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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. 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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    Today 03:34 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 5
    • Views: 251
    Today 01:12 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Views: 154
    Yesterday 12:29 PM Go to last post
  4. 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: 1
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    07-27-2014 10:55 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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: 173
    07-22-2014 11:25 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    07-20-2014 10:49 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    07-19-2014 11:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Met someone and a few weeks later he told me he has leukemia. He is pushing me away.

    So this is my story. Few months ago I met a guy. There was chemistry and great communication between us and everything was going well towards...

    Started by angiep, 07-15-2014 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-17-2014 04:37 AM Go to last post
  12. 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: 8
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    07-16-2014 04:30 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Views: 209
    07-08-2014 09:38 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Views: 699
    06-01-2014 05:44 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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: 2
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    05-16-2014 02:18 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
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  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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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  31. 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
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    04-21-2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
  32. 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
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    04-09-2014 01:28 AM Go to last post
  33. 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
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    04-07-2014 12:14 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
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    04-01-2014 01:30 AM Go to last post
  39. 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: 1,043
    03-30-2014 03:19 AM Go to last post
  40. 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: 729
    03-29-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  41. 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
  42. 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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  43. 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: 337
    03-20-2014 09:08 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
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    03-20-2014 12:08 AM Go to last post
  45. 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: 380
    03-17-2014 10:38 AM Go to last post
  46. 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
    • Views: 449
    03-14-2014 05:59 PM Go to last post
  47. 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
    • Views: 359
    02-28-2014 12:46 AM Go to last post
  48. 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: 743
    02-23-2014 09:09 PM Go to last post
  49. 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: 12
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    02-23-2014 09:47 AM Go to last post
  50. 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
    • Views: 640
    02-14-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post

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