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    Dear Carol, I've not longed on for several days,...

    Dear Carol,
    I've not longed on for several days, but felt I need to come check on you and Jim. I am so sorry. I know the pain you are feeling, and my heart breaks with you. You touched my life and...
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    I am so so sorry. Blessings to your family,...

    I am so so sorry. Blessings to your family, Emily. You were such an inspiration to us all, and we shall miss you.
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    Gem/Abraxane kicked my husband's ass: nausea,...

    Gem/Abraxane kicked my husband's ass: nausea, appetite loss, loss of energy, developed blood clots in both legs, lost his hair. This was after Folfirinox. I'm not sure if it was the G/A or if the...
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    Carol, I'm so sorry. Your husband and mine were...

    Carol,
    I'm so sorry. Your husband and mine were diagnosed within days of one another, so I've always followed your and his story. I am so sorry that the disease is now advancing again. I so...
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    Hi Ed - My husband found white grape juice and...

    Hi Ed -
    My husband found white grape juice and apple juice easy to digest, and tried to replace water with those. He also wanted to eat, but just couldn't either. He liked oatmeal (porridge)...
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    Just saying goodbye

    I've been struggling with this for a while, but I have decided I need to bid you all farewell. This group provided so much support and help when my dear husband was diagnosed two years ago. I thank...
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    If you start with hospice, they will provide...

    If you start with hospice, they will provide everything, including adult diapers. In the meantime, if she is mobile, get the ones that are like underwear - it will help preserve her dignity. If she...
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    I'm so sorry, Sue. Carlos is no longer suffering,...

    I'm so sorry, Sue. Carlos is no longer suffering, and I pray that you will find peace as well. In my thoughts.
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    My husband also couldn't eat. When he started his...

    My husband also couldn't eat. When he started his first chemo, I pushed a lot and it caused problems. When he stopped the chemo, his appetite came back and he regained some weight. I learned then...
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    Thinking of you both.

    Thinking of you both.
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    Here is some information from an online support...

    Here is some information from an online support group for bereaved spouses. It has been very helpful to me as I've navigated these waters.

    video:...
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    Following a chemo break, my husband insisted on...

    Following a chemo break, my husband insisted on building a raised flower bed of rose-colored retaining stones. It was grueling work as it was still cold out (early April). It wore him out but it was...
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    Carol - One thing to think about is his blood...

    Carol -
    One thing to think about is his blood may be too thin right now, if he is having nosebleeds and bruising. Just something to check into.

    Hugs!
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    My husband didn't have any mental decline. But...

    My husband didn't have any mental decline. But here are some physical changes I noticed in the last few weeks and these may also provide some guidance. I am so sorry that you are having to go through...
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    We did home hospice for my husband, and started...

    We did home hospice for my husband, and started ten weeks before he died. At times I wondered if it was too soon, but in retrospect, I'm glad we had time to ease into it (if that's ever even...
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    I shed a tear just now, for your mama and for...

    I shed a tear just now, for your mama and for you. I am so sorry for your loss. You truly did everything you could for her and she knows how much you love her. Be gentle with yourself as you move...
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    You should call Hospice and tell them this. I had...

    You should call Hospice and tell them this. I had a volunteer (not a nurse) come a couple of times so I could sleep and she stayed awake the entire time. You may ask that they not send that person...
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    And on the other hand, my husband was told six...

    And on the other hand, my husband was told six treatments and could only handle three. But he was never a candidate for surgery.

    Susan, thinking of you and Carlos. I hope the visit with his...
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    I so understand where you are right now. It's a...

    I so understand where you are right now. It's a sad and uncertain place, but I pray you and your mama will have peace and calm. Our hospice sent a nurse every day (and sometimes twice a day) when...
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    A couple of weeks before my husband died, he...

    A couple of weeks before my husband died, he passed out, and had I not been right beside him, he would have fallen to the floor. After a couple of very long minutes he came to. A little while later,...
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    Take care, Peter. I understand exactly what...

    Take care, Peter. I understand exactly what you're saying and I've been struggling with staying here too. In some ways, I don't want to let go of the folks in this group that have meant so much, but...
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    (Tried to send to private messages but it says...

    (Tried to send to private messages but it says mailbox still full. Apologies to everyone else.)

    Hi Ed -

    If you get a chance, and haven't previously been, you may want to check out the...
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    Hi Ed - Tried to send you a private message but...

    Hi Ed - Tried to send you a private message but your inbox is full. :) Let me know if you need any trip advice for Ireland or the North - I've been several times in the last few years and would be...
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    I've been reading your story since your first...

    I've been reading your story since your first post and almost feel like I know you and your mama. So first, know I'm sending you a great big ((HUG)). Recently you said your mother's tumor markers...
  25. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your...

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband. I'm very sorry.

    Call your husband's oncologist and ask if they know of a place that accepts donated meds. If they don't, I suggest...
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