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by Sandiemac
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My husband Dan
Replies: 15
Views: 10412

Re: My husband Dan

You're not alone, Ann. There are a lot of people on here who have gone through the same scenario and have experienced the same shock and disbelief. I found just coming on here and offloading to those people was a real help as they just 'get it'. The nurses are also very supportive so don't hesitate ...
by Sandiemac
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Hi Mo I too am happy to hear how you are. I have often thought about you during this past year. I think we have all been fortunate having the support of friends and relations and it has certainly helped me immensely (it's been 15 months for me) but unless someone has been through bereavement in thes...
by Sandiemac
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Accelerate Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 4881

Re: Accelerate Trial

My husband was on a clinical trial before his death and one thing which stood out was the care which was taken to ensure he was fit enough for each dose. However, there is no instant effect so perhaps you ought to be thinking about quality over quantity which is a decision to be taken in conjunction...
by Sandiemac
Tue May 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: Moving on . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 14631

Re: Moving on . . . .

Oh Mo, I so know what you mean. It is the little things - no-one to call out to when you come home, the empty chair, the empty side of the bed. I thought I was doing so well - immersed in paperwork, joining the U3A, applying for voluntary work - but someone only has to mention Stephen and I start we...
by Sandiemac
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

That's exactly it, Mo - the new normal. I am still establishing mine. I have been occupied doing admin too and have just received the Grant of Probate. I have also done 2 Powers of Attorney, Health and Financial, so just some i-dotting and t-crossing and then I have to find something to occupy mysel...
by Sandiemac
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I too am thinking of you as the rain continues and the wind blows. Get rid of everyone as soon as you can (except those you wish to be with you) and relax. You've finished the marathon.
Much love, Sandie xx
by Sandiemac
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Hello Mo I found it took a while, after Stephen's death in September, for my sleeping pattern to adjust. I too would wake in the early hours, lay there for 2 hours, and then go back to sleep again for another couple of hours. It will pass. I now have regular sessions of 5/6 hours before waking. It's...
by Sandiemac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Oh Mo, I hope it was peaceful. My deepest condolences. I know exactly how you are feeling now. Much love, Sandie xx
by Sandiemac
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Can you feel us all hovering around you, every step of the way? Because we are. xx Sandie
by Sandiemac
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Hopefully by now Peter is tucked up nice and safe in the hospice and you can start to draw
breath. No wonder you are exhausted. Try and think of yourself now - it's important. We are all here when you are ready to talk again. xx
by Sandiemac
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Mo, I am in awe. Your resilience and fortitude have me in tears. I am walking with you.

Sandie xx
by Sandiemac
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

I second DG's opinion. Ignore visiting hours and just go when you want. They can hardly forcibly eject you. Peter will know you are there and that's the most important consideration.
I spent hours just holding Stephen's hand.
by Sandiemac
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

Hi Mo So sorry to hear the latest developments but, as your night's sleep will attest, he is in the best place and you need the peace of mind of knowing that. As far as a DNR is concerned, we had "the talk" about this and it only refers to a heart attack. The specialist said they can break ribs resu...
by Sandiemac
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France
Replies: 172
Views: 159123

Re: 36 yo adv pancr cancer patient treated in France

I am lost admiration of you. Jeni and Dianne are quite right. You are incredible. You are an example to all fighting this awful disease.
Much love, Sandie xx
by Sandiemac
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .
Replies: 759
Views: 285309

Re: Thanks for sharing your experiences . . .

What a shame you missed your meal out. Very surprising about that quick drop in the blood sugar. Did you mention it to the Macmillan nurse? And did s/he notice the tiddly thing? I know you are soldiering on looking after "your patient" but do ask for advice/backup from Macmillan. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. ...

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