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    carolk2222 wrote on Gumpus61's wall

    I just read your blog. Thank you for writing it.
    My husband of 36 yrs is my caregiver now. I am a survivor of cancer 34 yrs ago but the radiation that once cured me and put me in remission is now killing me slowly.
    I am not saying that what I have going on is at all the same as your wife's horrible cancer, pain and treatment. As I readhat you wrote it gave me a glimpse into what he might be feeling but doesn't complain or say anything negative about.
    He doesn't complain and tries to keep a smile on his face but I know it is hard on him. I am fearful that it will eventually get to the point he can't do it and I can't be alone at all and I will be in a nursing home.
    I have what they call radiation fibrosis and dropped head syndrome, heart failing and a few more issues from the way radiation was given back in 1983 and is now causing major health issues.
    As I read your blog I imagine my husband feels a lot of the same ways you described. Especially most recently as I fell forward then backward on the bottom basement step from my left leg weakness. I broke my right wrist and had a plate with 8 screws placed. Now I am even more dependent.
    I feel so bad for him as he is a full time dairy farmer yet also has to pick up here at home the things I once was able to do and his responsibilities keep increasing as I just physically just cannot do what I once did.
    You sound like a wonderful husband and caregiver for your wife. When you took those vows all of those years ago you meant them and that shows how much you love your wife. She is blessed.

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    Can you tell me again what exercises you do for strengthening? You told me at one time and I wrote them down and of course I can't find them. I am going to a new physical therapist and wanted to share with him and see if he has heard of them. Thank you.

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    Do you have any late term side affects from the radiation or chemo you had while undergoing treatment for your cancers?

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      carolk2222

      Hey Glenn sorry for asking again. I went back and realized I had asked you that question 3 yrs ago and you had answered me. My memory is horrible.
      How are you doing these days?

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