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    How did your loved one passed away?

    Hi everyone.

    My father's death was very painful, and this is something that's been really bothering me. I wonder if any of you has had similar experience, and if it's something that's made the...
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    So it's almost been 6 months now...

    ...Since my dad passed away.

    There are some good and bad moments. Overall, I just feel extremely unproductive. My GPA is extremely low. I dropped out of my summer classes last week, and I stopped...
  3. They found out because he had lots of ascites....

    They found out because he had lots of ascites. The cancer metastasized to his skin soon after. Do you feel as if you had fluids in your chest/lungs? That's usually a dead give-away.
  4. My father's stage IV pancreatic cancer never...

    My father's stage IV pancreatic cancer never showed up on the CT or PET scans because the tumours were too small. Pancreatic cancer is very difficult to diagnose. So it's definitely possible for the...
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    My father did the EXACT same thing. ...

    My father did the EXACT same thing.

    Obstruction. Couldn't eat anything, everything went back up.

    You should go to the hospital immediately. Tell your doctor you think it's an obstruction....
  6. In my experience, chemo is different every time....

    In my experience, chemo is different every time. Sometime it was difficult, sometime it wasn't. My father was way younger than yours though, so it's probably normal that he's having a difficult time...
  7. There's no need to force him to eat. It doesn't...

    There's no need to force him to eat. It doesn't extend life expectancy. At all. The only thing you can do is make sure that his food is appetizing. When my dad was sick, I used to tell him he could...
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    Your mother doesn't know the prognosis? I don't...

    Your mother doesn't know the prognosis? I don't understand. Wouldn't it be better if she knew the truth?
  9. Thread: Our Journey

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    This disease is so horrendous... The fact that...

    This disease is so horrendous... The fact that you almost know the exact day makes it incredibly hard to bear.

    Good luck with you.
  10. Thread: My turn...

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    I know someone who lost his mom, dad, and his...

    I know someone who lost his mom, dad, and his sister to cancer. I don't get it. This disease is so horrible, I don't know what to say... I'm so sorry Debbie.
  11. Thread: Almost a month.

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    I just don't see the point of life. I mean...

    I just don't see the point of life. I mean there's just so much suffering....Then there's death. I saw my father died, and he was in so much pain. Everything seems so pointless and unfair....I can't...
  12. Thread: Almost a month.

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    Almost a month.

    I keep dreaming about my father being alive nearly every day. Then I wake up and he's gone. I honestly felt suicidal today. There's no way I would do it because of my family though. But this is just...
  13. Thread: hallucinating

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    My dad was hallucinating towards the end. It...

    My dad was hallucinating towards the end. It happens with the liver starts to fail and the toxins start to poison you. It could also be a metastasis to the brain.

    It's incredibly disturbing and...
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    My father passed away.

    My father, Normand Corbeil, 56, passed away today at 2:56 PM. He was a great composer and an amazing dad... I am in shock.
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    Woah, you've just made me tear up a bit! I had...

    Woah, you've just made me tear up a bit!

    I had to make the tough decision today to give my father enough sedatives to become fully unconscious. Before it happened, he held my hand and told me he...
  16. Thread: The end?

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    My father wants to be unplugged and wants to...

    My father wants to be unplugged and wants to die.... Since he is suffering from mental illnesses, we have to decide for him.

    I thought this was cancer, not Alzheimer's. this was our only luxury,...
  17. Thread: The end?

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    He is in so much pain. Oh my god.... He takes...

    He is in so much pain. Oh my god.... He takes morphine shot every 4 hours and still suffers a lot. He keeps saying he wants to die. What kind of disease is this? This is torture.
  18. Thread: The end?

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    F**k Decatron. He's been hallucinating because of...

    F**k Decatron. He's been hallucinating because of it.
  19. Thread: The end?

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    The end?

    So...Father has been in palliative care for the past few weeks. He's suffering from what seems to be complete bowel obstruction. Not sure whether or not it's malignant. If it is, it seems like this...
  20. Thread: Is it Cancer?

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    Sounds exactly how I spent my summer, minus the...

    Sounds exactly how I spent my summer, minus the pancreatitis bit.
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