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by Quickasyoucan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 240
Views: 123616

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Dad has bottom problems too one buttock only and nothing seems to really assist tho it does wax and wane. Best wishes to you Elaine and of course Pete.
by Quickasyoucan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you Marmalade and I know you understand just how this weird life stage feels. Did manage a dog walk with my sister this morning but otherwise we are housebound. Just wish I'd brought more oz style clothes as dad really feels the cold so we are a balmy 23-24c inside at all times and winter clot...
by Quickasyoucan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

We are still here in a constant cycle of temperature taking as dad's temp seems to creep up in the evenings and we then take paracetamol and hope it comes down. Because of our several admissions for infection it is constantly in the back of my mind. Dad had a bad night Friday night but we did have a...
by Quickasyoucan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you for thinking of us. Dad has had some reasonable days tho he has no real energy. He potters around the house and is still as grumpy as ever! He has managed to catch up on a couple of emails and is still doggedly ordering milk and other things on line. We had a temp spike last night but para...
by Quickasyoucan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 286992

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Great news mo. Peter is a shining example of how each individual is different and should not be written off due to age xx
by Quickasyoucan
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 286992

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Justamo Glad to hear Peter is so well. Dad has had 2 good days and I am hoping for a third today. He couldn't resist coming outside rugged up to show me how to use the whipper snipper and then monitor me through the windows as I was doing it wrong apparently. I am also in gardening mode and have bou...
by Quickasyoucan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

Sandra your comments were spot on. Today he was up and dressed by 730 am and I have been told off more times than you can imagine. He also had a long Skype with my other sister and Kids in oz and is generally v animated today. He is busy doing admin stuff tho he has insisted in cancelling the paper ...
by Quickasyoucan
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mums story
Replies: 11
Views: 11143

Re: My mums story

Hi blossom Dad's story is v similar except he had no health problems until he went yellow last September. He did have a stent put in which helped ease his jaundice. We also were told no whipple but because of a possible liver met. He tried chemo but it made him v I'll and we have had 5 hospital admi...
by Quickasyoucan
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

We have been home 24 hrs. Had a bit of a worry re temp last night but dad did not have the shivers that accompanied the previous sepsis so he had paracetamol and temp came down. He has significant liver mets now and I believe that affects temp. It is daunting to be alone with him as although he is b...
by Quickasyoucan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

Thank you everyone for your kind responses. Dg we did have a frank discussion with the doctor and short of saying how long we know we aren't far off. As dad says he can go from hero to zero v quickly. However he is up and has showered himself and so hopefully we will go home today and I hope to at l...
by Quickasyoucan
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Grumpy's Story
Replies: 95
Views: 76033

Re: Grumpy's Story

I am sitting here in our local hospital as dad has had another bad infection. We thought it was the end but he has rallied enough to be discharged tomorrow. We have just had a long conversation with a lovely doctor about dnr and fast track care at home so although I will be with dad at home we will ...
by Quickasyoucan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis, First Oncologist Meeting tomorrow
Replies: 54
Views: 37042

Re: New Diagnosis, First Oncologist Meeting tomorrow

Fiona I am so sorry for your loss but glad you were able to be with him. All of us understand what a bcstard this disease can be. For what it's worth I am glad he was able to slip away peacefully. We all hope that for our loved ones. My mum who died of motor neurone disease at 70 went as they sat he...
by Quickasyoucan
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 286992

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Mo so pleased for your good news how fabulous. Re Boris I have a provision in my will leaving jake my beloved dog to my friend and a sum for his keep. Here in oz too the animal welfare league takes legacy cats whereby cats whose owners have passed on are provided for for the rest of their days. They...
by Quickasyoucan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thoughts from the PC frontline
Replies: 187
Views: 119250

Re: Thoughts from the PC frontline

Beautiful post Marmalade. I just wanted to add there can be seeds of happiness in a terminal diagnosis. My uncle, not related as mums sisters husband, was also diagnosed with pc back in 2001. Uncle Leighton was the most positive man I ever met. He persuaded surgeons who were doubtful to do a whipple...
by Quickasyoucan
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thank you and our story... but we are not that far yet!
Replies: 433
Views: 142950

Re: Thank you and our story... but we are not that far yet!

My thoughts are with you and your family DG.

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