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krystiesq's picture
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Joined: Jun 2008


I have not posted in quite some time. I hope all of you who recognize my name are still doing well! My story is that my mom was dx in '07 with stage 4 CC. I was her caretaker through out her battle. She went through the "usual" with treatments, oxy + avastin, K-ras mutation, folfiri + avastin, back to oxy, had sirspheres. She passed on to a better place August 29, 2010, peacefully.


I'm doing as well as can be expected with respect to finding a new normal, but still miss her tremendously. I know that will never subside. I check up on those whose names I remember to see how you are doing, some are still here some are not.


The great news I have is that I have been recently contacted by Hospice, the chapter organization who took care of my mom at the very end and was asked to sit on their board. I am very humbled by their request and am ecstatic to part of this great organization. I thought I would share it with all of you and I can't think of a better way to honor the memory of my mom. I continue to keep everyone on this board in my thoughts, keep fighting and may the new year bring a cure!


steveandnat's picture
Posts: 887
Joined: Sep 2011

That is wonderful...you must be a great caregiver.  I pray for the best to you and your new assignment.  Jeff

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Joined: Dec 2012



You’ve already honored your mom by having taken care of her in need. Nothing measures up to a child’s care for a parent! That you still feel the need to do more for her memory only proves how wonderful a daughter you’ve always been. And I am sure it contributed to her satisfaction and comfort. When I read your post, the lines of an unknown poet I read on the net years ago came to my mind

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen,

In justice to her fame,

Has ever reached half high enough,

To write a mother's name.


Good luck in future office, I am sure your Mom would have been pleased!



YoVita's picture
Posts: 582
Joined: Mar 2010

Having been such a supportive caregiver, you'll be a great asset to the local hospice board.  Congratulations!

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