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  1. My Dad didn't have an appetite, but he forced himself to eat. He has been through a lot and all that radiation and chemo can really do a number on your appetite. Yes, go to the dr and go through everything with them about his health at this point. They will be able to guide you the right way. I wish you the best and my prayers are with you.
  2. Is he drinking Ensure. My Dad drank ensure mixed with ice cream to keep the weight up. It is important that he gets his nutrients. When was his last PET Scan?
  3. karenlaureti

    Dad's day

    Katie, must have been such a rough day, but as others said, your parents must be so incredibly proud of you. My prayers are with you!
  4. This post makes me sad. It just truly amazes me how when someone is lost that is so very important the whole dynamics in ones life changes. The family dynamics, the friendship dynamics. I think even me, who just lost my Dad, has a different relationship right now with my friends. They don't really want to "talk" about that with me. I guess people just don't know how to respond after something like this happens. I just lean on the ones right now that are there for me. I am sorry that all of you are going through this, as I see my mom feeling very alone right now also. How hard it is to go from the "couple" routine to being a "single". Know though that all of you are watched over by your husbands, and that they would only ever want the best for you. As you all move on, I wish you peace!
  5. I am so sorry that you are hurting so bad. I just lost my Daddy only 3 months ago, and I think what happens is, in the beginning we are in shock for a little, then all of sudden we just miss them so much and the pain seems even worse in our hearts. My husband always tells me that my dad would not want me to hurt so bad. Then I think of him watching over me, and know this. I believe we all have hard days and them some o.k. days, and then every once in a while we laugh. Grieving is hard. Know you are in my prayers!
  6. I am so sorry that you are dealing with this. I just wanted to tell you that what you need to remember is this, none of us know how long we have to live on earth. Whether we have a disease we know about now or not. Enjoy life, even though this is a new normal for the two of you, you can get through this and there are so many that have gotten through this and are doing great. Reach out when you need to on these boards, as you will find much support. Most importantly, try to stay positive as I believe this has so much to do with their healing. Don't forget to take care of yourself too!
  7. My Dad had PCI with minimal side effects. I would absolutely recommend it.
  8. Thanks so much, all of you for your kind words! I find comfort in knowing that all of you understand and feel the same things I do. I am so sorry that all of us have to feel like this. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for all of you for being there for me! Much love! Karen
  9. To everyone at there grieving right now, I am thinking of all of you. I lost my Daddy on October 6th and this is my first Christmas without him. It seems harder now than a month ago. I think it is because now, I just miss him so much. It still doesn't seem real and I feel that our whole family dynamics has changed since he has passed. I think of him in heaven and the peace he feels. I feel him in my heart always. I just really wish Christmas was over. So wierd how people feel badly in the beginning when you lose someone, yet, they feel like you should move on and you feel like you are just in limbo. I am blessed that I have my children as they keep me going. I just wanted all of you to know how much I am thinking of all of you. I don't respond much lately but want to help others going through what I went through. My Dad just went so quickly, not even a year. Hugs to all of you!
  10. I know what you are feeling so much. My Dad passed in October and the pain is deep. I pray for you and your family during this time.
  11. I am so very sorry! This makes me so sad. What a sad thing that he is sooo young. My heart goes out to his family!
  12. Please consider going to counseling. You need someone to talk too! You have been through so much in one year. I know how you are feeling. With me, I lost my Dad in October of this year and I ache so bad inside. To have both gone, I am so sorry! They have counselors that specialize in the grieving and dealing with this. It can't hurt............
  13. Please know that you can have hospice care at home. They come to your house. We did that with my Dad, he didn't go anywhere and we all stayed with him. Hospice is very up on this and they are really wonderful. I know how hard this is! I just went through it in October. My prayers are with you and your family!
  14. I am so very sorry for your loss! God Bless you and your family at this very difficult time!
  15. Thank you for sharing this story about your father with us. I feel so much in connection with you. I lost my Dad on October 6th and he was 69. He was also an amazing father! My heart truly goes out to you and your family. I understand this process and how the ache is in your heart. Please know that you were blessed to have such a wonderful man in your life and that you will always, always carry this with you. Take care of yourself!
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