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by boa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW, you certainly brought some memories back about being on oncology wards at the weekend when few staff were available and arguments with professionals. I'm sure they are doing their best in difficult situations. That's why we found the hospice so good as my husband got the pain relief he needed wh...
by boa
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW glad your husband is a bit brighter today. I tried to post earlier but it seems to have disappeared. Your were asking about hospice. My husband was happy in the hospice as he felt that in hospitals there were lots of interventions with observations being done. Even in a bay with two others it did...
by boa
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Woman and Home article
Replies: 2
Views: 8171

Woman and Home article

Has anyone else seen the very moving article on Emily who died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 29 six years ago. It is written by her father and talks about how he and his wife have coped subsequently. Catherine
by boa
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW again I send you warm wishes. When my husband wasn't able to drink his mouth was kept moist and clean as Paige describes. Like your husband he looked well enough until about four days before he died. Like you I looked up end of life signs and couldn't really identify with them. I think it can be ...
by boa
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW, I truly understand your sadness. You are so right. All cancers are horrible but pancreatic cancer is particularly nasty and it seems to be very unpredictable. Unfortunately, what seems to happen is that as the disease progresses infections can occur for no apparent reason. My husband was twice h...
by boa
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94898

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Marmalade, thanks for keeping us up to date. It is so difficult when our head says one thing and our heart another. It's a very difficult journey. I'm so pleased that he enjoyed his walk and is looking forward to the hairdresser's visit. Catherine
by boa
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Hi PW you can't be in two places at once. Different people will have different views but I went home to sleep. Unfortunately you don't know how things will go so you just have to do your best. I'm so sorry for this and send you warm wishes. Catherine
by boa
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 203575

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

So pleased about your successful surgery. It's wonderful to hear the lymph nodes are clear. A wonderful outcome for you.
Catherine
by boa
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Hi PW, thinking of you and your hubby. I know exactly how you feel. It is not easy for anyone. Catherine
by boa
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 12
Views: 8680

Re: Farewell

Didge I'm a bit surprised by this. I'm not sure when your posts have been non compliant with forum rules. I hope you might stay but if you go I want to thank you for all the support you have given to me and others. Also to wish you well for the future. Losing both a husband and partner to cancer is ...
by boa
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94898

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Hello Marmalade, I was just driving back from shopping and thought about you and was going to post to ask how things were going but here you are! I'm glad Louis is getting some pleasure from the garden, his music and paper. The thing about pancreatic cancer seems to be its unpredictability. But you ...
by boa
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216576

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW, I inderstand all that you and your husband are having to cope with. You are a great support and carer for him and wish you both well. Catherine
by boa
Mon May 30, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My Journey So Far
Replies: 215
Views: 129749

Re: My Journey So Far

Thank you for letting us know. When I joined the forum just about a year ago and read Mark's inspiring story it gave hope to my husband and to me. Hope is very important in illness and that along with inspiration was what Mark added in his wonderful way to this forum. Another chapter closes here. I ...
by boa
Sun May 29, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 138620

Re: Stephen's Story

Good news that Stephen is feeling good and that you enjoyed your evening out. Catherine
by boa
Sat May 28, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 203575

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Great news. Wishing you a quick recovery.

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