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  • 31 May 2013 - 16:00
    GeeGee's picture

    Still havn't heard from the Melanoma clinic and Darryn won't ring to find out why. We were told two to three weeks and it has been four now. I have told him he should ring the hospital and find out why we haven't heard from them but he just nods his head and doesn't do it. I think its because he doesn't want to know in case it more bad news. He is still always tired and says he is going to quit his job almost daily. I try to be supportive and loving but he makes it hard when he is always grumpy.

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  • 31 May 2013 - 00:21
    Ori's picture

    In March this year, I sent my aunt Edna a large bouquet of flowers to her home in Israel, to wish her a happy 70th birthday. Attached to the flowers was an invitation to spend a two-week holiday with me in Australia at a time that suited us both. She called immediately to thank me and tell me that she was delighted to accept the invitation.

    Edna is my mother’s sister and has been a constant throughout my life; in celebrations, in sadness and in everyday matters, she has always been present.

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  • 30 May 2013 - 00:17
    stargazer's picture

    My husband has been gone 11 weeks today.I miss him so much. The days do get easier and the crying well....I am doing well much better than I thought in fact I am proud of myself.

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  • 28 May 2013 - 04:21
    Mrs Elton's picture

    Friends..... We all have them...... We all need them..... A friend for a reason... A friend for a season.....

    The season is about to change, the leaves have turned the glorious colours of autumn and winter is only a few days away...... Winter... The cold mornings, the miserable, wet and windy grey days....darkness comes earlier.
    It's natural to feel "grey".

    I'm feeling grey.

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  • 21 May 2013 - 14:36
    Amelia Jane's picture

    Thank you to everyone that shared their story and gave advice, it helped me a lot. My husband starts his second round of chemo on Thursday , he handled it really well last time so fingers crossed this time. Our children are coping well also. It has been good to know that this site is here for support. We are making sure we stay positive and have lots of laughs.

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  • 20 May 2013 - 17:06
    jobeth's picture

    Time is all we have. I live in a hospice bubble. If my husband smiles its like a major event. If he eats half his meal I'm happy. It's amazing how the little things become moments of joy when joy is so far from our every day lives.

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  • 20 May 2013 - 15:14
    GeeGee's picture

    We are still waiting for an appointment at the melanoma clinic. I have told Darryn he should ring the hospital but he is happy to wait. I think its a case of no news is good news or at least he has convinced himself of that, I just hope that's the case. I am finding it hard to wait patiently unlike he seems to be doing. All is good with our relationship at the moment, he is starting to open up to me about his feelings a little so I guess I am doing the right thing in letting him come to me instead of asking him how he is.

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  • 20 May 2013 - 00:13
    little stitcher's picture

    I just came home from a service at a church I've been going to for 17 years, and felt completely disconnected. The minister asked people to think of the last traumatic thing that had happened to them (for a sermon illustration), then drew a lesson from it- the assumption seemed to be it was something like job insecurity or relationship problems.

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  • 19 May 2013 - 16:14
    Rubes1984's picture

    Coming out the otherwise of teatment is a hard time filled with confusion, frustration, extreme emotions, reflection and sometimes just plain chaos...... We cannot label our emotions and filter out thoughts to make sense.
    Sense in itself is lacking and we reflect and dissect to make it understandable when sometimes we cannot.

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  • 17 May 2013 - 15:21
    GeeGee's picture

    My boyfriend has quit quitting, he is smoking again, I am so worried, he has developed a cough and sniffles a lot, I think its because he is smoking again but cannot say anything to him because he snaps my head off every time I try to say anything to him about it. He seems to think because the cancer removed from his lung turned out to be melanoma that smoking is ok and he has to stay out of the sun and all will be well. How can anyone think it is ok to smoke.

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