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by Ruthus
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks Sandra

I do feel better today. I think a whole day in hospital constantly being around it was just a bit too much yesterday. Like you say you are really faced with the reality of it. Thanks for your warm and kind words.

Ruth xx
by Ruthus
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Well I have had my Hickman line inserted today. The procedure was early at 8 a.m so we left at 6.45 to get to hospital in time. It all went well. I met up with some friends for lunch and then I had a consultation with the Consultant at 3.30. My bloods were fine and chemotherapy is due to start on Mo...
by Ruthus
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks Marie I have decided to have my hair chopped off so I can get used to it, so will be having this done tomorrow! I have actually been contacted by the moderators and exchanged emails with another member which has been really valuable and helpful. I will email the moderators to arrange exchange...
by Ruthus
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks Rob I am trying to live in the moment and not worry too much about what the future holds (very difficult) but there is a small chance it could become operable after chemo. It's just a glimmer but there is hope! Thank you for your offer of support, it's very much appreciated in this new scary ...
by Ruthus
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Carls story
Replies: 402
Views: 224929

Re: Carls story

I have read your story for the first time and it has clearly been an incredibly difficult journey. Thank you for sharing and I really hope there is some more hopeful news around the corner. I am about to embark on this journey myself when I start chemotherapy on the 14th of December. Ruthus x
by Ruthus
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks Marie It certainly has been a very tough month! A real roller coaster like you say. I will keep updating and reading on the forum. Thank you for your offer of support. I know everyone is different but I do have a few questions. Did you lose your hair quickly after starting chemotherapy? I've ...
by Ruthus
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4
Replies: 87
Views: 70264

Re: Newly diagnosed 45 yr old mum of 4

Hi Marie I have read your story and it sounds like you are a real fighter. I have joined the forum recently (you will see my thread Ruthus below). I was recently diagnosed with locally advanced inoperable PC over the past few weeks. It has been a terrible and shocking past month. I have two children...
by Ruthus
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

I have received my formal diagnosis today. We saw the Consultant Oncologist today who confirmed the tumour is locally advanced stage 3 adencarcinoma. He states it is small but due to position with the portal vein has been deemed inoperable. He said there is a small chance of it becoming operable. I ...
by Ruthus
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks Didge. I have been reading so many stories and is reassuring to read that there are more positive stories and hope! I will let you know how I get on x
by Ruthus
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thank you for the links. I will definitely buy some bitter melon capsules on Monday.
by Ruthus
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Thanks for your replies and responses. It is very welcome in this new scary place! I have already researched the Nanoknife and my CT scan has been sent to London for the Consultant to view and see whether I would be eligible. I have been told that on Tuesday the Consultant will discuss this with me....
by Ruthus
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 176006

Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

Hello all This is a forum I never expected or wanted to be posting on as I am sure you will all understand. I have been reading the forum for the past few weeks and have found it very inspirational and supportive whilst feeling isolated and scared. I am a fit and active 42 yr old woman. I am a regul...

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