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by boa
Fri May 27, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 118464

Re: frustrated

Sheena
These are difficult experiences but you are a strong woman and will do fine. You have always done your best for everyone.
I hope you have been able to sleep.
Catherine
by boa
Thu May 26, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Good news for borderline resectable patients
Replies: 6
Views: 16475

Re: Good news for borderline resectable patients

Wife&Mum, thanks for posting this. It seems very hopeful. I'd be interested in a view from the nurses here on this information. I can't get the video to play so maybe the answer is there. As far as I can see this research involves looking at historical outcomes for patients rather than a clinical tr...
by boa
Thu May 26, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 118464

Re: frustrated

Sheena, so, so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you. Catherine
by boa
Tue May 24, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 46162

Re: Feeling totally lost

Marmalade, that is a very comforting post for us all. Thank you. Catherine
by boa
Mon May 23, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Stephen's Story
Replies: 127
Views: 138618

Re: Stephen's Story

Hello, thanks for sharing your story. Please let us know how you get on. It's very supportive here. Catherine
by boa
Sun May 22, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94898

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Marmalade, good to see your post but sorry about the pain for Louis. I'm glad you find this forum supportive as I have done. I hope today you will be good for you both. Catherine
by boa
Sat May 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum recently diagnosed
Replies: 14
Views: 14717

Re: Mum recently diagnosed

Hi again Tinlady, I can't offer advice but I can offer experience. The surgical team will only consider surgery so if your Mum's tumour is inoperable they will leave any further treatment to be considered by the oncology team. In my husband's case apart from the MDT meeting where his case was discus...
by boa
Sat May 21, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum recently diagnosed
Replies: 14
Views: 14717

Re: Mum recently diagnosed

Hello Tinlady Really sorry to hear about your Mum. If the tumour is not operable the usual treatment if one is given is chemotherapy. The side effects differ greatly from person to person. If your Mum is being discussed by the MDT they will usually have suggestions to make about what happens next. Y...
by boa
Fri May 20, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216575

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW Thanks for the update. I'm sorry your hubby won't go to hospital for pain control but I think that it's important that the person with the cancer makes up their own mind and carers support this. You are being a great support to your hubby. It's not easy and we can all sympathise here. Hope things...
by boa
Thu May 19, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 203574

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Very good news. Hope all goes well next week. Catherine
by boa
Wed May 18, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My Journey So Far
Replies: 215
Views: 129744

Re: My Journey So Far

Mark, I don't think I have posted on your thread before but since I joined the forum you have been an inspiration to me and many others. I am immensely saddened by your post but I find great joy reading about your quality of life over the past three years and the pleasure you have had from holidays....
by boa
Mon May 16, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216575

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW I tried to post earlier today from my phone but it didn't work!My experience was a little different from Linda's but just as peaceful I think. Our local hospice has nine beds. Four are in a bay and five are individual. The bay is either men or women and when it came time for my husband to go into...
by boa
Sun May 15, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Failed Whipples - What are my options?
Replies: 18
Views: 32466

Re: Failed Whipples - What are my options?

I am sorry to hear what has happened and the Whipple could not be done. I can't offer advice as every patient is different. As Sandra says you need to be very fit to undertake chemotherapy. My experience is that this is a tough cancer and the medical staff will always do their best to help but at ti...
by boa
Sat May 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94898

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Nice to read this and glad you both had a good day. Catherine
by boa
Fri May 13, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94898

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Thank you for sharing. You are describing the same process as my husband had with 'shutting down'. Things just got slower and slower. You are coping very well with what is happening and I send you both warm thoughts. Catherine

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