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by Veebee
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 11412

Re: Travel Insurance

Hello Peter.. my brother in law had the same problem after having his lung removed due to cancer. I seem to remember he finally got his through the British Legion as he'd been in the armed forces. Could this apply to your brother? I can't ask him where he got it as he's currently abroad but when he ...
by Veebee
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Oh, Elaine....I hope Pete improves and you're okay. The feeling of dread with every setback is just awful. I'm not surprised he didn't want to go to A&E...He could have been sat there in discomfort for hours. When Allan was in hospital the other week after bleeding from the bladder he couldn't wait ...
by Veebee
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

We have the pressure cushion and I had a piece of sheepskin type fabric which I've rolled up and Allan has wedged it under one buttock to raise it slightly. He says it's taken the weight off. The DN has ordered a mattress and in the meantime he's using a very soft pillow to raise one side in bed. He...
by Veebee
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Elaine, in my haste I forgot to ask about Pete! Is he feeling better today? xxx
by Veebee
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Well, looks like I'm back in the fold, so to speak. The DN came yesterday on a regular visit. Allan has 2 tiny skin breaks at the base of his spine and she's put a dressing on. I've been regularly applying the medijel to the area but he's lost so much weight that he has no cushioning on his backside...
by Veebee
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help to find the right support needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 10624

Re: Help to find the right support needed.

Hello Lucy I'm sorry that your Mum's facing this cancer on top of other health problems. I'm a newbie on here myself so can only reiterate what Elaine has said. I'm amazed that a doctor suggested stopping the enzymes. They're essential and in our case, have been invaluable for the digestion problems...
by Veebee
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

That post was accepted. I've written 3 long posts but when I tap the submit button I get an error message. How odd.
by Veebee
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

I get an error message when I submit a post. Will try again on the quick reply but will keep it concise. Allan's mood has lifted, thank goodness. Things are much the same. Why don't I see the deterioration that others see in him? Why do I stockpile food and snacks that he fancies once but not again?...
by Veebee
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

I had a problem posting...
by Veebee
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Hi Marmalade I wrote out a long post and then realised I wasn't logged in and lost the lot. Have to nip out now...will rewrite it later. xxx
by Veebee
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: New Diagnosis, First Oncologist Meeting tomorrow
Replies: 54
Views: 37071

Re: New Diagnosis, First Oncologist Meeting tomorrow

Fiona. ..I've just read your thread. You must be feeling as if you've been hit with a sledgehammer. I'm so sorry for your loss and the terrible speed of this dreadful cancer. Best wishes to you and your son. xx
by Veebee
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Hello Proud Wife....Allan has only been on the dexamethosone for about 3 weeks. The Macmillan nurse wanted him on it sooner but he had been on prednisolone and was on a reducing dose. When he got down to 5mg prednisolone he was switched to the dexamethosone. You see, Allan was misdiagnosed with vasc...
by Veebee
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Hi we've had a good day, thanks. Allan's cut down on oromorph through the day as the nurse upped his MST and he's more alert. I laughed when I read that you didn't cut the grass properly...just after Allan retired I was vacuuming a rug and he said that I wasn't doing it right!! I asked when he last ...
by Veebee
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Thank you for your kind replies. I think that the low feeling they have is made worse by seeing their wives doing things that they normally do. For instance, Allan bought a great big tv the other week... says he might as well as most of his time is spent watching it. Our son in law came and set it u...
by Veebee
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 110
Views: 80886

Re: Hello

Hi Didge I think it's a bit too cold for him to sit in the garden just yet. Maybe when it's warmed up a bit in the Spring. Allan used to coarse fish, it's Elaine's husband who fished for mackerel. His fishing mates have offered to take him...he wouldn't have to do anything, just sit and watch but he...

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