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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: Hospice - a support thread

    This thread is for those who have entered into Hospice care (as known in the U.S.). I've looked over the thread titles covering the past 6 months,...

    Started by Spouse, 05-16-2014 05:27 AM
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  2. 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
    • Replies: 14
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    10-08-2013 10:39 AM Go to last post
  3. 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. I'm so lost.

    I'm a 43 year old son who lost my Mother yesterday morning. She had lung cancer that spread to her brain. She was so much to me. I'm having such a...

    Started by Dakotademon7, 07-12-2014 12:36 AM
    • Replies: 12
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  2. Question To what extent do I give up my own life to be a caregiver? I am starting to panic

    My 62 year old mom has been battling a brain tumor (astrocytoma stage III) since February of this year. Four neurosurgeons told us that her tumor is...

    Started by Cigur11, 08-18-2014 01:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-30-2014 09:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Dealing with the Unknown

    My mom was diagnosed with a large pelvo-abdominal complex mass which is likely ovarian in origin last year. It measured 28.0 x 15.0 x 28.7 cm that...

    Started by laika, 08-26-2014 02:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-27-2014 07:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Missing my mother..

    I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now... I would love to get some advice especially from those who are parents so I can get their point of view.. ...

    Started by Andy M., 05-16-2014 01:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-26-2014 10:46 PM Go to last post
  5. 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: 10
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    08-26-2014 10:12 AM Go to last post
  6. First Post - Struggling to cope

    This is my first post, and didn't think I would ever have to visit here. I lost my dad 6 years ago to Lung Cancer and still miss him every day. He...

    Started by Fiona1965, 08-20-2014 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    08-26-2014 09:28 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    08-25-2014 11:10 PM Go to last post
  8. 1st post: caregiver relationships

    Hi there! First of all, to anyone out there reading this--holy cap you are a strong person. I know I never realized how strong I was until now, and I...

    Started by FinFo15, 07-31-2014 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-24-2014 04:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Trying to get on with my life

    I am a 62 year old widower. My wife Diane and I were together for 22 years. We started living together three weeks after we first met and quickly...

    Started by Ken Bush, 08-12-2014 12:52 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-17-2014 08:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Time to move on: new chapter

    Difficult question. I know to each there own, but is there ever a right time to move and start a new chapter in your life, without feeling guilty? ...

    Started by angelamylove, 08-13-2014 06:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-13-2014 11:58 PM Go to last post
  11. How do you cope

    Hi This is all new to me as I feel I have nowhere else to turn. My father was diagnosed 18 months ago with aml where chemo did nothing and he was...

    Started by pleasure, 08-12-2014 10:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-12-2014 05:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Hopeful daughter from NZ

    Hello there guys. My name is Zineb, im 24 and currently residing in Auckland, NZ. My dad has recently been half diagnosed with spinal tumour ( they...

    Started by Zinny90, 08-11-2014 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-11-2014 06:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Stress Reliever

    Hello Everyone, I remember the days where I just didn`t know how to get out of my sad mood. Well, I have found the perfect stress reliever and...

    Started by Queensville, 08-08-2014 01:31 PM
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    08-08-2014 01:31 PM Go to last post
  14. worried sick about my sister

    Hi all, Hope I am posting in the right place? I don't know what I am doing here really, other than I feel so angry and want to rant. My...

    Started by skye1, 08-06-2014 10:28 AM
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    08-06-2014 03:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Help with speaking to family

    Hi, I'm 26 and throughout my life I've struggled with being able to talk to people openly, even those close to me. I hide my feelings and use humour...

    Started by edd567, 09-04-2013 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-04-2014 08:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Endo Adeno Grade 1 and quickly losing it

    This is an edited repost from the Endometrial forums. I didn't realize there was a support forum even after having read someone's mentioning of it. ...

    Started by bluesmama, 08-03-2014 08:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-03-2014 11:51 PM Go to last post
  17. 'Too close to home' became my home - Introduction

    Hello, My husband was diagnosed the last week of June with throat cancer. At that time it was thought that he had stage 1, type 3. squamous cell...

    Started by photini, 08-01-2014 02:39 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2014 04:12 AM Go to last post
  18. After GBM

    Hello, I've not posted in ages but I was sitting by myself at home thinking about my mumma who I lost 6 months ago today to GBM. I just wanted to...

    Started by Meliaa997, 07-28-2014 03:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-01-2014 09:04 PM Go to last post
  19. The loss

    I lost my husbands health to stage 4 colon cancer. Then right after, my mother & sister each created rifts with me so as not to speak to me or my...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 07-23-2014 05:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-01-2014 05:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy 1st post

    Ive been lurking here for a few months & feel its time to post my story . I have 2 sisters with end stage cancers. 1 has stage 4 metastasized breast...

    Started by FroggerG, 07-31-2014 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2014 09:23 PM Go to last post
  21. Trying to be strong

    My dad has pancreatic cancer and it has been real hard on my mom. she is still working but she takes a lot of time off to go with on his doctor...

    Started by maddieJ, 07-30-2014 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-31-2014 10:28 AM Go to last post
  22. Cancer caregiver - first post

    This is my first post and first time on site website. My husband was diagnosed at end of February 2014 with Stage IV Metastic Melanoma. We (and...

    Started by MountainFlo, 07-27-2014 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2014 04:12 AM Go to last post
  23. Just found out

    I just found out today that my mother has brain cancer and is only given 2 weeks to 2 months to live...just weeks ago she was announced to be in...

    Started by Lindsayskills, 07-31-2014 01:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-31-2014 01:55 AM Go to last post
  24. From PC support to coping with grief first time post here.

    My Mom passed a month ago yesterday from PC. I've noticed a lot of my friends are here and that is comforting. I never explored this particular forum...

    Started by Brown, 06-20-2014 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-30-2014 03:34 AM Go to last post
  25. Good Deeds Stories

    This is a different type of support. When my wife was alive, some recommended us for a gratuity amount from a foundation. This helped us a great...

    Started by angelamylove, 07-25-2014 02:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-29-2014 12:29 PM Go to last post
  26. Any help I (my family) can get?

    Hi, I've come here to request any help whatsoever. My mother has been given weeks to months to live. She has endometrial? Cancer, sorry I try to...

    Started by Tris, 07-18-2014 03:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-23-2014 05:27 PM Go to last post
  27. Post newbie husband has liver ca. resection yesterday.

    Hi. I am new here. My 48 y.o estranged husband just had liver resection and gallbladder removed yesterday. We have been separated for almost a year...

    Started by escobyz, 07-22-2014 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-23-2014 12:37 AM Go to last post
  28. Loved ones belongings

    This is my first here since my wife has died. Want to start to move on in a way by cleaning house of her belongings. Should I start by asking...

    Started by angelamylove, 07-21-2014 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 263
    07-22-2014 11:25 PM Go to last post
  29. Tough Battle.

    Hi All, I have been surfing in the internet doing research with my mothers current condition.Two weeks ago she had been diagnosed with a rare...

    Started by lorenze, 05-27-2013 05:17 PM
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    07-22-2014 01:36 PM Go to last post
  30. Now I've got diagnosed parents

    Hi guys, Warm welcome from Brisbane Australia. My mum has been battling CMML (luekemia) for approx 2 years now. She has been up and down but is...

    Started by suemp77, 06-24-2012 05:47 AM
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    07-20-2014 10:49 PM Go to last post
  31. Sad news

    My husband is near the end of his final battle. These are not easy days for him, and as a caretaker, it is truly horrible to realize that there is...

    Started by Spouse, 07-01-2014 10:44 AM
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  32. Scared and Lost (sorry if this is depressing)

    My father was just diagnosed with Hepatocellur Carcinoma. He is 84 and has been in relatively good health until now. We don't have stage...

    Started by skeetermom, 07-08-2014 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-08-2014 09:38 PM Go to last post
  33. First Cancer Forums Post - Part One

    Hello ... This is my first post. My wife is in the process of actively dying from cancer. Medical issues are not a new thing for Debbie. ...

    Started by JTFoote, 05-24-2014 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-04-2014 02:28 AM Go to last post
  34. My 41 year old husband has pancreatic cancer

    Not sure where to begin. I moved from Montreal to Toronto alone, to get away from a horrible marriage, in January 2006. I met Jim 4 months after I...

    Started by MaryMary73, 06-27-2014 01:57 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-02-2014 10:56 PM Go to last post
  35. Not sure what to do next

    My mum has been battling cancer for the last 8 years and recently we found out that there really are very few bullets left for her to fight with....

    Started by Bells30, 06-06-2014 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-06-2014 11:15 AM Go to last post
  36. 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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    06-01-2014 05:44 AM Go to last post
  37. 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: 10
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    06-01-2014 05:33 AM Go to last post
  38. Found out just now my Dad has cancer

    Well , it's my first post, not sure where to start with a subject like this. I'm 31 and I've always had a relatively distant relationship with my...

    Started by wayne83, 05-21-2014 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-21-2014 12:32 AM Go to last post
  39. 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, 04-24-2014 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    05-20-2014 03:08 AM Go to last post
  40. 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: 12
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    05-14-2014 05:14 AM Go to last post
  41. Cool Where's the Disgruntled Patient forum?

    I just cannot believe the levels of incompetence I'm experiencing in these various medical facilities. I wish there was a forum specifically for...

    Started by cb1504, 05-09-2014 10:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-10-2014 02:03 AM Go to last post
  42. Hospice

    My ex-husband, Mike, who I'm still friends with was sent home on 5-7 with hospice. He has been fighting colorectal cancer for 4 years. He has had...

    Started by rpike1017, 05-06-2014 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-08-2014 02:07 PM Go to last post
  43. 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, 04-23-2014 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-08-2014 01:47 AM Go to last post
  44. 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: 3
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    05-05-2014 08:03 PM Go to last post
  45. a week ago found out my mom has cancer now we are told 3-6 months of life left

    My mom had a stomach ache for 6 month s and she finally went to the doctor and they found a mass on her liver, stomach, lymph nodes, and Intestines. ...

    Started by kim_b, 04-30-2014 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-30-2014 11:37 PM Go to last post
  46. 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, 04-23-2014 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-29-2014 12:36 PM Go to last post
  47. 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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    04-22-2014 12:06 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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: 395
    04-07-2014 12:14 PM Go to last post

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