A website to provide support for people who have or have had any type of cancer, for their caregivers and for their family members.
Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 7151617
Results 161 to 164 of 164

Thread: Cancer- the six letter word that changed my life.

  1. #161
    yes that is true @zim! Hubs name was John and I am leah.
    hope you are doing ok and not too bad. I got to say your energy and positive outlook is amazing.

    This is one of those days when mid study I stop and go on a hunt. I just learned about bevacizumab, I did not know it was avastin (trade name) and found out I knew about it already. I added Temozolomide to it too. Its amazing how much we know about the drugs we were forced to know about due to life and its many trials.

    anyhow, everyday without fail, i think of him. This morning wokeup half asleep telling myself its ok, he suffered enough and before my brain starts thinking nonstop, i jumped out and started my day. The studying is going incredibley slow, sometimes i wonder if this is something I should do. I guess things will all fall into place. Today dad asked me if I wana donate stuff sitting in storage! i was like no!!. its stuff we bought together, i dont think im ready to part with any of that. its mainly furniture and things but still. I do not want to let go just yet. I know its probably not healthy but right now I am not going throw stuff out. I have donated most of his cloths and all.
    I was thinking of making a stuffed lion with one of his favorite shirts. i was wondering if any of you have done that and if so from where? I know the usual is a teddy but he loved lions and wanted to visit the african, lion sanctuaries someday:-/

    hope everyones thanksgiving went well. Ours was ok, very emotional when we all gathered around the food. sigh
    Last edited by seaofgladness; 11-28-2018 at 11:32 PM.
    Hubby with inoperable brainstem glioma. Dx- 8/30/2016. Finished radiation- 10/28/2016. started temodar 5/20/2017- didn't tolerate it. started avastin 6/24/17. Tumor growth (Glioblastoma) avastin stopped 9/22/2017. Hospice started 9/28/2017. Went to heaven- 3/4/2018

  2. #162
    Senior User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    258
    Well HELLO LEAH!!
    Letting go is such a personal thing. Do it at your own pace! You can and you will. Start with the impersonal things. Sell what you can and tell John that the proceeds will go to his flower fund!
    (Here I'll remind you and John that a visit to Africa is accompanied by millions of flies, so visit by watching the TV documentaries; and think of him along the way.)

    I'm so glad that you are sticking with the studies. When do you test? Is that one of those multi-stage exams, that beat your brains out for several days?

    Warmest regards to you Leah, and to your family,
    Hang-in dear one.
    zim

  3. #163
    Happy new year everyone... wishing you all a year of strength and peace for the struggles we face.

    The holidays were hard but leaving to go visit family and friends in the big apple helped. Of course his presence is often missed and our birthdays are this month so I am think it will be bit hard. I am trying to stay focused and not lose sight of the task at hand.
    Life still goes on, and sometimes I worry I am forgetting him, when I do I go back and run over how his laugh was, i play videos to remember the sound of his voice i think about all the moles he had or the way his hand feels. I worry of the day I can not recall and I get so adamant on not forgetting him. I can still remember him saying " dont forget me" the week he passed away. what I learned is I am sensitive, lots of things happening aorund me and I think of it wouldnt have been like this if he was here. I don't know maybe I am bit weaker now.
    I am not even sure if I should be writing all this. anyhow..peace and strength to all.

    @zim- exams probably going to be end of march, right before I leave to go visit his mom. Yes its a several day thing! Africa will have to wait, I may just end up watching documentaries as you said lol
    Hubby with inoperable brainstem glioma. Dx- 8/30/2016. Finished radiation- 10/28/2016. started temodar 5/20/2017- didn't tolerate it. started avastin 6/24/17. Tumor growth (Glioblastoma) avastin stopped 9/22/2017. Hospice started 9/28/2017. Went to heaven- 3/4/2018

  4. #164
    Thank you for staying with us and posting about your life after GBM.

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-22-2013, 05:27 AM
  2. Cancer changed my life
    By Felipe J in forum Inspirational Stories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-08-2010, 12:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •