The Dark Woods thread has been going on for a very long time as MG has said and is in the main part of the forum. I notice this Liver thread itself is quite old and the last posting before a couple of deleted ones was back in 2013 therefore some of the ladies who posted on here are sadly no longer with us. I have been on the secondaries part of the forum since 2008 and recognise so many of the ladies lost to this awful disease however as new treatments have come on board since 2008 there are plenty of options available in your oncologists medicine cabinet! Hopefully you cope with your chemo, and it's side effects, well.
The dark wood thread was set up by SCACO (Stay Calm and Carry on) back in 2010/11 while going through chemo. It was known for its mad (somewhat dark and silly) humour and was a bit of escapism while going through treatment. It is rather long, and you probably need to read the first few posts to have any idea what people are talking about, but it may give you a few laughs if that is your humour and coping strategy, Mary Grace x (one of the "Woodies" who hung out in the dark woods).
I will see if I can post a link to it (though not sure if that works) but if not, you will find that when the forum was changed a while back, it somehow found its way into Moving Forwards / Living with Cancer although it wasn't specific to a particular stage of treatment, more to a general raising two fingers to cancer. I will post in it to bump it up to the top for you
Like Suzanne I was dx with bone mets when they showed up on a ct scan. Came right out of the blue and I had no syptoms. Now on capecitabine and last scan showed no more progression and signs of tumours beginning to shrink. I get pain from my bone mets but have never noticed any discomfort with the liver. My onc said tiredness and jaundice are typical symptoms but usually only when it is exstensive.....get tiredness from painkillers and cap so doubt I would notice the difference.xx
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