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  • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

    Thank you, McCoy and Phil. I kept it light and approached dad with a "none of us know what will happen in our lives....". I asked him to see my brother before he leaves for FL so that bro will not worry every minute until dad returns to Oh. Dad agreed to see him. He also said he was going to wrap up some loose ends before leaving Oh. I opened the door for him to ask questions but he didn't. I decided to let it be. H...

    October 08, 2011 view post
    • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

      Hi Phil. Just saw this. I could use your opinion if you don't mind. My iPad doesn't recognize paragraphs after I post so just pretend they are there. The liver had heavy mets. Pathology isn't back yet but I don't know why - that is what oncologist said. Surgeon, when he talked with us, said he was surprised that cancer spread during chemo since it wasn't there before (during the chemo radiation prior to surgery). H...

      October 07, 2011 view post
      • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

        Is he able to write things down as he does them? Could he then look at those notes and make the right decision based on that information? Such as knowing when to take his meds or when to eat his next meal? Would he know what steps to take if, say, there was a fire? I think safety is the most important consideration. It may be time to arrange for people to check in periodically through the day. Good luck and don't...

        October 05, 2011 view post
        • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

          I'm so sorry you are going through this. I just found out Monday my dad has metastatic liver cancer and it is awful, isn't it? He went in for esophageal cancer surgery and they just closed him back up because it was too late. I'm trying to realize that this is how life is but it doesn't help. I'm thinking of you.

          October 05, 2011 view post
          • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

            You guys have been awesome to offer such support to a stranger and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. They said it was metastasis. The oncologist may do more chemo. We will know more when she gets the pathology report 48 hours after it was sent. I am so sad for dad and worried about his wife of 34 years. He told her today "we've had a good run.".

            October 03, 2011 view post
            • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

              Dad's surgery was today. When they opened him up the surgeon found tumors all over his liver. They ended the surgery right then. He's resting now but doesn't yet know the details. He will be out of hospital in a couple days. The surgeon was surprised the tumors were so big since he was on chemo for the esophageal cancer. My sister in law was the surgical nurse on his surgery (not related to dad, she's my sis in l...

              October 03, 2011 view post
              • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

                I have never lost a husband but I am the mother of a 24 year old daughter and I can tell you the worst pain I've ever felt was when my daughter and I weren't speaking. It didn't last long but it hurts bad. If you can, please make an effort to tell her you love her. You say you were close once, you can be again. And you both need that. I'm so sorry for your loss, too.

                October 03, 2011 view post
                • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thank you, Liz. I will remind myself not to take anything personally, as I tend to do way too often :) For everyone who has faced this challenge, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are all heroes.

                  October 02, 2011 view post
                  • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

                    Mccoy, thank you for your post. Happy Birthday, too. I'm sure your 10 year old helps keep you young and moving. I have a 24 year old and can't even imagine keeping up with a 10 year old. I am going to keep a log book for dad. What a great idea. He loves humor so I will have to find a catchy name for it and put a humorous slant into the writing. I am also going to talk to him today about some of the things h...

                    October 02, 2011 view post
                    • TeresaSQ has replied to a post on the message board

                      Phil, you are a Godsend. I am 45 and feel completely unprepared but you are a big help.

                      October 01, 2011 view post
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