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    Here, come sit on the crazy couch with me. ::pats seat:: We have fudge and hugs and faith and hope.  I just posted on here tonight after being away for a month. I lost my mother in Oct, 13 yrs and a few days after my father. I can tell you, when I lost my father, my world fell apart. I eventually coped well. I'd only cry around Christmas, when I heard the songs he'd sing in his amazing voice. It just didn't hur...

    December 25, 2011 view post
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      I can't stop crying. I lost my mom to RCC on Oct. 15, three days and 13 yrs after my father. I'm 34 There is no good time to lose your mom. I want her back so bad. I remember the way she signed, from mama on the Christmas presents. I want her hugs so bad. I don't understand death. I don't understand how a living soul and body can hold you in her arms and then just not be there. I am the one who almost shoves the Ch...

      December 25, 2011 view discussion
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        Hi,  My mother did not benefit from sutent- the cancer grew in spite of it. She had just started Torisel and it seemed to be working before she passed. I wish we'd tried that one first.

        November 16, 2011 view post
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          Both of you ladies are in my thoughts right now... I lost my mother a month and a day ago to RCC. I haven't found exactly how I'd like to end this horrible disease yet, but I'm proud of you for taking that step.

          November 16, 2011 view post
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            Oh my gosh, thank you so much for your quote from John. My mom passed last night (RCC) and reading those words gave me a little comfort in a world of wild feelings. Thank you, I am praying for you tonight to have peace.

            October 17, 2011 view post
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              This WAS 'it' for my mother. She died yesterday, Oct. 15, at 1 pm. We got a call at 7:30 am that she went into respiratory distress... her breathing had been labored at 9:30 pm the night before when I was up there, and she was only responsive to pain. I had spoken to a nurse, and that gave me the feeling it was time to tell her it was okay to do what she wanted to do... that I would take care of my sister, that eve...

              October 17, 2011 view post
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                Well, after a short round of sutent, her tumors grew. We took her to a different oncologist group and now she's on Torisel, once a week. She needed a transfusion before the first, but not the second. Tomorrow should be her third, but we had to have her taken to the ER last night for weakness, vomiting a little blood and some blood in her stool. (black) She's had tummy issues before, so we're pretty sure that's what t...

                October 12, 2011 view discussion
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                  Thank you for your reply! Right now, mom is on torisel, she'll take her third dose this Thursday. We're taking her to the place she had her radiation, an hour from home. She's still so weak. She won't eat, because everything tastes like metal. My sister gives her most of her care, since they live together. She's not in pain, but she can walk with assistance only. She sleeps so much of the time, but she likes to shop...

                  October 10, 2011 view post
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                    Hi, My mother was diagnosed with stage IV in July, had sutent and radiation in August, and then she was told by her oncologist to pack it in, the tumors grew by 20% and she's got 3-6 months left. She went back to the place she had the radiation (which is an hour from home) and she's getting an IV med, Torisel. Also, they're considering surgery for her kidney at some point. She had mets to her bones and her scalp (sh...

                    October 04, 2011 view post
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                      Thank you, Marcy! No, she is just seeing an oncologist, the only one in our hospital. We're about 2 hrs from all the major hospitals (although ours is a stroke center) and one hour from a cancer center... she's going back to that one next week for more information!  We are not giving up and accepting anything along those lines yet. If a doctor tells you you're going to die, you get a second opinion. For what it...

                      September 09, 2011 view post
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