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by DRAD3
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: felt sick before I even started...
Replies: 18
Views: 15467

Re: felt sick before I even started...

Hi Linda - I agree with Steve, definitely opt for Gaviscon - it was a staple in our household (my husband for the reasons you give, me for the stress and worry playing havoc with my digestion) - swear by the stuff. Are you being given a stomach liner daily e.g. lanzoprazole or similar - that might h...
by DRAD3
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Slight set back...
Replies: 2
Views: 5363

Re: Slight set back...

Hi Linda - certainly difficult not to worry but I would take your oncologist at his word and I have certainly heard of chemo doing exactly what he has said. They obviously can't promise anything but his optimism is wonderful - take hold of it and use it to your advantage. Keeping everything crossed ...
by DRAD3
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: felt sick before I even started...
Replies: 18
Views: 15467

Re: felt sick before I even started...

It is a complicated process of bloods being OK, being signed off, request to pharmacy, then waiting for treatment to be made up, this being OK'd and getting to the ward with many people all waiting for different combinations of treatments being given at different timescales with differing regimes - ...
by DRAD3
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Husband newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 12234

Re: Husband newly diagnosed

So, so sorry Bibs. I am relieved to hear that Richard's last days were where he finally got the care he needed and deserved. May he rest in peace now. We are still here for you if you need us - sending you lots of love.
Deb
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by DRAD3
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: NHS or private care? Good experience or bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 3796

Re: NHS or private care? Good experience or bad?

Hi My husband, when diagnosed, was working for a company with a private healthcare scheme and we were asked whether we wanted the company to enquire about going down that route. At the time, my husband was very happy with the care he was receiving from the NHS. We were referred to our local speciali...
by DRAD3
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 767
Views: 298303

Re: So far so good!

Hi Steve
Keeping everything crossed for you. Keep us posted won't you?
Take care
Deb
by DRAD3
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My darling Mum...
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

Re: My darling Mum...

You will get there - it won't be easy, but you will. I loved the quote Paul shared about just keeping on walking when in hell - so true - what else can we do? I too do not look at photos of when my husband was very ill - it is too painful - all I see is that horrible disease - I prefer to look at ol...
by DRAD3
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any help or guidance appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 3843

Re: Any help or guidance appreciated

Hi Jackie I do hope the investigations that are ongoing uncover what is going on and get on top of your Mum's pain. I'm not qualified (some of our forum family are, thankfully) to hazard any guess so will not try but do suggest you ring the support team or email them direct if you want any further i...
by DRAD3
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newbie, advice and support please?
Replies: 109
Views: 48391

Re: Newbie, advice and support please?

So sorry, Sam. Such a sad time for you and your family - I hope you find some comfort in knowing that Anne passed peacefully and that you were able to spend so much precious time with her. She must have felt so very loved and cared for. Your little girl sounds like such a little angel - drying your ...
by DRAD3
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mom
Replies: 49
Views: 25764

Re: Finding it hard to cope

Oh Ellie - do not apologise for feeling as you do. It is TOTALLY understandable and you will find many of us, me included, who have felt exactly how you feel. The fear of wanting to know, the devastation of knowing, the wanting to be with loved ones every minute of every day but at the same time wan...
by DRAD3
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Chemo or no?
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

Re: Chemo or no?

Hi So sorry to hear that the chemo has caused harm again and that your options are limited. It is so unfair and my heart goes out to you. It is wonderful that you and your husband are able to talk about things openly. You will see on my other post how practical my husband was and we talked for many,...
by DRAD3
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My darling Mum...
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

Re: My darling Mum...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your loss. You are quite understandably devastated and beginning the difficult road that is bereavement. I lost my husband in April last year and it too feels like yesterday. How do you ever get over something like this? I don't think you d...
by DRAD3
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: What goes on in the mind of a terminal patient?
Replies: 0
Views: 10553

Re: The mind of someone who knows their time is coming...

Hello This is familiar to me and something I still wonder about too. My husband spent a lot of time sorting out lots of practical matters. He made list upon list of things that needed to be done and spent a lot of time showing me things that he usually took responsibility for, knowing that he would ...
by DRAD3
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: my story and struggling x
Replies: 6
Views: 16519

Re: my story and struggling x

Hi Zoe - I think the support net is just lacking with PC, full stop. Linda's posts have said how it was very different when she had breast cancer and when diagnosed with PC, she felt it was a case of "you're on your own" - interesting but also very disappointing. Thank goodness for PCUK and this sit...
by DRAD3
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help
Replies: 23
Views: 16570

Re: Diagnosed December 2nd & still waiting for help

Linda and Steve, you are inspirational, wonderful, amazing...I cannot find the words but I admire you SO MUCH. You will be lifting everyone's spirits with your posts, I can assure you. Keep up the fight - we are very much behind you.
lots of love
Deb
xx

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