Re: Caregivers support group
Thanks for your reply. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. My husband was diagnosed in August 2008. He has been in a clinical trial ever since for PC. I'm not sure if it's the trial drug or the chemo that's dragging him down so badly. He just got out of the hospital for the 4th time. The drugs just take there toll on him. He has to be hydrated and this time had 2 blood transfusions. He passed out on the bathroom floor with the door closed. Luckily, I called my son to come help me and we got him far enough away from the door to get it open. He had a nice gash on the back of his head. I quickly called the paramedics. He fell in the bathroom again last night as his legs just don't have much strength left in them. He can't get up out of the bed now, off the couch or out of the chair without help. He does have a walker to use. The cancer has remained the same as I'm sure the trial drug has helped with that, but we don't know the side effects from it. My husband also is a diabetic which complicates things and his kidney's only work 50%. We've been married almost 25 years, so I feel just like you with mixed emotions of every kind. I have not found any support out here whatsoever which is a real shame as I'm sure there are many others in our same position, so I've been buying books to get me through. Thank goodness my son lives only 2 miles away and he can be here within minutes to help me. He's the only means of support I have, but he also has his own family to worry about, so I'm basically on my own pretty much of the time.