Ask Dr. 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: How can I make the very most out of this chance to be with her
Vicki writes: My 89 yr old grandmother has been diagnosed w/ this. I am going to Ohio (I live in NE) to spend 2 weeks with her, knowing it will probably be my last time. How do i handle this? I do not want to spend the whole time freaking out because she is dying,…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: I am filled with depression, anxiety and feel distraught every minute.
Sophie writes: Dear Dr. Giles, I am a 62 year old woman with cc and 75% of my liver metastisized. I have had to be so strong all my life and thought I was, but now I don’t believe I am. I live by myself, and my mind is so dark all the time. I…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: I’m worried that the stress of caring for our mother is causing resentment.
Marg writes: Our 87 year old mother was diagnosed with advanced CC in early March. The specialist told us that she had 2-4 weeks to live. With this prognosis, my three sisters and I decided that we would take turns caring for Mom at her home where she lives with my father. There was also…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: I’m an emotional mess that’s angry and scared.
Tonia writes: Hi, In short my Grandmother was diagnosed with bile duct Cancer “officially” on the 13th. We had a strong suspicion on the 3rd when her coloring turned yellow but hung onto hope that maybe it wasn’t. She had the bypass surgery on the 13th and the Cancer was found in her lymph nodes…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: I’m angry at my mom’s doctor for not finding this earlier
Belinda writes: My mother was going to her doctor for two years she was telling her how bad her stomache hurt, she lost 18lbs could hardly eat the pain was so bad, this christmas she blacked out and couldnt breath,at the hospital they found 15 tumors in her liver and told her she had cancer,…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: I feel guilty for retiring early due to this illness.
Lisa writes: I’m feeling guilty about retiring early due to health reasons. I don’t feel *that* bad, but I’m finding it difficult to keep juggling work, family and health issues. I’m only 46, a single parent, and still supporting my 3 kids. By cutting all my expenses to the bone, I think we can make…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: Any tips or suggestions on how to recover faster?
Eric writes: Dear Dr. Giles, first of all, i am so sorry for the loss of your best friend. I am a 14 year-old boy and my mom passed away of cc. in July 08 at 40yrs old. everything was so sudden, 2 months before she was fine and active with just a little stomach…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: Should I do a motivational recording or video for my wife?
Jeff writes: Do you think it would be appropriate for me to do like a motivational audio or video for my wife,that she could listen or watch after my demise. My thought is when she feels really down and out and needs reassurance and some motivation woud it be a good thing or would it…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: My husband’s adult children don’t get it.
Joan writes: My husband & I have been married 7 years and he has 5 grown kids (27-36 yrs old) from a previous marriage. Recently, after being diagnosed (8/07) with cholangiocarcinoma we retired & moved to from NJ where all his kids live to our “dream” island of Hilton Head, SC. My husband is now…Read More
Ask Dr. Giles: How do I go on?
Charlene writes: My husband died 1 week and 1 day ago. We fought this cancer for 3 long years. How do I go on? My soul is dead. All I feel is agony every waking moment. I don’t know how to verbalize what is happening to me. My family just tells me to be strong,…Read More