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    Spouse/Caregiver/Support Group

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      carm

      RhonnieT,
      What you are looking for is an online bereavement support group. I work in end of life care and I am attaching a link to an online grief support site, but there are others as well, like "Compassion and Choices." This should get you started, Carm RN.

      http://www.onlinegriefsupport.com/

      about 4 years ago
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      OMGosh. My very deepest sympathies for your losses. A father one might expect, even though he was young but one does not ever think to out live a child. I'm so very sorry for this happenning to you. It seems as though you might benefit from multiple support groups until you figure out what is best for your needs.

      There are bereavement groups that are often led by therapists. The doctor where your hubby is treating may know of cancer support groups. When I treated, the hospital had support meetings and speakers with regularity. As a caregiver, you need a separate support group. If your doctor can't help, contact your State's Department of Elderly Affairs. Even if you are not elderly, it will be a place to start and the workers might have contacts for you.

      As a caregiver, you must remember to care for yourself.

      There is usually a Gilda's Club in every State. I hope there is one near to you. They are often oasises of respite from your daily burdens. Their staff might also have local contacts for you.

      I truly hope you can get the help you need and soon.

      about 4 years ago
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      First of all I am so sorry for your loss. My advice would be for you to ask your husband's oncologist or oncology nurse about support groups in your area. In the mean time, your family will be in my prayers.

      about 4 years ago
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