Phyddy Tacchi, Caring.com Expert


Phyddy Tacchi is a psychiatric advanced practice nurse at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.


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When the doctor prescribes a narcotic painkiller, don't we need to worry about addiction? — Apr 02, 2009
No, at this point you don't need to worry about addiction. The concern about painkillers and addiction is actually one of the biggest myths about pain management when it co...
If I'm the primary caregiver for my parent with cancer, should I join a caregivers' support group? — Jan 18, 2008
A caregivers' support group can be of enormous benefit. Caring for someone with cancer, whether it's a spouse, a close friend, or a parent, is a never-ending tower of stres...
How can I stop feeling so guilty that I'm not doing enough for my mother? — Jan 18, 2008
The short answer is that you can't get your mother to stop making you feel guilty, because nobody outside yourself can make you feel guilty. Guilt is one of those things th...
How can I get my anxiety under control while caring for my mother with lung cancer? — Jan 18, 2008
Your anxiety is a natural response to being under extreme stress. Nobody has a crystal ball and can tell you what is going to happen, and that's really hard to cope with. R...