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by boa
Fri May 13, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 203573

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

So pleased to hear this hopeful news. The 'know your tumour' sounds a good idea as Didge says. Good luck with everything.
by boa
Tue May 10, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Journey without chemo
Replies: 261
Views: 94890

Re: Our Journey without chemo

Just wanted to thank you for this post. Echoing others, I also think palliative care teams are wonderful. I agree that hospital visits are so stressful. Everyone is doing their best but it takes time and energy. Good wishes to you both.
by boa
Sun May 08, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216571

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW, I'm sorry that you are experiencing this with your hubby. I can't comment medically and I don't really know the difference between progressive disease and advanced cancer. However, my experience with my husband was that things progressed very quickly over a period of a month. I don't think you a...
by boa
Sun May 08, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43610

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

CLM
I'm so sorry to read this. I'm glad you were all able to be with her. Catherine
by boa
Sat May 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43610

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

CLM, so pleased to hear this. I'm sure your Mum is very comfortable. Hospices care for everyone involved so you will all feel peaceful. Catherine
by boa
Fri May 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216571

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

PW, so sorry to hear this. Like Sandra, I, too, can empathise and it is not easy in this situation and I understand how you feel. I hope that the pain medication can be resolved. Thinking of you. Catherine
by boa
Fri May 06, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216571

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Just wondering how things are, PW? Thinking of you both.
by boa
Thu May 05, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43610

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Sorry to here this and I can only imagine how difficult it was to tell your granddad what was happening. Both you and your dad are coping so well. Sending you warm thoughts. Catherine
by boa
Thu May 05, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 46162

Re: Feeling totally lost

What a beautiful picture of your mum and the family. I'm so sorry that you have had to say the final goodbye but it's wonderful to have so much love together. Catherine
by boa
Tue May 03, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 102204

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Hi Linda, I've no experience of counselling either having it or giving it but I have heard good reports from people. You've hit the nail on the head when you talk about coping strategies because I think that's what we need in these circumstances. I agree that focussing often only works for a short t...
by boa
Tue May 03, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216571

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Hi PW, sorry to hear of this but he is probably in the best place to be monitored. It seems to me from my husband's experience and what people write in this forum that PC has a whole lot of varying symptoms which don't always seem to make sense. I hope today goes more slowly. Catherine
by boa
Mon May 02, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 102204

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Linda, I'm sorry you are not too good just now. I try to find things to focus on to take my mind off thinking back. As you say it might be worth contacting the hospice. I can understand what you mean about not writing Stewart's story as you feel it is negative. Just wait and see if the time is right...
by boa
Mon May 02, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 46162

Re: Feeling totally lost

Shelda! Thanks for posting. Though this is a very difficult time, it's also very peaceful from what you say. Try to reassure your Dad if possible because the way in which you describe things suggests your Mum is content where she is. Catherine
by boa
Sun May 01, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 216571

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

HI PW Sorry to hear that your husband is still feeling unwell. I can only give experience not advice. However, my husband did have this swelling and it was ascites but it was not immediately detected. Since your husband has had an ultrasound and nothing detected then it seems to be something else. N...
by boa
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 46162

Re: Feeling totally lost

Shelda, so pleased your Mum is in a lovely hospice. She will be very comfortable there. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Keeping you in my thoughts. I hope you find your Mum peaceful today.
Catherine

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