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Blossomsmom

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Blossomsmom last won the day on March 17 2020

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    Small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy

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  1. KMC, I'm sorry that you, your Mom and family are going through this. Having been in your shoes last year, I know how difficult not to mention heartbreaking it is. You may want to think about bringing hospice in sooner rather than later. This way they are in place and familiar with your Mom and your family when things come up as you all go down this road. My experience with them with my Mom was that they we’re invaluable in terms of providing what we needed to keep my Mom comfortable in her own home for the last five months of her life. They were a great support to me as her caregiver. It
  2. Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. The courage, strength, love and compassion you’ve shown during your wife’s journey is a testament to the kind of man you are. She is at peace now and I hope you will find peace as well.
  3. I’m so sorry for your loss Chuck. I pray for strength and peace for you as you go through such a heartbreaking time.
  4. Third generation Californian here. Born, raised and remain in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having both retired this year, once Covid is over (contained?) my husband and I will begin looking at other areas in the Western US to live out our retirement. That’s if (& it’s a big IF) I can cut the very deep roots I have here.
  5. Steve, Not sure if you are checking in on here but just wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you during what I know is an incredibly difficult time. Hoping for strength and peace for you and your wife. Erin
  6. Hi Suzanna. I’m sorry to see your has been diagnosed with lung cancer. But you have come to the right place. The knowledge and support this group has to offer is not only amazing, it is invaluable. I as a caregiver don’t think I would’ve survived without the encouragement and advice from the people on this site. It’s unique because you will get perspectives from both the people who have lung cancer and those who care for them. As a caregiver, the fear is real, everyday. Sometimes it’s the fear of the unknown, sometimes the fear of the known. I tried to focus on the here and now and think of
  7. Hi Kwally. I’m truly sorry that you are going through this. I’ve been down the road you are on. I lost my Mom on May 5th after an 18 month fight with a combo of NSCLC & SCLC. I was there for everything beginning to end. What I can tell you is just enjoy being with your Dad every minute you can even if it’s just sitting with him talking. I learned more about my Mom in the last 6 months of her life than I knew in the previous 60 years of my life. It’s the simple things that ultimately mean the most in my opinion. It’s hard to discuss the “business end” of things but it’s a relief to know ex
  8. Lily, I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom on 5/5 so I know your pain. Hold on tight to the memories. I hope you will find peace during this sad time.
  9. Hi Shane. My mom had the same problem with swallowing during and after chemo. The pain was intense. She tried numerous things prescribed by her Onc, nothing helped. Desperate, I turned to Doctor Google. Found an article from the Mayo Clinic that suggested peppermint may help as it relaxes the muscles in the esophagus. I went to the drug store, spoke to the pharmacist who said peppermint hard candy wouldn’t hurt and could help. Bought a bag and raced to my Moms house. She sucked on the candy before eating and it actually did help! Maybe placebo, maybe mind over matter? Not sure but it gave her
  10. At 1:00 am this morning my role as a caregiver ended. My mom passed away peacefully with my husband and I there beside her. She gave it everything she had and at 3 weeks shy of 91, she drifted out of my life. She brought me into this world and I had the honor and privilege to be with her when she left. i want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your support during a time when I needed it so desperately. Your wealth of knowledge and never ending encouragement is what helped get me through this journey with her. I will be forever grateful to all of you for that. My love to
  11. It has been a week since my post above and I think I have felt every emotion there is since then. My Mom is sleeping peacefully in a hospital bed in her family room where she has been since Tuesday afternoon. All the kids, grand, great grand and great great grand kids have been here at one time or another over the past 3 days. I am relieved now that they’ve all been here to say all it was they wanted to say to her and her to them. To say this is agonizing is an understatement. But I will get through this and I will see it through to the inevitable conclusion. I know that my dad will be waiting
  12. thank you Curt for your kind words. Although the fear I have of the next couple of weeks is overwhelming I try to focus on happier times with my Mom. The memories of my daughters wedding help get me through each day.
  13. Thank you Steff. I appreciate your sweet thoughts.
  14. Thank you Kristin. With as hard as the last 18 months have been, there has been so much joy as well. I look often at my daughters wedding book especially on days when I’m fighting not to lose sight of all those special moments.
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