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Ray was posted 09/29/1998 08:28 pm by Ellen
E-mail Address: rjzman@erols.com

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Ray, Well, we went through the same thing with my Mom. Although we never actuallly asked her the question "How much do you want to know?"(at least I didn't) we just got the feeling she only wanted to do what the dr. recommended. I think if she'd been told too much she would have lost hope. My sister and I spoke w/the dr. office often, stayed for her gemzar visits, and read, read, read. Also helpful was the home-care nurse who came to see Mom at home 1-2 times a week. We got her aside while Mom was napping and talked. My biggest help, though, was a very good friend who is a nurse, and she laid it on the line to me...I needed to know the bad part, too. Guess you can decide whether to actually ask your Dad how he feels about knowing all (I believe most folks would go for this one) or just know by signals or things your Dad may say to y'all. I guess sometimes when I get to talking about my Mom I could write a book....so you'll have to excuse me...God, I miss her so much. Take care, Ray, my thoughts are with you.

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