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Dr. Geret Giles

Dr. Geret Giles is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  He received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Giles works with individuals, adolescents, children, and couples suffering from a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.  He is often asked to address psychological issues for large groups in the community.  He has the reputation as a knowledgeable and engaging speaker.  In January of 2007, he lost his best friend to cholangiocarcinoma.

Ask Dr. Giles: I’m determined to get help with my grief, but I’m just so tired and confused.

Michael asks: My name is Michael and on September 28 of this year I lost my grandmother and best friend to bile duct cancer after a 6 week battle. I’ve been posting on the discussion board and they recommended you as a good person to contact with addtional questions. I am currently seeing a one…

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Ask Dr. Giles: I worry I’m not showing friends and family appreciation.

Lina asks: Even though I have the most amazing awesome support of friends and family who are giving me all the love and support, emotionally and financially, I wonder why I feel depressed at times and simply want to burst into tear. Am I doing enough chemo to tell my friends and family that I…

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Ask Dr. Giles: How do we make the most of the time we have left?

Mary Anne asks: My 79yo dad was just dx with cholangiocarcinoma. Except for the past 2 weeks where he became ill leading to the dx, he has been extremely active(bike riding, bowling,handyman etc). The recent illness and dx have taken the wind out of his sails. I realize he needs time to adjust and absorb…

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Ask Dr. Giles:How to cope with BiPolar/Narcissistic husband with cholangiocarcinoma.

Tina asks: My Husband was diagnosed in June ’09 with cholangiocarcinoma that is unresectable, at that time he was told that his prognosis was 9-12 months.  He completed chemo (gemzar and cisplatin) in the fall and a CT was completed at that time (Dec), which his Oncologist had stated that he was staying with his…

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Ask Dr. Giles: Mom died of cholangiocarcinoma, worried she might have it too

Leanne asks Hello, well my mother was diagnosed with CC in jan 09 and was gone by march 09… i have a history of lupus plus and have had pain for a long time in the liver region, they suspect its the bile ducts and im petrified… how do i deal with these doctors who…

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Ask Dr. Giles: I’m overwhelmed.

Beth asks: Hello, I am a 34 yr old caregiver to my husband who is also 34. Recently there is talk from our Dr.s that they might not be able to continue treatment. I’m sad. We have a 5 year old daughter and I don’t know how I will move on. My husband is obviously…

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Ask Dr. Giles: I’m not ready to let go of mom, is there anything I can do

Corina asks: Dear Dr. Giles, Nov.09 I took my mom with excruciating abdominal pains to ER. She had an ERCP and a plastic stent was inserted; while still in hospital in Dec.09 another ERCP was done to crash the stone- gallblader removed 15yrs ago- this time I was told a 2.7cm tumor, diagnosis:DISTAL BILE DUCT…

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Ask Dr. Giles: I don’t know what to expect

Anjie asks: My brother was recently given his “expiration” date and it is really the elephant in the room disease.  It is very difficult to talk about which is the way our family has always been.  My question is more medical in nature, but don’t know who to go to.  He is beginning to be…

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Ask Dr. Giles: My mom’s afraid of chemotherapy

Benjamin asks: My mother was just dx with Cholangiocarcinoma 3 weeks ago and my family and I are trying to get our heads around it. My Mother is 54 and wasn’t feeling good since December, she started having abdominal pain and losing weight. My mother is scared about the pain and is on the fence…

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Ask Dr. Giles: Should I be concerned about his stress at work affecting his health

Jeff asks: My partner was diagnosed with CC in early February and is undergoing the Gem/Cis Chemo Treatment.  He is doing OK so far on that.  However, he is back to work and is very stressed.  Should I be concerned about his stress at work affecting his health? Dear Jeff, I am going to assume…

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