@Bright. thank you for your kind words and I hope that you and your Fiance are keeping well. My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and now has gone 3 sessions of Chemo. We are both in good spirits and so as our 2 daughters (ages 16 & 11). He had a few meltdowns and I am just learning how to help him to cope with it. I am so glad that this group does exist and I will definitely keep in touch.
I too am on the Colon Cancer journey. (from Ontario too !)
I was treated at Sunnybrook & NYGH.
How is he doing?
How are you doing?
How are you girls doing?
(My sons are 22, and 20) a bit older......
Perhaps once you catch your breath......please have a look at:
and reach Filomena or Frank
They are a wealth of knowledge !! and skills and more.....they can update you/your husband on clinical trials, meds, side effects, diets, support groups- 1 sunday aft per month- and more.....Filomena held my hand, many-a-time......They are better than any Nurse I ever talked with......Please: Reach out to them.....
If you have any questions, just post...and we will respond.......Take time for yourself too; even a daily walk.....daily cup of lemonade with ice......just "be".....
Thank you for introducing the people who are on the same path.
I appreciate your support.
Being here for just over 3 years now, I’ve noticed an “uptick” in the number of younger people (younger than the routine screening age) diagnosed with colon cancer, and a good friend of mine went through this with one of her offspring a couple years ago. I hope fervently that somewhere the PTB (powers that be) are keeping track of this and will consider adjusting the age to start screening.
I was caregiver for my father, who had lung cancer, so if there’s any way I can help you navigate any of this, just reach out.
glad your weekend was less dramatic! Glad you like to pics I put on. Yes, my cats love to be brushed especially Rosalee. They purr and it helps them to relax and feel loved. But because Bailey was older when I got him, I first used treats as an incentive I would let him sniff the treat, brush him for like a minute and than give it to him. Then I started stretching out the time, all the while talking calmly to him etc..It worked really well and now he enjoys it. You just may need to get your cat an anti-anxiety medication if you want to take her to the vet. Just think of it a lorazepam for a scary trip!! LOL Three years in a hoarder house of 126 other cats!! No wonder the poor kitty has issues!! PSW jobs are physically demanding and can be exhausting!! I hope you find something else soon. The picture I put for my profile is also a rock I painted. I was going to put a pic of me, but waiting for my hair to get a little longer! LOL I am really enjoying my physio.I feel like I am getting a little stronger. The exercises I do at home still hurt, but hopefully in another month or so it will be better. I am going to contact my doctor to get a referral to a plastic surgeon ( specializes in breast )to discuss if he can fix the " leftover skin" the surgeon left behind, especially under my right arm!! I hope it will be covered by ohip etc.. just looking into it and thinking of having it done next summer if I hear what I want to hear about getting it done. I'm not sure I will get it done if it will cause more nerve damage!!
So...Vinnie is having fun at granny's's house with all the space, but you're not!! LOL Happy that it didn't make Vinnie anxious or stressed.How long will it take them? Once I was out of my parents house, I could not believe how different things were. My mom like yours, was a " neat freak" and had OCD. Now I was like her for a few years, but now I leave my dishes until the next morning etc.. I am more relaxed and try to enjoy life more. My husband leaves things lying around and doesn't pick up after himself but I politely ask him to remember to do things. His mother used to do everything for her kids and they were never expected to do chores or laundry etc... His mother once told me this. She said with 5 children it was just easier to not get into it. LOL I get a little nervous when my husband goes in and out of our house too. The screen door closes slowly and they could run out in a blink of an eye! Well it took me a long time to read the posts I missed yersterday, and respond. I need to clean my fridge and do stretches and ride my bike still. I had a friend over for a visit this morning outside.
Still thinking of you 💜 hope to hear from you soon!