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by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Constant diarrhorea and stomach pain- any advice please?
Replies: 6
Views: 9062

Re: Constant diarrhorea and stomach pain- any advice please?

Hi Sue, I have just found your thread and initial query. I am wondering about your symptoms, and it does sound like you have a good dose of Creon. Are you taking the Creon with your meals, as some patients have been told to take it before meals, and this will not work, as it needs to be when you com...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 90831

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Hi Paul, Have just caught up with the last few days or threads, may I say on behalf of all of us at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Congratulations to you and Andrea on your special day last week! That was an absolutely amazing achievement amongst everything else you are coping with at present. Six wedding dr...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Stomach Cramps
Replies: 3
Views: 6981

Re: Stomach Cramps

Hi Lisa, Sorry to hear that your mother is not so great at present. It sounds as if she has been through quite a lot. Often patient's do become more tired as the chemotherapy progresses, and if she has had diarrhoea for a while that in it self is quite draining. I am not sure if your mother is takin...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: new to this
Replies: 73
Views: 45470

Re: new to this

Hi Sue, I hope the chemotherapy session went well today for both Pete and yourself, and that you may have met some other people who will befriend you and help you through the process. We hear of many people who build up great friendships through meetings in Oncology, as Laura said it is often a very...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Help - Husband just being diagnosed with advanced cancer!
Replies: 52
Views: 27489

Re: Help - Husband just being diagnosed with advanced cancer!

Goodmorning Jools, I hope yesterday was helpful with information you may have received from Macmillan and your Oncology visit. I just thought I would include some information that may be helpful for yourself and others in a similar position re benefits. MacMillan do have funds available for patients...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Help - Husband just being diagnosed with advanced cancer!
Replies: 52
Views: 27489

Re: Help - Husband just being diagnosed with advanced cancer!

Jools, So sorry to hear of your husband's diagnosis and appreciate what a difficult and scary time you are enduring. I know you will receive lots of contact from the 'forum family' which everyone finds very supportive. Please do feel free to either call or email us if we can help in any way with inf...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Update on my Dad
Replies: 62
Views: 31928

Re: Update on my Dad

Hi Rachel, Sorry to hear of your father's current state and how difficult this will be for you all. I hope the trip to the hospice today goes well. I am sure this may be a comforting time as it may relieve some of the strain and responsibility for you, and also knowing that your father is receiving ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: new to this
Replies: 73
Views: 45470

Re: new to this

Goodmorning Susikus, Pleased to hear that you have been given some helpful information yesterday at the Oncology visit. I am sure other members will find the Performance Scoring helpful. I do wonder if your husbands score is just a bit low still as he is no doubt still recovering from his Stenting p...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newbie, advice and support please?
Replies: 109
Views: 49984

Re: Newbie, advice and support please?

Hi Sammy Lou, I am sorry to hear of your MIL's current condition and appreciate what a difficult time you are all having. It is nice that your 'forum family' have been supportive for you. If we can help with any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at the support line (support@...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 90831

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Hello Yorkypaul, Sorry to hear of your fiance's diagnosis and that this is such a difficult and frustrating time for you. It is great that some of the 'forum family' have shared their experiences with you and I am sure you will find this supportive. Please don't hesitate to call us or email the supp...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 27635

Re: My world just fell apart

Hallo Francis, Sorry to hear this is a difficult time for you all and as with your 'forum friends' our thoughts are with you. As other 'forum friends' have suggested please do not be hard on yourself. Everyone copes with such difficult emotional times in different ways and it is human nature to try ...
by PCUK Nurse Dianne
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: After Whipples
Replies: 1
Views: 6620

Re: After Whipples

I am pleased to hear your husband has been recovering well from his surgery thus far. It is not unusual for patients to often feel nauseous and occasionally vomit especially when increasing their amount of food and fluids. I am not sure where your husband is at with his 'eating regime' and I am pres...

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