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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
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  2. 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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    10-22-2014 03:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Personality changes

    My mother has metastatic breast cancer. She been on chemo on and off for the last 9 years. In July she has something similar to a stroke and was...

    Started by Bells30, 10-21-2014 12:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-21-2014 04:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Mom's died, can't stop defocusing,

    My mom outlasted her prognosis by almost four years, and I've not been here for a long time because I was convinced she was going to go on for many,...

    Started by Kirsten, 10-19-2014 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-20-2014 12:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Primary Effusion Lymphoma

    Tonight I received some very bad news from a very good, long-time friend I hadn't seen in almost a year and I feel pretty hopeless. In about a...

    Started by olivejuice, 10-05-2014 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-15-2014 05:44 AM Go to last post
  6. how can you go on

    i lost my wife in July how can i go on in just 6 weeks from the first we knew to the end

    Started by postboy, 10-11-2014 09:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-12-2014 04:37 AM Go to last post
  7. 23 and Grieving the Loss of My Father

    I'm Kelsey. I'm 23 years old. And this is my story. Eight short months ago, my dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer during what I thought...

    Started by suppppkels, 10-06-2014 03:57 PM
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    10-08-2014 08:44 AM Go to last post
  8. How does one move on?

    Mom diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Still with us, but i fear the worst everyday. At first, i was strong. Everything was ok and i told my self...

    Started by StayStrong, 10-06-2014 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-08-2014 08:31 AM Go to last post
  9. I am so bitter and angry

    Hi everyone. I'm kinda posting here as a last resort. I'll cut a long story short. My 50 year old dad was diagnosed with stage three stomach cancer...

    Started by fuzzykitty, 10-06-2014 12:21 AM
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    10-06-2014 09:26 PM Go to last post
  10. Need some advice / encouragement

    Hello there! To begin I'll say that my boyfriend has been battling cancer for a few years, however this post is more about the effects the chemo...

    Started by Bellaura, 09-30-2014 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-30-2014 05:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Hi, I'm new

    Hi everyone, I'm just looking for a place to get support and this seemed pretty good from what I've read. I'm 30 years old, a wife and mother of...

    Started by fragglefan, 09-19-2014 04:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-19-2014 04:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Grieving in advance?

    My apologies if this is the wrong forum to post about this topic. My mother has brain cancer, diagnosed 5 months ago. Has anyone else gone through...

    Started by DixieDoodle78, 09-09-2014 02:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-13-2014 01:10 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 5
    • Views: 380
    09-09-2014 09:58 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: 13
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    09-08-2014 08:08 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 16
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    09-06-2014 04:17 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Views: 1,605
    08-26-2014 10:12 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Views: 242
    08-12-2014 05:06 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    08-06-2014 03:19 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. '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
  30. 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
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  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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: 335
    07-22-2014 11:25 PM Go to last post
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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: 364
    07-08-2014 09:38 PM Go to last post
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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: 835
    06-01-2014 05:44 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
  49. 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
    • Views: 370
    05-21-2014 12:32 AM Go to last post
  50. 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
    • Views: 907
    05-20-2014 03:08 AM Go to last post

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