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by karen17
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Chemotherapy options
Replies: 95
Views: 62152

Re: Chemotherapy options

Hello there Carole and Sue, I have not had the time to get online over the past week but have been thinking about you both and the rest of the online 'family'. We are ready for round 4 this thursday. The side effects seemed to last longer this time with hubby complaining that most foods are tasteles...
by karen17
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Chemotherapy options
Replies: 95
Views: 62152

Re: Chemotherapy options

Hi Carole and Sue, Pleased to hear that Clive has had his 1st cycle of chemo. I agree you feel like it gives you the opportunity to fight back. Hope he's not feeling too bad and is managing to eat plus no more incidents with the Picc line! I have been thinking about you Sue over the past couple of d...
by karen17
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Low platelets
Replies: 13
Views: 9534

Re: Low platelets

Hi Wife, Please don't be so hard on yourself. Your emotions are all over the place and sometimes the tears are just inevitable. We understand your feelings on here so just vent them all. I find my friends to be a major support and hopefully you will be able to seek comfort from yours. Post questions...
by karen17
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Chemotherapy options
Replies: 95
Views: 62152

Re: Chemotherapy options

Hi Sue, Thank you for your reply. My husband also reacted to the Irinotecan feeling clammy and profuse sweating. They now give him hydrocortisone prior to this infusion which appeared to be of great benefit yesterday. They also give piriton s/c which he hates as really painful. Only took 6.5 hours y...
by karen17
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Chemotherapy options
Replies: 95
Views: 62152

Re: Chemotherapy options

Hi Sue B and Carole, I'm a newcomer on here but had to post this message as your situations sound so similar to mine. My husband a healthy fit ( or so we thought! ) 51 year old was diagnosed with inoperable pc at the end of November. He has commenced folfirinox which sound like the same chemo as you...
by karen17
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: my lovely dad
Replies: 75
Views: 38686

Re: my lovely dad

Thank you Laura for your wise words. I have read yours and Brians journey which makes me feel far more hopeful. We will certainly continue to fight this cruel disease together and to keep asking our oncologist for further options should the chemo become successful.
by karen17
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: my lovely dad
Replies: 75
Views: 38686

Re: my lovely dad

Hi everyone. This is my 1st post too although I have been on reading posts for some months. Guess by posting it makes it all seem too real. My husband was diagnosed at the end of November as having inoperable pc which has spread to the liver. Total shock as only 51 and fit as a fiddle. Has started f...

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