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Hello everyone. I am new to the website. I have recently learned about it through a walk that my family participated in. My mother was diagnosed with NSCLC stage IV in Feb. At that time she had a 4cm tumor that had spread to her brain and a 3.6cm tumor in her lung. She had a craniotomy to remove the tumor in her brain and then we started radiation to her brain because there were two smaller ones. She has been in great spirits the through the whole length of this but we never get any good news. She has been through radiation to her whole head, to her hip and to her femur. She is on her second type of chemo and things are not well when she is not taking steroids. I fear that her peace is coming closer and I was wondering if anyone could share signs of losing their loved ones. I have been her caregiver throughout the whole process and I have read everything there is to read and I just want to prepare myself as it nears. In September on her bone scan and full MRI we were told that she had 4 tumors in her liver, one in her adrenal gland, two in her brain, large ones in her legs, and new lesions in her chest. Any conversations about this would be wonderful and thank you to everyone who has posted their stories.. they have been wonderful to read.

Thank you so much and I look forward to meeting and talking with you all.

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Hi Mickey and welcome to the site. I'm sorry but glad that you found us.

I am so sorry about your Mom. I was my Mom's caregiver throughout her fight with SCLC. I don't think there is any way to prepare for the end. I knew it was coming, but it still knocked the wind out of me.

Do you have hospice help? We didn't, but I understand they are really good at preparing the patient and family for death.

Hugs to you,

Leslie

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Hello Mickey and welcome

I am sorry to read this about your Mom but I am glad you found this site. I hope you will find this a good source of information, inspiration and support.

Please keep posting and let us know how we can help you and know that there is always someone here to listen..

Warmly

Christine

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Hello,

I'm so sorry for what you and your mom are going thru right now. It's been awhile since you're posted so I am hoping that things have made a turn around and the days are a bit better for you both.

You asked

I fear that her peace is coming closer and I was wondering if anyone could share signs of losing their loved ones. I have been her caregiver throughout the whole process and I have read everything there is to read and I just want to prepare myself as it nears.

And really there isn't anything we can do or say to help you with this part of the journey. I read a lot of information too and as "prepared" as I thought I was, I just simply wasn't. The emotional waves that came after my dad passed away were intense, confusing and difficult to navigate. i don't think anything anyone told me would have really made me ready for such a permenant loss.

It's good that you've read some things and know some "signs" to look for, but remember that your loved one is still here...make the most of every moment and always hold onto hope- and each other.

We are here for you. Please keep us updated.

Katieb

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