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CaregiverPete's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

    Lisa  Thank you for having the courage to post your feelings. I'm very sorry to hear about how you have been treated. It saddens me that you gave and sacrificed so much and recieved disrespect in return.  I can't think of one friend or family member that would have done everything you did. You are a very special person that comes around in a lifetime. So many people who love you are waiting in New Jersey....

    September 14 at 4:23 PM view post
    • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks Ray I'm already looking forward to her smiles. 

      September 13 at 12:54 PM view post
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        Hi to all my peeps. I wanted to take a moment for the Duke. I hope he can have some time with peppermint without so much pain. Hopefully the hospice caregivers can give the Duke needed relief. And a moment for Lisa and Gregg. Get through those treatments and plan some time for togetherness. I'd love to read a post about a little or big trip you had together. Good times. Breath. My wife and I now know everything. ...

        September 13 at 11:45 AM view post
        • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

          Hi everyone. I'm sorry I've been away. Alot has happened since my last post.  If first like to say thank you to Peppermint, Mickie, punky, imyaya, Marge , Ray and Lisa for thinking about my wife and me. Its a very uplifting feeling when I'm  reading all your posts wishing my wife and I strength and wellness.  My wife has had 5 thoracocentesis ( pleural effusion )  fluid drains. S...

          September 09 at 9:51 AM view post
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            Hi Peppermint, Imyaya, Marge, Ray, Mickie,punky, Lisa and everyone pulling for me. It's been a rough road since my last post.  My wife just got out of surgery 30mins ago. Doctors had to fix her pleural this morning, she has a chest catheter to drain fluid. Biopsy was taken. Doctors think its the breast cancer because of markers. We'll see in a few days when we know pathology.  I think about the Duk...

            August 31 at 2:27 PM view post
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              Hi Peppermint  Please wish the Duke a Happy Birthday. It's my 45th birthday tomorrow.  That would have been pretty coincidental if we would have had the same birthday. The Duke is a tough Leo. Leo's Roar!  I just wanted to make this post about a special Leo (The Duke) that is loved so dearly by his one and only spitfire M. O'Hara/ Peppermint Patty  I wish him well on his special day. ...

              August 19 at 7:48 PM view post
              • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                Thank you Marge. I only feel better when I'm in my little hut on caregiver island and all my cancer compass friends walk the beach and come over to give me caregiving.  I'm all out of tears. I'm dehydrated 

                August 16 at 4:23 PM view post
                • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thank you Ray Even though your thousands of miles from me......I feel your closer to me than ever before......your just in another waiting room across the hall. 

                  August 16 at 4:02 PM view post
                  • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                    Thank you peppermint.  The ride was scary. Probably the scariest  ride ever for me.  Early in the dark morning, no street lights,  dew on the windshield, streams of tears. It was like seeing underwater. 15 miles felt like 25 miles  ------------------------------------------------------------- I just cried my guts out. I feel better to write and explain.  Lump in throat, tissue box ...

                    August 16 at 3:59 PM view post
                    • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                      My wife had a Left lung Pleural Effusion drained Aug 15, 2017. 1500cc. I barely made it home riding my motorcycle 25mph in a 45mph I'm hands and arms are shaking. My chest hurts. I cried in her arms at 4am I cried to myself at 6am I cried at the PET scan appointment at 10am  I'm crying typing this  This is the only moment I can remember in the last 24hr that I'm concentrating on what I'm typing and ...

                      August 16 at 3:22 PM view post
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                      About CaregiverPete

                      Caregiver
                      Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell
                      After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Emotional Support, Lifestyle

                      My name is pete. I've been married for 18 years. We've been together for 27 years. High school sweethearts.

                      I've been a caregiver husband since her breast cancer diagnosis in Nov 2014. My wife had grade 3 tumor, triple negative breast cancer stage IIIA, 25 pos+ lymph nodes. Double mastectomy, 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Adriamycin and Cytoxan), radiation.

                      And.....1.5 months later....

                      In January 2015 she was diagnosed with
                      Non small cell lung cancer, EGFR mutation stage IIA lung cancer. Upper left lobe removed. 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Taxotere and Cisplatin). Radiation, 12 months of Tarceva.

                      Totally Cancer free NED since Nov 2016.

                      Left lung Pleural Effusion drained Aug 15, 2017. 1500cc

                      PET scan Aug 16 2017.

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