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Greetings from downtown Ottawa.
It’s not often that I see someone else from Ottawa. I’m glad you found this group, but I’m very sorry about your husband’s diagnosis. My husband was diagnosed in October 2017. If you feel you want to talk to someone personally, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. I think you can send me a direct message. We could then, if you’re comfortable, chat or call the old fashioned way or virtually.
My name is Lucile and my profile name is ShortCanuck. Hang in there.
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Hi Bill and welcome. I loved reading your post, it was filled with positivity. I hope you continue to have success. I’m hearing a lot about immuno therapy for all sorts of cancer. Stay well and greetings from Canada 🇨🇦
Dear Megan – lurking is acceptable but I’m glad you stuck your nose out to visit?. You’ve certainly been on a journey. I’m glad you were able to visit and travel, 4 years is a long time with this disease. Feel free to reach out anytime.
My sweet husband was diagnosed in October 2017. He was also perfectly healthy. His disease was too far advanced for surgery and he passed 9 months later. What was strange is that for most of those 9 months he felt very well. He had no problems with chemo and looked remarkably well. He really only started to feel ill in June and he died July 31
Amy husband was 61
I wish you courage as you embark on this new journey
P.S. Are you in London UK. There’s is a very good hospital in London ?? So I wasn’t sureMarch 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm in reply to: Sister-in-law recently diagnosed – Ontario, Canada #98381
Hi – I’m in Ottawa. My husband was diagnosed on Halloween 2017 and he was inoperable here in Ottawa. We also requested a second opinion with Dr McGillivray, we had the appointment in late December/17 Unfortunately his team also conclude that he was inoperable. Have you checked with McGillivray’s office to make sure he received the referral and paper work. I really would follow up if you haven’t already
Mine only started chemo on January 8/18. They didn’t want to start chemo if he was going to see McGillivray and possibly have surgery, as he would be too weak for the surgery.
Feel free to get in touch anytime. We ?? Have to stick together.
I’m so sorry about your sister-in-law. The recurring theme in discussions about this cancer, is that things move very quickly. On Halloween, it will be exactly 1 year since my husband’s diagnosis. It will also be 3 months since he died. Hopefully she will be a bit strong enough to partying a trial. The main goal should be giving comfort to her and her family.
I hope your treatments for your cancer cancer is a success.
❤️ From Canada
Dear Laura – I just wanted to reach out and say hello back. I’m so sorry you’ve had this diagnosis- and glad to hear you’ve had some improvement. I hope you have a good support network – don’t hesitate to reach out here if you need to chat. Stay strong❤️
I’m not sure whether this is still relevant, but Dt Ian McGilvray at Toronto General is supposed to be a highly reputable surgeon for bile duct cancer. Toronto has world class facilities. I’m in Ottawa, my husband had this cancer.
My sweet, loving, funny husband died 3 weeks ago, 9 months to the day after diagnosis. Is there someone here I could talk to? I feel like I can’t breathe sometimes. Not sure I’m posting in correct section