Sorry to hear that x
As pp said, effective pain management is very important. all the best
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25-01-2016 10:38 #11Senior Member
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25-01-2016 10:46 #12
My uncle has just been diagnosed with stage 4 gioblastoma. He had neurosurgery on Thursday, and is now paralysed on one side. His prognosis is another 12 months max. Without the op it would have been a matter of weeks. He only started showing symptoms in the last month or so. It's been very hard - he's not yet 60 and my grandmother has already lost one son, and she is trying to stay positive, gosh she's a strong woman! My uncle still thinks it isn't as severe as it is, and we're not telling him otherwise.
The nurses and social workers have been fantastic with my uncle. They have all sorts of information about different assistance and care options.
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25-01-2016 10:49 #13
im so sorry for you and your brother. this will impact many people, and it is important for there to be a support network for your brother and his family. contact the support people at your hospital, they should be able to help. my prayers are with you, and your brother. hugs, marie.
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25-01-2016 15:10 #14
Thanks everyone, he's been admitted to a hospital that specialises in oncology. They have put a drip in & given him some morphine so he is comfortable for the 1st time in a week. He actually drank a cup of tea & ate a biscuit. He hadn't eaten for days. This makes me feel a bit more comforted & calm. I just want him to be getting good care & pain relief. He also has a bowel obstruction that is too high up for an enema so I'm not sure how they deal with that. Yesterday when I saw him I thought he may only have weeks to live but now I'm feeling a bit more hopeful. He believes (despite being told he has cancer) that he has an infection. I understand that denial is a normal reaction. I think in his heart he knows he's very sick as he cried when I said goodbye to him yesterday. Thanks for the support, I know I don't know any of you but it is helpful & comforting.
25-01-2016 16:11 #15Senior Member
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So sorry to hear about your brother. My brother died last year from Motor Neurone Disease, he was only 47 and left a wife and young children. I helped care for him and it broke my heart. I'm still desperately sad and will never get over it. My only advice is to try and find a happy moment every time you see him.
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25-01-2016 18:03 #16
to you hon. I choked up when I read that your brother cried when you said goodbye to him. Both my parents have gone through cancer, and I know they were both deeply depressed when they were sick, so please take solace in the fact that having your support and visits would be bringing your brother some comfort.
It's such a heartbreaking thing to go through and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. xx
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25-01-2016 19:24 #19
Well the Dr told us it's stage 4 cancer. I'm not sure what that means but if I believe Google it's not good. It seems like on the one hand he gave us a bit of hope but on the other hand saying its stage 4. You're all right, it's a very confusing time.
25-01-2016 19:35 #20
No advice, but I just wanted to send my love to you all, how horribly heartbreaking, cancer is a nasty vile insidious disease, I so feel for anybody suffering from it.
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