January 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm #35111marionsModerator
TK…I would also like to welcome you to our very special group and echo everyone’s comment. Please, feel free to ask anything and everything coming to your mind. In fact, you will feel much better by doing so. We have big ears and an even bigger heart.
Best wishes coming your way,
MarionJanuary 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm #35110gavinModerator
Welcome to the site, although I am sorry that you have to be here. Please ask any and all questions as I know you will get answers, and also a ton of support and help from us all.
I hope the chemo works well for you and I wish you the best of luck with that. Like you, I am also very grateful for this site and for everyone here. I was my dads carer during his fight with CC and everyone here helped me enormously.
My best wishes to you and your family,
GavinJanuary 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm #35109darlaParticipant
I too want to welcome you and encourage you to ask whatever you want. There is strength in knowledge and there is a lot of it here.
I too am grateful for the Clements family. This site is a wonderful way to honor Mark’s memory. I also feel that being here and trying to help & support others is a way for those of us who have lost a loved one to CC to honor their memory.
So, keep coming back. As much as this is not where you would choose to be, you will be glad you have found us.
Take care & keep in touch.
DarlaJanuary 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm #35108cherbourgParticipant
A warm welcome to you TK.
Don’t hesitate to ask ANY questions…depressing or not! We believe that knowledge is power and we are all here to help each other. We know how scary this is for you and your family. I know in the beginning I had a million questions flooding through my brain.
We are a loving family of caregivers, patients, cheerleaders and advocates! No matter what the question, the mood or just a need to vent….you’ll find it all here.
There is a search function you can access at the top of the page. You can search subjects, topics and even posts from various members. It’s a good place to start with your questions. You can also post questions (and read his answers) to Dr. Giles. (See this under Patient Support above)
I was a caregiver to my Mom who was diagnosed at age 76 with Stage IV CC with mets to the lungs. I’m in the field of Cytology and was the one who diagnosed her disease.
I’m sending good thoughts, lots of prayers and good wishes to you and your family.
We’re glad you found us!
PamJanuary 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm #35107lainyParticipant
Welcome, TK to our Family! You are already a survivor and are now elevated in life to a “maintenance” person. All questions are important and feel free to ask away, vent or advise. Good to meet you!January 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm #35106devoncatParticipant
Are the Aussies taking over?
I am so glad you found us. good luck on the chemo. It was easy for me…just wish it worked better. Let us know how it goes. If you have specific questions just ask, we really do our best to help and support each other.
I am going to echo the big THANKS to the Clements family. In fact, my husband and I were discussing how wonderful they were just 2 nights ago. What a terrific way to honor a persons memory.
KrisJanuary 26, 2010 at 11:59 am #35105mlepp0416Participant
Welcome to the site that no one really wants to join, my self included. I am my husband Tom’s caretaker. He also has CC and underwent a liver resection in June 2008. You can read his story under my login name, mlepp0416.
You have come to the site where you will feel like you have a family, and will find many friends for support and information. Please ask your questions, ask for advice, you will get answers and support from people who have many difference experiences.
There is no such thing as a dumb question!
Prayers from Wisconsin coming your way!
Go with God an KEEP KICKIN’ that cancer.
MargaretJanuary 26, 2010 at 11:40 am #35104magicParticipant
I want to welcome you to this site.We are a supportive group.There is another new member from Wollongong this week too so there is that NSW connection which is great.Keep in touch JanetJanuary 26, 2010 at 11:20 am #3129tkMember
Hi everyone. I’m 43, with a loving wife. We have three children, aged 5, 3 and almost 2. We live in Sydney Australia. I was diagnosed with CC in November 2009 and I had surgery that same month where they removed the cancerous common bile duct and gall bladder. However, traces of the cancer were found in a few of the removed lymph nodes.
I started chemo in late January 2010 where I am given Gemcitabine apparently for 6 cycles.
I stumbled across this website a few days ago, even though my wife and I searched through the internet last year. I just wanted to say how grateful I am for this site, and was heart-wrenched of how the site started. So thanks to the Clements who initiated this web page. I have also seen how encouraging and supportive people are on here as well.
I want to ask a depressing question or two, but I might leave it for my oncologist.
Best wishes and prayers for those of us who are sick and our loved ones.
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