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Bowie
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Bowie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:10 pm

Sue, that's brilliant news. Your mum sounds amazing and it's great news for the rest of us and gives me hope when James is having a bad time, that there are still better times ahead.
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Slewis7313
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Slewis7313 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:56 am

Great news Sue, your Mum is obviously a fighter! Good luck with 'The Fox' and please give my best wishes to your Mum.

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sandraW
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby sandraW » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:29 am

Sue, Great news, glad she is feeling so much stronger, take care sandrax
ps I did post to you the other night but I can't see it must have pushed the wrong button.

SusannaUK
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby SusannaUK » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:31 pm

Hi Sue,
Great news! What a fighter your Mum is! I also wish good luck with the Folfirinox!
Susanna x

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:03 pm

Mum is still doing well but just wanted to ask about blood spots! She has some on her arms and legs. Has anyone else had these they look very red and are all sizes! Sue x

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:04 am

Mum is still coping with chemo and put on some weight but at her check up yesterday had lost 6lb. I know this has nothing to do with PC but my niece has secondary breast cancer and collapsed a week ago. She has now only a few days to a few weeks she is so poorly. I feel as if my family is being hit hard by cancer! We are all devastated she is 35 years old! Sorry to put this on here but needed to write it down. I went to see her last night in hospital and because of my mum it is so hard. Life changing!
Take care everyone and thanks for the support. Sue x

Slewis7313
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Slewis7313 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:01 am

Sorry to hear your news Sue. Cancer certainly knows how to kick you when you are already down. It's cruelty seems to have no bounds. We are all thinking of you.

Regards to your Mum.

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sandraW
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby sandraW » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Sue, how awful for you all, so sorry to hear about your niece. On the weight issue Trevor usually drops 4 to 6 pounds the first week of the 2 week cycle, but then usually most of it comes back over the second week, as the nurses said to him for 2 days his body is racing non stop so is bound to use more calories. Lets hope Mum is the same, as Steve say's we are thinking of you and your family, take care sandrax

Slewis7313
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Slewis7313 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Sue, Sandra's comments regarding weight loss and recovery over the 2 week cycle reflect mine as well. I struggle in the first week and stuff my face during the second! The net effect seems to be a steady weight.

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Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Thank you Steve and Sandra it just helps to write it all down. Life is so cruel sometimes! Thankyou to all you wonderful people on this forum. Sue x

SusannaUK
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby SusannaUK » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:20 am

Hi Sue,
I am sorry to hear about your niece, it is just so sad!
About weight loss, we have pretty much the same experience as Sandra and Steve. My husband in the first half after chemo struggles to eat anything, lose weight, second half is better, when he tries to gain it back. Unfortunately my husband is still losing a bit of weight every time, but it slowed down by now.
Thinking of you and your family, take care, Susanna x

Fifi

Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Fifi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:00 pm

Sorry to hear of your devastating news Sue.

Cancer is just evil, I really wish more could be done.

Leila xx

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:02 pm

Ran the 5k pretty muddy today for cancer research. Myself and my family raised £1075 for this great cause. Never thought I would be ever running a 5k but did it for my mum.
Thinking of everyone on here today. Sue x

wackywacky
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby wackywacky » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Fantastic, I cant even walk 5K lol x

brodders
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby brodders » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:46 pm

Well done Sue- my sister and I are planning to do something for pancreatic cancer research. There is so much we don't know. People pass away with such speed. Hope you mum ok . Cate xx