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  • Forum Post: real bad back (sciatica) back pains

    what with removal of brain tumor (secondary) and primary now confirmed as stage 4 palleative lung cancer, it is really rough with exercise, hence stuck in my electric chair most of the time. I do try to get out but am often winded. what has crept in is what has been advised by my doctor as sciatica back...
  • Forum Post: can the answer be forthcoming today??

    Having been diagnosed with a secondary brain tumor some 9 weeks ago, followed by major brain surgery and then radiography with its side effects, then CT, MRI and PET scans and then tests such as colonoscopy etc. it has been a tough time. the brain now waits until the nurology outpatient first week of...
  • 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: Re: My Chemo

    It's perfectly natural to be worried. Also, I hate writing that I am something of an 'old hand' at this chemo' lark now but..... Last year (March) i was first diagnosed and proceeded with six cycles of Gemcitapine & Carboplatin.These had a great result but it was not sustained and...
  • Forum Post: Hello to all from a newbie

    Hello to all. Firstly I'd like to say thank you to all the people that have had the energy and the courage to post. Simply being able to read what you have all written has helped me enourmously already. You have also given me the courage to say hello. I am a 43 year old female. I was diagnosed on...
  • 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...
  • Forum Post: Cannabis, THC, Rick Simpson, Hemp Oil.

    I am looking to take my Mum to California, Arizona or the the Netherlands for treatment with cannabis, i totally believe this may work for her and could help 'Kill' the cancer. Mum was diagnosed last year with Lung cancer and secondary liver cancer, just 3 weeks ago we were told it had spread...
  • Forum Post: Secondary bowel cancer, is there really nothing they can do?

    Hi, I'm new to this site but here goes... My grandad was diagnosed with bowel cancer 18 months ago and they told him that they could not remove it due to its location and the type of tumors. Apparently the tumors are rare as they are loads of little ones which have formed a mass. Anyway he had...
  • Forum Post: hello

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in kent and my father has recently been diagnoised with lung cancer. We are currently trying to get my mum to undersatnd that she can care for dad at home, but this is proving very challenging. At teh end of the day I will happily have dad come and live with...
  • Forum Post: Re: does anyone have any advice?

    Violet72 From another perspective I can understand the fear and anguish that you are going through. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a couple of months ago at the age of 47 and whilst hope is there the blunt outlook is not great. We have six children ( including 2 sets of twins) and...
  • Forum Post: Feelings of anger.

    My dad has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and due to other problems(COPD and diabetes) they will only offer him radiotherapy. Initially he was optimistic, but he now realises the outlook may not be so good. After the initial tears he has now become angry and takes it out on his nearest and...
  • Forum Post: What do you think of Chemo? ifosamide & etoposide

    Hi I've a good frined with 2 young children who has just been diagnosed with lung secondaries from a sarcoma in his knee that was removed 4 years ago. He can't face websites just yet but would welcome any advice or information people can offer about the drugs hes been offered to help slow the...
  • Forum Post: Re: Dad starts chemo on monday

    Thank you Doodz and lizzie for explaining that. I have been trying to figure out the difference. With the chemo starting today I pray it respond as well as it did on his lung cancer. I hope you both doing well. Tiff
  • 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: Daughters without borders.....

    Dad has the oncologist today to discuss Radiotherapy. Problem is I think it is for Palliative care, and he is of the understanding that it could extend his life. He's said he is no gonna take it, unless it gives him till Christmas.... <headesk> I've not said anything to Mum OR...
  • 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...
  • 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: Haven't we been here before.....

    Oh you know the part. With the crying and the wailing. And the floor. Ah yes the floor. It seems to become my friend at moments in need. Rushing up to greet me with open arms. Loving, warm, and MAY I add, bloody hard. I am starting to think there is a real market for a floor made of cushions....
  • Blog Post: And so the planning begins...

    Right, Last night in words: Terminal, finite time, two wills written, funeral arrangements, palliative care, hospice, welfare, adaptations, life line, Macmillan nurses, benefits, insurance, walking, Sainsbury's, coffee, KFC, Cider. Both Mum and Dad were incredibly grateful that I sat and...
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma My diary--it gets worse -another big fight on my hands

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/mesothelioma-patient-my-diary-the-bad-news-was-given-to-me-today-mr-nasty-wants-another-fight/
  • Blog Post: My blog has been updated I was on Meridien TV

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/ What a journey so many highs and a few lows
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma My diary update

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma Survivor -My Diary- A wonderful Sun Rise, Ray is showing his rash off, Sad news from a cousin .

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/ My cousin has died not of a cancer but she had a leg off and then the second one was neede to come off so really the shock was all to much xxx just a sad day xx
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma Diary update

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/ What a hot day its been !!!
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma Survivor My Diary

    http://rayandmave.wordpress.com/