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by Didge
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Good to hear this Mo. Sleep well x
by Didge
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Mo your hotel comment took me back. Rob thought the hospice was a hotel what with all the room service and kept asking me what time we had to check out. I pointed out that I’d expect a better bed if it was a hotel! I do hope you get a bit of sleep tonight. I’m sure you’re both find the hospice reass...
by Didge
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: The nightmare so far....
Replies: 36
Views: 47452

Re: The nightmare so far....

That’s great news Andrea. Happy New Year! X
by Didge
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Don’t know where to start
Replies: 62
Views: 51797

Re: Don’t know where to start

Hi Christine. I think he’s right about the palliative care team. I wouldn’t expect anything over the Bank Holiday weekend. As far as your mum being discharged tomorrow if you have concerns about how she/you will manage you must voice them. It may be that if your mum is still very weak tomorrow they ...
by Didge
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Oh Mo. I feel for you. I think we instinctively know what we need to do to lurch from day to day and if that means a wallow and a M&S selection that’s fine. I’m glad you got to a ‘normal’ working day before you needed people. I hope he manages to keep the steroids down tomorrow and that they perk hi...
by Didge
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help over Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 5979

Re: Help over Christmas

Will be thinking of you x
by Didge
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Ah bless him. Sounds just like Rob! And I love the ‘angels with water’ story. It’s all looking very pretty in central London as most of the side streets also now do Christmas lights. I was up very late wrapping stuff and then got sucked in to watching the last half of Bridget Jones’s Diary which got...
by Didge
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Mo the traffic was awful today probably everywhere. Just as I thought I would be early for work the bus stopped for no apparent reason about 50 yards from my stop. Turned out it was cars queuing round the block for Selfridges car park and I ended up being late. Oh how I miss the days when we were tr...
by Didge
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Hi Mo. Glad things are not too bad. And that Peter has some company. And if you want to spend a bit of time when you’re not on call making a dog coat rather than go out that’s entirely up to you! I do hope tonight is reasonable and there are no more 2am demands. I’m having a rare relaxing evening to...
by Didge
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

These episodes of severe confusion seem to fairly common with PC. I know of a few people who have had brain scans when docs have suspected mets or similar but have come back clear. It’s strange. Anyway thinking of you today Mo. What did you have planned for Christmas? Is anyone visiting who could he...
by Didge
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 304017

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Oh yes the hallucinations could be due to a urine infection so worth checking. Hard to handle but I would only be worried about the aggression. Do take care! Rob only had mild hallucinations, that is until he saw a little girl in his hospice room on regular occasions. Let us know how things go. Lots...
by Didge
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Usual waiting times for procedures
Replies: 20
Views: 30382

Re: Usual waiting times for procedures

This is good news. Wait for the biopsy results and if they concern you (and if your consultant’s advice still concerns you after he/she has reviewed the situation) then ask for a second opinion and make sure it is from one of the specialist hospitals. It could even be from a more senior consultant (...
by Didge
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help over Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 5979

Re: Help over Christmas

I think it’s important to allow your step mum to do as little or as much as she wants. My partner often cooked and was still ferrying his children around until a couple of weeks before he died. Why not offer to help and when appropriate say something like “I’d like to cook for you tonight”. If you i...
by Didge
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed in May 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 19145

Re: Diagnosed in May 2017

It was.
by Didge
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Diagnosed in May 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 19145

Re: Diagnosed in May 2017

While I think creons are often underused not everyone needs them. It depends where the tumour is I think. My partner never took creons and never seemed to need them. I would advise talking to the nurses as they will be able to advise whether you should be questioning this or not x

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