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    Homabay2 wrote on GregP_WN's wall

    Hello, Greg,

    I'm new and not sure how to respond to comments, that is to say...how to I get back to that specific person? I clicked on their highlighted name and then responded in the comment space that appeared but I'm not sure if that is the right procedure.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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      GregP_WN

      Yes, that procedure will work, or you can click the "comment" link that is highlighted under each post, and answer in that box. Either way works just fine.

      Let us know if you need further help.

      Thanks for being here.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Homabay2 wrote on BuckeyeShelby's wall

    BuckeyeShelby, I'm happy you like the photo. She's actually from a group of elderly widows we are supporting in east Africa. Unfortunately, she passed on now, but she was my favority. Her name was Pascalia.

    Enjoy your day.

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    Homabay2 posted an update

    Freebird, yes, he's on Xeloda only. Last Friday he was to restart but had an episode with diabetes low blood sugar so the restart was delayed til today. But we noticed a small lesion on his leg and brought it to the attention of his primary care doctor who has started an antibiotic. So I guess Xeloda will have to wait til this course of antibiotics has run. But in addition to this challenge of cancer we have a challenge with coronary heart disease as well with a possibility of demensia. So these are hard times for us. Anyway, God is still good.

    By the by, I'm not really sure how to respond, there are so many posts between your last and mine now. So I hope I'm doing this correctly.

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    Homabay2 wrote on FreeBird's wall

    Thanks for the well wishes. And I thought I was the only one getting burned out caring for my spouse. I feel completely unprepared for what needs to be done. We'll dealing with a reoccurrence of cancer, heart problem, diabetes, mental confusion perhaps due to sometimes low blood sugar and a recent TIA. I have no one to help, absolutely no one. My family knows nothing as my mom already had a heart attack, so that is not an option to confide in her. We live two hours away from family. My best friend died last year so I have no one to talk to. Really...what to do?

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      FreeBird

      One day at a time, one problem at a time. Looks like you both have your hands full.

      almost 5 years ago
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      FreeBird

      Take some time to think about what difficulties you are having specifically. Write them down, and then try asking how to solve these problems in the Questions section at the top of this page. Maybe someone can direct you to some resources you have not yet thought about.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Bellamore

      my husband is my caregiver and my heart goes out to him. so I understand getting burned out. I've often thought the tougher of the two situations is that of the caregiver. Everything is on your back.

      you need some support. check your local hospital for a caregiver's support group. you need to be able to talk to someone. caregiving is a crushing responsibility.

      God bless.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects (Hand foot syndrome)

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      FreeBird

      Is your spouse using Xeloda/capecitabine for chemo for the colon cancer?

      almost 5 years ago
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