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  • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

    thank you for your kind words and understanding. Yes it amazes me how some don't understand why I put myself through this. I hate those words. especially when they come from my own brother. My mom is now in her last stages and so far the pain is controlled. I still pray with her even though at times she doesn't respond. She seems so peaceful through this process. I love it when it is peaceful. I have to learn to be p...

    February 15, 2012 view post
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      Hello! My mom has metastatic colon cancer. She is currently in hospice care which for me it's a great support system. It isn't perfect but at least I feel like I can sleep better at night. My mother is home with me. I am a single mother of a tween (12). My mom was diagnosed in 2008. She had many types of chemo including investigational. I only have a brother and it's been hard because I can't say I have a good suppo...

      February 10, 2012 view discussion
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        Hello! I haven't posted in awhile. I some how find myself posting here every now and then. It seems nobody understands what I'm going through and the times that I feel like my normal self are few. Brief history...my mom was diagnosed in 2008 with stage 3 colon cancer. My dad passed away with gastric cancer in 2006 but he wasn't living with me and let's just say I wasn't close to him. I was with him when he passed awa...

        February 04, 2012 view discussion
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          That's really good that she is feeling ok during chemo. Some chemo does cause hand and foot syndrome. While my mom was on chemo she couldn't drink anything cold or open the refrigerator. It's great that she is doing housework. it helps them feel useful and in control. My mom is in hospice at home with me and is making Christmas dinner right now. I was completely against it but then I realized it's something she wants...

          December 24, 2011 view post
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            I really feel your pain. I know it's hard for you right now, but I would ask to speak to a social worker at the hospital. Maybe they can offer home health or other services. My mom is currently in hospice and I am her caregiver. I have a brother but he isn't involved. I would get so angry because I felt alone. Sometimes you have to just ask what you need from people. Regardless you can't force them to be involved. I ...

            December 14, 2011 view post
            • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

              sorry for the typos I just wrote fast and posted. I hate typos. 

              December 01, 2011 view post
              • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

                I can so relate to your pain. I lost my father in 2006 to gastric cancer and now my mom is in hospice and so week. I know she has been given a couple of weeks. I have a 12 year old daughter that is coping and dealing with my issues. It has been so stressful since my mom's diagnosis. I have gone through depression, anxiety, anger, and saddness. I feel at times like I have to be strong. I have not cried since my mother...

                December 01, 2011 view post
                • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thanks for the giving me the information about the book. I will look into it.  Thanks for your prayers. 

                  November 22, 2011 view post
                  • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hello, Yes it is so hard to concentrate or even do things for myself. I exercise because it alleviates stress, but I feel bad even getting up and going to work. I don't go out anymore. My mom wants me to get out and continue with life. Too be honest I feel like I'm already grieving. I am getting better at not focusing too much on how much time she has left. I want her to be as comfortable as possible. She isn't in a...

                    November 22, 2011 view post
                    • tricias76 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I really am sorry that you are going through this. It's so hard and reading your post reminds me of everything I have gone through with my mother. For the past three years and 9 months we went through operations, chemo, hospitalizations, and all different side affects. My mom is a strong woman and to be honest I felt at times like she was more of a help to me that I was to her. Take it one day at a time and definatel...

                      November 17, 2011 view post
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