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Hi! I am new here and thought that I would introduce myself. I live in upper northeast Montana in the USA in a small town of 900 surrounded by rivers and mountains. It is beautiful here with bald eagles, osprey, hawks, golden eagles, deer, elk, moose and bears. There is just not many options for hospitals. We live 30 minutes from the closest hospital and 2 1/2 from the hospital that we go to for serious problems.
My husband has had two years of heart disease, attacks, stroke, stents and in August he found out that he has agressive throat cancer. I also caretake my ill daughter of 30 who has fibromialgia, kidney issues, water retention, joint problems and mental issues. I co raise her two children which are 8 and 10. So I do keep busy!
I just wanted to touch base with caregivers to have a support group, as there are no support groups in my area. I need to start my Master's so I can support my family, but got really depressed when I started since we had just found out about the cancer so I had to withdraw. We have little money, but we do have love.
It's nice to meet everyone and I can't wait to get to know you.
Welcome Sunshine1! I'm glad you found our little family! I think you will find this a nice safe place to be! Sorry you had to drop out of school to take care of your IS. It's hard to have to put your dreams on hold. Please read and post often!!!
WS (59) to IS (67) Separated. Parapelegic from injuries suffered in Viet Nam in 1967. PTSD, Chronic pain... too many surgeries to mention.
Welcome home, sunshineone! Your neck of the woods sounds beautiful! You really have a lot going on there. Please make yourself at home, read, and post all you want. Here are some hugs to get you started. ((((((sunshineone))))))
MS dx in '86 while expecting WC3; WC4 followed while in optimistic denial promoted by MS Society.
IS currently bed/wc bound; limited use of only one hand; self caths; still in denial enabled by cognitive decline.
Welcome Sunshineone! You have now entered a very special community where you will be heard, understood, and fully supported.
I am a Montana girl..born and raised in Billings, but confess I don't know the high NE very well. Had a cabin on the Flathead for many, many years, but recently sold it. Guessing that Great Falls is the location of the major hospital you mentioned. I now live in Italy..but thanks to internet, I feel very much "at home" every time I open this site.
You have a lot on your plate..all the more reason you need to take good care of yourself. Visit here often..it is the best place in the world to find support, compassion and excellent advice.
Sending you a hug:
WS 70,IS 74, PPMS 25+ years.
Sorry you are in need of a caregivers support group, and that you have so many challenges to deal with...but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a more supportive, loving group of people than those who congregate here
Your location sounds beautiful...thanks for sharing those lovely images with us.
I look forward to seeing more of your posts as the spirit moves you...
FWS, 53. IS died on Jan. 13, 2010, at 54, from end stage liver disease. Blogging about my journey at http://fullcircletolove.com.
Sunshineone: great name! I hope you find the support and caring here helpful. Welcome.
Be thankful the thornbushes have roses!
Deb and Larry 4-16-67 1-22-13
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