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  • Forum Post: Dad's Bowel Cancer

    Hello everyone, I've always given to Macmillan whenever there has been a cake sale in work. And now I'll have a closer bond to Macmillan, as my father has recently found out he has cancer of the bowel. He's only just come out of hospital after a Laparoscopy to remove a blockage in his...
  • Blog Post: Keeping sane!

    Another steroid fuelled evening.... yes it is 2:30am... ridiculous! I will definitely be sleeping for 3 days once the steroids wear off! Apparently some people have no problems with steroids and feel no side effects, I am clearly not one of them.... and to be honest, I’ve yet to meet someone who...
  • Forum Post: FINISHED CHEMO AND PICC LINE REMOVED.... HOORAH! NOW THE WAITING GAME..?

    HELLO TO YOU ALL, MY NICK NAME IS DOLLY AND I AM SO IN NEED OF FRIENDS THAT COULD TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT? I HAVE NO CHILDREN AFTER 37 YEARS OF BEING WITH HUB I FINALLY THINK THAT WE ARE STRUGGLING THROUGH, OTHER FAMILY HEARTACHE - AND THE LOSS OF OUR 2 OLD BORDER COLLIE DOGS AND HERE WE HAVE THIS...
  • Forum Post: Re: Recently been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer

    Hi Mae, I'm 7 months in front of you and had in the beginning ascities with extreme swelling in both legs and strangely enough my right leg was worse too. Draining of the ascities made no difference to my legs but as soon as I was one week into my first chemo the swelling disappeared - so I hope...
  • Blog Post: Life is a rollercoaster ...

    You know ... I used to say “ if only I could have a pound for every compliment I receive for them red shoes.” However, over the last few weeks it would be for each time someone has said to me “Go sh ... doesn't time fly ... where did that year go ...? ” These comments have...
  • Forum Post: What screening are other people with HNPCC/Lynch syndrome getting offered?

    Hi, this is my first post! I was diangnosed with bowel cancer in Dec' 07 aged 27. I had surgery folllowed by 12 cycles/6months of chemo. Earlier this year both me and my dad were tested positive to having lynch syndrome. My GP has does not seem to have any knowledge of it! So far I have had;...
  • Blog Post: Simply red ...

    My mother died 14 years ago, aged 53, of ovarian cancer. She had been diagnosed five years before ... but to be truthful the cancer had probably been there since her early forties, when she was a similar age to me. For a year or two they had said she was peri-menopausal and by the time they realised...
  • Blog Post: You are one in a million ...

    Well, actually I am not one in a million ... I am one in 28 million. What I am not sure about is whether that makes me more or less special ....? Last weekend saw the end of the Tour de France. Yes, I know what you are saying. “ Tour de France?! What is she on? " That it is up there with my...
  • Blog Post: NSCLC a journey Part I

    So as not to bore you rigid, I will break up my journey with nsclc into what I hope is manageable chunks. But it could turn into War & Peace hahaha, We start with the journey up to the commencement of treatment. The story starts on 4 September 2009...... During that day a very strange thing...
  • Blog Post: Wondering why I have never written a blog before...?

    I am well and truly on my way on this cancer journey now & I cant believe that so far I havent written a blog.... I suppose until now I have managed to keep myself very busy & havent really had the time to. Now just about to start my 3rd Cycle on Chemo Im in the house a great deal more &...
  • Blog Post: Results update - and consultant teamwork

    We are back from the hospital with mixed news from the kidney consultant. Obviously he was not going to give us any information regarding the histology report re: The Cancer. It was funny though, he kept trying to explain about the added pressure on the urinary system as a result of "the mass/the...
  • Blog Post: Seconds Away, Round Four!

    Although I was first diagnosed with cancer in November 2004 - Fireworks Night actually, 2 days before my 48th birthday - I have only just discovered and signed up to this site, although I have subscribed to a couple of sites for women with gyneacological cancers for a few years. I have always fancied...
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