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Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By TC08
Re: Hoping to get help!

Hi tami - I don't have an answer for you, but just wanted to say - try not to worry just yet. Wait until you can talk with your doctor. I'm a thyroid cancer survivor myself. It's so tough when we...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-04-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By TC08
Re: Caregiver Woes

Hey All -

Sorry for what you're going through :(. I say follow your gut. I know that's easy for me to say, but if you feel uncomfortable about this caregiver, there's probably a reason. I like...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By TC08
Re: New Here

Dear Lost -

Although I am across the country from you, I am sending you huge, HUGE {{{HUGS}}} right now!!!! I am so glad you found us! You need some support! Please, please take very seriously...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-08-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By TC08
Re: Looking for Family Member Support Forum

Hey Hummingbird - That's a tough one. We suspected something was **up** with my stepdad a good year and a half before we were able to begin to get him diagnosed.

Not sure exactly what symptoms...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By TC08
Re: Looking for Family Member Support Forum

Hi Hummingbird - :wave:

Yes, you are in the right place! There are lots of us who are in different stages of dealing with this disease. I found this board over 3 years ago when my stepdad was...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By TC08
Re: Mom has passed

Hi Hillside -

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please try not to beat yourself up. I've been where you are, just 9 months ago. The waves of guilt at times were brutal, though my mind and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TC08
Re: only 6 months or

Hi Judy :wave:

We're on similar timeframes. I lost my Dear Stepdad January 2, 2012. This year in many ways has been a blur. Grief can really take us to our knees. I know what you mean about...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By TC08
Re: In Hospital

Thanks for the update Bear. Sorry your mom is in pain :( Deb covered everything so well (love you Deb!) that I am just adding my love & hugs!!

Do try to get some rest. I know it's so hard when...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By TC08
Re: My Grandma! xo

Hi Leigh :wave: -

Sorry for what you and your family are going through. This disease is very devastating on many levels. There is a thread at the top of the main Alzheimer's page that describes...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By TC08
Re: In Hospital

So sorry you & your mom are having to go through this Bearcub. Sending healing thoughts & prayers your way - and angels to watch over you too :angel::angel::angel:
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By TC08
Re: One year later for me too.

Thanks for the lovely update Meg. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! I am, well I guess, impressed I would say, that you have managed your grief so well. Me......not so much :( I have what the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By TC08
Re: depressed son

Hey Depressed - Just wondering how you're doing?
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-06-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,121
Posted By TC08
Re: Is there a distinctive "look" of dementia?

Interesting post Luau......yes, I say most definitely there is a "look" to dementia. However, as others have said on this post, I think it's easier to see in hindsight. I lost my dear stepdad (Oh I...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 07-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By TC08
Re: More than 3 months after TT and my voice is still hoarse

Hey Tai -

Don't lose hope! It can take awhile. It's good the left side is moving :) I have permanent vocal cord paralysis as they had to "sacrifice" my right laryngeal nerve during my TT in...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 07-27-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By TC08
Re: Voice excersises after a thyroidectomy

Hey Bumpy -

So sorry for what you're going through with your voice :( I had a TT in 2008. They also "sacrificed" as they call it, the right laryngeal nerve, as the cancer had encased the nerve...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By TC08
Re: Hi, Everyone!

Hi Sarah :wave:

My goodness, we're on a similar timeline. I lost my stepdad in January......we just sold my parent's home of 40 years at the end of June......got my mom moved into her new place...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hey Depressed - got your reply. Hang in there!!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hey Depressed -

It sounds like you are in a very, very tough no-win situation :( Please do pursue counseling for yourself. I know throughout my journey with my stepdad's illness I was v-e-r-y...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By TC08
Re: Please.. I need help and advice

Hi Waters - Just catching up on this thread. Please do check about durable POA. You'll definitely want that paperwork in place. Also, does he have a will, a living will, any health directives?
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-12-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hello Depressed Son -

Sorry for what you're going through. You said in your post that you're getting testing done. How far along into that process are you? Do you know if your mom has given...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By TC08
Re: Bewildered, heart broken, torn, angry, resentful - What to do with all these emot

Hey Chris - So sorry to hear of all that you're dealing with. It sounds like a tough situation to be sure, but it also sounds like your FIL definitely needs more care. Is there any possibility that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By TC08
Re: Passed away

Nina - I am so very sorry to hear of your FIL's passing. You were with him every step of the way. I'll be thinking of you in the weeks to come. Please take very good care.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-18-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Been thinking about you and mom Deb. Thanks for the update. You have such a great understanding of this disease, but it's still got to be hard :(. I hope things do level off and that a new normal...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

No truer words were ever spoken! We're all thinking of you Deb :) You're doing a great job.....even when you feel like you're not......YOU ARE!!!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-12-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Thanks for the update. Sorry she's not ambulatory, but glad she's for the most part not in pain. Oh I'm with you......GRRRRR to the sisters :mad: I got mad just reading that!

I sort of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Hey sweet Deb -

So - how are things? Been thinking of you and your mommy :) Is she doing better?
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Oh geez Deb.....hope you're able to sleuth more information together today. I'm glad your mom doesn't seem to be in pain. Sorry for what you're going through.

Holding you close and sending big...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-04-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,342
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Oh sweet Deb -

I am so sorry. Holding you especially close in my heart today........keep us posted.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-04-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By TC08
Re: Discouraged, disheartened, dispirited...

Hi All -

Sounds like your mom has rallied and is doing better. Forgive us if we seem to talk about the dying process when you're not ready to go there. I COMPLETELY understand wanting them to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By TC08
Re: Discouraged, disheartened, dispirited...

Hi All -

I loved what Suzy said, so I'm including part of it here, just as another loving reminder. My stepdad had FTL and died in January. I really relate to having to make those end of life...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-29-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By TC08
Re: Comfort care

Nina - As difficult as it was to know my stepdad was in the last few days of his life, it helped to remind myself that by his being on hospice and therefore on "comfort care" we were not putting him...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By TC08
Re: Heartbroken Daughter.

Hey Piper -

I don't have any answers for you, but did want to reach out and let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. As the others have posted before me, puleeze don't beat yourself up!! ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By TC08
Re: New to this wonderful message board

Hi Dorothy :wave:

Just thought I'd throw in my two cents! After skilled nursing, and assisted living, neither of which worked out very well for my stepdad, we found a wonderful adult family home...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-03-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Ahh thanks Deb! The x ray didn't show any damage. In talking further with my mom, and after the doctor examining her, I'm pretty sure it's muscular in nature. She's in a fair amount of pain and is...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Meg - I'm a thyroid cancer survivor (which you probably know), so......I am SO HAPPY for you that it wasn't cancer! Doing happy dance over here!

Thanks for writing. Always good to hear from...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By TC08
Re: Questioning my decisions

Hi Julie :wave:

Oh honey.....sorry, so sorry for what you're going through :(. I lost my dear stepdad in January, and it is just sooooo.......hard. Crap! I'm angry for you that the nursing home...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-27-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey Cap :wave: Betcha didn't know you were going to find people who care so much about you and your situation, huh?? Well, we do!! Again, I'm with Deb! I really am very concerned for your...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey Cap - I second, and third everything Deb said :). I can already tell you are one extraordinary person to try to take on caring for your MIL on top of having 3 kids, and 3 other kids you take...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey there Cap - First of all, welcome to the board. Sorry for what you're going through, but glad you found us! There are other folks who have had more experience than I have dealing with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

So.....remember when people used to smoke....and you'd be out at a restaurant waiting for the food to come......if someone lit up a cigarette, sure enough the food would arrive? Well....that's what...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Thanks Deb & Martha. I deeply appreciate the support and prayers from all of you. There's nothing quite like communicating with others who understand the road you're on.

We're taking my mom on...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Thanks Debbie & Deb. I really appreciate all the support. I have lived with panic disorder since I was 18. I'm under a fabulous psychiatrist's care who monitors my medication and my psyche :D. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-23-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By TC08
So many losses...

Hiya -

Well, it hasn't been quite 4 months since my dear stepdad passed from dementia, and the losses seem to be stacking up. in October 2011, I found out my "bio-Dad" was diagnosed with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By TC08
Re: Mum passed away...

Hi Bubble -

I haven't been on the board in awhile, so am just catching up. Please know I am so very sorry for your loss.....losses, actually. How we as caregivers get through this disease with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By TC08
Re: Has it only been 2 months

Hi Judy - Glad you posted with how you're doing. It's alot you've been going through, that's for sure. I relate as it's been 3 months for me since losing my stepdad, and now we've got my mom's...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By TC08
Re: 7 weeks after Mom died, Dad joined her

Oh Sarah......I am just so sorry. I lost my stepdad January 2nd and am still processing that. I'm glad you posted to let us all know what's been happening. You sound pretty darn good! It's all...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By TC08
Three Months Ago Today

So - it was 3 months ago today that my stepdad passed. Spring is trying to start around here in the pacific northwest, but we have had record levels of RAIN (March ended up being the 5th wettest...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-02-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By TC08
Re: moms birthday

Debbie -

Thinking of you - sending you love, and strength and hugs! It's so frickin' hard........so hard to go through the disease, and then so hard to lose the ones we love so dearly.

Enjoy...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By TC08
Re: My life is changing

Judy -

You can't leave the board! You and I lost our parents around the same time. My stepdad passed 1/2/12, and then your mom in February. I too feel connected to all of you, find comfort...
Board: Grief & Loss 04-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By TC08
Re: Delayed grief and coming off an antidepressant

Hey August - Life can hand us so many challenges. You sound stronger in your last post. I have been through several major transitions in my life now (I'm 48), and they've never been easy. I'm in...
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