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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 6

The two weeks my mother was in the St. Thomas hospice unit, it seemed her cognitive abilities declined even more.  She was now bedridden.  Mistakenly, she had been given an oral drug for diabetes (a drug she had taken previously but … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 4

In September 2006, mother’s condition seemed to start deteriorating rapidly.  Her pain was severe at times.  The ribs she broke during her fall just happened to be on her right side, which was the side she was experiencing pain from her bile duct/liver … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 3

It wasn’t long after we got Alive Hospice in place for my mother, that the pain of bile duct cancer reared its ugly head.  My mother complained of a severe pain up under her right rib cage that would radiate … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 2

In February of 2006, my sisters and I were dealing with a very sick mother who had cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), neuroendocrine cancer of the neck (throat), and lung cancer (which was a metastatic cancer from her throat cancer).  We were … Continue reading

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