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by Cathy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 5514

Re: An introduction

Hi Laura Thank you for your reply. I've seen some of your other posts and your husband's progress is fantastic. A real inspiration for us. We are lucky so far as Jonathan is enjoying eating and managing food just fine. His main food issue has been cravings for certain food (liquorice allsorts on one...
by Cathy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Worried about poss line fitted
Replies: 33
Views: 25148

Re: Worried about poss line fitted

Hi Linda Is that a Picc line? My partner has one of these. It' has been inserted into a vein in his upper arm and follows the vein to a cavity near his heart. It sounds scary but wasn't painful to have fitted and the benefit is that firstly you won't have the palaver you are currently having trying ...
by Cathy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 5514

Re: An introduction

Hi Julia Thank you and, yes, I agree. It is hard to get your head around the idea of taking drugs that can make you feel so awful and hard to see someone you love going through it. I keep telling Jonathan I wish I could do it for him. Jonathan's side effects don't last the whole 2 weeks so hopefully...
by Cathy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dad just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 15/04/13
Replies: 15
Views: 10459

Re: Dad just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 15/04/13

Hi BBB2 I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's diagnosis. I know you must be feeling devastated and frightened for him. Two weeks sounds normal to me. I know you'd expect them to start right away when you have such a diagnosis but I don't think the disease changes much in 2 weeks. My partner was diagnosed ...
by Cathy
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 5514

An introduction

I have been following some of the threads on here for a little while and have just posted for the first time on another thread (Kate's) so thought I'd introduce myself and say hullo. My partner, Jonathan, was diagnosed with advanced PC just before Christmas 2012. Until then he had been having some l...
by Cathy
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello from KATB
Replies: 47
Views: 23365

Re: Hello from KATB

Hi Julia I've just read your other post I'm sorry Ray is now feeling so poorly. Jonathan has been lucky as he has had no nausea at all - not sure if that's down to anti sickness pills or if it just doesn't affect him in that way. So I can't really offer any advice from our experiences but it would b...
by Cathy
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello from KATB
Replies: 47
Views: 23365

Re: Hello from KATB

Hi Kate I forgot to mention something else you may find helpful... I kept a diary for the first few sessions of the side effects which really helped, firstly, as an aide memoir for when we next saw the oncologist, but also as a way of spotting patterns (eg fatigue normally happens X no days after ch...
by Cathy
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Hello from KATB
Replies: 47
Views: 23365

Re: Hello from KATB

Hi Kate, This is my first post on here but I've been reading posts for a little while. My partner was diagnosed with advanced PC just before Christmas 2012.. His only symptom pre diagnosis was some low level (but persistent) pain, controlled with paracetamol. He's a strapping 6ft 2 healthy 57 yr old...

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