You’ve come to the right place….. We will be here for you! And post any and all thoughts as you need to. It truly does help to have a place to “unload” with others who are receptive to your journey.
Thank you for coming on and sharing. It is a part of the journey that we’ve not experienced first hand and we are so thankful at this time having an undetectable PSA.
It was nice to read where your father-in-law has had happy years since being diagnosed and treatments. Quality of life is very important to us! Quantity is right up there but Quality 1st.
I don’t have any information about the time frame once the cancer spreads…. I know my mom had her first pain in July and died in September…. A friend’s mom is battling metastatic cancer and has been for the past 11 months. So ~ not sure there’s a definite answer.
How old are your children?? Are there grandchildren? If so ~ I have the name of a wonderful book on death that you may want to look into.
Each day that we awake to a new dawn I give thanks for today. We know that we are not promised tomorrow so having today is the most precious gift.
The family will definitely have to deal with the situation as his body starts to give up…. I have found Hospice to be a wonderful source of comfort to the individual and to the surrounding family members. You might contact them for brochures. You could maybe find a way to introduce the family to this at some point. They may say thank you ~ then again they may not…..
I’m really glad you’ve reached out to us. We will help you through this… Do you have close family on your side to help you? Guess what… you now have your forum family to help you! So you’re definitely on the +plus side J
A good practice is taking one-day-at-a-time… no matter what the situation is. Obviously the time will come and you have time to make sure all is said that needs to be said and all is done that needs to be done.
It's a little prayer
...but it means so much each day,
It means may angels guard you
and guide you on your way.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
P.S. Just went to post this and see that Swimom and Shepla have just replied… Take heart that you have friends here. Lean on us!!!