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  1. Definitely speak to her doctors about whether or...

    Definitely speak to her doctors about whether or not they have a palliative care team at the facility where she is getting treatment. This is all bad enough to endure without having additional...
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    Oh, I can't even tell you how sorry I am. I was...

    Oh, I can't even tell you how sorry I am. I was actually thinking about you earlier today, wondering how your mom made out. I know that when my dad had surgery, that morning all I could think was...
  3. Thread: my mom

    by DebbieC
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    Hi Kmteach, I'm so glad that you decided to...

    Hi Kmteach,

    I'm so glad that you decided to post. Not because I have the words to say to make you feel any better, I know that your family is going through hell right now. But I do want to say...
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    Hi Elvira, I am very sorry to hear about your...

    Hi Elvira,

    I am very sorry to hear about your son. While I don't have a lot of information to share regarding Astrocytoma, I do have a little bit that I can share with you.

    I have babysat a...
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    Would you mind sharing the country and region...

    Would you mind sharing the country and region that you live in? Maybe someone else in your area would be able to help.

    I understand the desperation to help your mom and I'm so sorry that you are...
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    I would be a little curious to where 3.5 hours is...

    I would be a little curious to where 3.5 hours is coming from. I posted the link to my post when my dad had the whipple. I gave updates throughout the day. They took him in around 7:30am. First...
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    Hi Pegleg, Welcome to the forum. Sorry it has...

    Hi Pegleg,

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry it has taken this long for a response to your post, but I hope that you plan on coming back here and checking in.

    The recovery from the whipple can be...
  8. Thread: mom update

    by DebbieC
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    So glad that they are taking an aggressive...

    So glad that they are taking an aggressive approach to getting her well...it's about time! Fingers are definitely crossed for Mom...hope she's feeling much better soon!
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    Hi Aronel, Welcome to the forum! It sounds...

    Hi Aronel,

    Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you have been through and overcome a lot...and continue to do so! I'm sure your experiences over the past few years will be invaluable to some...
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    I don't think there is a way to be emotionally...

    I don't think there is a way to be emotionally prepared. We just do the best we can when the time comes. I'm so sorry that your time is near. I know how hard it is and my heart goes out to you. ...
  11. Thread: David brenner

    by DebbieC
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    Wow...I had no idea!

    Wow...I had no idea!
  12. Hi Rod, Just wanted to welcome you to the...

    Hi Rod,

    Just wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you the very best for your surgery on Monday. It is happy news to hear that someone is eligible for surgery...you are one of the "lucky"...
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    Hi Rita, I have a friend who underwent...

    Hi Rita,

    I have a friend who underwent treatment for rectal cancer, very similar to what you went through. She is about a year post radiation and chemo and is still having the same type of issues...
  14. Thread: Paracentesis

    by DebbieC
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    Hi Becky, It does sound like you're having a...

    Hi Becky,

    It does sound like you're having a bad day and I know how frustrating this all can be. Lots of people say that after draining the stomach, they or their loved ones feel a ton better so...
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    Weakness in the legs could be a sign of anemia,...

    Weakness in the legs could be a sign of anemia, among other things, but a low red blood cell count could cause fatigue, weakness, and an overall tired feeling. While neuropathy can cause weakness,...
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    It's a possibility that they don't want to do the...

    It's a possibility that they don't want to do the surgery for health reasons, especially where this is a non-life threatening condition...although a miserable one.

    I can only guess that this is...
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    I know it seems like a long ways away, but we'll...

    I know it seems like a long ways away, but we'll all be keeping fingers crossed for your husband and your family!
  18. Hello, Although I cannot answer your question...

    Hello,

    Although I cannot answer your question specifically, I do want to welcome you to the forum. I see that you are asking about a drug used to fight prostate cancer, so I am going to move your...
  19. Thread: help

    by DebbieC
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    Milly, Just wanted to welcome you to the...

    Milly,

    Just wanted to welcome you to the forum, but I am very sorry that you find yourself here with us. Your sister is facing a fight, for sure, but I hope that by reading hiyas' post above you...
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    Hello mominalaska, I can see why you are all...

    Hello mominalaska,

    I can see why you are all scared. Facing this is a very scary thing. You said he is going for second biopsy in a few weeks, so my guess is that during the EUS that did a...
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