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  • Forum Post: My lovely 81 year old Mum given 3-6 months. Devastated

    Having lost my gorgeous Dad to bowel cancer 12 weeks ago, we got the horrible news a couple of weeks ago that my lovely Mum (who is 81) has advanced stage cancer of the gullet. She just got out of hospital yesterday having had a stent fitted, but the doctor took me aside to say that she's too...
  • Forum Post: OC no surgery possible. Any sickenss/pain relief advise

    Hubby's tumour has grown back (4cm) and they can offer no more treatment.except for a stent in the future when the 'shape' is right. They've tried once but it wouldn't hold so abandoned it. If you've time, please read my profile where it's all explained). Now that rotten...
  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Dear Steve: Thanks for your words. In fact, so far, he only gets the pain after an 'episode' bringing up the frothy stuff and, thank goodness, the pain doesn't last for too long. I know that as things get worse, he will need serious pain relief - but right now, time the med kicked in, the...
  • Forum Post: It's back with a vengenace

    I haven't posted for ages. I won't bore you with details here (but have updated profile). Hubby's OC is back (4cm but no apparent spread 'scope showed) and begins chemo (3rd time lucky...) on Monday (31st), docetaxol this time; oncologist has said it's palliative but hubby says "it...
  • Forum Post: TORN

    Thankyou all so much for advice and support Russell is going down hill fast my daughter has been fantastic this dreadful situation has made her grow up............She was 19 last wednesday.I've always been able to talk to her and we've discussed the option of Russell coming home i still take...
  • Forum Post: Feel so alone having a dreadful moment

    As i sit here writing this i'm in tears,feel sooo lonely.My husband was diagnosed with OC in march this year.He had 3 lots of chemo was scanned after the third, the results seemed positive he was responding to treatment.Since then (end of july) he has dramatically gone down hill and been in constant...
  • Forum Post: Re: Carers & Caring...

    Hi All, I'm new to the site, and I’ve spent a few evenings reading posts on this forum. My dad was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer on 23rd April after a gastric endoscopy, which showed a tumour is obstructing his oesophagus . The biopsy confirmed it was cancerous. He has since had a stretch...
  • Forum Post: Encouraging news when OC surgery impossible

    I haven't posted for a while but thought I would share some news that I hope will give encouragement to those who, like my husband, cannot have the surgery (see my earlier blogs/posts). It's a year this month since diagnosis. Radical radiochemo finished end this Feb & a subsequent CT was...
  • Forum Post: Re: Cyberknife Treatment

    Hi Marianne: My husband had 6 x ECX in theory pre-op but the week before surgery (Dec 2009) they discovered he had a previously unknown heart condition and we were told surgery no longer an option. However, he was referred back to the oncologist who, in January, said he still hoped for a cure and started...
  • Forum Post: Re: radical radiochemo aftermath :(

    Thanks for your thoughts Crystal, Steve & Charlotte. Thanks for the Christie link; true it didn't tell me anything we didn't know but it was kinda comforting to read that all Philip's side effects are known and usual. In the cool of the evening (a song coming on?) I know that, compared...
  • Forum Post: Re: Surgery cancelled

    Thank you for your thoughts. Philip is still in the hospital cardio ward looking so well. But we've been told that the angiogram showed that, if he didn't have cancer, he would have had bi-pass and stents but they will not consider in the circumstances. Instead they are going to give meds (beta...
  • Forum Post: Re: Surgery cancelled

    Thank you so much for your kind words. They certainly came from the heart. It's all be such a shock, especially cos for the last 2 weeks, Philip has been feeling terrific: he can eat anything, no fatigue, feels better than he has done for a couple of years. No symptoms whatsovever. And he doesn't...