Today has been absolutely superb. Thank the good Lord for my family who have come to Qld to stay with me as long as I need them to. My brother and sister in law really are angels of the purest kind. On May the 15th 2011 my partner passed away very, very, unexpectedly from a brain bleed as my family was in transit to Qld. How does one thank a sister in law who cooks my every whim ( namely vegetables ) with a happy heart, waits on me and watches over me to make sure my every need is met, meds are taken, wrapping pic lines and bathing elbows. Cleaning and washing, shopping, Even tending to my red heeler and his meals. My brother Bob is helping sort through the mountain of accumalted household collection of 50 years. Being diagnosed with esophageal cancer last September and was told 6mths sounded like a good number to finish on. Well Drs. I am still here and still avidly researching how to build a strong power house healthy immune system. I am about to start my second round of chemo although I cn't really see where the 2nd round starts as my regime is classed as continuous. One day the drip then take home tablets for 21 days no break in between. Don't get me wrong I am not complaining just sharing my treatment with you. Is anyone else here on this plan? Just about lost the last few wisps of my hair as my posty delivered my pretty little new chemo hats. Even bought a lovely pink night cap edged with pink lace... sweet. Side effects are minimal woo-hoo! The only inconvenience are swollen legs but of course we have drugs for that also. Drinking plenty of green tea and filling up on antioxidents so that I can pass the poison out as quick as it goes in. Pushing past my barriers and posting my first private blog post I do feel a little liberated in having done so. Not use to sharing about myself but after reading your posts and how your hearts have opened to others plights has inspired me to do so as well, thank you.
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Dear Val, So hard for you having lost your partner just 2 weeks ago and you having cancer too. It must have been difficult even before . Your family support is wonderful. It sounds like you are doing very well ,especially under the circumstances. It is encouraging that you have already outlived the doctors' expectations.What is the name of your cancer? Mine is adenoid cystic carcinoma and I am 60 and I also live in Queensland,on the Gold Coast. I hope that you continue to improve.
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Hi Val, My husband has the same cancer as you, he was diagnosed last August, he's been through 6 months of chemo, like you the drip for 1 day & then he took xeloda tablets for 3 weeks until the next chemo treatment. He didn't have too many nasty side effects but unfortunately the chemo seems to have stopped working, so now we are waiting to get him into a clinical trial. Hope you continue to improve, you have a positive attitude which will help. Glad you have the help of your Brother & Sister in Law it must be a very hard for you having recently lost your partner & dealing with cancer. I wish you well, keep on fighting!!
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Where do you live in Qld. I'm on the Gold Coast
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Hi Val, Keep up the good work if i was a 1/4 as strong as you I would be happy, sorry for the loss of your partner and chin up. May the road be an easy one. Dave
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Thank you for your kind words Dave. All is well.
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Hi Silly Further north up near Bundaberg.
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Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma with distal nodal metastasis to the liver. Such a mouthful eh! Sorry about the short reply feeling rather woozy today after chemo drip yesterday and ended up in the emergency department. Just a minor hiccup... Take care
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