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by Justamo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I was prepared for the huge gap in my life, and for the tiredness and misery of arranging the funeral and so on. But nobody told me about the general incompetence of the major utility companies. I've been on the phone nearly all day talking about broadband, gas and electricity. I was tired of it aft...
by Justamo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Question re time in end stage
Replies: 19
Views: 18470

Re: Question re time in end stage

Really sorry Staystrong. It's awful for you.
Much love, Mo
by Justamo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I have coped with nearly everything, including funeral, solicitor, clearing cupboards etc, but was totally defeated last night by a half-empty tube of Nivea, and had to stop being efficient for an hour while I sat and howled. And today I went out to buy some bread and a few oranges and bought a car ...
by Justamo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I overheard somebody say, at her husband's funeral, "Well, that's it then. All over". I remember thinking that it was only just starting. I got through yesterday like a robot. My lovely friends at the pool cancelled their aquarobics class yesterday so that they could come to the funeral, and I was q...
by Justamo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

OK. Tomorrow is the funeral. The rain is coming down in bucketloads and it's cold and there are gales forecast. Which is all good, because it means I won't have to stand about and speak to people. And it will match my mood. I have done the Order of Service leaflets myself, because I've done loads fo...
by Justamo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Creon side effects or PC symptom?
Replies: 7
Views: 12631

Re: Creon side effects or PC symptom?

Hi Christine. Peter had problems with constipation too, but hated all the laxatives. However, he did like prunes, so he had them with morning porridge or cereal, and sometimes had prune juice which he quite enjoyed.
Try them if Mum likes them - nothing to lose !
Best wishes, Mo
by Justamo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Only on Planet PC - going from solemn funeral arrangements to hot-pants in two moves. I've finished doing the Order of Service leaflets and they look lovely, even though I say it myself, but if anybody finds a typing mistake and points it out to me I will never speak to them again. It covers the Fun...
by Justamo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Question re time in end stage
Replies: 19
Views: 18470

Re: Question re time in end stage

Yes, Veema, I know what you mean by that. On Peter's last day I sensed something very different and asked for "No Visitors". Same with my mother and father. I have no medical knowledge so don't know what triggered off my perception, but I'm grateful for it all the same. This is an awful situation fo...
by Justamo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: 11 months since my Whipple!
Replies: 4
Views: 11029

Re: 11 months since my Whipple!

Jo, thank YOU. We needed some good news, and I'm delighted for you. Veema's probably right when she says the sticky-out bit might be a hernia. I had heart surgery some time ago and they fitted a socking great big tube from my heart down to the tops of my legs and it felt like a washing machine hose....
by Justamo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Question re time in end stage
Replies: 19
Views: 18470

Re: Question re time in end stage

Hello Staystrong, nice to know you but sorry PC has to be the reason. Welcome to Planet PC. Just 12 days before my husband died he had an appointment with his oncologist. It was a lengthy walk to and from the clinic from the door of the hospital, but he managed it OK. Afterwards we went to the super...
by Justamo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I seriously considered "Another one bites the dust" because he loved Queen. I also thought about "Its all over now" by the Rolling Stones but he hated them. And, Veema, you should know that you can't wear thigh boots with something floaty. You should wear them with hot pants. Even I know that, and I...
by Justamo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Thank you DG, and Pat, and Veebee, Veema, Didge, and all of you who have been so kind. And of course you understand exactly what's happening. I'm doing music for the Crematorium at the moment. Two of Peter's favourites which I had to put onto his i-Pod: Vide Cor Meum from the Hannibal sound track. I...
by Justamo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

If you're sick of me skip this post because it's just one of those "and then I got up and had a shower and then I went shopping" efforts. I went to register Peter's death today, and hadn't realised that the nice lady that I speak to most days when she takes her little dog Brodie for a walk past my g...
by Justamo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

For Napoleon Bonaparte, or Alexander the Great, or possibly Genghis Khan, "4 o'clock in the morning courage" meant girding their loins, huffing on their weapons a bit, assembling their elephants or murderous hoardes (if applicable) and giving their assorted enemies a good vanquishing. Googlers or th...
by Justamo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 766
Views: 336961

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Didn't really mean to post today, but I picked up the death certificate and was surprised to see that it was in his lungs as well. Dr Feelgood just said liver mets, and to feed him up a bit so he could have more chemo. If I had known about his lungs I wouldn't have tried to force-feed him butter and...

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