and stayed on land. I could see where the boat was. They said some poetry and scattered some ashes and then a...
by boa
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94900

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Good morning Marmalade Louis' journey very much echoes that of my husband who turned yellow towards the end. Like Louis he just became weaker every day though he was in hospital and the the hospice. Again the nursing staff were not familiar with PC but they knew how to relieve pain which is possibly...
by boa
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216579

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW many of us here understand how you feel. I'm not sure it's denial as such. I think that, maybe, it's that this 'thing' is so big and such a change that we can't really get our heads round it. It's a tough disease and you are right to be proud of your hubby for the way he approached things and be ...
by boa
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 203577

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Hi Ruth
Thanks for the update. I'm glad it is all going so well. Just pace yourself and do what you can. It's possible the biggest operation done!
Catherine
by boa
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94900

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Good morning Marmalade, I hope you and Louis had a peaceful night. Thinking of you both. Catherine
by boa
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 3
Views: 10547

Re: How much longer?

Hi Dandan, I'm sorry that you find yourself here and am sorry to hear about your Nan. It is very difficult to give time frames as people are very different as you can read on this site. Try to enjoy being with your nan just now.
Catherine
by boa
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: How much time?
Replies: 15
Views: 24122

Re: How much time?

Louise, I'm so sorry to hear that your mother in law has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. If you look at the stories on this forum you will see very different experiences with some people living a long time after diagnosis and others a shorter time. My husband was diagnosed in March 2015 and a...
by boa
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 5 years on....
Replies: 5
Views: 11331

Re: 5 years on....

JEG74 I am truly sorry to read this. It is especially sad as she was able to have the Whipple. I hope that she is comfortable. Catherine
by boa
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94900

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Marmalade, I can understand your frustration and Louis' too with all the assessments that seem to be required. From my own experience I realise now that it is distressing to everyone to try to make someone eat so I think you are doing just the right thing in not pressing Louis. It's a difficult time...
by boa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216579

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW So sorry to read this. Sincerest condolences.
Catherine

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