Doctors said Hospice.. family in denial
My mother is presently in the ICU. Today, the doctors arranged the 'family meeting'. Up until this point, we've watched her condition decline and she's come 'in and out' of being present mentally with us. My mom has been unable to move now for over a month due to a myriad of complications and conditions which will…
against the odds-lucky but not so lucky
Hi, I just joined today. I have had cancer 2x. The first time I had surgery and was told 'not to worry' little chance it will come back. 4 yrs later...30% chance of survival, and told if it comes back again they will just send me home to die. Now, 2 yrs and counting. still have all my fingers and toes, but have lost so…
In a Daze
Hi, My grandfather, who is 90, recently was not feeling well-initially had surgery for his gall bladder but didnt feel good afterwards...anyway, turned out it was a bowel obstruction and when they did the surgery, they discovered cancer "everywhere"...have given him a very short time to live. Previously, my father (his…
Newly diagnosed daddy.
My dad was diagnosed with Colon Cancer two weeks ago. A couple days later we learned its stage IV into his bloodstream and into his liver and stomach. They tried putting a stent in to open up the colon, but it failed and he had to have surgery. He's still in the hospital today from the surgery. It's so nice to have friends…
Fiance dealing with cancer survivors family!
My 31yr old fiance was diagnosed with a grade III anaplastic astrocytoma in Feb 06. Ever since then his parents have seemed to baby him every step of the way. In some ways it has hindered his recovery process. I have offered my help and my advice b/c I am an RN to them, after all this is the man I am suppose to marry and…
New to CSN and really need to connect
Please, anyone out there that has been dealing with or has dealt with Thyroid Cancer please write me. I am new to this site and want to connect in some way to someone to talk with.
i am a stage3 ovarian ca survivor who is starting chemo for the second time..this time instead of taxol i am getting taxotere and carboplatin..besides having continuous gastric problems that meds do not help i find myself very lethargic and tired all the time..is this common with this particular drug..i also take effexor…