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Saturday, November 02, 2019

Being a caregiver for someone with cancer is not for the weak!

In the last 3 months I have seen my partner through 3 surgeries, pneumonia, 3 blood transfusions, a hospital acquired infection that required 7 weeks of antibiotics that included a dose at 3 AM every day, 30 rounds of radiation, and driving over 5,000 miles to appointments

I won't even go into the nightmare of treatment side effects or what we can expect over the next few weeks as symptoms continue to get worse.

In the last 3 months, I have only gained back 8 pounds. I think I did great during a stressful time when I really did not have the energy to take care of myself.

No matter what I planned care taking got in the way. If I made a plan to do something for myself, I invariably ended up having to make an emergency trip to a doctor or having something more pressing to do.

Now the active treatment is over. I still have so much to do, but I am hopeful that I can get back on my schedule and can resume taking care of myself.

According to the doctors, if we are lucky, we can expect to be back to "normal" in 6 months or so.
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    151 days ago
    God has blessed you with this gift, there is good to come for both of you. Do not be hard on yourself. Together you have much love and are there for each other.

    Sending you much love and peace and many more blessings to come.
    153 days ago
    That is the hardest job. We need to pay nurses and aides more!! I hope things are going to get better now.
    153 days ago
    emoticon For me, caregiving was the hardest thing I ever had to do. emoticon
    153 days ago
    emoticon being a caregiver is HARD. I pray that you are getting support from friends and those with the different cancer associations near you

    Even though we are not close in distance if there is anything. ANYTHING you need,please message me.

    154 days ago
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