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    Esophegeal Cancer - asking for a friend

    Hello - I am new to this particular forum. I have a friend who is age 64, male and has esophegeal cancer.
    I don't know what stage he is at. But he just had surgery and is in recovery. I don't have...
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    I can't say I've healed much...i'm stuck, adrift,...

    I can't say I've healed much...i'm stuck, adrift, still in denial...quick to anger...the support of other widows has helped. but its time thats all...
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    Wow what a coincidence...hope you are keeping...

    Wow what a coincidence...hope you are keeping well Carol
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    Lovely words Weyland...

    Lovely words Weyland...
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    i'm sure Larry knew how important you were to him...

    i'm sure Larry knew how important you were to him as a caregiver..you are in the very early days, i found those very intense and overwhelming...it does get a bit easier eventually...
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    coming back after 2 years to check in

    Two years ago my husband Carlos passed of PC after a 2 year battle. I practically lived in this forum, sought advice, asked questions, shared stories, became friends with some, and was sad to see a...
  7. Thread: Chemo

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    latest update is that the tumours in the colon...

    latest update is that the tumours in the colon have shrunk which is good, of course. she's still on Folfirinox - fourth treatment - so probably going to have a scan soon. I worry, as she does, that...
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    Thank you. I spoke to her last. After her pet...

    Thank you. I spoke to her last. After her pet scan on Wednesday she is going to start Folfirinox The same drug that my husband had for pancreatic cancer.
    She says the goal is to shrink the tumour in...
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    At fist she thought it was gallstones, her doctor...

    At fist she thought it was gallstones, her doctor examined her and discovered not only that Colon had cancer which was in operable but that there were is tumours in the liver. So she is coming to...
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    Hi there, my fifty year-old niece is just been...

    Hi there, my fifty year-old niece is just been diagnosed with cancer that is to say colon cancer with mets to the liver. I'm trying to think positive, my husband died of pancreatic cancer, and I know...
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    Thought I would stop in to say hello.

    It is been 18 months since Carlos succumbed to pan can. After a two-year fight. Reading this thread again brings back some memories of the wonderful support from everyone here, and I don't even know...
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    It's varies person-to-person and Case to case. My...

    It's varies person-to-person and Case to case. My husband was diagnosed and started folfirinoxs for 12 sessions. And although the first two knocked him out a bit after six or seven he was almost back...
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    and me, my hubby passed 16 months ago...i come...

    and me, my hubby passed 16 months ago...i come here very rarely i guess hoping to see some familiar names. but sad that so many have gone
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    Jane, so very sad to read this, and hope you find...

    Jane, so very sad to read this, and hope you find comfort in close family. you must know you took the very best care of him, he knows that and he will watch over you. its time for you to now try to...
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    First anniversary

    It has been one year today since my love Carlos passed away from PC. age 52. two year battle with every kind of treatment. as i re read all the posts I am struck again by the caring messages that got...
  16. Thread: RIP Bonnie

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    How sad to hear this at such a young age again,...

    How sad to hear this at such a young age again, my condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you all.
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    checking in

    O i feel so bad for you, the flashbacks...esp at night...there is grieving - and then, there is trauma, the harsh memories of awful moments. We would do anything for our loved ones, nothing we did...
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    you've fought a long brave fight and still have...

    you've fought a long brave fight and still have the lucid mind to share your thoughts. cherish that. I will pray for your comfort in the coming months.
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    hi...o the hiccups...seems like a kid's problem...

    hi...o the hiccups...seems like a kid's problem compared to the disease but they are so effing persistent.....my husband was given Baclofen and it helped a little bit. .wish you the best
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    just weighing in ....indeed this forum was my...

    just weighing in ....indeed this forum was my lifeline too, i could ask anything - things I couldnt ask our oncologist - or say anything - things you can't say to family - and never feared...
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    so sad to read this, and may God keep him safe in...

    so sad to read this, and may God keep him safe in his arms for eternity. surround yourself with your loved ones and be good to yourself, you did everything you could.
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    My heart breaks for you. I pray Mike is without...

    My heart breaks for you. I pray Mike is without pain and you find a moment for yourself.
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    I am so sorry very sorry to read of your loss. I...

    I am so sorry very sorry to read of your loss. I know you did your best never doubt that. I wish I could say the words that would undo this loss. God bless you and may God keep your love safe.
  24. Pancreatic research - clnical trial notice

    This is a Canadian announcement, may or may not interest those south of the border. But i hope it is of use to someone here...
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    What a discomfort. The cause is the...

    What a discomfort. The cause is the dextamethasobe not the folf. I hope your doc gives you something.
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