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by boa
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum just started chemo - bad reaction
Replies: 15
Views: 21197

Re: Mum just started chemo - bad reaction

Lupoo Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing but pleased that she was content in the hospice and enjoyed banter. Hospices are marvellous. Good too that you enjoyed time together. All cancers are horrible but PC is particularly nasty. Like you I hope the future brings a better understanding of the di...
by boa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 109112

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Hi Linda Yes the family breakfast was great fun. I am downsizing my possessions just now so I took along four teddy bears for them. The girls were delighted. How are you getting on today? Are you thinking of visiting your friend? My husband was much the same with visitors and we generally didn't say...
by boa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 49438

Re: Feeling totally lost

HI CurlyLittleMiss I am sorry that you are another daughter with a Mum with a PC diagnosis but I think you will find support here. I have read a lot about how relatives feel when their loved one decides that they do not wish treatment. You are approaching this very well and I am sure that you are do...
by boa
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 109112

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Hi Linda The friend who stood me up is a chap! I am a member of a Rotary Club and know him through that. But there was a bonus in that to make up he invited me yesterday to a family breakfast at his home with his wife and. 11 year old daughters. You asked how soon I went out in company again. In the...
by boa
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: "Our Beautiful Tracy" - She won her Battle
Replies: 37
Views: 42674

Re: "Our Beautiful Tracy" - She won her Battle

I am sorry to read this. To have so much chemotherapy and to remain so cheerful is wonderful. She is an inspiration for those with this awful disease which as you say can progress so quickly at times. My warmest thoughts to all her family and friends.
by boa
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 109112

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Linda I remember going back to the hospice to thank them. Very difficult but I did it. It's not for everyone but my way of coping has been to have a plan for the following day. Often it's simple such as planning a shop or going somewhere for a coffee or meeting a friend or just getting my household ...
by boa
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Finding it so hard to recall better times
Replies: 93
Views: 109112

Re: Finding it so hard to recall better times

Linda, just wanted to add support to you. There are some very wise people here who have posted already. I think you feel as many of us do at this stage and think of recent difficult times as well as thinking about how much our loved ones would have enjoyed the Spring, the flowers and so on. I think ...
by boa
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: I havd lost my father in law John
Replies: 6
Views: 12260

Re: I havd lost my father in law John

I'm sorry to hear your news and I'm pleased the end was peaceful.
Catherine
by boa
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 234694

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Hello PW. I read back over your story and remember now that you had BUPA care. I know from experience that as a wife it is difficult to cope. I'm surprised that the oncologist's secretary actually commented on results as from our experience anyone other than the oncologist would decline to say anyth...
by boa
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 129297

Re: frustrated

So pleased Steve enjoyed a bit of food and has settled. Also I know it's such a weight taken from you and you can enjoy being together in the care of others. Are pink coffins available? Sounds as if Steve is content.
by boa
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 234694

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Hi PW I'm sorry to hear of the issue of conflicting news. Your husband has done well so far as have you. Like others posting here I am strong but there were some very scary moments. I have no complaints about the NHS but interpretation of scans is complex and we felt confused a couple of times. Hope...
by boa
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 129297

Re: frustrated

Good news Sheena. You are right. You will be able to be a wife not a carer. And hospice staff do a magnificent job. Peaceful thoughts to you both.
by boa
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 129297

Re: frustrated

Thinking of you and can empathise exactly with what is happening now. My husband became very jaundiced at the end because his liver was not functioning. Keeping you both in my thoughts and hope that Steve is admitted to the hospice and sleeps away peacefully. Warm thoughts surround you.
by boa
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 129297

Re: frustrated

Just to say I'm thinking of you both. It's a hard road to travel and I can understand that with pain things can be tough. Take care of yourself too.
by boa
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Feeling totally lost
Replies: 105
Views: 49438

Re: Feeling totally lost

This sort of news is very disappointing. From my husband's experience I think that chemo complications can be worse at times than the disease itself. Take time to enjoy being with your Mum and I'm sure the nurses and doctors will get her pain free and comfortable.
Catherine

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