Janicerenee

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  • in reply to: Hello from Massachusetts #98163
    Janicerenee
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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.

    Thanks, again.

    in reply to: Frank Fighting CC #98162
    Janicerenee
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    Welcome, Frank.  You’ve come to a good place with good people.

    Hoping for the best for you,

    Janice

    Janicerenee
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    Thanks, Tilly!

    in reply to: Hello from Massachusetts #98093
    Janicerenee
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    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.

    in reply to: Mom is about to begin Gemcitabine and Cisplatin… #98092
    Janicerenee
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    Wow, Gavin, you are a treasure trove of information!  Thanks, again.

    Janicerenee
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    Thanks, Gavin and Mary.  Will see what I can find!

    in reply to: THIRTEEN YEARS #98081
    Janicerenee
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    Celebrating with you, Hercules!!!

    Janicerenee
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    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?

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