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about 22 hours
I am a caregiver for my husband ,who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer in January, 2014. It is getting more difficult for him to walk with a cane, so our daughter purchased a motorized scooter for him. I was wondering if anybody would have some information of where we could get a lift to put the motor scooter in the bed of our pickup truck. The bed of the truck has a hard cover on it, so it would probably have to be a platform lift that we could put the motorized scooter on, and it would raise the scooter up to push it into the truck. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
My wife was diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC in Oct '17. She is amazing and handling it well. Treatments are going pretty good. For me, I'm stuck in the grief stage of sadness. When I'm alone I get upset and then feel guilt because she has the cancer but I'm the one who can't handle it. Anyone else go through this emotion?
about 2 months
My husband has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed the end of August 2017. He has has some sort of cancer and the associated care needs for the past 10 years. This last diagnosis has taken its toll on me. We have friends stopping by frequently to visit but I often feel burdened with their visits. Im tired. I feel like I just want to be alone but realize friends want to be here with my husband. Everyone offers help but I don’t know what to ask them to do. The things that they could help with, shopping etc. are the only things I can do to get out of the house. My husband doesn’t require assistance with getting around etc. but I feel someone needs to be here 24/7 for the days following treatment. His reaction to his chemo is becoming worse each time. Just venting. Thanks for listening.
about 2 months
My Mom is getting worse and worse. She refuses her pills now. I have to beg her to take them. She has to wear diapers and acts like I'm abusing her when I insist on them. Then she rips them off before she has to pee and pisses on the bed and floor. I'm only 21..and she wants me to be her main care giver. At this point I'm not sure if I can. Everyone is being supportive of me but I can tell they all think I'm not doing enough. I have severe anxiety and depression. I haven't taken my medicine in months cause my Mom needs round the clock care. I can't leave for a doctors visit...I feel so lost and hurt anymore...
Bill Irv said...
Christmas is so hard. Fears run through my mind...Will this be the last one with my wife? October 2016 she was diagnosed with Anal/Rectal cancer. We did everything the doctor said to do. Radiation and Chemo. 3 months later the doctor said the tumor was no longer active. August 2017 the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in chest, abdomin and liver. December 2017 doctor said the chemo isn't working, The cancer is stronger and now spread to the pelvis. Now scheduled for genetic mapping and different type of chemo in January 2018. I can;t help but be depressed and wonder will this last type of chemo work or is the end coming.
I am my brothers primary caregiver who has stage 4 melanoma. I need some anonymous emotional support.
Lana Ramos said...
My mother is 77 she has had rectal pressure and bladder pressure for over a month now. Poops small soft or runny poop no less that 10 times a day. She does have external hemorrhoids but whatever this is goes beyond the occasional hem. She also passes huge amounts of dark blood about once a month. Filling up 3 pairs of underware and 3 pads in less than 20 mins..now i notice she is SOB after BMs and has a enlarged groin on the right side.
It has been 13 months since my dad passed away from lung cancer. He went in to the dr to see if they could help with his back problems and that is when they found out he had stage 4 lung cancer. He still wanted to try radiation and fight but 2 weeks later they found out out the cancer had spread to his brain. He passed away about a month after we discovered he was sick. He was 66 years old. The reason I'm writing this post is because I feel like I'm having such a difficult time moving on or even not crying when I think about him. I feel like my other family members were able to cope much easier than me. I tried counseling but I only went once, cried the whole time and was too embarrassed to go back. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me their experience and how they handled it and if counseling helped or maybe other suggestions. I appreciate it.
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