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posted by Caroline F
04 March 2022

House Cleaning

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to this .Hope you all doing well. I am considering getting a cleaner for general house cleaning as I just can't get it done. I'm finding that it would work out expensive even fortnightly . Just wondering if anyone has used a cleaner and the cost please? Thank you in advance
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posted by libra1975
03 March 2022

Head scarvss

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi everyone, can anyone tell me where to buy cotton headscarves or other head coverings? I got scarves of amazon but they weren't great. If anyone could recommend a shop, that would be great.
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posted by Fifil
01 March 2022

Pelvic discomfort

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, I've rang the Colposcopy Clinic and my recent smear is clear and I'm being discharged. I've to receive my letter in the coming days. I'm delighted but I've pelvic discomfort today, and on and off, in the last few weeks since my smear. I wonder should I go for a private smear to be 100% sure? Does anyone know where this can be done outside of Dublin?
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posted by Johanne18
28 February 2022

Stage 4 non aggressive ovarian cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello I’m 42 and recently diagnosed with Stage 4 low grade ovarian cancer. Are there any other women with this type of cancer?
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posted by Ferntree
26 February 2022

Face flushed after first chemo session

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello Any advice or experience please. I’ve had treatment one of Taxotere 1 hour and ½ hour cyclopophosphamide yesterday. My face is badly flushed, Slight neasea and slight breathlessness. No doctor on the oncology ward now. Referred to A&E which I don’t see as viable. Just don’t know what I’m dealing with. Thank you
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posted by Ferntree
26 February 2022

Face badly flushed after treatment one of chrmo

Hello Any advice or experience please. I’ve had treatment one of Taxotere 1 hour and ½ hour cyclopophosphamide yesterday. My face is badly flushed, Slight neasea and slight breathlessness. No doctor on the oncology ward now. Referred to A&E which I don’t see as viable. Just don’t know what I’m dealing with. Thanks
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posted by madz72
21 February 2022

The wait

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, I’m new to the forum. I was referred to the breast clinic today in Galway.. Gp said wait time about 2 weeks, I called the clinic and they are saying up to 8 because of Covid backlog…. My question is to everyone that has had to wait for an appointment, how do you manage, I have been in bits all day and have no idea how to handle this, thankyou
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posted by DOE
20 February 2022

Prostate

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi I've just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Biopsy report shows Gleason score 8 in 2 ( 2 of 5) of the 21 scores submitted, 6 in 6 of the cores. Calculated volume of prostate is 40ml. No perineurial invasion or extraprostatic extension. ISUP 2014 prognostic grade group 4 Tumour replaces 80% of the most involved core. PSA 5.4 up from 4 last Sept. My urologist gave me the diagnosis by phone. he said the choice was between surgery and radiation treatment. I asked his opinion and he said that although he is a surgeon in my case he wouldn't recommend surgery and has referred me to a radiation specialist. Has anyone a view on why he would not recommend surgery? also, the biopsy report hasn't stated the stage off my cancer - does anyone know is this normal. I am very concerned that with Gleason 8 I am not pursing the right option and also concerned about the pace at which this can develop.
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posted by Ferntree
20 February 2022

Pain after Axillary clearance

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello, I’m away at the moment otherwise would seek medical assistance. Had axillary clearance done Jan 10 but my under arm is still frozen and upper arm feels Like it has an elastic band around it. I’ve been doing the physio exercises consistently but there’s no change. I start chemo next Friday. Am I ready for it? Will my arm ever improve? I’ve no idea what to expect. Really appreciate any input or shared experience. Thank you
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posted by Stephen D
18 February 2022

Polycythemia Vera Diagnosed Young.

Last reply: 3 months ago
32 Male just diagnosed with PV. Will be beginning treatment shortly (just venesections and aspirin for now). I have really frustrated feelings at the moment. On the one hand getting a diagnosis of a rare cancer makes me upset but given the straight forward nature of the treatment and largely unaffected life expectancy ( when treated) I dont feel like I have any right to complain.
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