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Hello

My name is Siobhan (pronounced Shivon) and I am in Australia. My partner was diagnosed with NSCLC, unfortunately advanced (it has spread to bones and other places), in early April. I can't find any Australian site like this one so I have been reading the postings on this website for support and information. I can't express how fantastic it has been...I have been able to look up shared stories about the issues he and we have been faced with. My best wishes go out to all of you, whether you have LC or whether you are a carer like me, and I thank you all for your terrific hints and stories about getting through this really awful illness. I am sure that I will have a thousand questions to post so I look forward to speaking to you all over time.

Best wishes

Siobhan

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A very warm welcome to you, Siobhan. You have already discovered this is a place of hope and help......friendship and support. Hopefully you will complete the profile (the info we have underneath our names) so some of our 'experts' can be even more helpful to you. I am looking forward to getting to 'know' you even better.

Kasey

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Siobhan:

I'm so glad you are finding help in what you are reading here. As Kasey mentioned, please try to fill out a profile about your situation so that we may be of better help as you post your questions in the future.

Warm welcome and hugs,

Linda

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Hi Siobhan,

Welcome and sorry it is under these circumstances. I can't even express the support and care this community gives to everyone. Stick around and let us know more info so we can help you during this time.

Best to you,

Welthy

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Welcome and I have already figured out in a week that there are wonderful people here. They will respond on the board or to a p.m. and that is fantastic. By reading some of these latest posts I have been given the hope that since I just started radiation today that some of the pain I have been having may start to go away soon. I take enough hydrocodone to keep it at bay but would love for it to start to fade and had no idea that the radiation could help with that. Hang in there and never give up hope my cancer was deemed inoperable but I am convinced the radiation and chemo will fix me right up.

Judy

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Hello and welcome Sioban

I am so sorry you had reason to find this community, but glad you have done so. You can see that you can ask any and all questions here and someone is bound to either have an answer or suggestion for you or they can tell you where to look. The support system here is beyond awesome~

All the best to you and your partner,

Chris

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Hello Siobhan,

Well, you are the 4th Aussie that I know of to hit this forum. Welcome to you!

We have one woman in Adelaide who is holding her own with the help of Tarceva.

Now you have to look for hope and you will find it.

We are here to help in anyway that we can.

cindi o'h

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I am so sorry to hear about your partner's diagnosis. You have come to the right place though. There are so many people here who have so much information that can help. I hope that you have peace in your heart and that you get some good news.

Jen

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Welcome Siobhan,

Unfortunately you are right when you say there is no support site like this one at home. However, I have found this site to be informative and more importantly supportive. There are many great people on here.

All the best to you and your partner,

Sharon

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Thank you all for your kind words & support. This is a frightening time and knowing that I can seek support and reliable information, based on real experience, is great. And hopefully, in time, I will be able to help out someone else by relaying our experience. I have updated my profile (I hope it works...I am not very computer savvy!). Best wishes to you. Siobhan

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Hi Siobhan,

Welcome here and glad that you found us. There are people here from all over the world.

Please know that we are always here and there is always someone who can answer a question if you have any. We are also a great support board.

Keep us posted on your partner's progress.

Maryanne :wink:

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Welcome Siobhan,

I'm so sorry you and your partner have to go through this horrible stuff, it's scary and at times very lonely.

You already know the caring and support to be found here, there is also a wealth of information here.

Kathy

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hi Siobhan! I love that name. I know how scary all of this is, especially at the beginning. just know that you and your partner will get so much love, support and empowerment here!! so welcome, and keep posting!

xoxo

amie

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Howdy Siobhan! Welcome! I'm sorry you had to find us, but we're glad that you did. If you need anything, just throw it out there. Chances are someone has already been through it and will tell you what to expect. There are many wonderful people here to help you.

All the best!

Darrell

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Looks like you figured out your profile signature!

Welcome.

I hate that you have a reason to be here, but this is a great place to be. There are so many survivors and caregivers here who will share their experiences with you and support you as you begin this LC journey.

It is scary, but you don't ever have to walk it alone.

Keep posting- it really really helps. Get informed about this disease and the treatment options, because knowledge is power and the key to surviving.

Please keep us updated. I'm sending loads of positive thoughts to you both.

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Welcome to you Siobhan. As you can see I'm English -there's all sorts here (literally :wink: ) because it's the best board of its kind. All of us will have done that late night trawling of sites and yet we're all here and it's for a very good reason. Best of luck to you and yours

Dee

Ps don't know if you're a football fan but I'm kind of hoping you beat Croatia today and it's not really like us to support you at sport!

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Welcome Siobhan,

I am so sorry you and your partner are going through this nightmare of a journey. But, if you must, I'm glad you found this site. There is so much love, support and knowledge here.

Just let us know how we can help you and what support you need, and you will receive it.

Keeping you in my prayers

Carleen

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