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    denfoxo asked a questionStomach Cancer

    How do I confirm my account. On the site it says my account is not confirmed.

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      GregP_WN

      I sent you instructions on how to take care of that. Let me know if you need further help.

      about 4 years ago
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      I received the instructions with the confirmation token, but I cannot find the location to insert it.

      over 2 years ago
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    denfoxo asked a questionStomach Cancer

    My spouse has esophogeal cancer and I am having an extremely difficult time dealing with this emotionally. I am looking for some support or

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      carm

      Denfoxo,
      I can only imagine that being a caregiver and a cancer patient must be extremely difficult. You will find many here who can comfort you and give you sage advice. Until then, let me direct you to the esophageal cancer awareness association. On the home page is a map, click on your state and enter your zip code and the listing for support groups in your area will appear. the website is ecaware.org. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      about 4 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      Denfoxo, have you called ACS? Tell them what you need, they can look for resources that can help. Also please don't forget that here at Whatnext we are all here to support each other through this journey. You are not alone. Anything you ask, feel free to ask. You can vent, we are here. We are on similar journeys and can relate to the physical and emotional strains this diagnosis brings on. Not just to the patient but to anyone who loves them and takes care of them. Don't lose hope. Sending hugs your way.

      about 4 years ago
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      TammyF

      so sorry this is happening to you. here is a great site http://www.fightec.org/ I have talked to the guy there Bart many times and he has connected me with other people to talk to and was helpful
      my husband also had this terrible cancer, we found out 5 months ago, and they said he was not going to live. and Now after chemo and radiation we just learned the cancer is gone... so there is hope, even when told there was none as we were... dont give up...

      about 4 years ago
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    denfoxo asked a questionStomach Cancer

    I need support for myself as the spouse. I am having a very hard time dealing with this diagnosis

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      SMT4

      You are a hero in yourself for being a caregiver!!!!
      But you also need a break and support to carry you through as many have said there is are great locations that can help. I was going to say even within the hospital if they don't have specific couseling services ask the case manager or social worker in charge of your husbands care if they have services around the area they could recommend. Most hospitals do have support groups but one thing I know for sure is they have social workers which it is their job to help provide not only the patient but family with resources.

      Cancer Care is a Free Resources:

      http://www.cancercare.org/support_groups

      about 4 years ago
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      Shoeless

      As everyone else has said, you have to step back and take a break occasionally to preserve your own sanity. Don't be afraid to ask family members to help out sometimes. I was my daughter's caregiver when she was battling AML as well as working full time. It certainly wasn't easy, but the only thing I would change about it if I could, is she would never have gotten sick in the first place. Taking care of her was hard but worth it.

      about 4 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      I remember the hardest, most painful part of having cancer and treatments... The time I felt helpless was when I awoke to my husband in the LR crying. It was right after diagnosis. (I do however treasure the memory of the love that prompted that.)... We had two years of chemo.. being tired, me being less than 'susie sunshine'. Together we made it through each high and low. I was 62 when diagnosed, he was 64.... I had Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. After surgery and chemo... I have been cancer free and remain so. That was 7 years ago... In may I turn 70... Wow... Still Cancer Free. We each have a strong faith in God. He pulled us through.

      about 4 years ago