Hi Bucket List, I was impressed with your post. You have stage 4 cancer, cant get out anywhere and yet I don't sense any anger. Good for you! I'm sure you wish to travel. I would if I were you! I'm sorry it's just you and your pet. That sounds sad. I'm grateful for you because you cheered me up tonight just at the thought that I could read your story here and perhaps encourage you. Where will you go in Australia when the bann is lifted? I'm from the USA and have always wanted to visit AU. The pictures are so beautiful! Can you take day trips? Just go somewhere out doors and enjoy each day to the fullest! Perhaps make a few friends on this website. Jilliepie is the first one. Me! Where can we go travel? Who else wants to go? We all could rent a video of that area and watch it the same day! What do you think? Come back and comment on what we thought about it. You could recommend places in Ausi and I could check them out and Vis a versa. What do you think? Have you ever been to Hawaii? Check out youtube on the Island of Kauai, The Napoli coast. There are several videos. Give me one for Australia. Praying for you tonight friend!
... View more
Hi @Annette46, How are you going? It's been ages since you've posted anything, so I'm just wondering how you are? I became a grandmother for the 5th time on the 30th January - another little boy. I get to meet him for the first time next weekend. I am very much looking forward to that. How is the bowling going? Have you been keeping yourself occupied? I hope you're going well Annette. Budgie
... View more
If this is a bad suggestion, I apologise in advance - but even with a terminal prognosis, like the kidney cancer, I'd still wave my hand around at the hospital, deliberately and explicitly asking to be included in any clinical trial for which I was a viable candidate. The science has been making very meaningful strides in that direction just in this past decade (and few years), and if nothing else, it may add years to your lifespan, and improve the quality of life as the end approaches. I know a guy in his 60s with stage 4 disease throughout his body, a real shit scenario, pancreatic, lungs, liver, he was weeks/months from death, and he got on an immunology clinical trial (back when I was first diagnosed with my own cancer, 2 years ago), and he's still alive. Still expected to shuffle off and meet the maker any old time, but the immunotherapy treatments he received apparently shrunk the major tumours by as much as 80% Just offering it in case it's helpful to anybody, and with apologies in case it is not.
... View more
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.