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StanToronto's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

    Your mom might have a month or perhaps even two remaining. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to deal with, even when caught at an early stage. :-(  The primary objective now, would be to keep her comfortable with appropriate medication. There is nothing a hospital can do for her. They would probably recommend a hospice care facility.The end differs from person to person. My wife, diagnosed a...

    February 12 at 4:06 PM view post
    • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

      LYNN, SORRY FOR YOU LOSS.  MOST PEOPLE HANGING OUT HERE KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU ARE FEELING.I AM A 75 YEAR OLD GUY WHO LOST HIS WIFE OF 49 YEARS, 2 1/2 HALF YEARS AGO. ALTHOUGH I DON'T HAVE AS MANY BAD DAYS NOW, I CAN'T SAY I EXPERIENCE ANY REALLY GOOD ONE'S EITHER.ALTHOUGH AM PHYSICALLY OKAY FOR MY AGE, FACING EACH NEW DAY WONDERING WHAT TASKS I WON'T BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WITHOUT MY HELPER. BUT STILL THE WOR...

      February 04 at 6:02 PM view post
      • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

        imyaya, There is an option you can click on to Report Abuse. I did that a couple times, but he kept coming back under another fake name. So I chose the option of tacking him headon with informative information, and it seems that he has finally gone away. 

        January 30 at 7:39 PM view post
        • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

          Sorry Leslie, I thought your message was addressed to me. Those of us who hang out here on this forum are already carrying an unbearable load, without people like this making an appearance here. :-(

          January 30 at 2:18 PM view post
          • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

            Elcee, My wife lived a good long and happy life when she died at 72. She also had a genetic dementia heritage, and after bi-weekly frequent visits with her mother at age 92, who had not recognized her for years, my wife declared "I never want to live to be that old!"My wife engaged in a very vigorous program to delay inevitable dementia, and it seemed quite effective. But her sisters are demonstr...

            January 30 at 7:22 AM view post
            • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

              Elcee, when my wife was being treated for pancreatic cancer, "brain fog" was an expected side effect. My wife was also aware of her declining mental ability, wringing her hands, weeping "I just can't seem to do anything right anymore"! That was on her very last morning on this earth. :-(Although chemo somewhat compromised her mental capacity, it never in any way diminished the beauty of who she was as ...

              January 30 at 6:01 AM view post
              • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                Leslie, or whatever false pseudonymn under which you are portraying yourself today, you are a liar, fraud, huckster and criminal, preying upon the most vulnerable, those who are dealing with the worst devastating trauma life will ever present.There is no "cure for cancer", and especially not the totally bogus crap you are attemping to pedal.Although most Cancer patients and care takers are aware of huc...

                January 30 at 5:45 AM view post
                • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                  Anne, I don't know what kind of cancer your father has, but it doesn't sound lke the usual (75%) pancreatic adenocarcinoma which my wife had. She was initially diagnosed with a 2 cm tumor, and was given 11.5 months. She only survived 10 months. She was initially on Folfirinox which was effective for about 4 months, until the cancer found a way to mutate around the chemo, and everything started growing again. She the...

                  January 20 at 9:29 PM view post
                  • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                    How is his energy level? My wife felt fine after 5 months, but between the chemo and the disease, an hour out shopping was all the activity she could tolerate for a day.

                    January 20 at 5:08 PM view post
                    • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                      cicihanley, Everyone who loses a spouse, becomes a different person than they used to be. I lost my wife 2.5 yeara ago, and I am at all the same person I was. I don't do any of the activities I did before, in fact I have lost interest in just about everything I did before, and don't do much of anything these days. At least your dad is dating, which is a good sign, while I have withdrawn into an isolated world by mys...

                      January 09 at 8:10 PM view post
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                      About StanToronto

                      Caregiver
                      Pancreatic Cancer

                      Age 74: Caretaker for my wife of 50 years.

                      Dx pancreatic Cancer Aug 2014.

                      Caretaker no longer needed Jun 2015. :-(

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