Joppette Posted October 20, 2011 Share Posted October 20, 2011 Good morning! For some reason I am up early for me. That is totally fine with me. I need to run to the pharmacy, and grab lunch before heading over to Gilda's Club. I'm going to try a new support group this week. They are starting a Spiritual Support through Cancer group at 4:30. So I'm working 4 1/2 hours and then going to that group, then supper, then my normal group. Yesterday they asked me to call a woman just dx Stage IV. She is oriental, and we had a language barrier, but with patience, and spelling words, we talked for an hour. I gave her questions to ask her doctor, and recommended medications to ask about. She is just a tiny little thing, just 5' tall and 103 pounds. I stressed to her that they will be watching her weight closely, and if she loses any, they may withdraw chemo. Advised her on some good fatty foods to eat to keep the weight on. I stressed to her that no matter what the doctors say, never lose hope. They told her she has one year to live. I explained that the statistic may be one year, but the good news is that she is a person, and person's are not statistics! It was a good thing, and she has my number to call me with other questions. Her sister is her caregiver, and I told her that she could call me too, but she said she does not speak English, so we wouldn't be able to communicate at all. It's pouring rain, blustery, and cold again. There are still some trees with leaves, but most are bare because of the extremely high winds we've had. I'm going to bundle up with scarves, and sweaters and a heavy coat as I head out today. Well, hope you all have a good day. MI Judy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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