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    When hospice

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      barryboomer

      I'd call today BUT you have to stop the chemo and radiation for a cure. They will allow it to reduce a tumor that is causing pain etc. Many people don't die and are kicked off.
      If I were YOU I'd get Hospice in on the case and at the same time I'd try Raw Foods, Juicing and anti Cancer supplements. What do you have to lose. You can do all that and get Great Pain Meds, a special bed if needed, cna's to help ADL's and other services....I was a Hospice Nurse for awhile and can tell you first hand they are a God Send.
      Barry

      over 3 years ago
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      walkingon

      This must be such a distressing time for you -- but, as with so many things, hospice can really help with the distress. If there are truly no other treatment options -- and a second or third opinion seems like a good idea -- and your doctor believes you may have less than 6 months to live, hospice in my experience is a wonderful resource. And my experience has been as a caregiver to five relatives who all benefited tremendously from hospice, as did I, each time.

      It's important to realize that no one can truly tell how long anyone will live. Quite often, in part because of the very good care, people live far longer on hospice than expected -- and they have a far better quality of life, too. Hospice gives breathing space and can give a kind of peace now that active treatment is past -- there is no more anxiety about what to do next, what the test result will be, etc. Patients and caregivers can turn their attention away from the cancer battle and to the really important questions of life and relationships -- often aided by hospice social workers and chaplains.

      To really benefit from this process, it is a good idea to enter hospice as soon as you have a true terminal diagnosis that you accept. Six months is not a magic number -- it's required by law but your referral will be extended as long as you live.

      There is much hope in hospice, truly. I am wishing for you all of its finest gifts if you need to and are ready to go down this new path.

      over 3 years ago
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      barryboomer

      YOU DO have other things to TRY. Go immediately to the site Chris Beat Cancer AND his facebook page.
      ALSO...immediately buy the New Book "RADICAL REMISSION" by Kelly Turner Phd.....she has a blog too. Must Read and will give you hope.
      Don't give up yet. THEY can't kill anymore but there is still time for HEALING.
      Your immune system KNOWS How to stop all of this and needs to be rehabilitated.
      Maybe telling you there is no more treatment is a Blessing In Disguise. Use God as your Nutritionist and get on with the Plant Foods.....
      B

      over 3 years ago
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