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    Sarah   I am making a list of all the food I want to eat, though not the first day after surgery. lol  Eggplant parm is on top. I have not had it in a year because I thought at the time I had developed an allergic reaction to it. After having these attacks the past couple months I realize it was the gall bladder. I also want a chocolate cream egg. My girlfriend brought one over yesterday and told me to...

    April 11 at 3:19 PM view post
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      The plans are finally coming together. Seems like forever. A year ago I had my first attack. At the time the drs thought it might be aortic aneurism. Ruled out and they said "digestive." I never ate eggplant(my favorite) again. Over the summer I noticed an increase of indigestion but pushed it aside. Then on my way to Florida late Jan. another attack. Down there another mild one. When I got back I started making...

      April 10 at 1:19 PM view discussion
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        Glitzy    Been having bouts of gall bladder attacks and ready to take the darn thing out myself! Hopefully by end of next week. I see surgeon tomorrow. Only thing good is losing weight since I can't eat all the foods I'd normally like to. Irene

        April 08 at 6:43 PM view post
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          It was 3 years ago this afternoon that my beloved husband  Phil passed away. While I napped across fom him in a recliner and he was watching baseball. Unfortunately it was not his favorite team the Phillies that was on. I woke to the phone ringing and looked over on the sofa and realized he was gone. I know it was the way he would have wanted. Probably looked over at me and thought perfect time to leav...

          April 08 at 6:40 PM view discussion
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            Glitzy   Someone told me years ago that is is none of my business what others may be thinking about me. That statement was hard for me to digest. How dare them! But in accepting that statement I think I am better able to handle or let it go whatever they think. Not easily though yet at times.  We all handle death and dying and grieving so individually. My neighbor's daughter passed away last wee...

            April 03 at 1:49 AM view post
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              DharmaGirl    It will be 3 yrs in April since my husband died and I find there are still occasional times I think... I have to get home and tell him something that seemed really nice to share, but it's not as often as in the begining. Now it's more like...gee I wish he was here, he'd really appreciate this. Irene

              March 30 at 12:26 AM view post
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                Dear mikev   I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I think it is very difficult to have to wait until April or May to ahve the burial. My brother passed on July 4 and the service was not until the end of August due to when his son could come. It is like reliving it all over again. Working at the school for just a couple months and then having the summer off will give you a bit of breathing time for y...

                March 28 at 4:34 PM view post
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                  Glitzy   So sad. I am sorry for another loss in your life. We just don't know what another person is going through within themselves. Only good thoughts coming your way. Irene

                  March 25 at 12:51 PM view post
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                    Dear D    I do think it was not the appropriate time for your aunt to tell you. Why she did I can only guess. Perhaps to get your mind off your grief? Perhaps she felt it was a secret too long kept.  As a birth mother myself, who was forced to relinquish a child as a teen, I can tell you that emotions for us moms run the gamit. GUILT...Painful loss worse than death because you never know where yo...

                    March 24 at 12:49 AM view post
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                      Marie   Nature has always been a healing balm for me. Likewise after Phil passed. I began to drive 10 miles each way almost everyday to a county park that has a couple miles of trails. As the seasons changed I would search for new things coming out. Put a lot of extra miles on my car but it was so needed. At one point the grandchildren asked if they could come and its been wonderful to get them enjoyin...

                      March 19 at 1:37 PM view post
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                      Esophageal Cancer
                      Alternative Treatments, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Diet, Emotional Support, Radiation

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