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    • CommentAuthorMim
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2017
    I just found out today that Dan now has bladder cancer. I'm too tired to go into detail of the last week or so, but now I'm facing a BIG decision. I did glance at a few of the comments on a couple of similar threads here & know I will need to talk to hospice. I can hardly believe the time is coming for that. I just want to sleep & sleep.....
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2017
    Oh, Mim, I am so sorry. What an awful year you have had.
    • CommentAuthorcassie*
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2017
    So sorry, Mim. Try to get hospice on board as soon as you can,it will save your sanity.
    Mim, so sorry to hear about this. What an unbelievable bad time the two of you have had. Thoughts, prayers, lots of hugs. (((((( ))))))
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2017
    And from me, too. So sorry.
    • CommentAuthorLindylou*
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2017
    Oh, Mim. I think of you often. And now you are facing this. Prayers and hugs are coming from this direction too.
    • CommentAuthorMim
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2017
    I have calmed down a little today, just casually looking up some things & bookmarking them. I know I need to talk to people, not rely on articles, but sometimes there are little tidbits that might be useful. I'll start writing things down so I can keep track of whom I need to talk to, when I need to talk, etc. I must say, it's been quite a year (not even!).
    I keep trying to find little things to be thankful for...right now my health is good so that I can attend to these matters, that so far we have not had any major winter weather that would prevent me from doing what I need to do, that I have support from this group & one more on FB, that I have support from my friends & my church. My kids are behind any decisions I have to make. And I think it's also a blessing that Dan is completely unaware of what is going on. The evening after the surgery was a nightmare until the nurses could finally get an order for Ativan (spelling?). I stayed at the hospital all night & went back to the nursing home with him. Then I was called at 3:30 AM to tell me that he had been taken to the hospital because he was trying to get the catheter out & caused bleeding. At that point I was almost unconscious, so as long as I didn't hear any more, I figured things were okay....they were. "No news is good news". Still overwhelmingly tired.
    Sorry Mom, I thought I was having bad days but I think your story topped mine. It is a blessing for both of our guys they don't know of the shape they are in! I'm just so thankful that I can look to God for my problem solving! What a savior!
    • CommentAuthorMim
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2017 edited
    Ky caregiver.....amen & amen!

    I think we all have some pretty bad days, just different kinds of bad.