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Andie – Your Mom is going through her own form of grief. It is so hard, but try not to take anything personally right now. You’re doing your best and that’s all you can do. Maybe when things settle down a little, you can take your Mom out for lunch and have a long chat about the reality of how you have to work and don’t have time for everything and that you’re all doing your best. Go to Florida – – have time for yourself and your family — and try to enjoy. – Hugs – Nancy
Jen – Happy to hear your hubby got great news. Hugs – Nancy
Jtoro – Good news that things are stable. Good luck to your son at College – I’m sure he will get home to visit you as often as possible. Your doctor is right…..go out and live! Best wishes to you – Nancy
Wow, Jukka – a Jag! You go!!!! Take that baby for a spin and enjoy life…..Nancy
pkcorc30 – Welcome to the site and good thoughts are with you and your wife…..it sounds like she is in good hands. We are always here for questions/answers, support, rants or rages. This is a wonderful forum for anyone dealing with “cc”. – Nancy
Tom – Wonderful news!
Dear Winnie’s Daughter – You have every reason to be angry and feeling selfish right now…..this is your Mom and you love her! Feel free to vent here any time you need to…………best wishes and lots of hugs – Nancy
Thanks, Sara. I didn’t realize the implications. Although I am not selling the shirts for a profit, I was just trying to make them available if anyone wanted one. The ones being used in the cancer walk are being purchased by me personally for my team, in an effort to honor my son. Please let me know if this is o.k. – Nancy
Ashley – Just like Andie, I did not experience the “horror” of CC death. The evening my son passed, he had asked to get out of bed. He wanted to sit on a chaise that was in his room and then he hugged my daughter, my husband, my sister and me. He smiled like he never smiled before. He continued to sit up for a while and then said he wanted to brush his teeth! He got back into bed and went to sleep, quietly and peacefully. Over an hour later, his heart stopped. There was no trauma, no difficulty in breathing, just sleep. It was peaceful and calm. The final decision is your Mom’s to make and if she feels well enough to keep fighting, she should have that option. Your job is to be near her as much as possible and to let her know how much you love her, no matter what. The rest is up to someone bigger than all of us. You have our support here whenever you need to rant – Peace – Nancy
Lisa – It takes a lot of courage to make these types of decisions, but you know what is best for you and I think you are doing the right thing. You are right, you may be prolonging your life as well. I believe my son’s last chemo treatment actually did him more harm than good (it was a clinical trial so he knew he was taking a chance). May you be pain free and enjoy all these big events coming up. We’re all here….cheering you on. Bless you – Nancy
Ken – I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I know what is is like to lose a son. You are right about one thing: this disease SUCKS! – Nancy
Stacey – Hospice will know exactly how to deal with all the issues. The hallucinations are not uncommon with pain meds. Good luck – Nancy
Judip – I am so saddened to hear about your brother. I understand how your mother is feeling right now. Parents should never outlive children….it’s just not the natural order of things. Please know your entire family has my deepest sympathy. – Nancy
Sam – Also a good at surgical oncologist at Robert Wood Johnson (via NJ Cancer Institute) – Dr. Gannon.
Kathy – Got your message and responded. –