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  1. Donna D.

    delayed reaction?

    Thank you so much for this post. I thought that there was something wrong with me for I have not had a real good cry yet myself. My husband fought a good and hard battle for almost 2 years, and I was right by his side. He was in the hospital for 6 days and seemed to get better, we thought he was going to come home. I think he waited for everyone to go home and then gave in on his own. I talked to him twice on the phone the morning of his passing. He kept telling me he was just so tired. I told him to take advantage of noone being there and get some much needed rest. (He had someone by his side for 6 days). I will never forget the phone call I recieved that day (I never knew they just called and told you on the phone) I was in shock and disbelief and had to call back the hospital to make sure what I heard was true. While our family was falling apart I was strangley calm and collected. I felt guilty for not beaking down, and at the same time kind of a release if thats the right word. I felt like I needed to explain myself to everyone even though noone asked. I am at peace knowing that he is in a place with no pain or suffering for he went though so much. I am not a stone, I cry at sad movies and certain songs can send me off. I truelly think my grieving started on August 20th, 2002 when we heard for the first time his diagnosis. After 26 years, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren I am left to be a 43 year old widow. So sorry this turned out to be so long. Please know that you are not alone.
  2. Donna D.

    delayed reaction?

    Thank you so much for this post. I thought that there was something wrong with me for I have not had a real good cry yet myself. My husband fought a good and hard battle for almost 2 years, and I was right by his side. He was in the hospital for 6 days and seemed to get better, we thought he was going to come home. I think he waited for everyone to go home and then gave in on his own. I talked to him twice on the phone the morning of his passing. He kept telling me he was just so tired. I told him to take advantage of noone being there and get some much needed rest. (He had someone by his side for 6 days). I will never forget the phone call I recieved that day (I never knew they just called and told you on the phone) I was in shock and disbelief and had to call back the hospital to make sure what I heard was true. While our family was falling apart I was strangley calm and collected. I felt guilty for not beaking down, and at the same time kind of a release if thats the right word. I felt like I needed to explain myself to everyone even though noone asked. I am at peace knowing that he is in a place with no pain or suffering for he went though so much. I am not a stone, I cry at sad movies and certain songs can send me off. I truelly think my grieving started on August 20th, 2002 when we heard for the first time his diagnosis. After 26 years, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren I am left to be a 43 year old widow. So sorry this turned out to be so long. Please know that you are not alone.
  3. Donna D.

    Larry A. Davis

    He fought a long battle and now he is at peace. thank you all.
  4. Donna D.

    Larry A. Davis

    Davis, Larry A., 48 of Ruskin died on August 4, 2004. He is survived by his wife Donna; son Christopher; daughters Melissa Birkhead and Shannon Davis; His mother Grace Barber Davis and stepfather Johnny Horne; brothers Bill and Richard; sisters Margaret Carlisle and Ada Cannon;Best friend James; five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2004, 6p.m. at Zipperer's chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
  5. ...My husband of 27 years, fought the beast, and won the battle. He left this earth on August 4th at 2:04 p.m. on his own terms. He leaves behind a loving family, wife, son, 2 daughters and 5 beautiful grandbabies. In honor of Larry, we held a beautiful picture/video memorial last night that I'm sure he would be proud of. He will remain in our hearts forever.
  6. I am so very sorry. We have surely lost a very special lady. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and all of her friends here as well.
  7. Donna D.

    My Big Brother

    I am so very sorry.
  8. I too am very moved by your writings. Please accept my sincere condolences and congratulations also.
  9. Sorry so late in replying I haven't been on in a few days. Thankyou both for your response. I will call the number toget more info. Thanks again.
  10. My husband was diagnosed in August of 2002, he was found to be disabled in June of 2002 therefore put on disability and recieved first check in January 2003. As I have read here you have to wait 2 years to be eligible for medicare. My questions are: 1. Is he now eligible? 2. Do we have to apply or is it automatic? 3. Do we still have to meet a share of cost on medicare? ( at this time we have a share of cost of 1400.00 to meet each month before medicaid pays anything)? 4.Are high cost presciptions and testing covered? 5. Where can I find information on this subject? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
  11. If you really want to pass up the donuts, try my job but it won't help you lose weight! I am a bakery manager and I fry donuts 2 days a week. Although I can't stand the sight of them anymore I am still overweight. I believe that the grease in the air from frying them soaks through the pores of my skin and helps me to stay this way.
  12. Our doctor refers to hot spots in my husbands case as areas that he is keeping an eye on for bone mets. He has a few "hot spots" on both thighs, elbow, wrist and hip. As I am reading from what you wrote from your bone scan, (I am not a doctor) it looks like yours is an old injury and not thought to be a met. Sounds like this is good news to me.
  13. When I first heard my husbands diagnosis I too went on the net in search of statistics. The doctors told us there was no cure, and along with what I found I was sure that it was a death sentence. Now we are 20 months out and still going strong and stable with minor complications here and there. When I found this site in Sept. 2002, everyone here has since taught me that statistics are only numbers, and not reliable ones at that. Let me be one of the first to congratulate YOU on not being a number but a SURVIVOR! Here's to many more years of life, love, and laughter!
  14. What wonderful news! I am so happy for you both!
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