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lynbo
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Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Postby lynbo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:44 am

Hi Louise

Sorry to hear about your sister.
Everything you said in your last post i totally agree.
When i lost my husband last year (39) we knew mothing about PC.
only that he was unwell from April, went to GP 4 times and A&E 3, and was told he had helio bactor pylori, then IBS?
When they diagnosed PC on June 30th, he went 7 through 7 weeks of pain and suffering, and passed away 23rd Aug 2010.
I am taking part in 'striving for survival' details on this site.
I printed off the pack and sponsor forms.
There is an A4 sheet telling you about the low survival rate of this cancer, and how its gets 1% funding!
So.... I have, with permission, put it up in all shops in my area! So people are aware, when they give to cancer, what the stats are.
And because of my brave husband ive got lots of sponsors already.
Also i raised £1500 last Nov on PC week
If you check the forum, the moderator kindly put the link on to the article covered by our local paper.
Sorry for any typing errors its 1.45am.
Im thinking of you, can understand your anger, frustration.
Keep in touch with people on here, they are an amazing bunch.
Much love to you
Lynbo
Xxxxxxx

Louise123
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thank you

Postby Louise123 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:03 pm

Thank you to everyone who has replied to my posts. I havent been able to log on to read them (for fear of being too upset to read them) until now, approximatley a month after my sisters death. We raised £1000 for pancreatic cancer at her funeral but unfortunatley the church take half of this (its common practice apparently). As a family, many of are going to continue to help to raise money for pancreatic cancer so that perhaps others will benefit in some way. I still can't believe that only 7 weeks since I took her to A & E with pains she died - the shock, disbelief and sadness will be with me for a long time to come.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time the post messages

Louise xx

Louise123
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Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Postby Louise123 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks Lymbo,

Im am so very sorry and understand a little of what you went through. It is truely an awful disease and doesn't give anyone a chance.

Thank you for your advice about fund raising, I'll look at it in more detail. First of all, I'm hoping to do the Jane Thomlinson run which is a well known run in Yorkshire. Jane lived not far from me in Yorkshire and sadly died of cancer a few yeards ago but managed to run marathons while terminally ill in order to raise millions for charitiy.

Thank you so much again for taking the time to reply to me and try to stay stong and keep up the good work fundraising - it will help others in the furture xxxx

lynbo
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Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Postby lynbo » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi Louise
Im going to do as much as i can to raise money and awareness.
I know like you, that early diagnosis is the key.
Take care xxx
Lynne

lawalsh
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Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Postby lawalsh » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:39 pm

Dear Louise,

I am so sorry to hear your story, and so sorry you have lost your sister. Sending you lots of love and strength, you must be so shocked and saddened, we are thinking of you. Stay on this site as so many have after losing their loved ones, it does offer comfort in the times you wonder what on earth it is all about.

I also read the lady 'Debbie' lost her 27 year old daughter, my goodness, you don't ever expect to out live your child, so sad, just like Juliana's dad having to post on here after the loss of his daughter.

I'm thinking of you all, God bless xxx

Ellie
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Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Postby Ellie » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:21 pm

Dear Louise

So very sorry to hear your sister has lost her fight, in such a short time after diagnosis.

Sending you my sincere condolences.

Ellie
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