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Forum: Coping and Support

For patients and families, about support, coping strategies, the grieving process and faith. Moderators: sheila, irish

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Counseling/therapy

    Just an FYI not to dismiss this, despite the stigma that is still attached to it. If you need to unload or are having a hard time figuring this all...

    Started by Joe7, 12-28-2011 07:34 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: "Negotiating" with Cancer

    I've been doing a lot of thinking about how I think about this whole cancer thing. The posts on this site are immensly valuable in helping to "sort"...

    Started by NatalieC, 11-08-2012 09:45 PM
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  1. Advice? A joke? Not sure what I need.

    I have a wonderful husband, coping now 18 months with PC. He's exceeded expectations. Back on chemo, its no picnic but he doesnt have half the side...

    Started by sdrutledge, Yesterday 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  2. The house is sold and this is my last week in it.

    Well, the house is empty of almost all furniture and I have rented an apartment in my home town. It is 10 minutes from our family graveyard where...

    Started by Queensville, Today 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 113
    Today 01:57 PM Go to last post
  3. My older brother I miss him..

    I don't really know how to start this thread but here it goes.. My older brother (10 years older than me) died of cancer going on 4 years now.....

    Started by brosisbro, Yesterday 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 12:35 PM Go to last post
  4. My wife, 44, the mother of my 11 year-old son, is dying

    Hi All, My wife has struggled with anal cancer for seven years now. This is what Farrah Fawcett had. She was diagnosed in 2004, when my son was 4...

    Started by mr_bubb, 10-08-2011 11:24 PM
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  5. i know I'm not alone.

    mum was diagnosed with lung cancer stage four a year ago and now she has brain mets. i've avoided spending time with my mum because of the fear of...

    Started by someonejustlikeyou, 04-21-2014 11:30 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-21-2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
  6. It's all getting to be too much. Heart is breaking.

    Hello, My husband of 26 years has stage 4 colon cancer. He is only 47 years old. We have two children, 18 & 20. He was diagnosed 5 months ago. He...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 04-13-2014 05:08 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-14-2014 03:29 AM Go to last post
  7. I am not ok (this is flat and detailed, and may be upsetting to some)

    I'm not looking for help here, just need to unload. This is detailed and may be upsetting to some, hit the back button please if you can't deal with...

    Started by lmcmullen, 11-17-2013 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,262
    04-11-2014 11:28 PM Go to last post
  8. What is it that we cannot see, hear, or measure but has touched others?

    Whether you know or not, expressing your own struggles and the sharing of your journey, either as a cancer survivor or caregiver, has brought...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 04-10-2014 03:48 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  9. Both of my parents have cancer

    I am a 20 year old college student, and my mother has been battling breast cancer for almost 6 years now. It has been the rockiest road I have ever...

    Started by Losthope, 08-28-2012 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    04-09-2014 01:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Feeling a little lost

    Hi All, Just needing a little support and encouragement today... I lost my mother, my best friend, after a very short six month battle with...

    Started by Bailey_, 04-06-2014 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 215
    04-07-2014 12:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Sold the House today

    Whew.... that took a lot. I'm going to move back to my home town. It's time to be with family and friends in familiar surroundings. The city where...

    Started by Queensville, 03-26-2014 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    04-03-2014 04:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Struggling Daughter Grieving After The Loss Of Her Incredible Mother

    On March 10th, 2014 my beautiful mother passed away. I am utterly devastated. We found out about her Stage 4 Melanoma in October 2013. I am 19 years...

    Started by Andy M., 03-21-2014 03:26 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-03-2014 01:45 AM Go to last post
  13. Don't know what to do-

    Hello out there. Where to begin? Mom passed from PC in September, 2013. I quit my job to move in and take care of her. I was blessed to be with...

    Started by Gary G, 04-02-2014 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-03-2014 01:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Hes got Cancer and he doesnt even care!

    My step daughters BF was diagnosed last year with stage3 colon cancer. Hes 29 years old. He had numerous surgeries and has a colostomy. He was...

    Started by notty, 04-02-2014 01:52 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-03-2014 01:12 AM Go to last post
  15. My Girlfriend has 12-18 months to live?

    My new girlfriend has told me she has 12-18 months to live. Im not sure specifically what type, all know is its a malignant neoplasm. she was given...

    Started by paulaluvcharliex, 06-01-2012 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-01-2014 09:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Pancreatic purple Stride... Hope and help.

    My name is Angela Essex-Hans.I lost my beautiful amazing Mom Feb.6th to Pancreatic cancer. It was a horrible death. We are all still reeling from...

    Started by adaughterslove, 04-01-2014 01:12 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 144
    04-01-2014 01:30 AM Go to last post
  17. Trying To Cope With My Mom's Stage IV Diagnosis

    I am the 19 year old daughter to my beautiful mother who is battling stage IV melanoma. She has tumors in her brain and liver. My two brothers and I...

    Started by Andy M., 01-09-2014 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 777
    03-30-2014 03:19 AM Go to last post
  18. Mother-in-law dying worried about my wife.

    My mother-in-law has been sent home with hospice. Dr. said she has 4-6 weeks to live. It has been Three weeks sents my mother-in-law has been home....

    Started by oneway, 11-07-2005 02:57 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-29-2014 09:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Avoiding certain friends who seem to want to compare pain

    I have found that I do not want to talk to certain friends who seem to want to compare their (or their niece's or grandfather's or their own past or...

    Started by Emiliee, 03-16-2014 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 481
    03-29-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Missing my father immensely

    My father passed away 2 weeks ago from Melanoma that had metastasized to his brain. He had a melanoma taken off his upper back in 4/12. Then went...

    Started by Poochielbi, 03-28-2014 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-28-2014 08:58 PM Go to last post
  21. 19 and terminal

    So i have never written on one of these sites before, or ever even thought that I would have / want to. However a few weeks ago i was diagnosed with...

    Started by matesa.23, 02-25-2014 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-23-2014 07:00 AM Go to last post
  22. Heartbroken from Grief

    When I open my eyes every morning I have to come to the realization that my daughter is no longer here.I go through every emotion of the grieving...

    Started by motheroffour, 02-05-2014 04:17 PM
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    03-20-2014 09:16 PM Go to last post
  23. ongoing from previous thread re son's moods

    29 yo has been fighting the HL for 3 years now. He has at times, had explosive tantrums, yelling, screaming at me because I try and get him to...

    Started by User25, 03-17-2014 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 203
    03-20-2014 09:08 AM Go to last post
  24. Angry Breast cancer

    I know I shouldn't really be saying this but.....if I see another breast cancer awareness/fundraiser I'm going to SCREAM!! ...... There I said it.......

    Started by Susy100, 03-19-2014 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 131
    03-20-2014 12:08 AM Go to last post
  25. tough situation turn bad. ex gf ovarian cancer- wanted space

    When my ex requested for space and that she couldn't be with me because he has cancer and is going through chemo, I believed her. And still do. I...

    Started by needtherapy, 03-13-2014 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 245
    03-17-2014 10:38 AM Go to last post
  26. lost both of my fathers 7 months apart

    hello I decided to post on the forms like this because I didn't know where else to go. my step father who has been in my life for many years and a...

    Started by random13875, 03-11-2014 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-14-2014 05:59 PM Go to last post
  27. Robots in Hospitals? Robotic Nurses? I Hope Ive Moved on From This World by then

    If the demand is here, locally, sometime in the future you may see robot nurses or robots doing work that real people are doing now. Robot nurses...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 01-25-2014 07:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-09-2014 03:59 AM Go to last post
  28. Girlfriend of 5+ years finds out her father has Leukemia.

    Hi Everyone, I need some guidance. My girlfriend and I have been together for a little over 5 years now and her father was recently diagnosed with...

    Started by axiom, 02-27-2014 02:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-28-2014 12:46 AM Go to last post
  29. My son and his "moods" are nearly breaking me!

    My 28y.o. son has been fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma for 3 years now, tried everything and anything, currently on chemo that is really for breast cancer...

    Started by User25, 02-12-2014 10:13 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 559
    02-23-2014 09:09 PM Go to last post
  30. Not coping well

    Hi everyone, My husband of 26 years has stage 4 colon cancer. I have been through the shocked phase and I am now to the fear and sadness phase and...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 01-13-2014 03:40 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-23-2014 09:47 AM Go to last post
  31. A Quote with a Message So True, Simple and Invaluable yet Lost in So Many

    God only knows that cancer survivors and their families capture this message into a way of life they rarely misplace. When I was 5 years old, my...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-20-2014 03:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-21-2014 12:10 AM Go to last post
  32. So much anger and resentment, feels like there is no way to regain myself

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and it is fantastic to finally interact with people who know what I am going through. Last week, after...

    Started by Erin6956, 06-12-2013 01:52 AM
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  33. From Experiencing Cancer & its Toll, Giving Climbs Even Higher Peaks

    This may be a hunch but I sense and believe cancer survivors find ways of giving they may only have thought about before. Now they find the time to...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-18-2014 03:54 AM
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  34. Almost one year but feels like yesterday

    Coming up on one year since I lost my mom, my best friend. The past year has not been easy. I have dealt with the grief of loosing her to this...

    Started by lisa1962, 02-03-2014 09:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-14-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post
  35. 20 year old "caregiver"

    I was at school halfway across the country before I found out my mom had pancreatic cancer. We found out at the start of my summer break last May. I...

    Started by emily23, 02-10-2014 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 333
    02-11-2014 05:39 AM Go to last post
  36. Coping with your husband who is losing his father

    Not sure what to do.... I'm still trying to cope with the fact that he had an affair while simultaneously trying to be strong for him while his...

    Started by JackieB, 02-09-2014 08:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-09-2014 10:17 AM Go to last post
  37. Friend who had cancer issues

    Hi forums, My friend, 21 now, had cancer when he was 16 and luckily defeated it. Im 19, and we are very close friends. We, and another close...

    Started by Millett2012, 02-05-2014 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-05-2014 12:24 PM Go to last post
  38. Still trying to process what happened

    My dad passed away last week after a 4 and a half month battle with pancreatic cancer. His quality of life was good and his tumors were shrinking. He...

    Started by Mydaddyismyhero, 01-21-2014 03:32 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 527
    02-01-2014 11:57 PM Go to last post
  39. Cancer Support Helpline & Related Support Community Resources

    Cancer Support Helpline http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/Cancer-Support/Cancer-Support-Helpline.html ...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 02-01-2014 07:48 PM
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    02-01-2014 07:48 PM Go to last post
  40. Cancer is ruining my marriage!

    Hello! This is my first time posting. I have been a cancer patient for two years now. I call my cancer Chuck Norris...it just doesn't want to die....

    Started by CheriPie, 12-28-2013 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-01-2014 06:20 PM Go to last post
  41. Anxiety about my mom

    I am 20 years old and took the semester off from college to help take care of my family and mom because she has pancreatic cancer. She is likely a...

    Started by emily23, 02-01-2014 05:58 PM
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  42. Girlfriend's mom is dying of cancer; premature discussions of marriage

    Hello all, I'm new here, looking for advice. My girlfriend is 22 and her mom (47) has stage 4 colon cancer that has metastasized to multiple...

    Started by axkoam, 01-25-2014 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 587
    01-31-2014 05:57 AM Go to last post
  43. Hello! I'm dating an Oligodendroglioma (right frontal) survivor, need to chat!

    Hi, all! I'm new to ALL of this and I would like to converse with others who can shed some light, or even just let me know I'm doing the right...

    Started by Stephanie101, 01-30-2014 03:47 PM
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  44. Mum passed away quickly...how do I cope?

    My Mum passed away 3.5 weeks ago, after having been diagnosed with cancer just 2 weeks before. She had heart cancer that had spread to her lungs and...

    Started by Leeleew79, 11-28-2013 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-30-2014 04:34 AM Go to last post
  45. Unhappy I feel so alone

    I am 20 years old and came home as a junior in college to help out my family since my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To be honest, at...

    Started by emily23, 01-21-2014 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 518
    01-30-2014 04:21 AM Go to last post
  46. Missing mom this Christmas

    This will be the first Christmas without my dear mom and I miss her terribly. When my mom was battling this horrific disease, the one thing she said...

    Started by lisa1962, 12-23-2013 10:36 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 766
    01-30-2014 04:20 AM Go to last post
  47. please help - book recommendations for family members' coping experiences

    Hi all, I need some advice for my girlfriend, who learned recently that her mother is sick with something that seems pretty advanced. We live...

    Started by henny, 01-21-2014 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 239
    01-30-2014 12:47 AM Go to last post
  48. Can't see the friends I want to see and need advice.

    I'll give you the general info since it's kind of a long story. The friends in question are former coworkers from a place I quit a few months ago. I...

    Started by numberthree, 01-20-2014 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 458
    01-24-2014 05:42 AM Go to last post
  49. Prayer for Strength and for my daughter

    My daughter,alyssa, is a member here but she is very very ill,I am in complete bits.She told me a few weeks ago that this forum would help me but I...

    Started by motheroffour, 01-16-2014 05:49 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 689
    01-24-2014 05:04 AM Go to last post
  50. Girlfriend's father has advanced liver cancer... want to help her and her family cope

    Hi everybody, thanks for welcoming me to the forum. My names Zach, I'm 17 and my girlfriend of two months' dad has just recently been diagnosed with...

    Started by gickynurf, 01-10-2014 01:33 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 347
    01-21-2014 11:31 PM Go to last post

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