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  • Hi there, great to hear from you and good to know that all is well with you. I do like Manchester, but I wish it didn’t rain quite so much.🌨☔️ My wife is a volunteer at Jersey Hospice which is also an amazing place. It has a daycentre with coffee…
  • Good evening Jackie So sorry to hear of your daughter’s diagnosis. It must have been devastating news for your daughter and all of the family and I hope that there is someone in our group who can give you more information. There is little more t…
  • Crumbs Lou. I don't know why you bother going to bed. It's a lovely day today which is good as we have three house viewings this afternoon. Mary is at Hospice so I will pop down to the seafront, have a sandwich and watch the tourists enjoying th…
  • Hi Sharon I have a similar experience inasmuch as I have found that the medical people here are very good at keeping me alive but not so hot at talking about the physical and mental side effects that a cancer diagnosis always brings. I always take…
  • Yes, sounds like psa to me. I think it is usual to keep on with the injections. Even if they are not as effective as before, they may still be slowing the psa rise to some extent over the next six weeks until the next review. Rob
  • Hi Thank you for keeping in touch. I am not too surprised that the Consultant has found a decline in your Dad at this time. As Lou mentioned earlier, the effects of radiotherapy tend to be cumulative and you will recall that the Consultant told…
  • Afternoon Lou Good move to have a quiet day for once. You will be buzzing around again soon enough I bet. Just back from our walk. I was hoping to watch some cricket - India v Pakistan at Old Trafford. Its raining in Manchester though. We are goi…
  • Oh Lou Thank goodness you have sorted it out you poor thing. Hope you are feeling better now that you are taking the right meds. Have a lovely day tomorrow. Rob xx
  • If Mary’s plant pots are anything to go by 🐌 Dads as well. xx
  • Oh bless him - how annoying. Hope you and the boys are feeling well and ready for a celebration on Sunday. xx
  • What a lovely sentiment dear Lou. I often think of my Dad. He worked so hard six days a week but always found time for me and my three sisters on Sundays when we were small. It was only much later when I was an adult that I realised that he must…
  • It has been a nice day here too and we took a walk along the beach at St Brelade - in between the cricket of course. 🏏 As you can see, the beach is quiet, but the weather is looking better for next week and I will be digging out my inflatable duck…
  • Hi Yes, Lou, I forgot to mention MacMillan. How silly - I am working with them this afternoon too. They have specialists in managing pain and symptoms and I do hope that they can help your Dad Sbuzz. Rob x
  • Hello again. I am so sorry to hear that your Dad is in such pain. It must be very distressing for your family. I cannot really say how long it takes for the radiotherapy to bring relief as I was not treated for bone tumours and I can only sugge…
  • Hi there I am 74 and I have an aggressive prostate cancer and like your Dad, I am also on hormone therapy administered through 3 monthly injections. I have been on the therapy for three years and I have also had radiotherapy aimed at my prostate, …
  • Morning Lou So sorry to hear about your neck pains. As has often been mentioned in the past, it is a reminder that this horrible disease still leaves its mark even when we are told we are cancer free. Even so, we will stick together and it will no…
  • Hi Susan What wonderful news. I had a couple myself to celebrate with you. 🍾🥳👍 Rob x
  • I agree wholeheartedly with both of you. I had to spend a month at Addenbrookes in Cambridge because the treatment I needed was not available in Jersey. I was treated incredibly well by all of the staff there. As a matter of course, I gave litt…
  • Hello Joanne I am really sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis. What an awful shock for you both. Hopefully, one or more of our group will have some knowledge of your husband’s condition and will be able to talk to you about their experien…
  • Hi Jackie It sounds like a good week for you all at last. I am so pleased to know that Norman is looking and feeling better and he will probably be pleased to get back to work in a week or so. Haha, Jasper sounds like me, hanging around the bis…
  • 🤣🤣 At least I could get in and out without needing a hoist. The last time I was in a mini it took me 10 minutes to fold myself in and then I couldn’t get out again. 🤔
  • Hi George Great to hear from you. I am sure that telling us about your experience is helpful and valuable to others in a similar situation. You have been through an awful lot and I hope that you are now cancer free. Welcome to our friendly group…
  • Hi Lou and all our readers. Yes, it is encouraging and we must never never give up. There are always new and exciting treatments being introduced and you are so right. We will fight this horrible disease and we will win. Rob x
  • Hi Susan and Jokey I love your positive good humour. I’ve had the water torture too. Its beer now🍺🍺. Same result Haha. Seriously, all the best for Monday Susan and for Wednesday Jokey. Rob xx
  • Hey Zoe How great is that. We just love it when a community member gives us good news. It gives us all a lift and I am so pleased for you. Well, I guess you still have the chemo, radiotherapy and hormone treatment to cope with, but you can do that…
    in Hello Comment by RobertA June 5
  • Hello Rozzy I have no knowledge of your diagnosis - I am sure that your oncologist will be able to give you the best options to consider. In the meantime, I would also like to welcome you to our community. As has said, we love to chat and suppor…
  • Hi Zoe How good to hear that your children are being so helpful and supportive. Of course taking your dressings off must have been a shock and I think that you are very brave. Good luck with your appointment on Wednesday. Rob x
    in Hello Comment by RobertA June 3
  • Hi Lou Thanks for posting this article. It is really encouraging, especially for those of us with incurable cancers. It will be of particular interest to the younger members of the community who have so much of their lives before them. I have pr…
  • Hi I’m on a steroid treatment at the moment and my weight has gone up quite a bit in the past couple of months. I think that age can be a factor, but in my case, I am just hungry all the time and I just can’t stop eating. I am naturally quite slim…
    in Weight gain Comment by RobertA June 2
  • Hi and thank you for posting. It is great to hear your positive outlook, it must be difficult for you both at times. I also have an issue with bladder weakness and need to plan my day to manage the situation. I carry a MacMillan card explaining …