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Posted by Angela on July 29, 2000 at 16:49:56:

In Reply to: Re: No Treatment For Mom posted by Maggie on May 15, 2000 at 11:12:39:

:DEAR MAGGIE: I HAVE JUST FOUND OUT THAT MY OLDEST SISTER OF 32 YRS HAS LUNG CANCER. IT HAS SPREAD THROUGH HER BONES LIVER, LUNGS, GULLBLADDER AND NOW IT IS MOVING THROUGH HER BACK. SHE HAS TWO VERY LARGE TUMORS ON HER LEFT LUNG.I UNDERSTAND THE PAIN THAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. HOWEVER WE FOUND OUT IN THE SAME WEEK THAT SHE WILL DIE IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. IT HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE WE FOUND THIS OUT AND MY SISTER IS VERY ILL.SHE IS AT HOME WITH THE HELP OF HOSPICE AND I AM HER CAREGIVER. I WISH I COULD OFFER YOU SOME WORDS OF COMFORT BUT REST ASSURE THERE S SOMEONE ELSE THAT FEELS YOUR PAIN. IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU MIGHT THINK OF THAT COULD HELP ME TO COMFORT HER MORE PLEASE LET ME KNOW.. AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP YOOU WITH YOUR PAIN PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO ASK.
SINCEARLY,
ANGELA
: Ruth I thank God for people like you who understand my mother's decision. So many people just cant seem to understand when someone doesn't want to the treatments when they have already been told it won't cure them. I could never nag my mother to do something she is so much against. Thank you for your support. May God bless you for this. Mom is still at this time pain free and trying to live as normal as possible. She is still able to get out and see people, though not for long periods. We live about 20 miles out in the country, but she drove out yesterday for Mother's Day. We had a good time and she even brought her best friend, Rosy with her. These times mean so much to both of us. We have always been close by are even closer now. I just thank God each day that I got to spend one more day with her.


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