Loading...

cancerstories's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

    MY husband is still alive and disease free 3 years.  My husband Lee is here too as "urostomate." He volunteers at hospital as an ostomate for male patients when ostomy wound nurses ask him to help a new patient. We are active in several local support groups. It is a blessing to us to be able to do this.  We are very sorry for your loss. We who are still able to continue the journey need to do what we can...

    view post
    • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

      Dear Fellow Traveler, we understand how tired & discouraged you can be at times, but don't give up hope. My husband had advanced colon cancer, & 2 unsuccessful colon surgeries. Even before the surgery, he nearly died from a toxic reaction to 5-FU & was on life support. The doctors had little hope but he pulled thru after months of care as the cancer grew. He finally had alternative treatments which seemed...

      view post
      • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

        My heart and prayers go out to you and to your family. We who have been there know how you feel and relive our own experience when we read about yours.  I hope it's a consolation to know your father is no longer in pain. As he rests, I pray that you will find rest also. We never seem to understand at the time why these things happen, but by trusting in God, we will understand in due time. With love and prayers...

        view post
        • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

          Is there a support group in your area for your dad's kind of cancer? We have a local support group with volunteers who will actually come to your home if needed to talk with the sick one. We have been able, on some occasions, to turn angry patients into accepting patients, which brings needed peace in the families. Perhaps any cancer support group will be willing to do this service. Some churches also have support mi...

          view post
          • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

            I have been a caregiver to a husband with colon cancer w/mets for over 6 years. I know how hard it is to be a caregiver, as I have suffered a stroke during the process. But I finally found a local support group for caregivers, which has been a Godsend to me. I hope you can find one. Then learn to delegate some of the responsibilities for caring for the sick one to other family members & friends. I think many will...

            view post
            • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

              I am sure I speak for all of us cancer fighters when I say we are always so glad to hear that someone has been given life beyond the initial prognosis. Live each day as if it is a special gift from God. May your life be filled with much love. Thank you for the Chinese treatment to boost platelet count. I will try to remember that. When my husband's mouth and throat were so sore that he could not eat, the docto...

              view post
              • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

                Dear Vino4me, you are a living example of survivorship. You choose to live everyday rather than die a little everyday as some do. I pray that you continue to find joy in each new day for as long as God chooses to keep you here. And may you have eternal joy in heaven when God is ready to accept you there. My husband had colon cancer that multiple doctors said was inoperable. He was given a year to live. He was g...

                view post
                • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

                  You did not say what stage of cancer your husband is in. If less than stage 4, I would encourage him to take the chemo without any hesitation. When my husband was stage 4 colon cancer, I left the decision to take more chemo and maybe extend his life one more year up to him. Our children begged him to take more chemo, saying "Who knows what advances will be made in treatment if you have an additional year of life? It'...

                  view post
                  • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

                    I am praying that you are now cancer-free. My husband had stage 4, but he is now cancer-free & has been for 3 years. By the doctor's estimation, he would have died two years ago. So never give up. Only God knows the day and hour we go to meet Him, and it will be the right time. I am glad you are able to return to church. My husband insisted on going while he was still so sore from surgery, I had to take several ...

                    view post
                    • cancerstories has replied to a post on the message board

                      My husband found that drinks tasted better with the chill knocked off in the microwave before drinking. Like your husband, my husband tried sipping something cold, and it immediately started to choke him. He said he felt like he had a mouth full of ice chips that were stopping up his airway. He is so used to drinking room temperature drinks that he now prefers them that way. I have heard others say the same.

                      view post
                      Loading...
                      Load more activity
                      Loading more activity

                      About cancerstories

                      Caregiver
                      Bladder Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hodgkins Disease, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia - (ALL), Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Adenocarcinoma, Melanoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer - Basal Cell, Skin Cancer - Squamous Cell, Squamous Cell Cancer, Stomach Cancer
                      Emotional Support, Spiritual Support

                      My husband & I wanted to find a way to help others with emotional/ spiritual support after he was diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer. We joined 2 support groups & shared wonderful coping stories. Oncology nurses in our treatment center gave flyers to patients & posted our request for more coping stories from patients & caregivers. We selected 75 wonderful, informative, inspiring stories & original poems for a book entitled IN SPITE OF CANCER.One cancer survivor donated art for the book. All proceeds from the book retailing for $24.95,go for cancer research. visit http://www.georgialucasbooks.wordpress.com.

                      We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.