Need someone to talk with

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by August_Z on Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:00 AM

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Dear Misty. I am so sorry to about your Mother. I'm sure this is tearing you apart. I also took care of my Mother for 2 yrs. I lost my job because of this. I also lost my Brother a few months later. Now my I am taking care of my Husband. He was also diagnosed with this SCLC. He never smoked. However, he worked for a printing Co. for 42 yrs. and was exposed to a lot of toxins. All I can say to you is, I know it's tough for you and your Family right now. Remember your Mother is going through a tough time also. Please do everything you can for her. You will never regret it. I hope your Husband is supporting you because you need all you can get. Very few people think about the Caregivers. I am so glad you have very strong faith. This will carry you through. Please let us know how you and your Mother are doing. God bless you all. Anna

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by Misty_B on Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:00 AM

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How is your husband doing? My mom has good days and bad days. I don't regret taking care of her and my dad (he is disabled, so cannot do a lot around the house) since I believe it is my responsibility to care for my family. However, seeing her continue to smoke and hurt herself is very hard on me. I fight feelings of sadness and anger over it. Yet, I love my mom and know how hard this is on her and my dad. I hope that you are hanging in there as well. Illness is so very hard to cope with sometimes, but God will get us through it somehow. I read recently that if life were perfect here on earth, why would any of us want to go to heaven? Something to ponder...

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by August_Z on Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Misty, Just wanted to say hi and ask how your Mother is doing. If you ever need to talk to anyone, please send me a message. Take care, Anna

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by Eddy_P on Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Eleanor, I am sorry I am long in answering. Was glad to hear from u. How old is your husband? Did they operate on him to remove any of the Cancer? They can't operate on me because of my health, but I am taking Chemo and Radiation. The Chemo has really made me sick on my stomach. But they give me 3 different kinds of meds when I take Chemo and enough for two days after I get home. I think it is starting to work. I didn't throw up last week when I had Chemo and I take it tomorrow and hope I have good luck. If you go to webmd.com they have some really good info on lung cancer. What kind does your husband have? Mine is non-small cell. It is the slower spreading kind. Answer when ever u like. Eddy

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by Oby_T on Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi, Eddy. My name is Oby and I just read your message. I also read the replies, and I see that some women have recommended 'support groups,' which is exactly the same thing that I want to recommend to you. I have been attending support groups since I got out of the hospital after I was operated on for ovarian cancer 3 years ago, and Eddy, they have been a real life support for me! I will also be celebrating my 10th year anniversary in Alcoholics Anonymous this coming December. The 'support' that I found in AA is the same 'support' that I've found in cancer support groups. In other words, there is simply NO WAY that you can explain to someone who is NOT an alcoholic how it 'feels' to be an alcoholic! The same goes for cancer -- there is simply NO WAY that you can explain to someone who does not have cancer how it 'feels' to have cancer! Thank God that there are so many support groups available to 'us' now. Some of them are strictly for certain types of cancer -- like breast cancer, for instance. However, I have always attended support groups where people have all different sorts of cancer. There are so many ways you can go about finding local support groups. Call the hospitals. Ask you doctor or social worker. Call the churches. I'm not sure, but there might also be a Wellness House or Wellness Community in your area, or even a Gilda's Place. There is so MUCH support out there for you, Eddy -- but you have to make the effort to find that help. Lastly, I must tell you that in the support groups that I have gone to I have felt 'blessed' to be there. Why? Because I have met people with so much spirituality, so much strength, humor, and love. People that I would never had the opportunity to meet if I had not had cancer! In other words, I have felt 'honored' to be able to meet and share with these wonderful people. By the way, I have lived by myself for the past nine years -- and I am 70 yrs. 'young.' Don't give up, Eddy! Get on that phone today and start finding out about support groups in your area. I love you, my 'sister,' Oby in IL

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by Eddy_P on Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Oby T, I enjoyed reading your reply and the first thing I want to tell you is that next month I will be celebrating 10 years of being Alcohol Free. And it really feels good. I never went to AA, but I did a lot of praying and God answered my prayers.If it wasn't from God I would not be alive today. And I know he will help me through this. But I have also taken your advice and I have a meeting with the oncolgy social worker on Monday after my Radiation treatment. I am going to get the name of some Support groups and also I want to talk with a counsulor. I would like to keep in touch with you and if you would like. Thank you for your help. Eddy

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by Honey_C on Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:00 AM

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You are not alone. God is with you all the time. You could talk to him anytime. He loves you. He’s your refuge. He is your friend, your protector and everything! He wants you to talk to him like he is there at your side. God brings you peace and love. I also recommend watching the 700 Club. It really makes a big difference. May God be with you always. Oby

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by Susan_F_3 on Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:00 AM

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Dear Eddy P, I would be happy to talk with you. I am 41 years old and was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer on April 23rd. I am sorry that your family cannot be there for you, however I have found that there is a lot of support around for our disease. About a week after I was diagnosed I picked up a flier in the doctors' office for a cancer group for survivors. I called the number on the flier and spoke with a lovely woman. I told her that I was not a survivor, that I had just been diagnosed. She told me that you are considered a survivor from the day you are diagnosed with cancer. I went to the meeting and met a lot of nice people and from that meeting I found out about a Relay for Life event in my area. I went to the event after a radiation treatment feeling real tired and weak. I was surprised at all of the positive energy from cancer survivors who have been through so much. I soon came to believe that others who have this awful disease find a strength and dignity to help others. Do you have friends or some kind of a support system? I hope that you write back soon. I am a friend on your side. Praying for you, Sue

All Alone

by Sissybug on Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi! I currently live in North Carolina, but my very favorite aunt in the entire world has 4th stage Lung Cancer and she lives in Portsmouth Ohio. She is about to complete her first round of chemo. The Cancer is in her lungs and liver. Her provider is telling her they can probably get rid of the lung, but not the liver. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that would consider removing the cancerous part of her liver and if that would give her a chance to survive longer? I don't know much about her treatment, only that she is very tired, lost her hair and has not vomited once during the entire treatment phase. She's scared...and I'm petrified. I would gladly take the time off and take her anywhere that may be able to help her live. Have a blessed day, dani

Friendship

by Russeli on Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Eddy, My name is Russ. I lost my father last year to Small cell lung cancer and cannot imagine why your son has become disconnected. I was with my dad when he passed in Hospice, and even secured his coffin closed before we buried him. I would be happy to be a friend to you and maybe even speak with your son. I live in Portage County in northeast Ohio.
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