Lainy, Charlea and Nancy: Thank you for your posts! Yes we will be watching the Super Bowl and hoping for the Packers to WIN! Yes, CC journey is kind of like a Soap Opera isn't it? Never know when you are going to hit a bump or twist in the road on this journey!
LotsofQuestions: Thank you for your kind words! You are right, CC affects the entire family, not just the person with CC. One of the reasons I continue to come back to this board is to keep my own sanity! It gives me a place to vent, scream, cry, laugh and to help others who are experiencing a loved one with CC. My husband and I have been dealing with this for almost 3 years now and I as his caregiver have learned so much that it would be unfair for me to keep that knowledge all to myself, when I can hopefully help others!
I realize now that I missed my true calling! I should have become a medical professional such as an RN (Registered Nurse) but at this stage of my life I'm not so sure that I'd want to start over!
Doctors in the US can write scripts for more than a 15 or 30 day supply too. But the insurance company won't refill a script if it's 'too soon' and Tom's issue was that the Veterans had just filled his script for pain pills, but it's mail order and would take 5 - 7 days to get here. Oh yes, I save receipts for anything medical that we pay, as well as to calculate any mileage for medical, even those trips to the Pharmacy to pick up prescriptions as mileage is also tax deductible here in the US.
I love Canada! Tom and I go to Whitefish lake almost every year for Walleye and Perch Fishing! NoLaLu Ontario is the very small town that is down the road from Whitefish lake. Wonderful memories of Canada. However, CC has even robbed us of taking our annual fishing vacation. We have missed two years now and I highly doubt that we will ever get to do that again as a couple because Tom would not be able to withstand the car ride, let alone sit out on the lake for any length of time. Some things just suck about the cancer.
As for my sense of humor - I look at it this way, I could be full of gloom and doom or just try to find some good things about this journey and if I can't find something good, then I try to put the humor spin on it!
Go with God and KEEP KICKIN' THAT cancer.
(notice that I never capatalize the word cancer and that is because that word is not worthy of being all upper case letters cause it SUCKS)