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Re: bri's progress

Postby InfoForMum » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:59 pm

Bless your heart for posting. As I said above it does make so much difference to hear people do make it with a reasonable quality of life. It truely does lift Mum every time I pass on a story like yours so thank you!

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Re: bri's progress

Postby Striving4dad » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:33 am

I hope so.

I know of course the feeling of searching the internet and reading the forum to find something, anything that might help, as that is all you want to do help.

We were pushing my dad around in a wheel chair, in 2011 and now he can walk with a stick.

Looking back, we would never have believed he would be doing that now.....

I really hope this gives other people hope.

Keep strong x

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Re: bri's progress

Postby Cathy » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:34 am


Yes, thank you for posting.

My Jonathan had his first Gemcap yesterday and it is stories like yours and Laura's that really help.

Long may your Dad stay well.

Kind regards

Cathy xx

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Re: bri's progress

Postby DRAD3 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi Laura - wonderful news! As has already been said, you have always been such a pillar of strength to others and Brian's progress a source of great hope to everyone. I can't believe that it's been nearly 3 years since I first came onto the forum - seems like yesterday. We are all forever bound together by our shared experience of this disease and it warms my heart to hear positive stories - so important to everyone battling. Sending my love to you and Bri and to everyone. Although I don't post as I did, I think of everyone often and continually send lots of positive vibes.
With love

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Re: bri's progress

Postby louiepc » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:59 pm

Hi Laura

I am so pleased for both you and Bri, absolutely fantastic news. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and like you say, carry on and fool this awful disease.

Take care of yourself

Love Louie x

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Re: bri's progress

Postby laura » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:55 pm

hello everyone. its me again----- a blast from the past!!!Didnt realize how long since i posted, sorry xx
Bri is going on fine. no changes. we see oncologist every 6 mths and they are happy with how he's doing. Cannot believe that its 41/2 years since diagnosis!! and 4 yrs since i first posted.Our good wishes and love go to all of you on this journey, everyone is so differant, try to remain positive and focused we have found it helps. but pretty difficult at times.
I did our Short Mat Bowls Tournament again this year, and due to massive support from 15 other clubs, and one of our younger [21] bowlers having his head shaved during the games, we were able to raise a total ammount of £815.69. so i am happy with that
to any of you that still visit this forum that were around when i was constantly on it,hi and i hope your lives are settled.
wishing all of you strength to cope with this awful disease.
love to everyone
laura xxxxxxxxxx


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Re: bri's progress

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:18 pm

Nice to hear from you Laura!

Great news about Brian! Wow! amazing indeed!

Well done with the fundraising - what a great total!

Stay in touch.


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Re: bri's progress

Postby nikkis » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:40 pm

Absolutely fantastic Laura, so uplifting to hear,

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Re: bri's progress

Postby sandraW » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks so much for letting us that Brian is doing so well, it does give us such a boost, we too are doing ok at the moment, take care and thanks again sandrax

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Re: bri's progress

Postby Cathy » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:03 pm

Hi Laura

Great news about Bri. I do wonder how he is getting on.

Yes, please do keep posting. It gives others hope - it certainly did me and hope is a very positive emotion for both patient and carer.

Lots of love

Cathy xx

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Re: bri's progress

Postby Didge » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:53 pm

I am so glad to hear the news, Laura, even though I was not on here when you were more active I have looked through your posts and Bri's story is one which we love to hear about!

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Re: bri's progress

Postby rachelqt » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:37 am

Hi Laura,
Im so pleased that Bri is still doing so well! I very rarely come on here anymore but delighted I did today as I too often wonder how Bri is getting on!
Well done on the fund raising, I have done a bit myself, I completed my first 10k in Dublin and also held a coffee morning so between the both I raised £1300! Felt great giving something back for all the help and support dad and my family received with our Hospice. My next 10k is coming up soon and funding is going towards PCUK.
Good to hear from you, take care of yourself,
Love Rachel x

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Re: bri's progress

Postby Slewis7313 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:24 pm

Thanks for popping back in to let us know just how well Bri is doing. It certainly helps spur me (and my family on) through the highs and lows of this thing. I wish you both continued success in the struggle and hope I can follow suit.

Take care both!


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Re: bri's progress

Postby Charney22 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:06 pm

Hi laura it is great news that Brian is still doing well
I often wonder how he is. My daughter is walking the wall of china
For pc uk in memory of her dad, am very proud of her as she has raised
Over 4000 so far, my love and best wishes
To you and Brian

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Re: bri's progress

Postby laura » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:06 am

Hello everyone, well here I am again, like the proverbial penny. ? Am pleased to say that BRI continues to thrive, we see specialist every 6 months (next one is in may ).
Bri's weight is maintained, an increase at times, the diabetes is still with us but controlled on insulin ( unless he eats too much trifle, etc ) lol.
Steve, delighted to see you are still chasing BRI, well done and keep on keeping on.xx
My love and good wishes to one and all, am sending virtual strength and positivity to everyone. Sorry that this post is long overdue!!.
Have a good Easter all. Love Laura. Xxx