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  • Ray725 has replied to a post on the message board

    Thanks for your remarks Carolyn, my friends give me so much support that I do often need to share their affection with others. So many people seem to get so isolated when the hard times come around, I just want to show that there are people around who do care. Ray

    April 01 at 6:23 PM view post
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      Lisa, If we are your only relief valve let it rip. Just seem so useless with you going through all you do with Greg all on your own. As Marge says call emergency services if Greg falls again, if it only shows Greg that you can not and will not do everything for him. I know it must be so hard detaching yourself from the feelings that you had for Greg and now undertaking his care as a charitable human being but again a...

      April 01 at 6:19 PM view post
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        Not all doom and gloom, I drove about 100 miles today to see my son's team play in a rugby match (they lost so we will leave that) and I did go into the pub on the way back home for one pint. Whilst there my friend Alan grappled with me and then said " do you see that girl over there with the blond hair", so I said "that older girl with the greyish air" and he said "yes OK if you want to be pedantic" she was my first...

        March 31 at 10:19 PM view post
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          Thanks Marge, perhaps you have to give friendship to get it back but thats what I also get from CC, I just get the same of sort of warmth for you and CC

          March 31 at 9:56 PM view post
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            Hi all, just wanted to pass what I found to be a lovely moment for me yesterday.  Was at the pub and there were about 12 of us around the table and a good friend John walked over and said " you don't look as though you want to be here", I said no I did'nt but I did want to be home on my own either.  He asked why and I said that I had had a bad week, no real reason just down and last night (Thursday night) ...

            March 31 at 9:39 PM view post
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              Pippy, so glad that your Father-in-law's treatment has gone well and so hope that the scans also show that improvements have been made. It is so sad that after initial diagnosis his future was deemed to be so inevitable, that can't be right!! And whilst I would have gone to any lengths to have provided a better outcome for Helen, I would offer a word of caution. The results from the German treatments are not all pos...

              March 30 at 8:48 PM view post
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                Pete, I had a similar experience with the family but its just they did'nt understand or are were unable to understand how bad things were.  It was if saying "everything will be all'right" would solve the problem, but I think they were to frightened to fully take on the problem.  Your wife seems a lot like Helen, she just wanted to make things easier for me and we joked a lot. One enduring memory was 2 mon...

                March 27 at 9:24 PM view post
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                  Mamaof4, thats what you need, lean on your family, take comfort from their presence. 

                  March 27 at 5:59 PM view post
                  • Ray725 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Mamaof4, forgot to say that I believe that Hospice in the USA is similar to hospice here in the UK in that the patient does not pay for treatment, so the requirements for receiving treatment is quite stringent in that the patient has a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course.  After 6 months the patient can continue to receive treatment if the prognosis for the patient is still consid...

                    March 27 at 3:54 PM view post
                    • Ray725 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi Mamaof4, so sorry that your mother is still suffering.  That your mother is not eating must be so traumatic for you.  If your mum's health company are recommending hospice I think that they must feel her long term life expectancy is not good. It does not mean that her passing is imminent but they must feel that she needs to get the good end of life support that an hospice can provide.  However Mam...

                      March 27 at 3:13 PM view post
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