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Ghazal
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2016

Need your help everyone, please share logistics and sites if you are aware of any…

 Dear Everone, 

Just like many of you, cancer has touched my family in the past by taking my uncle and now it wants to steal my angelic mother from me. I am here to ask you to please help me to find the necessary logestics such as loding and funds to transfer my very kind and full-of-life mother, who everyone loves and who has done right by everyone in her life, so she continues to live among us and touch our hearts. She has no one to care for except me, and I have no one except her, in my life. 

gumbogirl
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2016

My Mom is Mentally Ill and My Dad is Dying

Hello everyone. This is my first post here. My father has endured a battle with cancer and is now near the end. He is home on hospice care. 

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CSN_LauraE
Posts: 42
Joined: Aug 2014

Discussion Board and Chat Spam

Hello everyone,

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skrammymom5
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 2014

12-14 months....children ages 5, 8, 22, 23, 31

While my husband of 10 years is still battling, we have entered pallitave care and have been told 12-14 months if we choose chemo to "buy us a little time".  I have been unable to find in cancer resources any support groups of survivors of spouse who are young with young children.  My husband is 57 and I am 48.  I'm swimming in the loving care of my 31 year-old step son, the confusion of my 23 year-old son in the Air Force, my 22 year-old daughter who wants him to live long enough to dance with her at her wedding, our 8 year-old who actually understands what is going on and prays that daddy

mr steve
Posts: 286
Joined: Sep 2009

2 Years

It's been 2 years since I lost my wife to cancer. I still get angry sometimes, well alot of times when I hear about a new advancement or even when someone beats it. Does any one else feel this way?

johnson1968
Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 2013

pancreatic cancer

    Hi!  My name is Becky and my dad has pancreatic cancer.  He was originally diagnosed in the spring of 2008.  He had the whipple procedure, chemo and radiation.  He was blessed enough to beat the cancer until now. He went last week for his yearly cat scan and blood work and was told by his cancer doctor that there wad a small spot on what is left of his pancreas.  The blood work came out clean and so she thought the spot was benign, but told him to see the surgeon.  He is going next week to Cleveland to see his surgeon that did his last surgery.  I am so scared that it is back.

whitneyc1980
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2013

Melanoma, Grief and Feeling Lost

I don't even know where to start. This is my first post and with so much that I have been holding onto, it's hard to know where to start letting go. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma on may 27th. He died on August 19th. He had been experiencing back pain, it became unbearable and resulted in a trip to the ER. His T8 and T9 were cracked and "eaten away" as one of the doctors put it. Six months ago he was carrying my 4 year old son around like a sack of potatoes and doing yard work. it was discovered he had metastasis to his brain, lungs, spleen, liver and bones.

theocean
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2013

worst wedding day

I lost my fiancé Sunday September 1, the day before our wedding day. On the Wednesday I was advised to start my leave for 6 weeks to take care of him. Due to a recent hospital stay we had postponed our wedding from the beginning of August to September since he went into the hospital the day before we went to get our marriage license and we needed to wait for him to be more mobile to get it. My fiancé had been diagnosed with cancer years before we met but was in remission when we met and started dating. Shortly after, we were informed  the cancer had spread to his lungs.

BintNed
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2013

How can I help my dad?

My mama passed away a little over a month ago. Things are settling down. The fridge is no longer full of food that people brought by. We’ve all gone back to school or work. I worry about my dad. Do you have any advice about what I can do to help him? He’s “okay.” He’s functioning. I just want to know how to brighten his days a little bit. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

 

j587
Posts: 5
Joined: Apr 2013

Orphaned by cancer = Let's talk, connect, and support each other!

Hi, My name is Jewel and I lost my mom, my only parent, to ovarian cancer in 2008, when I was only 20 years old. It has been soo difficult going through life as an orphan, especially when I am still young and in a time (college) when most college students and most of my peers still rely heavily on their parents. 

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