• BarryBoomer

    Asked by LiveWithCancer on Sunday, November 18, 2018

    BarryBoomer

    Maybe i have just missed it, but i haven't seen anything from BarryBoomer (aka Songwriter) recently. Does anyone know if he's okay?

    19 Answers from the Community

    19 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I went on his FB. We aren't friends so I can only see public posts, but it looks like Hospice may have put him in a nursing home on Oct 31...

      26 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      LiveWithCancer, I'm sorry.

      26 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Well, shoot! I hate to hear that.

      26 days ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Sorry to hear this... What is the status of Geekling? Does anyone know?

      26 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      What about Biga "still taking a bath by myself". Have I missed his posts?

      26 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I hear from Biga on FB ... i think (pray) he's still taking a bath by himself!!!!

      26 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      geekling is okay. Ejourneys is, too, from what I know from Facebook (though we don't really talk there, only give "likes," etc.).

      26 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Oh, thanks for bringing up Ejourneys, @Carool. I miss seeing her posts.

      25 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      Oh, I hate to hear that about BarryBoomer.

      25 days ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      If hospice put him in a nursing home, wouldn't that be good news? He doesn't need hospice so they sent him to get his strength back up! That would be my thought!

      25 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @LiveWithCancer, thank you, and I, too, miss Ejourneys's posts.

      25 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @cards7up, a good take on this! I hope you're right! I guess when the word "hospice" is used, the first thought is that the person will soon die. However, as we know, sometimes people are released from hospice and don't die right away. I know someone to whom that happened. Thanks for the optimistic look at this.

      25 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      From what I gleaned, he was too weak to be cared for at home. But, i might be wrong. Like I mentioned, i can only see "public" posts so more information might be available to anyone who is FB friends with him.

      I hope you're right, @cards7up.

      25 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      @cards7up , my mom was in hospice care in a nursing home. Hope everything is okay with Barry.

      25 days ago
    • RubyFaye's Avatar
      RubyFaye

      I just saw this conversation and recognized some names, I don't do much on computer anymore but would like to share about Palliative Care and Hospice.

      I had a allergy reaction to Tagrisso, was in ICU and almost didn't make it. Went to rehab center to get strength back, when I was able to walk and they felt I could go home since I lived with daughter and they put me on HomeCare until I passed their qualifications, then I returned home with Palliative Care and they were to help with medication and answer questions etc.

      Tagrisso was my last chance to have a treatment that would get to my lungs and brain, but I could not use it.
      I weighed 92 lbs, doctors said I had to gain weight in order to have treatment and I should aim for 115 lbs. While I was in rehab they started me on a pill to help me sleep, gain weight and anxiety. After I was sent home, I started to gain. Thank goodness because I looked like I just got out of a concentration camp.

      After scans, I was put on Hospice Aug. 1 and told I only had a few weeks to live. I weigh 128-130, not on oxygen, feel good and I am up and about doing most everything except driving because of possibility of seizures. I have to say, this is the best I have felt in 6 years. 6 years ago I was given about 1 year to live because I had Stage IV NSCLC and spread to my brain.

      My brother and sister n law came and stayed for about a year. They lived in Texas, brought their 40' motorhome and all the siblings went on little excursions. It was a blast and we made so many wonderful memories. They just went home to take care of things and I am sure they will return soon...

      I will try to correspond more often but sometimes 1 day feels like a month and a month can feel like a day, so I get really confused but I will try... I just wanted to share my experience with Palletive Care and Hospice.

      God Bless You All

      25 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @RubyFaye, great to hear!

      25 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @RubyFaye, it is WONDERFUL to hear from you!!! I am glad it sounds like you are doing far better than anyone anticipated!

      I hope you will check in from time to time!

      25 days ago
    • RubyFaye's Avatar
      RubyFaye

      @LiveWithCancer I am doing much better than expected. The driver that brought me some supplies from Hospice was surprised to see me outside walking around. I will try to check in because I always plan to but I get really confused and no memory. I woke up one morning, went to bathroom and thought someone had switched the hot and cold water handles and I still am positive that the hot water is on the right hand side so we have a sticker on mirror above them.
      I pray you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving and if I forget to come back on before Christmas please have a Joyful Christmas...

      24 days ago
    • Gumpus61's Avatar
      Gumpus61

      Barry Boomer, had a couple good go arounds with Barry, with a spirit like his I hope he is back soon.

      23 days ago

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