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  • in reply to: Barb “The Commander” at Home Hospice #20410
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    To all of you who have been communicating with the commander these past few months thank you for all the support you gave to her. She had a sense of control and belonging by being a part of this group. The Commander lost her battle with cholangiocarcinoma early Wednesday morning on July 30 th. She went peacefully and was comfortable. This is her sister writing this message. Her son Luis is in my care and is doing well under the circumstances. Thanks to all and may God Bless You.
    Peggy

    in reply to: Barb “The Commander” at Home Hospice #20408
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    Thanks to all for caring about me. I continue to have ups and downs (don’t we all) but I am so blessed to be surrounded by a loving family and woncderful friends and neighbors. I hit a very rough spot last week but am on the mend now. Pain is pretty well controlled, my biggest problem now is nausea. It’s tricky trying to balance calorie intake and vomiting. But, my spirit remains strong. My son comes to visit almost every day which brightens my day but I swear he grows taller every day! So, as they say, every day is a blessing so be grateful for each day.

    in reply to: New CT scan for John #20464
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    One thing that I have also found is that one food can disagree with you one day, well the next day it might be the best tasting food ever!

    Jeff, I have surpassed my Weight Watchers goal weight, maybe we should pose in one of those muscle magazines together!

    in reply to: New member diagnosed 1/18/208 #20437
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    Kris, once again what a great post! knowledge is definitly power but that does not mean it provides all the answers.

    in reply to: Barb (thecdr) #20324
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    thanks again to all. also remember that I haven’t kicked up yet. I could be around for months, maybe years! I am a cantankerous old broad!

    in reply to: Barb “The Commander” at Home Hospice #20401
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    thanks to all. The way I look at things, Hospice isn’t a matter of dying but a matter of controlling my life as long as I can. I am at peace, more so now than I have been in a long while. Stopping chemo was a personal choice but one that I am at peace with. I have 24 hour care because I am pretty much stuck to my bed or a wheel chair. especially since I sprained my ankle trying to go to the bathroom by myself! My pain is tolerable and they provide me with anything I need. The hardest part was realizing that I could no longer care for my son, so he is now living with my sister (his guardian). Fortunately she just lives down the street and I see him almost every day. I am having problems lately with my short term memory, I will be mid sentence and stop, not remembering what the heck I was talking about. It is very frustrating for someone who is as talkative as I am!
    I will still be hanging out on CC.org and will post as often as I can, likewise on my blog.
    Blessings to everyone!

    Barb

    in reply to: Barb (thecdr) #20320
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    thank you all! of course when it rains it pours! I fell the other day and sprained my ankle. Proof positive that just because you have cancer doesn’t mean you can’t have anything else wrog.

    I Will be blogging asap

    in reply to: Liz here, would like to share some memories #19921
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    oh Liz, your post made me cry, my heart goes out to you. Just remember this, it does NOT, I repeat, DOES NOT matter what your dad or your sister say, what matters is that you had, and still have, an amazing relationship with your mother, and you made her last days a comfort. Never forget the love you have shown to your mother and ignore the rest.

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    I have been reading this thread with great interest as I think I am at the point where I need to quit work. I work from home which certainly takes the commuting strain off, but I find myself unable to do what I should be doiing. My question to you smart people is what about medical insurance? what did you do about that?

    in reply to: Update on Val Wilson #19831
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    prayers and good thoughts go to them

    in reply to: Dr. Johanna Budwig’s diet #19835
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    whenever I see these so called miracle cures I feel I need to remind the messenger that cancers are not always the same. One diet may work for one specific type of cancer, but not specifically for another. There is no such thing as a “cure” for all cancers, no matter how much i wish it were true

    in reply to: Gallbladder #19824
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    Yes you most certainly can get it if your gall bladder has been removed. It happened to me. I had my gallbladder removed Nov 06 for gall stones, and other than the stones everything looked normal. fast forward to Aug 07 and WHAM, what I thought was the flu or maybe a common duct stone turned out to be CC with mets. Some cosmic joke, eh?

    in reply to: Communication issues #19755
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    Jeff, your wisdom is one of the reasons you are my hero!

    in reply to: Question about jaundice #19713
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    Kris, calm down, it could just be related to what you ate. Keep an eye out for the whites of your eyes (sorry, bad pun)

    in reply to: Taxotere; Is it doing any good? #19703
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    I still say it was the healing powers of the dolphins!

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