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  • Forum Post: Final stages...........how do I know?

    How do you know when your loved one is reaching the final stages? What are the signs and how long is the final stage? I hate to see my dad as a shadow of what he is and he is so fed up and tired all the time. I want him here but I don't want him to suffer.
  • Forum Post: Can radiotherapy do more harm than good?

    My dad finished his last radiotherapy session at the end of feb, he only had a 2 week course - 6 sessions in total. He was great up until a week and a half after the last session then he went downhill rapidly. Within the space of a week he could barely walk, speak or eat. He was admitted to our local...
  • Forum Post: Child with a brain tumour?

    When your child's been diagnosed with a brain tumour we know how tough things can get and how isolating it can all feel. Our upcoming Meet Up for children with a brain tumour and their families will offer a unique opportunity to meet others affected to help you see that you're not alone. ...
  • Forum Post: Grade 4 brain tumour and steroids

    Does anyone know if increasing steroids extends life? My dad is not doing well at all, he isn't eating and needs a wheelchair now. He doesn't want his steroids increased (as suggested by the oncologist) and just doesn't want to take the steroids at all. What would happen if he stopped taking...
  • Forum Post: Have you been affected by brain / cns tumour and had treatment Hull or East Riding?

    I work for Macmillan and am looking at how cancer services for people affected by brain and CNS tumours are delivered for people who were treated in Hull. I really would love for people to get involved with me to help shape how services should look in the future. This could mean telling me your story...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosed

    Five days before my fifteenth birthday, I walked into the house that I share with my mum and my dog. To me, it was a normal day, but looking back, i should have guessed that something was wrong. My mum had called me just three hours before, and strangely, asked me why the kettle was not working. I responded...
  • Blog Post: Mum passed away

    Our fantastic mum passed away on Thursday 30th Sep it was a hard 6 month fight but mum and all of the family fought it bravely , We are all so proud of mum for how she dealt with everything that this cruel decease threw at her . We are sorry to people who had replied or commented on our post's...
  • Blog Post: Debs Daily Deliberations 109

    Well, not only did I go to bed early but Ollie slept in till 6.50am, thats good right.......nope all that sleep and I felt worse, always the way! Got Lara up, made her packed lunch, got Sean up and sent them on their way at 8.30am.....Lara's first day of Summer School, Sean was back by 9.15am and...
  • Blog Post: Debs Daily Deliberations 108

    This day late business is becoming a habit - tut tut and eyes rolled. Sunday...a day of rest, someone puleeeeeeeeeeze tell my puppy that!!!!!! 5am, yes folks 5am - well it was the hubbies fault, he was taking a friend through karate kata's as she is travelling to Canada to compete next week and...
  • Blog Post: Debs Daily Deliberations 107

    Evening All, Rudely awakened by Ollie at 6am, stumble out of bed, where's my slippers oh yes.......Ollie took one outside while the boys were dogsitting and left it out during the rain and thunderstorm....although much less smelly it was overly wet! So throw on the bathrobe, fumble for my glasses...