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    mstonya326 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

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      Vjp2012

      Being a caregiver is really hard. I remember how it was for my mom. Now, I see the toll my health has on my husband. For us, our faith is what gets us through each day. We pray and we take time to hug each other, talk and just be together. Your mom sounds depressed. Counseling is a thought. And, talking together, focusing on your blessings would be good too. 11 years when only given 18 months is a huge blessing. Maybe you could put together a photo collage of the good times. Hang in there.

      almost 7 years ago
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      Teachergirl (Best Answer!)

      Being a caregiver is so hard and filled with so many emotions. We just found a great organization called Wellspouse.org. Well Spouse is a national, not for profit organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. They have forums, a facebook page and many hopsitals and Gilda's Clubs sponsor caregiver lectures, support groups, etc. best wishes.

      almost 7 years ago
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      PhillieG

      I think your Mom really needs to get assistance with your Dad's care. Teachergirl had a great suggestion, there could even be resources at The American Cancer Society's Survivors forums. Cancer.org and http://csn.cancer.org/forum/138

      almost 7 years ago
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