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  • Forum Post: Helpless......

    My father was unexpectedly diagnosed with primary lung cancer just over 4 weeks ago after going to an endoscopy. I have been told it has spread to the bones, chest wall & adrenal. The whole process since has been a terrible experience for my father as well as the family. He has gotten very ill rapidly...
  • Forum Post: Advice please about my dad's care in hospital

    hi all I am new to this site so not sure if I am doing the right thing, but here goes! My dad has been in hospital since April 22, they established within a week that there was a shadow on his lung and they confirmed it was cancer through a ct scan (he previously had lung cancer 13 years ago). He...
  • Forum Post: Advice - Medical Oncologist appointment tomorrow

    Hi everyone I have been diagnosed with NSCLC Adenocarcinoma outside my left lung, lymph nodes close to and near my neck - so Stage 4, advanced locally or T4 (25mm x15mm) N3, M1 (slight very small shadow on my liver). So, inoperable I'm told and proposed chemo is either gefitinib (Iressa) if the...
  • Forum Post: how to stop feeling sad all the time?

    My grandad (My dad's side) was ill from august 14th 2012 we went to the doctors and nothing was confirmed till may 2013. He has stage 4 bowl cancer which as many know is when the cancer cells go into different organs. I have known this for months now that he has cancer and that he was going to die...
  • Blog Post: Dis-belief

    When my dad came home and had to tell me he had lung cancer, I thought my whole world had come to a stand still. My best friend was sick... He was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, they couldnt operate, and they couldnt rid him off it.. But they offered chemotherapy to stop it from spreading...
  • Forum Post: Lung Nodules - what are they?

    Morning all My mum was diagnosed with kidney cancer december 2011, she had an operation in January 2012 to removal part of the kidney, all went well and it was confirmed to be cancer :-( , they also found nodules on her lungs but weren't too concerned as they wasn't 100% sure what they were...
  • Blog Post: The slippery slope...

    Well. It’s started. The slope downwards. Dad is now in hospital after his legs gave out on Saturday. Swiftly followed by the rest of his body from the neck down. Mum couldn't wake him up on Saturday, and called me in a panic. So I suggested whacking him round the head with a pillow. (Can't...
  • Blog Post: Back from MIA

    HELLO ALL FROM SCOTLAND!!! Small update and a slight rant.... Well I haven't posted for a while. But it’s not because anything tragic has happened! So I will give you a quick update! I have relocated finally to the Borders in Scotland. It’s beautiful up here and I am ridiculously...
  • Blog Post: Where do we get them from....

    Right, time for THE update. Hospital report on Dad. Palliative Care has been set. They feel he will deteriorate within 6 weeks. We've been told there are a lot of tumours in the brain and that the change will be swift. SO IN LIGHT OF THAT, I thought I would share with you the Cat Lady story for...
  • Blog Post: Hey up folks.... It appears normal service has resumed.

    Sleep, Sleep, merciful sleep, is keeping me company these nights it appears! Hurrah! *huggles sleep closer to her so it NEVER LEAVES again* You know I believe I may have turned a corner! I think the recent storm has passed leaving me feeling much more in control of my own emotions/brain/body/movements...
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