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9 years 7 months ago #28644 by Leigh
Dear George,

Here here!!

Thank you for writing this post....

Of course thanks to all you caregivers too!!

Leigh

Leigh, 39
Dx July 2007
TURBT July 2007
RC/Neobladder ,Studer Pouch, September 2007
Erasmus Centrum Rotterdam
TNM Classification: pT4 N2 Mo
4 cycles aduvant chemo Gemzar & Cisplatinum

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9 years 7 months ago #28639 by Julie
Well said George and so true that cancer happens to both the survivor and the caregiver. She made a big difference for your recovery and you both are blessed to be closer than ever. Julie

Volunteer Coordinator
ABLSC

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9 years 7 months ago #28629 by vgau
How lucky you were to have such support and BRAVO to you for recognizing her importance.

Dx 10/5 Non Invasive Papillary

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9 years 7 months ago - 9 years 7 months ago #28624 by Cynthia
What great timing I got something today that lead me to the discovery that this is National Caregivers Month.

Here is a link to

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month 2009


http://www.nfcacares.org/national_family_caregiver_month/top_10_ways_to_celebrate.cfm


By the way thanks for writing this George. I can't even put into words what Ed has done and been for me through all of this. I can honestly say my love and respect for him are boundless. I also had my other stand in caregivers, I am a very lucky woman.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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9 years 7 months ago #28623 by mmc
Great post George! Very well said.

My wife and I also became much closer through all of this.
My hat is off to all caregivers.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 7 months ago #28622 by Gordon
Well said, George. We had the advantage ( :dry: ) of having gone through my wife's breast cancer together before I had bladder cancer. Nonetheless, what you say is true for us as well ~ in spades!

Hugs for all,

Gordon

age 70
Dx 10/03
neobladder 9/4/04

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