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God called her home

  • By Ellasdaughter · New reply 4:06 pm
  • 26 replies
  • It is with both sadness and a happy heart that I share with you that my mother Ella Dupre has gone home to be with the Lord. He came and took her at 4:30pm today. She had a beautiful smile on her face ...

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me...

  • By dkharris · New reply 3:59 pm
  • 18 replies
  • I found this poem was so beautiful I had to share it... If Tomorrow Starts Without Me If tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled ...

Can't stop crying

  • By Ellasdaughter · New reply yesterday at 11:05 pm
  • 16 replies
  • Hi, All, I just don't know what to do with myself. On last Wednesday, I went to visit my mom and she was in extremely more pain than she normally is. I spoke to the nurse and hospice was called in. The ...

No More Chemo

  • By Brendalou · New reply yesterday at 2:49 pm
  • 37 replies
  • My Prince and I went for his chemo Thursday only for the oncologist to tell us Stan's scans showed the cancer is growing in his liver and bones. The chemo is not working anymore....this is his second ...

She says she doesnt love me anymore

  • By af77 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Morning all, My wife has been fighting stage IV nsclc for over 3 yrs now and recently she has told me she doesnt love me andymore and isnt happy. To say we have had a rocky relationship is a understatement ...

At the end of my rope

  • By JimDonna · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Sorry for the venting...but I just have to get if off my chest! :\ How much is one suppose to be able to handle? We have been at this for 3 1/2 years...non-stop! In the beginning, I was home with him ...

When is there light at the end of this tunnel?

  • By Leagigi · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • It has been almost 4 weeks since Ginette ( Gigilea ) has passed.... when does this pain lessen? My friends and family have tried to help by keeping me busy, but busy just postpones the the heaviness of ...

It feel likes it has been a million year since mom left me

  • By neverstoploving · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Sorry, I have nothing much to say. I can only say that since my mother passed away on Feb 18, 2014, I have lost the will to live. She would have been 57 yesterday. I know she wanted me to live. We were ...

Good news

  • By Tomm1215 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Good morning friends. I wanted to give you an update on mom. She got a call from her hospice nurse stating that she will be coming tomorrow and discharging my mom from hospice care. She has been on hospice ...


  • By Ellasdaughter · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Sometimes I don't know what to do with myself and other times I don't know what to do with my siblings. I know we've all been in denial at one time or the other in re to my mother's condition and as the ...

Sr Mom (75) with lung adeno stage 3-4 depression issues

  • By gr8twh · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Not sure how or what to do as this seems like a no win to any attempts I do to help her out of this funk. She has always been a strong fighter as this is her third round, first was breast and then lung ...

Larry the Mayor

  • By Kevinpm · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 76 replies
  • People have been talking about another bus trip I burbs lot. They been thinking a lot about the. Caribbean. The bus was out out of commotion we made it bigger more beds more cafeteria let me when ,it ...

Mum diagnosed with breast cancer & metastasis of spine & ribs

  • By Katkam · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Dear all, My mum is 78 years old and recently complained of pain in back and ribs. An MRI was done and the spine specialist confirmed she has metastasis in spine and rib area and the primary source was ...

I'm tired and i'm trying not to complain

  • By Ellasdaughter · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I am so exhausted. Working all day long, going home for a minute to care for my husband and then to hospice to tend to my mother. I need sleep-sleep and more sleep. I shouldn't complain especially since ...

New.. What to expect?

  • By sweetmelbelle31 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • My Mother in Law was just diagnosed with Stage IIIB adenocarcinoma lung cancer. She had a small nodule on her xray 7 years ago and was told it was because of a pneumonia. She got another pneumonia a year ...

Here I go again!

  • By Rytar · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hello everyone! Eight short weeks ago I lost my husband of 40 years to small cell lung cancer. He was in very bad health from his Heart disease. He was in the final stage of testing to be put on a transplant ...

How do you cope?

  • By pollylovesjoe · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 40 replies
  • I usually handle my life pretty well, but since my husband Joe was diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC I've been eating like a cow! I've gained about 8 pounds in 6 weeks. I'm constantly stressed out. My shoulders ...

Mrs. Margaret G

  • By margaretguralnik · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My husband has been diagnose with two forms of cancer in December of 2013. Had surgery in January. Now he has a neo bladder. We are dealing now with CML. He is taking a Gleevek 400 mg. He is battling ...

Just Joined Today Have No Idea What Most of You are Discussing

  • By Daughterslove · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Obviously I have a lot to learn. This is like a whole new language. My Father has recently been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. He is getting his 2nd treatment today. Off I go to start reading and ...

An Ideal i have had and others

  • By hppy2b · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I don't really know what to call this Topic, But Several ladies and i were wondering if anyone would know how to start a single men and women dating site for those who have had cancer or going thru cancer ...
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