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Posts posted by michellep

  1. Welcome to LCSC.  I am so glad you found us!  When my husband was diagnosed I came here and not only found a wealth of information I also found a great deal of support.  I had no one in my life at the time that understood and I consider each member here my friend!


    I certainly understand your fear and also that your husband doesn't want to discuss this.  I dealt with that too!  The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to please remember to take care of yourself too during such a stressful time.  If you ever just want to talk, please come here and we'll help in anyway that we can.


    Please keep us updated ((hugs))

  2. I too am very glad you found us here.  We have so many caring members as well as a wealth of information.  Please read through our forums and you'll find some great posts.  I too hope the treatment you're taking helps you and look forward to an updated from you soon.  ((hugs))

  3. Welcome Liz!  I'm very sorry to read about your mom.  I too was a caretaker and I know how difficult yet rewarding it can be at the same time.  Please browse our forums and read as much as you can.  You will find a wealth of information.  If you have any questions or just need someone to talk to please post.


    I look forward to hearing from you soon but in the meantime don't forget to take care of yourself too ((hugs))

  4. As a caregiver myself I know how draining it can be both physically and emotionally.  When we love someone we will do whatever it takes to make their life easier.  BUT take it from someone who knows.....it's also important to take care of yourself.


    I'm glad the medication is helping and that you can spend Thanksgiving at home with your sister and not in the hospital.  I hope you have a wonderful day and I will be looking for a good update from you!  ((hugs))

  5. I agree with Randy's advice as he also shared it with me when my husband went to heaven.  I follow this advice and sit under the stars and talk to Donald.  I may not hear his voice but I know he communicates with me through my heart.  Bless you dear one.  You aren't alone because your Dad is with you!  ((hugs))

  6. Hello Sandra!  Welcome to LCSC dear one.  It sounds like you have a list of questions to ask your doctors.  Please don't hesitate to ask them anything and everything you want to know.  I myself don't have any experience is what you're dealing with but I'm sure some of our other members will be here soon to help.


    Please return and keep us updated ((hugs))

  7. Good morning everyone!  I'm sitting at the kitchen table drinking my coffee and looking out at all the trees with the changing colors.  It's just so beautiful!  This is really something I had never seen living in California.  There is a place in Missouri along the river everyone tells me is just breathtaking. I'm hoping we can do that soon before it's all over and the dreaded snow arrives.


    Many of you have been following my broken ankle saga.  Well, It's been almost a year since my surgery and I have still been experiencing pain and swelling plus a "popping sound", so I went to see my surgeon.  He said it's due to excessive scar tissue that is wrapping around the hardware he put in.  He said I can opt for additional surgery or simply learn to live with it.  I decided to simply wear a brace and live with it.  I refuse to live in a wheel chair for another four months.  


    I'm still teaching myself to quilt and learning a lot.  That seam ripper and I are becoming best friends these days I think. :)  I'm making several lap size quilts for the local nursing home and am hoping to get them delivered before winter arrives.  I had no idea just how expensive this hobby could be when I first started but I've learned that the Goodwill and Salvation Army many times has fabric at decent prices.


    Well, I hope everyone is doing well and look forward to knowing what all of you are up to these days :)

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