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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 06:27 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 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 14
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  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 10:45 PM
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  1. Missing my wife and our life

    Hi everyone, Having a terrible day, today. I'm 49 years old and my wife Kelly was 44. Kelly passed away on Friday, January 2nd. The day our...

    Started by TommyandKelly, 02-17-2015 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-25-2015 08:01 PM Go to last post
  2. Coping with cancer and difficult adult children

    I am the spouse/caregiver to mu husband dx with stage 4 colon cancer in November of 2013. This has been the hardest journey of our lives and some...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 02-23-2015 04:06 PM
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    02-24-2015 02:23 PM Go to last post
  3. I have trouble with religious stuff.

    So my mom has cancer and a bunch of people pray for her. I don't believe in any man made religion but she has some faith so I pass along the...

    Started by metroins, 01-16-2015 07:36 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-24-2015 01:15 AM Go to last post
  4. Potentially unrealistic expectations from Doctor..but it still hurts

    A question for those who have lost someone close to them: Did you hear from primary doctors after your loved one passed? Here's our story: My Dad...

    Started by laura1985, 01-16-2015 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-21-2015 09:14 PM Go to last post
  5. My french-canadian mother

    My french-canadian Mom raised my brother and I as a single Mother. My Dad was not much a part of our life. She is now in her 70’s and has some form...

    Started by AndyinAZ, 02-19-2015 06:49 AM
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    02-21-2015 05:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Red face Caregiver for mother and I have kidney disease

    Can't figure out how to delete.

    Started by metroins, 02-21-2015 07:13 AM
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  7. Post Any Advice would be welcomed

    Ok friends, I need your help. My dear sister, Sharon, is in remission from CNS lymphoma. Praise God! It was a crazy long, stressful journey. But...

    Started by MeganGarnin, 02-04-2015 03:26 PM
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    02-05-2015 07:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Son does not want to see me before I die

    I have two sons. One in state, one across the country. For some unknown reason (he won't disclose) he won't come to see me. The oldest son and...

    Started by emilyjr, 01-24-2015 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-01-2015 06:00 AM Go to last post
  9. newly diagnosed terminally ill

    hello my name is chadisty. i have recently been newly diagnosed as terminal. i have been battling recurrent cervical cancer for 3 years now. it has...

    Started by chadisty, 01-24-2015 08:13 AM
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    01-24-2015 08:20 AM Go to last post
  10. Angry and Venting

    so as ive said before in a few posts....a lot of people on many sides are all dealing with cancer. my sister... with my mother wanting me to do...

    Started by shaww, 01-23-2015 02:13 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-23-2015 06:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Anyone having knowledge on Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) mets to liver?

    Husband diagnosed with NETs metastasis to liver and surrounding lymphs 1st week in November 2014 on liver biopsy. CT scan revealed "too numerous to...

    Started by 219sbm, 01-15-2015 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-15-2015 11:11 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:29 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-21-2014 08:40 AM Go to last post
  13. 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, 10-09-2011 12:24 AM
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  14. Unhappy how do you cope with people who just don't get it?

    i was diagnosed with stage 3b ovarian cancer back in march. since then i've had two major surgeries which have left me with a scar from between my...

    Started by Thegrouch314, 12-14-2014 10:49 PM
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    12-15-2014 01:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Trying to find peace this Christmas

    How much more Lord? My mother passed away last year after a terrible battle with colorectal cancer. 5 months later my sister had emergency surgery...

    Started by VickieKay, 12-11-2014 03:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
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  16. My inspiration...

    My mum. For almost 5 years my mum has been fighting ovarian cancer. After the first year, she got the all clear, but it came back. About a...

    Started by Mikkeh Lou, 12-09-2014 12:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-09-2014 03:08 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 10:53 PM
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    12-08-2014 04:27 PM Go to last post
  18. Wife's father losing his battle with cancer....

    Hi All I landed here after reading a thread posted in these forums from a few years ago:...

    Started by Tyler23, 11-24-2014 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    11-26-2014 07:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Telling my friends that my brother will die.

    Tonight I'm going to write an email to my friends' parents. I find it nearly impossible to tell them, my brother's going to die soon, face to face....

    Started by Almakvist, 11-25-2014 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-26-2014 05:34 PM Go to last post
  20. i'm just so mentally exhausted and don't know which way to run!

    Lost my poor mother a year ago to colon cancer and my father the year before that to lung cancer. I was primary caregiver. Then if that wasn't...

    Started by VickieKay, 11-23-2014 03:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-23-2014 11:35 PM Go to last post
  21. Tired.. so effing tired.

    I am new to this forum but i need some place to go. I live with my parents and my mother is suffering with Anaplastic thyroid cancer. She has had...

    Started by wingsofliberty, 08-08-2010 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-22-2014 06:45 PM Go to last post
  22. How does my life not become consumed with cancer?

    Never mind, we can handle this.

    Started by metroins, 11-22-2014 04:01 AM
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  23. I came here to speak with those who are terminal to find support for my illness.

    Firstly, Let me start this by saying I do NOT have cancer. I came across this website in my hopes for finding support from those who are in a worse...

    Started by MB5, 11-05-2014 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-21-2014 07:36 PM Go to last post
  24. all the crappy crap crap can crap out

    i seen this coming 20 some odd years ago, yet all i was able to do was helplessly watch as my family wasted away with various ailments and sickness'....

    Started by naturehd, 11-16-2014 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-18-2014 08:24 AM Go to last post
  25. Need advice

    I am a 20 year old girl. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer and had to have a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and...

    Started by AmyH, 11-04-2014 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-06-2014 12:16 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 01:36 AM
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  27. 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 01:22 PM
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  28. 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 07:40 PM
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    10-20-2014 01:28 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 02:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-15-2014 06:44 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 04:57 PM
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    10-08-2014 09:44 AM Go to last post
  31. 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, 10-07-2014 12:29 AM
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    10-08-2014 09:31 AM Go to last post
  32. 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 01:21 AM
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    10-06-2014 10:26 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-30-2014 06:28 PM Go to last post
  34. 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 05:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-19-2014 05:19 PM Go to last post
  35. 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 03:35 PM
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    09-13-2014 02:10 PM Go to last post
  36. 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 03:12 PM
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    09-09-2014 10:58 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 13
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  38. 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 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    09-06-2014 05:17 PM Go to last post
  39. 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 02:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 605
    08-26-2014 11:46 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 04:26 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    08-26-2014 11:12 AM Go to last post
  41. 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 02:52 AM
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  42. 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 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-24-2014 05:11 PM Go to last post
  43. 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 01:52 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-17-2014 09:57 PM Go to last post
  44. 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 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-14-2014 12:58 AM Go to last post
  45. 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 11:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-12-2014 06:06 PM Go to last post
  46. 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 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-11-2014 07:10 PM Go to last post
  47. 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 02:31 PM
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    08-08-2014 02:31 PM Go to last post
  48. 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 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-06-2014 04:19 PM Go to last post
  49. 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 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-04-2014 09:20 AM Go to last post
  50. 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 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 252
    08-04-2014 12:51 AM Go to last post

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