Re: [MOL] MY SISTER CAROLE [00667] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] MY SISTER CAROLE




Dear Gill,
>
>I am crying too, reading your post.  But you know, it sounds like there is
>still hope.  If they can't tell if the radiotherapy works for 3 weeks, than
>transfer to the hospice may only be temporary.  Don't give up yet!
>You know, you and she have all our love and prayers!
>
>Martha
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: GILLIAN52@AOL.COM <GILLIAN52@AOL.COM>
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 2:35 PM
>Subject: [MOL] MY SISTER CAROLE
>
>
>>Carole has completed her radiotherapy treatment today but is still poorly,
>>her memory is still not too good and is still very tired, she is being
>>transferred to a hospice (I hate the word hospice) next week, you can
>imagine
>>how devastated I was to hear that as it seems so final but the hospital
she
>>is in now cannot give her the attention she will need as they don't have
>the
>>staff and the community nurse suggested that it was almost impossible for
>her
>>husband to care for her alone.  Hopefully they will give her some quality
>of
>>life to allow her to come home, they have trained nurses and therapists, I
>am
>>shedding buckets full of tears at the moment as she so wanted to come
>>straight home and still thinks she is, we are trying to explain that she
is
>>only there for a few weeks, apparently her radiotherapy dosen't work until
>>all her hair falls out and then it will be 3 weeks before they know how
>>successful it has been.  It's as though I've lost part of her already and
>she
>>is such a darling, but she won't give up the fight I'm sure.
>>
>>Gill
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