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  • Forum Post: my pops is suprising drs with PC but my grandad is losing life by the hour....so confused and worried

    So back in august my dad was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was given until easter...he had a consultants meeting on 10th april and is as amazed at how well my dad is doing. Which is fantastic. But on the same day at the same time we found out my grandad has advanced lung cancer...and...
  • Forum Post: Erlotinib

    Hello everyone, i'm Gemma and i'm 22. I have squamous cell cancer (terminal) even though I have never ever smoked. I was going through chemotherapy but got took off it this June as I got told it would no longer help me. My oncologist decided to put me on the drug Erlotinib. I got told about...
  • Forum Post: LEFT LUNG REMOVED cancer Pneumonectomy

    HI IM writing this with my um 58yr old had Left Lung removed 2 MONTH AGO. pain is still the same as at the begging so alot of pain still. some deprssion and constipation which can really get her down when she cant go regular. would like to speak-hear from other people there experiences and answer any...
  • Forum Post: Bluefusia

    My husband was diagnosed on January 2012 with non small cell lung cancer. It was a terrible shock to all of us in the family. He went through his radiam and chemo and still managed to drive to the Beatson. I accompanied him always. This helped him enormously. To have someone there all the time really...
  • Forum Post: how do i help my dad wen he starts choking/gasping for breath?

    nearly 2 months ago a chest xray revealed 4 shadows on my dads lungs, he's 54. doctors confirmed our families worst fears & my dad decided he didnt want to know how long he had left. since the diagnoses, he has deteriorated very fast...i can deal (just about) with watching him fade away right...
  • Forum Post: my dad, im in pieces :(

    Dad has cancer for the third time in his life, this time we knew it was different, symptoms completly different, friday after weeks waiting for appts ct scans, biopsy etc he got the new that its terminal lung cancer so aggressive that it grew so aggressivly in such a short space of time,we had a flicker...
  • Forum Post: I don't want my Mum to die

    My Mum, the most beautiful woman in the whole world, was diagnosed with lung cancer in January this year. The consultants said they could treat it because it was found early and despite the fact that a secondary tumor was found around her lower vertebrae, I was told it was treatable. I tried to remain...
  • Forum Post: MacMillan Christmas Balloon at One O'Clock

    MacMillan - we need a balloon that could help fundraise & help us. Christmas is coming & so many of us have either lost someone close or is helping someone close to us fight this disease, so why is there not the MacMillan balloon which is released at one o'clock on Christmas day to the...
  • Forum Post: Hiya.

    Hello. I called Macmillan today in floods of tears (I can't stop lately) and the nice lady on the phone suggested I look into the online community thing as well. My dad has cancer, primarily of the bladder (now aggressive) and secondaries in the lungs. He was diagnosed about two years ago and...
  • Forum Post: Lung cancer which could of spread

    Hi, I am new here, no idea why I joined, just feel so helpless and lost, and like there's no help. Reading independant pages on the net make it sound like people never recover from lung cancer. My Mom got diagnosed with it and they "think" it spread to her liver and kidneys as it...
  • 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: What's the story, Morning Glory. The scales fall from my eyes....

    I slept! I actually slept. The road to this blissful unconsciousness last night was possibly the longest, bumpiest, volatile one I've ever taken for a good nights sleep. But it was sleep. It started of innocuous enough. (Doesn't it always) with arriving home after yesterdays duel with...
  • Blog Post: Oh so THIS is what stress feels like........

    Welcome to Ms Paranoid, and Mr crochettie. We've been expecting you....Pull up a seat, Miss Teary is already here. Apparently.... this is the world of stress. Today we see the arrival of Paranoia and crochettie. Teary arrived this morning in the form of brushing my teeth, and then driving...
  • Blog Post: OH how the Pendulum swings......

    Is it easier knowing that the end is coming or not? Is it easier because you can prepare? You have a chance to say your final goodbyes. Last touches, last hugs, last kisses? Or is it easier having the proverbial plaster ripped off in one swift painful movement. I don't know. Part of me wants...
  • Blog Post: When holding out isn't enough......

    You know that phrase when you 'holding out' for something. And you're praying and hoping that the news you don't want to hear, will never come? Well it has come. In the form of a tsunami ripping its way through my conciousness and searing itself permantly upon my life. My Dad has until...
  • Blog Post: 25th April 2011

    things have been happening quite fast here at home with David. He had a nasty fall on Wednesday morning due to a mini stroke. These little strokes are caused by the tumours in his brain and he is having them several times a day. his deterioration is quick (hour by hour) rather than day by day. i am watching...
  • Blog Post: I am so scared of the future (Sun 23 Jan 2010)

    I am so scared of the future. My husband David was diagnosed lat April/May that he has lung cancer (2 tumours) and in his lymph nodes. Prognosis was less than 6 months and 9 months later we are still here. Last night (Sat 22 Jan 2010) David had a mini stroke. He was judged by the ambulance crew to...
  • Blog Post: Well there it is……

    Posted elsewhere on originally on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 Updated for the 29th November 2010.... Further on from my Dad’s diagnosis. We are now at about OOoooooo nearly 6 months?? And my doesn’t the time fly from diagnosis to treatment……. Dad has had his Bowel operation...
  • Forum Post: Dad is getting worse (thinner).. I'm a little scared.

    Hello to whoever has taken the time to click and open this message first of all. Now, I have posted here before ( Click here to see my last post ). The short of the story is that my father was diagnosed with lung cancer around 4 years ago.. he was originally told that he had a few months to live, which...
  • Blog Post: Exactly what it says....What Now???

    Im 22 years old, My Dad has been diagnosed with Lung cancer approximately 3 weeks ago. There are no words to describe how I felt when My Mum told me...What bothers me most is, If he didnt go to the doctor with the "cough" he had, We would never have known. My Dad seems so fit and well, He left...
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