You are not logged in. Please login or register.
Search options (Page 1 of 15)
Posts found: 1 to 25 of 375
Pat, this is such a great story to read, never, never hide it. Your sensitivity towards the sad and negative news is touching but the good news must be heard and celebrated.
I spent most of this morning crying with sadness but tonight your post has made me cry with joy. x
I am sorry to read this news. It is a real blow and you must wonder where to go from now. Once you have had time you will find the resolve to go on and help your husband in other ways. x
Welcome to the forum. I am very sorry to hear that your father has been affected by this disease but you have come to the right place for support and help.
I am not able to help on doctors in the US but I am sure that someone will be along very soon that can.
Thank you everyone. Dad is doing well. Surgery on Friday to unblock his carotid artery and help prevent another stroke. Onwards and upwards.
We will get there Lainy. I have to admit I have been holding back a bit on the site. Partly swamped between my two jobs and travelling up North frequently to be with my family and partly as I have felt recently that I have a bit of a 'block' in not knowing what to say and not being comfortable with the replies I go to post so I delete and don't post.
We needed to swap as my Dad had a stroke and my sisters mother in law died, all in the space of 3 days. It left us with no time to get the tribute done. It will be posted on the 26th I think.
Liking the good news Krisv :-)
I am sorry and although I can say he is at peace and no more pain it does not take away your loss. You have been incredibly brave to nurse him through his last hours and he will have know you were with him.
I'm sorry I have not posted before now Linda. I am so very sorry to read that Terry has passed. He sounds like a unique man and I hope that with the passage of time your memories of him bring comfort. x
What a beautiful picture and beautiful words. x
It was a lovely tribute Andie.
And Gavin, I owe you a massive thanks for swapping dates for the AMMF posts. You stepped in to the breach and swapped with me and my sister for our post. Thank you. x
Wow! I want to see Karen!
My log has begun . . . . .
I've not been on since Tuesday and just caught up with your news. You do like to give the doctors a run for their money! We never doubted you had a brain but I suspect your heart is even bigger. x
I just wanted to say welcome. You will get so much support and information here. I'm with Lainy and Gavin on the second opinion. Diagnosing this at stage 1 is a positive thing if I can say that - I don't want to belittle your dad's diagnosis in any way. But he needs a doctor and a team that are expert in this disease and have treated many cases. Don't be fobbed off if you have queries and questions in your gut. A great doctor will listen and address them all.
I am so sorry that your mum has passed. She is at peace now x
I'm glad the by-pass has been done and your husband is starting to recover from it and that this will help him feel better generally.
Despite your sadness and pain you have taken the time to come here and pray for others affected by this disease and their families. I love that you always feel her with you and good luck with Relay for Life next month. I'm sure Ginger will be doing it with you.
Percy you do so much to support and help others on this board. You are getting that support back tenfold.
You old romantics. Have a great trip x
Well done Lisa (although like Krisv I thought you were already). x
I am think of you and your mum.
I noticed this today, great news KrisV :-)
I just want to say that I am thinking about you and your children. It's not my place to tell you how long your husband has with you but like Willow I would be concerned about hanging on to two months and missing opportunities to say and do what you want to now. We cared for my sister at home and I saw how rapidly she declined and new in my gut just how short her time left was.
You are doing what is right for all of you now - never doubt that. Is there any care in place to sit with your husband during the day or night so that you can get some rest. Even if it is for short bursts to give you some rest?
There is also medication that can be given to help if he is agitated with the confusion.
Sending you much love and support.x
I'll answer what I can. Undoubtedly, the great and good will be along to help fill in the blanks and give you more answers.
Jaundice: its because the bile is not flowing out of the liver, down the bile ducts and into the stomach - something is blocking it. Putting in a stent can help, cleaning out an existing stent that has blocked or an drain from the bile duct to a bag can all help get the bile flowing which will help relieve the jaundice. Tell the doc if jaundice re-appears or gets worse so they can re-assess.
Swollen feet and legs can be caused by medication and if the levels of chemicals in the blood have gone out of whack then this too can cause it. Pressure on a big blood vessel can also cause swollen legs. Again mention it to the doc as there may be something that can be done or given to help relieve it.
I just wanted to say hello and welcome. My sister made the decision not to have chemo - sometimes the right decisions are the hardest ones to make.
You will get so much support here for not just your husband but yourself and family too.
Posts found: 1 to 25 of 375