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Mental illness effect on terminal illness

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 30 replies
  • After our 2 daughters came in last Sunday our oldest stayed until Monday evening and then headed to her home in Celina. She had to work. The youngest stayed here until Thursday. Tuesday she went into ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Is this the end

Heartsickdaughter
  • By Heartsickdaughter · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • My mom was dx in June 2013 with SCLC extensive terminal in curable metasized to liver, femur by the time they discovered it . They said with chemo would help her stay around for a year maybe, she started ...

NBC journalist seeking your opinion about “Minute Clinics”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted February 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 2/19/13 Dear members, An NBC reporter is looking to interview parents who have taken their babies or older children to retail health clinics, so-called ...

People With Disabilities Have A RIGHT To Make Choices

mel106
  • By mel106 · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • There may be some people who wonder how a person with disabilities can decide important things such as which doctor or therapist to see or which facility to go to. I wonder how anybody can take away another’s ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

"A rare cancer survivor’s journey to thriving and advocating"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted February 12, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 2/12/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog, "A rare ...

Our new picture

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply February 10, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Someone asked about the picture and I will share with you all what I told her.We were on a cruise and we usually have a picture or more taken: and this night it had been a perfectly wonderful day and ...

Back to the future

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Monday I am supposed to call the heart surgeon and do so early AM. Apparently there was a miscommunication and later is NOT better. So this week-end we will do what we always do, read the paper and drink ...

Adventure Girl (the old crowd )

marshie
  • By marshie · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • To the people that remember Erin and Gunner I am pleased to say I had a message from Gunner yesterday Erin has been in OR a few times and a few near scrapes again but she made it home for Christmas but ...

The power of pray from someone else

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • God DOES bless us if we are willing to step back and take a look.... hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. "Watch out! You nearly broad sided that car!" My father yelled at me. "Can't you do anything ...

new drug for mom

deberjunie
  • By deberjunie · New reply January 31, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • hi everyone, hope the days going by for you without too many obstacles! well my sister and i took my mom to the doctor today, where we had to tell him her mood swings and manic behavior was getting worse ...

Necrotizing fasciitis

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply January 29, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Boy such big fancy words! Unfortunately they're part of our vocabulary here! As I've said before Larry is a diabetic, thus wounds just don't heal worth a crap! Once a wound heals, well YAY! I had a YAY ...

Touching base

nannygirl
  • By nannygirl · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Well, my sweet love went to heaven what seems like a week ago when in reality will be a month on Feb. 3. The world just keeps on spinning around me as if nothing ever happened. I want to say STOP! I need ...

Come cry with me

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply January 24, 2014
  • 28 replies
  • Day in and day out life for us continues. We are aware of the changes, but seriously they are really BIG BAD changes...but are noticeable. Things that need to be addressed and talked about are so hard....well ...

The Battery is dying!

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply January 24, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • We went to the heart doctor today and the battery check...it's ready to be changed! Dr. Fu's office will contact us on date sometime within the next week and the surgery will be within the next month ...

So many bumps in the road

deberjunie
  • By deberjunie · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Not only is it a constant everyday struggle my sister and I try and overcome every day with my mom and her advancing dementia, now we are finding new struggles with relatives. Relatives that do not want ...

...a deed from long ago...a message for NOW

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • Is there a right time or a bad time to stand up? Is there ever any excuse for attitudes that are motivated by money instead of whats best for another? Today as usual, I checked out my face book page (cause ...

My Sweet Daughter passed

Billi-Jessica
  • By Billi-Jessica · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Today is 2 months and I still am in shock and numb. I cant except that she will never walk in our home ever again ...

Each day is new

nannygirl
  • By nannygirl · Posted January 17, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Thank you everyone for your condolences. You are all beautiful. My prayers continue for all of you. I find every day brings different emotions. A new book has started for me. My pain from the loss of ...

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