I had to respond to your post. After reading it I was stunned for a moment. When my father was dying (of cancer - died at home, basically the same situation as your dad) I was there also. He also like your dad in his last moments was trying to sit up and kept telling us to "help him up, help him up". Like your dad he was very weak and was struggling to sit straight... (18 replies)
... I just wanted to share my story, and testimony really, of being with my father throughout his sickness and watching him go through the dying process. ... (18 replies)
... Oh my word, Chris...My heart aches for your family. Your mom is way too young to die, but cancer shows no mercy. I have no advice, except try to help her to have a quality of life with as little pain as possible. I'm not sure...that's her decision... ... (1 replies)
... ops, but every time i look in the mirror and see the resemblence, every time i look at my kids and see the same, it is going to go on and on, i will not let this cancer infest me and my thoughts and poison my love towards life. ... (1 replies)
... My Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a year ago. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, you make a lot of sense, I went thru the same thing in 1997 with my Mom, it was hard to watch her fade away. No one knows until they go thru something like this how hard it can be on a person. My Mom started with Lung cancer, had two operations to remove it over two years, then finally it went to her brain in the 5th year and that was the hard part...I was thankfull she... (12 replies)
... which was difficult to do in the past 10 days. Is this a part of the dying process? ... (4 replies)
... I watched my mom die over the last month. We found out she had cancer on July 6 and she died on August 2. The hospice nurses knew the end was near because they had seen it all before. My mom was so restless. ... (18 replies)
... treatment for it was radiation and it didn't work at all. Then my mother started having severe lower back pain, she had another pet scan and it showed that the cancer was back in her chest and in her L2 and L3. The only treatment for it was radiation to her hip and that didn't help either. ... (18 replies)
... My Dad died suddenly of a massive heart attack, i was living with them at the time knowing he had a heart problem. In Feb. of 2002 Mom was diagnosed with rectal cancer and i was told she had maybe 4 months to live. ... (18 replies)
... Beth I really want to thank you for sharing your extraordinary story with us. Mom my is now probably close to death (lung cancer) as she has not eaten for over three weeks now. She has been battling this for about 2 1/2 years now. I only hope that I am as blessed as you and your family to be there and experience the power of GOD. I have actually been told a very similar... (18 replies)
... Hello Beth,
Thank you for sharing!
It made me feel a lot better.
I was with my mom when she passed away in 2004 after a 6 month battle with lung cancer.
Dad passed away in 2005, Sister in 1994, Brother in 2006.
Carole (18 replies)
... my heart goes out to you. My mom has been in hospice care for three weeks now due to small cell lung cancer. We thought she was going to go two and a half weeks ago, mostly because of things like you have been saying; confusion, weakness, lack of eating. But she rebounded for almost two weeks of fairly good days.
talk to the hospice people. they WILL help. sometimes it... (12 replies)
... I am not a trained medical person by any means.....but I think what you are sharing and feeling can be very common with someone on hospice...and in my work...i have had the pleasure of working with hospice...and they helped my mom and dad both in their final days..morhine is used to help people be more comfortable...and i am sure it does not control all pain...but i can't... (12 replies)
... she had no symptoms of Lung Cancer Except three years ago her primary doctor who is a pulmonologist said she had asthma and put her on asthma meds. ... (12 replies)
... Hospice can also get referrals to chaplain services or counselors to help family members cope with the dying process. ... (5 replies)
... believe in God sometimes have a fear of death and dying. I believe that we fear more of the unknown and the pain and suffering we might have to endure during the dying process. Hospice care helps those people who have terminal diseases who have a life expectancy of six months or less certified by a doctor. ... (27 replies)
... hi everyone. my shrink recently suggested that i find a support group of people who have been similar things to share my experiences, strength, thoughts, and failings as i go through the grieving process. so here's my story.
five years ago, my college roommate battled with cancer. she stayed hopeful and strong throughout everything...losing her hair...surgery which removed... (0 replies)
... CLASTE, I know what you mean when this cancer starts it happens fast, like if its some new strain or something. ... (13 replies)
... Yes, he did have a small lump that appeared shortly before the end. We already knew the cancer was back at that point, so it was not surprising and I never even mentioned it to him or the doctor. I felt it was just a normal course of the disease process. ... (17 replies)