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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you guys please pray for me just found out today my uncle is dying from colon cancer.Hospice is out there right now the cancer has spreaded to his liver. How is everyone? I hope everyone is doing ok. I go to the pain dr next week.

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
kara ~

I wish you and your uncle the very best.

I hope you can somehow take it easy during this very difficult time. Easier said than
done, I guess.

Be sure and let us know what the pain doctor has to say. I hope you're taking
medication that helps. I'm not, but I think I'll be getting a pain pump. Maybe that
will hellp.

Have a LPD (I learned that from you!)


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White Beard
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear that about your uncle, colon cancer is a tough one! Hospice is a great organazaiton, and I am sure your uncle will be getting the best possible care! You won't find a better bunch of dedicated caring compassionate people anywhere, so rest assured he will be getting excellent care!
I will say a prayer for him and for you, I do know how tragic this news can be!

Take care of yourself and I hope your appointment with your Pain Doctor goes well!

White Beard

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Kara, I am so sorry for your Uncle and the rest of your family...Cancer is tough, there's no way around around it.. Just remember that we are here for you..

We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
i am so sorry to read this, and colon cancer is so easy to prevent. i have lost a lot of friends to cancer, and i am very sorry for the pain your uncle and family are going through. we are all here for you if you want to vent. stay strong.
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Kara:

I haven't had the pleasure of "meeting" you yet, but I will be thinking about you and your family, and I pray that you can remain strong during this difficult time and that you & your Uncle will be as pain free as possible. Spend as much time as you can together!


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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I too am so very sorry. Be grateful to have Hospice there right away. My father died at home from prostate cancer and it was Hospice that enabled us to keep him at home and not is a cold and sterile hospital setting. He was so much more serene with us there.

Please know that hospice is there to keep him comfortable and if you need anything they get it and FAST! I mean immediately! The one thing I learned at that time is not to be afraid to treat my father's pain. My brother kept saying dad would get addicted. Well DUH! The man only had a couple of weeks to live and he's worrying about addiction? Finally I took over and made sure dad was as comfortable as possible. The nurses that come out will help you with his pain control. Once someone reaches hospice care comfort and compassion is all that matters.

Prayers for you and your family!
Chutzie... feel free to email if you want to chat, ok? been there...
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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...
Lots of soft HUGZ as well...

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Ms Kitty
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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Hospice is absolutely fantastic.  My husband of 43 yrs died from cancer.  I do not think I could have survived it without Hospice.

Try to relax as much as possible - I know that is very difficult but it will help with your pain.  Worry today about what you can do something about.  If you can't do anything about it today put it in a worry jar and forget about it until tomorrow.  Then take it out again and look at it and apply the same test.  It really helps.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   

You, your uncle, and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers. I am so sorry that you both have to go through this! Hopefully hospice will be able to help make his final days and weeks as happy and comfortable as possible! Cherish every moment you have with him while you can, and try not to think too much about tomorrow.


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   Posted 4/7/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your kinds words. The thing is I am so far away from him . I am in georgia and he is in michigan and there is no way for me to go to michigan right now . ((((hugs)))) everyone.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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   Posted 4/7/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Kara, I know how hard this is on you, I'm in Texas and last year I lost two
uncles that lived in Ohio and I was unable to get up to them, so I kinda know
how your feeling, and your family will understand, I wish knowing that
would make it hurt less, and my heart goes out to you in this your hour of need....
Keep us posted, when you can...........
more thoughts and prayers for you.................
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Kara (Little Sister),
My prayers are w/ you and your Uncle. Cancer sucks! I am no stranger to this reched monster as I've lost way to many friends and family to it including my Dad when I was 21 and he was 51 to prostate cancer. It has tried to get me twice but I have managed to beat it back so far w/ the help of some very good people and Family. I know your Uncle knows you are there w/ him in spirit so don't be upset you can't get there. Please find pease in knowing that he is in good hands and soon will be in a better place w/ no suffering.
Your Brother,
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 

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