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Cancer Support Group

Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in cancer care! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for a loved one with cancer. Talk about symptoms, treatment options, side effects, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back as often as you need to feel less alone.

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15 days ago
lonerancher said...
Grammy Jane- I understand your feelings. My wife has stage 4 brain cancer and I am her care giver. It is a trial for me to stir away from my selfishness. I have transported her... more
14 days ago
Dear LoneRancher and Grammy Jane, My heart goes out to the both of you. You both have a beautiful attitude and it sounds like, strong faith! This is so important. I esply. like... more
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16 days ago
lonerancher said...
I am experiencing the same problem with my wife who is a terminal cancer patient and I am caring for her 24/7. Your fathers symptoms are typical for a cancer patient. When my m... more
14 days ago
Sometimes, when a person is dealing with the end-stages of life, and cancer on top of that, they are simply not hungry. They also can run very low on energy. I encourage you to... more
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18 days ago
lonerancher said...
Jenni- You have hit the nail on the head. My wife wad diagnosed with brain cancer and given a prognosis of 12-14 months. Your feelings are a mirror image of my own. I am her ca... more
17 days ago
meandhim said...
Hi Jenni... Sometimes we know in our heart and soul what we need to do yet We struggle . I think because our feelings and flesh take over. My son has colon cancer and surgery... more
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19 days ago
meandhim said...
Hi Laurna...the best gift I can think of is your time and prayers. spend as much time as you can and pray with him....
19 days ago
lonerancher said...
Quality time and the reaffirming expression of your love can not be underscored. Positive expression of the next world is helpful. I hope you both have Faith working for you. S... more
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23 days ago
Ur at the right place. We're all here to help each other
23 days ago
lonerancher said...
I have become the care giver for my wife who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in January. When she was in surgery I asked God to give us as much time as possible (progno... more
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24 days ago
lonerancher said...
That's why we are here Rollercoaster- venting and catharsis. You are to be commended for your very positive attitude. Needless to say this is a 'rollercoaster' for us care give... more
23 days ago
charlies angel said...
Glad you are there for her. Has to be hard. I have a God also that cares and many are praying. Still you need support of others. Keep loving her and supporting her and ta... more
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14 days ago
I'm sorry to hear that your mother is sometimes being mean and abusive to you and your daughter, Sissie. That's not right. You might want to have a "heart to heart" with her so... more
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25 days ago
lozamayra said...
Sorry to here that. My father is 63 years and was diagnosed in 2009 melanoma had several surgerys and chemo treatments. My father cancer has meatastasis to several parts of bod... more
25 days ago
lonerancher said...
My heart goes out to you both. My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in January. We have run the course of radiation/chemo. Looking at statistics is frightening and o... more
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25 days ago
lonerancher said...
I am 64 and I do not consider myself old. I do not have cancer but my wife does so I relate to your question. Quality of life is my foremost concern for my wife who is receivin... more
14 days ago
As difficult as it feels, I would encourage you to pluck up your courage and have a conversation with your father. He needs to know your and your siblings' True Thoughs! And ho... more
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26 days ago
lonerancher said...
It is very important that you apprise your husbands doctor that he is experiencing pain. This issue can be addressed- there is no reason for him to suffer. There are several varieties of pain treatment available.
14 days ago
That's correct. Pain can always be addressed - but the docs need tou o hear - from the patient and family members. I'm keeping you all in my prayers!
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