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wonderwall2012 05-11-2012 21:35

Bernie Nolans cancer battle
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...nary-drug.html

I really hope she pulls through, if that drug can pro long her life by just months or hopefully years it will have been worth it. :(

dorydaryl 06-11-2012 01:28

I hope so, too. She's ok, is Bernie- great personality.

hello_mum 06-11-2012 01:48

She's the best, strong and strong family. I feel daft chatting about it because she'll win, I just know she will.

gpk 06-11-2012 01:55

i hope she is an inspiration for other people suffering, hats off to her, she is one brave lady.

Michelle_Clarke 06-11-2012 10:23

I hope she wins her fight against this disease and wish her and her family all the very best.

80sfan 06-11-2012 12:54

You think it would put Coleen off the fags now for good, seeing what Bernie is going through :(

dorydaryl 04-02-2013 03:48

Is there any more recent news on how Bernie is doing? Things seem to have gone quiet. If privacy is what she's wanting right now, all fair and good but as someone who is rooting for her I would be interested in hearing updates. Whatever, I hope she's doing really well and feeling good.

MissCulture 04-02-2013 11:34

Have not seen or heard any updates on her health but as it was in her bones and other organs back in November it do doubt has progressed, she might very well be in palliative stage of care now. Experienced this with a cousin ten years ago, once it gets into the bones and marrow. So, so sad - she has a young daughter too:(

dorydaryl 04-02-2013 13:21

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Originally Posted by MissCulture (Post 64053766)
Have not seen or heard any updates on her health but as it was in her bones and other organs back in November it do doubt has progressed, she might very well be in palliative stage of care now. Experienced this with a cousin ten years ago, once it gets into the bones and marrow. So, so sad - she has a young daughter too:(

Yes. It's the fact that things have gone so quiet that's worrying me. Unless she's having some quiet time to focus on treatment and enjoying being with her family. Can fully understand her not working at the moment. Unless it was therapeutic for her, hell, she deserves to have a good time and get away from all the pressures it brings. I know she's wanted to put across a positive image and show that she's fighting but it's perhaps best that she uses her energy for herself at the moment, rather than campaigning for others.

Edit: If anyone's reading who has contact with Bernie, please pass on love and good wishes.

gregsanison 04-02-2013 13:36

That poor girl has gone through so much. I wish her huge luck and best wishes x

bluie2103 04-02-2013 13:45

I have Stage IV breast cancer which spread to my bones in December 2008 and to my liver in August 2011. I have been on constant treatment for all of this time obviously, some have worked better than others but at the moment I'm doing really well and feel as healthy as the next person.

There are many, many treatments for advanced breast cancer and many women live for years and years with a good quality of life.

I know Bernie has spread to more organs than me but I also know of ladies with similar diagnosis to her who are doing well years down the line and I hope she's going to be one of them. She's probably like me and wants to give it as little thought as possible for as long as possible.

dorydaryl 04-02-2013 16:05

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Originally Posted by bluie2103 (Post 64055699)
I have Stage IV breast cancer which spread to my bones in December 2008 and to my liver in August 2011. I have been on constant treatment for all of this time obviously, some have worked better than others but at the moment I'm doing really well and feel as healthy as the next person.

There are many, many treatments for advanced breast cancer and many women live for years and years with a good quality of life.

I know Bernie has spread to more organs than me but I also know of ladies with similar diagnosis to her who are doing well years down the line and I hope she's going to be one of them. She's probably like me and wants to give it as little thought as possible for as long as possible.

I hope it doesn't sound patronizing but that's really inspiring, Bluie. I'm aware that some cancers are being visualized more as chronic conditions, these days (i.e. like diabetes, etc...), due to advances in treatment protocols. In other words, they might be incurable but long-term treatable and manageable with the person affected being able to have a pretty good quality of life. I really hope that's true for yourself and for Bernie Nolan. Long may you both continue to do well and enjoy life.

bluie2103 04-02-2013 17:21

Not patronising at all Dorydaryl, thank you for your nice comments :)

sitting-ducky 04-02-2013 20:11

I really hope she wins this battle. My thoughts are with her and her family.

robertaloud30 05-02-2013 01:55

well she said it was at least treatable and sounded positive about carrying on
and she appeared on Lorraine not THAT long ago

bluie2103 05-02-2013 07:32

It's treatable but not curable - so she won't 'win' the battle but it may very well, with successful treatment, be possible to keep the disease under control for years.

dorydaryl 06-02-2013 03:49

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Originally Posted by bluie2103 (Post 64071680)
It's treatable but not curable - so she won't 'win' the battle but it may very well, with successful treatment, be possible to keep the disease under control for years.

Let's hope so...and for yourself, bluie!

I really would like to hear some good news on Bernie. I hope things are 'quiet' just because she's concentrating on looking after herself as she had become a bit of a 'campaigner' for breast cancer screening. That's great in itself but it can become a kind of pressure, not to mention draining...especially if she's had various organizations wanting her to get involved. I hope she's just concentrating on being 'Bernie' and not with all the emphasis 'ill Bernie' and spending time doing stuff that makes her feel good and enjoying being around those she's close to.


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