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  • Forum Post: I need help fundraising for an individual

    Hi there, My dad was diagnosed with type 3 Invasive bladder cancer in March this year (2014). Unfortunately in the space of 3 months he has gone from bad to worse. He got a Kidney Infection and has been in and out of hospital. He is at home at the moment, however I really feel like he isn't getting...
  • Forum Post: Wondering what this is??

    Question in the last three months I notice red to purple blemishes on my legs, they look like a bruise but they don't go away. I have one by my ankle and two below my knee and one on the back of my leg where you bend your knee. I don't know what they can be I know the dermatologist didn't...
  • Forum Post: New to group..diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma

    I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma, Nodular Type on June 26-2014 I have had a spot by my eye for at least 20 years, really never got any bigger over the years. I'm scared to death it might of spread to the brain or somewhere else in the body. My Dermatopathology report say under microscopic...
  • Forum Post: RE: Never used chat room before but now look for contact

    Hi I had never used a chat room before but do find our group to be very supporting. It doesn't matter what we think and hope will happen we are the group with no cure and palliative treatment is what I was offered. Having said that we don't just give up we fight for any extra time we can have...
  • Forum Post: Potential Relapse?

    Hey guys I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions regarding a potential relapse. Earlier in the Feburary, I was diagnosed with stage 1 testicular cancer. My report is as follows. Tumour type : Mixed non Seminomatous germ cell. yolk sac (70%), Teratoma differentiated (>15%) classical...
  • Forum Post: RE: NHS top of the western world !,

    Hi All Just thought I would post my thoughts. It seems to be that this is turning into a xenophobic rant. Who has foreign doctors and what is the state of their training as compared to the lucky few who are treated by British doctors who were trained within the BHS etc etc ...... Well for what...
  • Forum Post: Chemo

    Hi Everyone again! So today had my pathology results from consultant - embryonal carcinoma :/ Apparantly it's an aggressive one? - My tumor markers / bloods came back normal before my op so I'm assuming that means it hasn't spread *fingers crossed* Consultant advised I will need...
  • Forum Post: The Fault in our Stars

    Anyone seen it? Or considering to watch it? My husband passed away of metastatic thyroid cancer of the lungs in March at 32. I'm 33.
  • Forum Post: Moving on to help more

    Hi there everyone, I'm not sure if this is the right place for me to be asking advice but i don't know where else to ask. I have been a carer for the last 3 years in a residential home, in october i was promoted to senior carer. Over the years since i was about 10 i have also helped care for...
  • Forum Post: Help - worried about thyroidectomy !

    Hello I had a lobectomy 5th March which confimed follicular thyroid cancer. It was a 3cm nodule stage 1 T2 minimally invasive. So very low risk. (I am 42, female and otherwise healthy). After the lobectomy I had a meeting with the Surgeon to confirm the diagnosis. He explained that we would meet...
  • Forum Post: RE: Newly diagnosed with Anal Cancer

    Good for you trying the positive route trust me that's the way to go and it's easier for me to say that now that I'm a four year survivor but to me it sounds like you we're caught early and believe me I heard that's the key the best of luck on your journey.
  • Forum Post: New TC diagnosis

    Hi Everyone! this feels a bit strange to be putting my eerr feelings on a forum but, hey! there has been a few firsts this week already! Story so far : Pain in left testical, went to GP, urgent referral to Radiology, then appointment with consultant and booked in for orchidectomy on Thursday ....
  • Forum Post: Looking for support

    Hey so I am new here and not sure really what t say however I have started a blog. I have recently had more responsablity on my shoulders when my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. I guess I am just trying to reach out to people who are going through the same type of thing and can understand.
  • Blog Post: Find Macmillan in your neighbourhood

    Macmillan’s new 'In your area' page brings together all our local services and opportunities in one place. Type in your postcode or location, and can see what’s going on near you, including: services for people affected by cancer volunteering opportunities fundraising...
  • Blog Post: Missing mum

    So mum passed away in November after battling away - it was all very sudden and she did not suffer. In a strange way I felt a sense of relief knowing she was not going to have to go through months and months of deteriorating, getting worse and us having to get options for her care sorted so that she...
  • Blog Post: MPs back Macmillan's call to end the carers crisis

    On Monday 16 December, MPs discussed how to improve the Care Bill at its second reading at the House of Commons. Thanks to our campaigners, we’ve made sure every MP in England* knows about Macmillan’s Do you Care? campaign . 34 MPs have met with people who look after loved ones with cancer...
  • Blog Post: Slow Release Pain Relief

    Now 0130hrs and am just waiting for PEG feed to force down a few more millilitres so I can tick another portion off my nutrition list. Switched to long lasting pain relief yesterday evening. Good news is that the tablet offers 12 hours pain relief, therefore in theory that could equal twelve hours unbroken...
  • Blog Post: First post and story so far

    About me: I am an ex nurse, now medical Sales Rep. I got divorced earlier this year and have 2 amazing kids. Boy of 10 and girl of 15. I've been through a tough 3 years and I'm finally getting everything in place to move on with my life. That was until a few weeks ago...... Last year I went to...
  • Blog Post: On to Morphine...

    Finally realised that I had to step up pain relief to morphine last night. My account of last night is pretty graphic so skip this blog if you need to... First spoonful at 5pm made me feel a little nauseous, a bit light headed and slightly number to the pain. I soon realised that the initial dosage of...
  • Blog Post: Pain Train Gathers Speed

    Started tube feeding yesterday (Monday) evening, and was really lazy by not eating anything by mouth. Made up for it by drinking a thick tasty beverage in the form of a chocolate complan shake (its about as good as it gets!). Stomach gurgled throughout the night. Despite being given the morphine yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Garden Pub Name

    I mentioned yesterday about my garden pub which is my little treat and belated chrimbo prezzy and have had quite a few names being suggested. Our house is named Stanhope (which is an old car, or two seater horse drawn carriage - google it for pictures) and I want that name in the title. Conventional...
  • Blog Post: Not Another Manic Monday

    And so, into Week number 4 of treatment and I seem to have forgotten the normal monday morning panic of getting back into work after a weekend off, of having to quickly prioritise tasks for the week ahead against all the Monday morning fastballs, and having to rejig my programme to suit. Today, to be...
  • Blog Post: Disbelief

    Evening All, For me I have to say that the hardest part of this whole shitty journey is the fact that nearly three months later I am still completely confounded by the whole thing. I am suspended in this foggy painful disbelief that makes moving on completely impossible. It sounds normal doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Day 9 - Let The Battle Commence...

    Another lovely day in Wiltshire but what an awful night's sleep. Mouth was drier than a dry thing and tasted of a weathered and worn flip flop. Needed to sip water constantly through the night and feel tired to say the least this morning. I am hoping it is the Pepsi I drank for supper that caused...
  • Blog Post: Day 8 - The Guilt Trip...

    So into week 2 of RT we go, and after a brilliant weekend am now feeling a bit guilty. Am guilty of having to take so much time off work and others having to cover my desk. I am guilty of not being that poorly compared to others around me in the hospital (some who look really ill), and the online head...
  • Blog Post: Day 7 - The Calm Before The Storm...

    Just a short post today as Sunday is the day of rest. Had a really good day yesterday and great to see mam and dad. Appetite back now not feeling sick so fired four ham sandwiches down for lunch and the spare ribs at the pub for dinner in the evening, only water to wash it down though, and the BBQ spices...