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Thank you, Gavin. I hadn’t thought about contacting Dr. Giles. That is a really good idea. As for mentors, my mom and I both have great ones through CC. Unfortunately, mom hasn’t been ready to connect with hers and I haven’t had time. But, hopefully, soon we will.
Welcome, Frank. You’ve come to a good place with good people.
Hoping for the best for you,
JaniceFebruary 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm in reply to: [Treatment Outcomes of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin Combination Therapy for Unresec #98099
What an insightful and kind response, Mary. I am grateful for your support. It is true that all of this is just so overwhelming to my mom. I don’t blame her. I would feel overwhelmed, too. In fact, there are moments when I feel overwhelmed with it all, and I am not even the patient! I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like for her. But a mentor could. I had requested one for her months ago, and CC found her a wonderful one, who reached out to her on a couple occasions. Mom just hasn’t been ready to respond yet. I was thinking if we found someone local, and someone who is also a widow, someone she could meet at a coffee shop… it might be easier for her to connect… but who knows? Again, it is her choice. There is such a finite set of things CC patients can control and it is important that they are the ones controlling them… : ) I’ve also connected her to a wonderful hospital social worker, who checks in on her regularly.
It’s funny. When you said the patient can fear disappointing the caregiver, that never occurred to me, because I am so worried about letting her down. It might be worth a conversation, eh?
Anyway, thanks again, Mary.
I hope you give yourself the same kindness and care you give others.
Wow, Gavin, you are a treasure trove of information! Thanks, again.February 3, 2019 at 11:30 am in reply to: [Treatment Outcomes of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin Combination Therapy for Unresec #98091
Thanks, Gavin and Mary. Will see what I can find!
Celebrating with you, Hercules!!!February 2, 2019 at 12:22 pm in reply to: [Treatment Outcomes of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin Combination Therapy for Unresec #98080
Thanks for posting this link, Gavin. Do you know if there is a way to get the full text beyond the abstract, without paying for it?