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  • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

    Thank you for the advice everyone! I applied for the job, so now it's just a waiting game. I know it would be good for me but I still hestitate. I don't do very well with change and it's so hard not being able to talk to my husband about it. 

    June 20, 2015 view post
    • AllieKR has created a new message board discussion

      Hey guys, I am in need of some serious advice! I am 6 months out since the loss of my husband and I still feel so sad and empty all the time. I recently had posted about taking a look at my own life and the changes I want to make. I learned yesterday that there is a position opening up in my department. It's the same job, but different hours. Right now I work Monday through Friday 9-530. The hours are pretty great bu...

      June 15, 2015 view discussion
      • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Cmkoh, Wow, you have been through a lot! So glad to hear that both cancers were caught early. I am also sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I'm sure all of that along with graduate school can be very overwhelming. I definitely agree with you in taking the time to recover. It's been six months since my husband passed away and I don't feel like I have made much progress at all. I've talked a lot with my s...

        June 03, 2015 view post
        • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

          Thank you for the advice, Jennifer. Everything you said is so true! Cancer and loss certainly makes you realize what is important in life. It's so hard for me to talk about these things with friends because I am at a completely different place in my life then they are. Although we are the same age I feel so much older then them and it's sometimes so hard to relate. I just hope that wherever I end up I am living a l...

          June 01, 2015 view post
          • AllieKR has created a new message board discussion

            Ever since my husband passed away 6 months ago, I have been thinking a lot about my own life, and changes I want to make. I feel like I am going through a mid life crisis and I'm not even 30 yet. Do you guys ever feel like the difficult things you went through had to be for some reason? I just can't help but feel sometimes that going through this tough journey with my husband's brain cancer and his passing was prepar...

            May 29, 2015 view discussion
            • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

              Thank you for the advice, Carrie and I am glad you found a friend that understands! I know that counseling or a support group would benefit me a lot. Just working up the courage to acutally go :) 

              May 24, 2015 view post
              • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

                Carrie, your words were perfect. They describe exactly how I feel. In a few weeks, it will be 6 months since my husband has been gone and some days I still can't believe it. Just like you said, sometimes it feels that the time has gone so fast and other days it seems like years since I've been able to talk to him and hear his voice. And you are so right about being in a fog for the first few months. Most days I still...

                May 18, 2015 view post
                • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

                  Hi Dan, I lost my husband to AA3 in December. He was started on Avastin/CCNU in 2013. It worked really well for him. After a couple months however, his platelets were dropping too low so we had to stop the CCNU so he continued on just Avastin alone. He never experienced any side effects other then some fatigue after an infusion. In the last couple months of his life he developed blood clots in his lungs which could ...

                  April 02, 2015 view post
                  • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

                    Thanks for sharing Carrie. Sounds like being let go from your job definitely was a blessing in disguise. It's so hard to show up to work everyday when I know I'm going to be doing things I don't enjoy. I don't hate all aspects of my job, but the things I do dislike end up being most of my day. It's just becoming so unbearable to me. I know I'm unpleasant to be around when I'm there and I feel bad that my coworkers ha...

                    March 29, 2015 view post
                    • AllieKR has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thank you everyone for all the kind words. Oakisland, I'm so sorry you had to tell your former classmate about your situation. That is something that I fear so much. It's like those words just physically cannot come out of my mouth. I work at a hospital and a patient was being flirtatious with me today and I felt so mortified. I was just praying the whole time that he didn't ask if I was married because I don't know ...

                      March 25, 2015 view post
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