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  • waiting has replied to a post on the message board

    Wildrose -you are on my friend list - december 2, nd was the first anniversary of my husband`s passing - I bought 8 balloons - three white - one from me - and two from his two female cousins in England - I released them to the sky and the three white ones just kept going up and up into the sky - passed clouds further and further - I kept watching until I could not see them anymore - I like to believe my husband ...

    March 02, 2015 view post
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      the best you can do is give your love and support - it is normal to cry and feel sad - at least you are allowing yourself to feel the emoitions - when my husband was sick - I held my emotions in check --- and the stress became unbearable - I did not even know I was stressed at the time --- just did what needed to be done. Love and pray for your sister - she will need your strength and support in the next months as s...

      February 20, 2015 view post
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        the thing that bothers me the most about these studies - is the fact that in all cases there is alot of back-tracking going on - it is almost as if the medical profession or experts in analyzing these studies are afraid to be dfinite in their findings - it does not matter what theories are out there - if a person is going to get cancer they will get it regardless of less likelihood - I am a coffee -holic - so time wi...

        February 12, 2015 view news story
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          I have a friend who had chemo and radiation for her type of cancer -and she was telling me that she gets numbness in her hands and fingers -- right now she is cancer free - but goes for regular check ups and has blood work done to make sure all is ok I agree about the fact that doctors should be more open and honest with their patients - my husband had cancer and is now deceased - however he was lucky he had doctors...

          January 15, 2015 view news story
          • waiting has replied to a post on the message board

            blood in the stools is common with colon cancer - do not know whether these additional clots in the stools is indicative of any other symptoms of his disease - I hope your dad has a certain amount of quality of life - three years survival - so far - that is wonderful - try and enjoy every minute you have - 72 in this day and age is still young - I have said a prayer for your dad - I wish you and your familly - health...

            December 31, 2014 view post
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              have faith - it is strange that she is physically so ill before she even starts the chemo - is it fear of what is coming - if so try and calm her fears - I know people who have had chemo who have very few side effects - the most common I have heard of is fatigue - one lady in particular - they did not think she would survive - and she is now 2 years cancer free - it was a different type of cancer - a rare type - so m...

              December 20, 2014 view post
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                Miadowls - I am happy for you - it will help ease your stress as you have a journey ahead of you - you sound like a very loving daughter. My husbands choice was his and I respected that - and in his case it worked out well - he had a longer time - it appears your mothers Doctor sees a better future for your mom or he woud not have pursued the chemo side of things - there is more and more positive outcomes for c...

                December 18, 2014 view post
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                  hi miadowls - my husband had colon cancer and elected to not have chemo or radiation - when he was diagnosed he was given 3 to 6 months - he lived for almost 2 years - there are pain killers that can be taken - in pill form - and the last six months he was on a very low dose morphine pump - he was co - herent and moving around until the last three days. I do not know how old your mom is - however she could live a ...

                  December 18, 2014 view post
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                    My husbands urine was very dark also - he never had chemo or radiation however he had very low dose morphine - I do not know whether it is the chemicals given to the patient or the disease itself causing these situations

                    December 10, 2014 view post
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                      my concern is for seniors who have a terminal illness - the health system does not seem to care for the elderly and consider them to be a drain on the health system - I do not believe whatever changes are made that doctors should have free rain on who is to live and who is to die - it depends on the situation - as no one should have to suffer - but we must be careful not to give doctors to much power over life and de...

                      December 10, 2014 view news story
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                      Colon Cancer
                      After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Treatments

                      hi my name is --------, my husband recently passed away from colon cancer - he was diagnosed in March of 2012 - they gave him 3 to six months - he lived for 21 months. He opted not to have chemo- and was taking a low dose morphine tablet - and went on a morphine pump about 5 to 6 months ago - he always displayed a very positive attitude and never complained - he died on December 2, 2013 - he wanted to pass at home - and he had psws coming in - the last 4 to 5 months - 5 days a week - for a total of 35 hours - each week - I miss him terribly - but I know he is in a better place - I have seen a lone star in the sky - 3 times now - we had discussions about when he would not be here and he said he would guide me. I know and anyone out there taking care of a family member with cancer or any other serious illness that it takes its toll. It is very stressful - The day after he passed - the daughter-in-law said now I will be able to do the things I need to do - as I am in the insurance business - and the company I work with has been absolutely amazing during this journey. My reply - was I would not have changed a thing and I knew in that moment I meant it - even though at times I felt I was going absolutely insane. I did not feel a sense of relief - which many people had told me I would feel at the end of this journey - I did not feel anything - as I was in automatic protective mode. Now several weeks later - I feel the loss acutely - however I am strong and will be ok - I may even volunteer to help other cancer patients - or collect moneys for research through a cancer volunteer association. I often wish he was still here - but that would be selfish - as he was so thin at the end - and was definitely ready to meet his maker. I pray for him - and offer a prayer to anyone who is going through the hard times of losing a loved one through a slow process.

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