grammy14's Journey:

Family/Friend: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: about 16 years ago, Male, Age: 87, Stage Recurrent, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

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    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hard to say early since I wasn't involved as much back then.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Vaccine therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    celebration of 5 years cancer free.

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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    started shots again

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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    in home hospice care started October 2013

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    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Vaccine therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    continued to have those for many years but that was working but last Nov. 2013 was last shot given.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    PSA went up high! was to receive shot but didn't by docotors actions

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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He is upset because of the pain and it reminds him of the experience with the doctor.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    He got and remains depressed and in pain currently.

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    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    end care of prostate cancer

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    over 6 years ago
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    shortness of breath and weakness of lungs

    Oh No

    Had an episode of not breathing, followed by a shortness of breath and weakness of lungs.

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    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    Nurse and some family believe that it may be soon. His throat is starting the build up and he can't seem to get rid of it. Just praying for a peaceful passing. Might be going into regular hospice soon! Just want him out of pain.

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  14. 14
    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    decision on right medications

    Decision Point

    MIL felt that if she only gave him his meds once a day he would last longer, if it worked that way what a concept. Called Hospice nurse and told her what I suspected. She came right away and he is up at the unit resting comfortably.

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  15. 15
    • grammy14
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    He died in the hospice unit. We made it there but he went quickly. God granted him eternal rest!

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