Super, super sensitive – Journey’s End -what to expect

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    lainy
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    Dear Susan, Sometimes stopping treatment is the kind and right thing to do.
    It was in my husband’s case. When Teddy reached this point his ONC offered him Palliative Chemo. T asked him, “if I was your father what would you advise me to do?” The ONC said it becomes a choice of quality time over quantity. The quantity would be adding maybe a month to life. Teddy chose quality. He felt he had been through enough and for what? Too buy one more month? It is a very personal decision although most of our members seem to choose quality. I believe that knowing what to expect really helps to face the end of the journey and it becomes less scary which is why I love that Marion has posted the 10 Signs permanently although anyone who would like to can still email me and I will send the list out to them as well.
    I am wishing for your husband comfort and many loving moments for you to remember along this Journey.

    #90436
    middlesister1
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    Dear sdaigre,

    We are fortunate that we have not faced such decisions, but wanted to let you know that I am very sorry your husband’s CC has progressed again to this point. From looking back on your posts, he has been fighting it for a long time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Catherine

    #90435
    sdaigre
    Member

    This is strange but we are stopping anti rejection meds . Chola bio is back and are at peace with very immeninent death. Choosing to not ride out the spread of the cancer. Anyone have any thoughts. Not to continue the fight, please, but timing or experience. Our doctors are supportive and have answered questions but wondering if others have chosen the same path and some thoughts?

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    marions
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    Not all symptoms show up in every person, but most people experience some combination of the following in the final days or hours:
    https://www.caring.com/articles/signs-of-death

    Permission to print granted by Paula Spencer Scott, author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers
    http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Alzheimers-Practical-soul-saving-caregivers/dp/0615936415/

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