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Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:23 pm

This morning apparently the wind was better but as the day has gone on it has got steadily worse! Burping constantly which has a smell to it!
Cate did your mum have terrible burping? It was nice to hear from you hope you are ok?
Leila not sure about omeprazole I haven't heard her mention that one! What is it for?
Thankyou everyone for your suggestions.
Sue x

Didge
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Didge » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:30 pm

Omeprazole and lansoprazole are used to inhibit acid production for treating acid reflux. A lot of PC sufferers have reflux.

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:44 pm

Thank you Didge I will mention both drugs to her. Sue x

wackywacky
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby wackywacky » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:35 pm

Hi sue beloved been on lansoprazol since this began due to his acid reflux, he burps all the time. consultant told us burping good, as helps food go down. before this all started hardly burping. this was one of our first symptoms x

sandraW
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby sandraW » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:50 pm

Hi Sue,

Trevor takes Ranitidine/Zantac twice a day and has done ever since his surgery, do the same job as the prazols do I think! hope Mum improves soon take care sandrax xx

brodders
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby brodders » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:58 am

Hi Sue,
I seem to remember my mum did burp a bit.
I am fine thank you , life is just different!
Love Cate X

Fifi

Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Fifi » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:22 am

Hi Sue,

Sorry i didn't reply earlier. Didge is right, thank you Didge. Is your mum taking these?

Leila xx

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:49 pm

Managed to have a few days away without any calls! Got back on Monday and had to call GP out to Mum. He gave her some codeine and is organising a blood test. Today Mum went to A and E with terrible pain and sickness! They x rayed her stomach but the stents were fine. The only thing they could see was fluid around the pancreas! They said maybe this was causing the pain and sent her home!
She isn't eating very much as she says nothing interests her! She said she just has to put up with it! Apparently her GP is writing to the oncologist maybe they will give her an appointment. She is on her chemo break to build her strength up and try to put on weight! That is never going to happen the way she is now!
I find all this very worrying! Sue x

Didge
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Didge » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:29 pm

Oh, Sue, always something to worry about isn't there? I do hope she can get relief soon. It's quite hard to cope with sickness AND pain. One or the other is hard enough on its own. Sounds like she is very stoical though and perhaps that will help her through this until it settles down. x

sandraW
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby sandraW » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:26 pm

Sue glad you managed to get a short break, even though you had to come back to more problems for your poor mum. Could you not ring the treatment room yourself and ask if you can have a referral back to the oncologist and get things moving quickly, mum should not be left with pain and sickness. Does she have a Macmillan nurse you could contact for advice, or a specialist nurse, she shouldn't have to wait, take care sandrax

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:02 am

Thank you Didge and Sandra I will contact her pallative care nurse. She is stoical and of the era that thinks she just has to put up with it!
I went to my GP yesterday and we were chatting about Mum and he said to me that they had many new cases of PC recently that he was studying it! That's quite scary but also good it's being spoken about !
So many sad stories and struggles on here at the moment! Everyone take care. Xxx

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:15 am

Spoke to Mum's pallative care nurse yesterday and she is going to see her this morning. She was lovely on the phone so let's see what happens today! Sue x

jay
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby jay » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:34 am

Hope the palliative care nurse can get things sorted today Sue.
love Jayne
x

Sueoliver
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Sueoliver » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:32 pm

Mum has been admitted to hospital this afternoon. Just on my way to see what is happening! Hope she's ok as it is my Birthday tomorrow and I really wanted her to be with me. Sue x

Didge
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Re: Mum's diagnosis

Postby Didge » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:19 pm

fingers crossed - hope you manage to enjoy your birthday! x