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nearing the end

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Seventeen months of suffering, medical error after error, the suffering horrific, the end now only days away.

the list - severe lung damage on oxygen, respirary failure

             moderate heart failure

             bowel constent pain and loose stools

             three fracture to spine

The cancer - no spread - you loose by default

The patient - gasping for air but holding on although weakening,

The family - shattered, exhausted but hanging in there. Will we find a way forward UNKNOWN.



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Joined: Jul 2009

I'm so sorry this happening to your family. My husband just passed Jan 11th after three and a half years battling ec. In the end it wasn't the cancer directly spreading, it was all the effects of the radiation and rounds of chemo.

Please know I'm thinking of you. It isn't easy and almost no doable. The family, well, as you said that's unknown.



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I am so sorry for what you are all facing.  I lost my husband to EC on June 19th of 2012.  Nick bravely fought the beast for 13 months.

It's difficult to see a loss to this cancer, any cancer really.  EC just seems to be so damned relentless.  Keep the memories of the good days close.  Those memories will help you transition through the difficult days ahead.

Hugs to you all!  Prayers for peace and comfort.

PROUD wife to Nick, age 49
lost battle to fEC, June 19, 2012

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I am very sorry for what you are all going through. It has to be even harder realizing it wasn't the cancer but the methods of fighting the disease that brought you to this point. My prayers are with you and your family!

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So sorry you are going through this.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  May peace be with you and your family. <3

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