Wow, thank you so much for this feedback! I’ve been sitting with the stinging grief of a “grim but not hopeless” diagnosis by myself. I truly appreciate all your comments and I will follow up with your suggestions. I’ve never participated with this type of support community and I feel so grateful for your encouragement.
Patty and Marion, thank you for your ideas and your support. I will definitely suggest to my brother that he look at the sites you mentioned. My brother is just turning 62 and this disease came out of the BLUE! I will ask him the names of the cocktail drugs he’s being given. I live several hundred miles from him so preparing meals is not really an option. Interestingly, he told me that his doctors told him to eat only organic vegetarian foods. He seems mentally dazed and so emotionally pressed so I dont know how soon he’ll feel up to research himself. So, I’m hoping another family member can assist him with online fact gathering. I’ve heard other camcer patients speak of “chemo brain” where they feel fuzzy mentally during treatments and that’s where my brother seems to be now.
I’ve felt so isolated in my grief and sadness since his diagnosis. THANK YOU for a forum of caring people who understand because they’ve walked this path before me. With much gratitude for your insights, Lauren