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by Justamo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: The nightmare so far....
Replies: 40
Views: 64548

Re: The nightmare so far....

. . and we're all rejoicing with you Andrea.

It's not just crumb of comfort, it's whole loaf !

Much love, Mo X
by Justamo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind
Replies: 7
Views: 13171

Re: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind

Hello jchops. What a nightmare for you. Being a primary caregiver for two elderly and poorly people is almost a full time job on its own, never mind going to work and running a home. And then to get PC on top of it all. My heart really goes out to you and Mum. I can only echo what Veema has said abo...
by Justamo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer Timeline - 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 11704

Re: Pancreatic Cancer Timeline - 2018

Hello Hyper. I'm so sorry for you, but that feeling is tinged with respect for your concise (and pragmatic) summing up of the ghastly situation in which you find yourself and which many of us share. We all have different timelines. Peter had a year and five months. What counts is quality, and it doe...
by Justamo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This seems to be all happening too fast
Replies: 7
Views: 8885

Re: This seems to be all happening too fast

If you've read quite a few stories you will gave seen that we call this disease a roller-coaster. It seems to go from the sublime to the ridiculous: an awful day can be followed by a much better one. Just try to make the most of the good days. Take all the help you can from MacMillan and use your ow...
by Justamo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I scattered Peter's ashes today on the ski slopes where he spent some of the best days of his life. It was a glorious day, bright and sunny, and you could - quite literally - see for miles. And now, when I 'lift up my eyes to the hills', I won't just see mountains - I'll see my Proud Highlander's fi...
by Justamo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Reality is spending two hours tidying up the garden and not having anybody to say what a difference I've made. Or turn the tap on for me because I'm muddy up to the elbows. Reality is having a boiled egg for my tea instead of cooking a Proper Meal. With vegetables. Reality is picking up the laundry ...
by Justamo
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 52
Views: 61359

Re: Concerned husband

Hello Saxon.
How has Mrs Saxon been feeling this week ?
Best wishes
Mo
by Justamo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Today's Positive Post for Phoebe's notebook is my having spotted an Officer of the Law pointing a speed gun at me while disguised as a garden hedge. Fortunately I was able to moderate my speed before I got into his range. The very last thing I need right now is a speeding fine. And that lucky escape...
by Justamo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

A couple of years ago I stopped at the side of the road and changed a wheel for a lady who had a flat tyre. Actually, her car had a flat tyre. She looked more or less OK except that she was a bit flustered about it all. So can anybody explain why, when I had a flat tyre in Tesco's car park today, I ...
by Justamo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Sandra and Veema, thankyou for understanding and identifying so closely. It has been an awful day. I woke up crying, I'm crying now, and I phoned two friends and cried down the phone at them. I was running low on petrol so had to go to a different petrol station from my usual one because I was still...
by Justamo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Heck, Sandra, I forgot about the garage roof. The roof struts are bending gently in the middle from the weight of the stuff stashed away. I can only report what I can see: the canary's cage (Sonic died while we were on holiday causing enormous distress to the child who was minding him), lots of card...
by Justamo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

It must be something that happens when you're on Planet PC. Your car attracts random drivers who give you a mighty thump up the back. It's happened to the 2 Vees, and it happened to Peter and me. Is it our algorithms ? I blame nearly everything awful on PC but I don't think the insurance companies w...
by Justamo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Yes, Veebee, it's a kind of Limbo time. I've almost cleared out his room, just a few clothes remaining. Every Christmas I used to buy him a flowery shirt, and I just couldn't make myself give them away or put them to a charity shop, so I've cut them up and will use the bits in some patchwork. In fac...
by Justamo
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 337081

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

It's not that I'm not speaking, it's just that I am trying to find a new normal. There must be a normal somewhere and I daresay it will take a couple of years to find it. Meantime I am dealing with things as they happen. My new car is nice. It's small and white and buzzes about with me in it quite h...
by Justamo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Don’t know where to start
Replies: 62
Views: 53521

Re: Don’t know where to start

Hi Christine. I can't say anything particularly helpful, but I do know that fatigue was the very first symptom that Peter ever showed of PC, and it stayed with him right up to the end. We didn't have any iron problems per se, but when Peter went in for a Whipples operation (which didn't happen) they...

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