How are you coping with caregiving? Open ongoing thoughts.

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by tippymicky504 on Sat Sep 22, 2018 02:44 PM

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Pete, How wonderful to hear you are are doing better. It was painful to read about your grief...felt it myself. Keep moving in a positive direction with Misty tucked safely in your heart. Hugs, Marge

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by Ray725 on Sat Sep 22, 2018 09:23 PM

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Pete, glad things are going a little easier for you, if you are similar to me, which I think you are, you will probably get to feel a little guilty that things are a little easier, Pete you just can't help feeling that way!!!!!!!!!!

I struggled and struggled but have just booked 10 days in Helen and my favourite destination.  Felt so good when I booked it but a couple of days later thought "what have I done!!!".  But I am off to Spain on the 31 October until the 9 November.  I felt such a fool when Helen's mum reminded me that I will be away on our wedding anniversary on the 8th November - FOOL"". 

Patty, a year since you lost the Duke!!, I just did'nt realise how quickly things have moved on, its so strange we have been so much part of each others lives in such difficult circumstances, If I can win a million on this weeks lottery we will all meet up.  I hope you are get help and support this week.

Best wishes to all my CC friends out there and sending you love and light, love and light

Ray

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by CaregiverPete on Sat Oct 06, 2018 08:32 AM

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Misty's birthday is tomorrow. 

I hope I can make it to tomorrow as well.

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by Ahole on Sat Oct 06, 2018 01:04 PM

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You'll make it, Sweet Pete. Find a special way to commemorate Misty's life. Maybe go someplace peaceful that the two of you enjoyed and just remember the good stuff. Love you, Dude. You can do this! - Patty 

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by tippymicky504 on Sat Oct 06, 2018 01:28 PM

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Pete, I hope you can dig deep and pull up some Pete power. Firsts are hard. I hope you find a way to celebrate her life. Hugs, Marge

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by Ray725 on Sat Jun 29, 2019 05:53 PM

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A candle for my wonderful brave Helen and also a candle for all the loved ones that my friends in CC have lost.

Its 2 years tomorrow since my heart was ripped away and I never thought I would get this far and stay sane but the help you all gave me during those bad times helped me set course towards what is now a normal ("new normal") but lonely life. I have tears of grief today and will have more tomorrow but I do now have more and more occasions of tears of joy from wonderful memories of my wonderful Helen.

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart, I love you all.

I wish you love and light.

Ray

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by tippymicky504 on Sat Jun 29, 2019 07:48 PM

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Ray, so good to hear from you. It’s been such a long time since there has been any contact. Hard to believe that two years have gone by since Helen passed. Was two years for me in April. Life goes on, though, doesn’t it? I have become very close to Don’s sister, and I’m grateful for that. We had a great group here at CC. I hope everyone is doing better. I wish you love and light, too. Marge

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by PunkyD on Sun Jun 30, 2019 06:13 AM

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Dear Ray and Marge,

So nice to see "familiar faces" around here. It's been a while. Glad to hear that you are coping. We really have no choice, right?  Just put one foot in front of the other and try to make the best of what life has to offer. This week marked 6 years since my Mom passed. She passed on her birthday. She would have been 80 this week. I am grateful though. I am doing well and my Dad is doing well. Nice to hear from you both. 

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by Ahole on Sun Jun 30, 2019 01:41 PM

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How wonderful to see my CC friends back again. You are my heart friends forever because we shared the very worst days of our lives on this forum. We propped each other up and served as a reminder that we were not alone in our struggles. Thank heavens for all of you.

I continue to miss The Duke every day, but now have a partner to travel with and just have fun. My life is forever changed. I don't know what normal is anymore and doubt I will ever feel normal again.  It is a lonely existance even in the proverbal crowded room. 

My best to you all, and many many thanks for helping me cope. I wish you only good stuff for the future!

Peppermint Patty

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by LisaLeeM on Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 AM

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Hi everyone! So nice to “see” you all! I kind of put everything cancer related in the past to move on. Ray - I’m glad you’re able to smile a bit with memories of your Helen rather than just tears. Punky/Marge/patty - It seems like we’re all doing better than we were. I always knew that my situation would be easier than all of yours. It has been. Although I miss Gregg more than I thought I would. Get this - his daughters begged me to be at his service so I went. I am now a “yia yia” to his 7 month old grandson who looks just like him. I don’t get close enough to get burned but it’s been OK so far. Gregg will be gone a year in August. It flew by. In a sick irony, my boss who was incredibly understanding informed my team he has....throat cancer! I guess fate stepped in again because I’ve been able to offer him some tips on things I learned. His is HPV related and his odds are much better. Curable. He just finished treatment and ended up in the hospital. He’s not even 50 yet. Ex Army. I’m thinking that will work in his favor. I do think of you all and am so grateful I had you during the worst time of my life. I think of Pete, Lena, and Gigi...I hope they’re ok. For any newer members reading...we’re out here but burned out at the same time. If you post I know I’ll try and offer whatever I can. Take care of yourselves!!!
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