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Dear Joann, I am so sorry you lost your husband, David, and your children lost their father. His obituary clearly showed he had a rich and rewarding life and he was well loved. I am thinking and praying for strengthen for you in these upcoming days. Take care. Pam
Dear Spruce, I believe you and your brother, as your mom’s caregivers, have made the best possible decision for her. Considering her health and the advice you received from the surgeon, you have probably added quaility time for her here on Earth. If she continues to be depressed, please consider asking the doctor about adding an antidepressant to the medication she takes. Enjoy many more card games together and come back to this site as often as you need to. Pam
Dear BB, I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She will forever be in your daughter’s and your heart. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Dear Sistercorb, thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. Your dad has fought a brave battle. He will be at peace soon and with your mom. I truly believe it! Stay strong.
Dear Spruce, I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s health. Does she take an antidepressant? It would probably help. I’d ask her doctor to prescribe one. I’m sure at age 80 she would need a cardiac clearance for surgery. Has she had one? How long ago was surgery suggested? She is very lucky to have such a caring son. Glad you joined this board. It is a great support so come back often.
Sending prayers for your dad.
Great news on Lauren receiving round 6! Have a safe trip to Michigan! I hope both of you get some good rest.November 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm in reply to: My husband and Cholangiocarcinoma – The fight has ended #55093
Margaret, you have done an amazing job to honor Tom and his life. I loved that you had a nice dinner and were treated to old stories. My dad was also buried with full military honors. From what I learned, it isn’t a 21 gun salute at all. That’s what I had thought, too. My husband is in the Air Force and once served in the honor guard himself. There can be any number of service members firing rifles. They are called volleys and each one always fires three volleys. It signifies the battle field is cleared of wounded and war can begin again. It is a beautiful ceremony with Taps and the folding of the United States flag. Both my husband and brother in law wore their uniforms as my dad was buried at the VA cemetery. I hope you get some rest soon.
Bryon, I hope you’ve gotten some more rest and are able to join us again soon. As Pam has said, your posts are so valuable to the people on this site. I hope you can resume your treatments soon. Pam
Eli, you are an awesome advocate for your wife! I hope she is feeling better and can resume treatment soon. Stay strong and come back often to this board. It is a great support. Best wishes to your family.November 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm in reply to: My husband and Cholangiocarcinoma – The fight has ended #55081
Margaret, your post is beautiful and encompasses everything that Tom meant to you. You meant the world to him too! I hope for peace and rest for you. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this sad time.
Mary, I am so sorry you lost Tom. He will always be with you. You were an amazing wife and took great care of him.
Dear Becky, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and so proud you were all there for her. She isn’t in pain anymore. Peace and prayers go out to you and your family. Pam
Maragret and Tom, I, too, have followed your posts and courageous battle with cc. Tom is an amazing man and will always be with you! I pray for peace now and many memory making days for the both of you to cherise. You are both loved by so many family and friends. Pam
jG, my dad was 75 and living alone when diagnosised with cc. He was able to live in his house with my sister and I staying with him until he went to sleep in the evenings. The last 3 months he stayed at my sister’s house. I was his caregiver during the day. It is extremely difficult for patient and caregiver. We wanted things to seem as normal as possible. He battled infections and bile duct blockages. Like others have posted, make sure you speak to Hospice and let them know her discomfort. I know you are strectched thin! You can do it! Come back when needed for support. This site was a lifeline for me. Take care.