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6th Stage How Long????

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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6th Stage How Long????

My husband has been (I believe) in stage 6 for a long time now. However, just the last month or so I have noticed a few changes like he might be headed for stage 7 pretty soon. My question for anyone out there there one stage that usually lasts longer than another? He stayed pretty much the same for long periods of time in the first stages of this hateful disease. I seem to remember that someone said one stage lasted the longest. I just hope to God it isn't stage 7! He has suffered enough indignities for too long.

Any comments would be welcomed.


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Old 01-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: 6th Stage How Long????

Hi Jan

Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules for any of the stages, except to say that I have heard there is roughly a 10 year life span from diagnosis to death. That is only an estimate too .. an a pretty gruesome one at that eh?

Because each individual is, exactly that, an individual, each stage is unique for each person. Similar, but unique. In Australia we don't go by the 7 stages as a rule there are only 3, early, mid and advanced, but I prefer to go by the 7 stages personally.

There is no answer for you here I think .. it's all guesswork as we learn.

Hugs .. sorry not to be of much help.

Old 01-09-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: 6th Stage How Long????

Thanks Angel Bear, I appreciate your reply.

Hugs back! We all need them.

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