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by Quickasyoucan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC
Replies: 315
Views: 177070

Re: Mum of 42 recently diagnosed inoperable PC

I am very saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. She was an inspiration to all of us on this forum. To be fighting a battle against this disease but still time to raise money for the cause, to help others and to take the time to share her story - these are the marks of a wonderful soul. I hope that the...
by Quickasyoucan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Hi Lazarus aka Dad is back on the up again sorting himself out a bigger bed, having his daily jacuzzi and getting his pictures hung in his room with the help of his able assistant my brother. Although Dad is relatively frail he is eating, enjoying wheelchair trips in the garden and the sunshine. My ...
by Quickasyoucan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you Sandra for your kind words. Dad is improving and has even had a visit from his youngest grandchild and texted a pic through. My brother is down for a week now to be with him which is lovely.
by Quickasyoucan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Hi all I am home to my house which smells of jake but has no jake. I had a lovely personal card from the vet telling me I did the right thing and also a letter from the veterinary association saying he had made a donation in memory of jake which was lovely. Unfortunately our pic roller coaster is do...
by Quickasyoucan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 240
Views: 123704

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Hi Elaine I'm sorry you have not had a similar experience to ours at the hospice. Dad did get huge relief from having the ascites drained and also being put on a short course of steroids. Obviously each place is different and our hospice has separate rooms so I was comfortable staying there with dad...
by Quickasyoucan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you Sandra I am dreading my empty house but it is another hurdle to get over. Hopefully there will be some light on the horizon some time as you do start to feel the world is an unrelenting place.
by Quickasyoucan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you. I cannot commend the hospice highly enough as with symptom management we have had 2 really good weeks. Dad is currently in no pain from the cancer and has enjoyed daily jacuzzis and constant attention there from the nurses!! He has his appetite back and the new nursing home we moved to to...
by Quickasyoucan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 240
Views: 123704

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Hi Elaine we were struggling at home until dad was admitted to the hospice for symptom management. He wasn't eating and even said I will be dead in 2 days. That was 2 weeks ago. He had his ascites drained and felt so much better. We have had a whole week where dad is eating literally everything. Ste...
by Quickasyoucan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Hi all dad had a very good week thanks to the steroids and the great work of the hospice. We even managed to drive him to mums grave yesterday. We have just moved him to a v nice nursing home as he obviously was too well currently for the hospice but he may be readmitted in a week or so for ascites ...
by Quickasyoucan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 240
Views: 123704

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Hi Elaine thank you for taking the time to post on our thread even tho you are dealing with your own bad news. We know how you feel as dad has never has good news it has been hit after hit. What we have learned is to take each day as it comes and enjoy your diamond days. Our hospice have been unbeli...
by Quickasyoucan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Just a quick update. Dad has done a Lazarus thanks to the ascites removal which has temporarily also removed all his lymphedema and a short course of steroids. He is now back to eating meals and up and walking with a frame. Danger is he will overdo it knowing him. He is also enjoying a daily jacuzzi...
by Quickasyoucan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Hi all Mo thanks for checking in. We have actually been in the hospice since Monday for symptom management as things came to a head on Sunday nigh. Dad was still insisting on taking himself to the toilet but too weak to get underwear on and off but didn't want me doing it. Hospice have been lovely. ...
by Quickasyoucan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you Marmalade, sage advice. We had the hospice visit today for a frank discussion about end of life. They gaily told Dad fast track nhs carers as we have are for people predicted to be in the last 12 weeks of life. Not like we didn't know dad's time is limited but ... graveyard humour came out...
by Quickasyoucan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 240
Views: 123704

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Elaine I totally understand the up and down. Best to sort out the stent asap if it is blocked tho and I understand they can put a second stent inside the stent to unblock it relatively easily. Much better than the jaundice. I think in the case of the cancer it is best to look at the lesser of 2 evil...
by Quickasyoucan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76084

Re: Grumpy's Story

Unfortunately yesterday's temperature spike went up to 38.4 and did not initially respond to paracetamol necessitating a call to the hospice then to 111 then a call back from a gp. Given dad's history of sepsis we had to start him on the rescue pack of antibiotics which dad hates as it "upsets my gu...

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