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Caregiver was posted 01/31/2015 10:23 pm by Anonymous
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For the first time in our almost 3 1/2 year journey my husband and I worked as team members in his fight against PC. But for the first time, I can say I am now my husbands caregiver. I drain his ascites give injections for blood thinner hook him up to Iv fluids. He uses a walker to ambulate and must be watched because he has fallen several times. He doesn't eat much so I find myself cooking more just to find something he might eat. I found inviting friend for dinner or dessert keeps us in the social loop without isolating us. It may seem that I'm complaining, but I'm not. I'm grateful that he is still with me. I'm disappointed that it seems we've come to the end of our journey. Frankly, I don't even understand how since November everything turned upside down. We had adjusted to a new normal with chemo treatments and became comfortable treating PC like a chronic disease. Were disappointed with our medical team. They want to make him comfortable and I want them to treat him. Best of luck to all who are fighting.

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