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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post


    what kind of cancer are they thinking it is?

    Treatments for some types of cancer are absolutely amazing these days. The chemo/radiation and drugs are super difficult at times - but they are amazing.

    It is important to stay posative. To remember that lots of people do go through this and survive it, and be determined to be one of those that do.

    Doing things together as a family, and enjoying your life is important .. being grateful for the time and the life that you have.

    Lung cancer. I've gone over the oncologist letter again with a clearer mind and its not a matter of IF but what stage he is at. At this stage chemo is the most likely scenario.

    We told my mum yesterday. She has been through the diagnosis situation herself so offered a lot of amazing advice from both sides. She said as haed as it is, and knowing dh as well as she does, it may be better if I am not there- the way he thinks and deals with things it will only make it harder on him. So im not pushing it anymore. I would still like to be teleconferenced in so if need be I can ask any questions I may have.

    She told us it may be time to move home (we are anyway but it may be better for us to do it sooner), and if we cant she will move the family to us. Made me giggle but I know she meant it. My step dad even called and said not to worry about anything financially especially if dh is unable to work for a while, they will take care of things. Thats a hige thing for him so it meant a lot.

    We are waiting until we know exactly what we are dealing with before we tell anyone else. Mum said that will be the hardest part- telling the people we love whats going on. How do you even start that conversation. Its something we will work out when the time comes I guess.

    Feeling a lot clearer and calmer about everything. Just taking it a day at a time. Its all we can do.

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    It sounds like you have some wonderful family support which I'm sure must be so helpful.

    I know your already working on moving home but when were you thinking of making the move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    It sounds like you have some wonderful family support which I'm sure must be so helpful.

    I know your already working on moving home but when were you thinking of making the move?
    My family is amazing. Most of them drive me crazy a lot of the time but my god they pull together when we need them.

    The earliest we will be able to move is november/December, January at the latest. And that also depends on our real estate as our lease isnt up til February.

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    much love lilmiss. i will be praying for you and your husband. if you think it might help, write a list of questions for the specialist. don't be afraid to ask for help from everyone. Im so sorry you are in this situation, i will be thinking of you. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    My family is amazing. Most of them drive me crazy a lot of the time but my god they pull together when we need them.

    The earliest we will be able to move is november/December, January at the latest. And that also depends on our real estate as our lease isnt up til February.

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    Surely if you spoke with your re and explained the situation the landlords would be agreeable to breaking of the lease on compassionate terms especially if you have plenty of notice to find a new tenant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    Surely if you spoke with your re and explained the situation the landlords would be agreeable to breaking of the lease on compassionate terms especially if you have plenty of notice to find a new tenant.
    I agree with this. We were landlords for a few years and we wouldn't hesitate to let tenants break a lease in a situation like this.
    I don't know you LilMiss but I am so sorry you, your DH and your family are facing this. I am glad you have lots of support from family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    Surely if you spoke with your re and explained the situation the landlords would be agreeable to breaking of the lease on compassionate terms especially if you have plenty of notice to find a new tenant.
    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    I agree with this. We were landlords for a few years and we wouldn't hesitate to let tenants break a lease in a situation like this.
    I don't know you LilMiss but I am so sorry you, your DH and your family are facing this. I am glad you have lots of support from family.
    Thanks ladies. Hopefully that will be the case. They have been pretty good in the past so hopefully they will be understanding this time. Even then though we wouldn't be able to move until late November/early december, because we will have to wait for sil to finish year 12.

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    Thinking of you and your family at this time ..

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    Hugs xx

    My dad is recovering from bowel cancer and the secondary in his liver and lungs.

    The good news is that he's been cancer free for a year now so you can beat it!

    My dad was stage 3, so not the worst but nowhere near stage 1.

    If I can add some tips,

    Don't be scared to ask questions. You definitely (or someone) need to be at the dr appts with him.

    InformAtion is your best friend. Read - not necessarily from google - and know what is coming next.

    My dad lost so so much weight and muscle tone.

    Someone suggested to mum that proform protein shakes would help him keep some muscle. I truly believe that this helped him so much (he's elderly and not much to begin with).. He didn't just wilt away. These sort of things can aid recovery. Just suss stuff out and go from there.

    Good luck to your dh hopefully it will only be stage 1 xoxoxo


 

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