Finding Courage To Continue

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Finding Courage To Continue

Postby Catherine Poole » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Lost my beloved last night. It all seems surreal. But I have gathered much experience in advocacy I never knew existed! I could start a whole different advocacy group for Lewy Body Dementia with the experience I gained. But it is not time for that now. I do urge others to be strong and stick up for your loved one's comfort! Use palliative care early on. Don't save it for the end. Patients need to be comfortable always as much as possible day one. There are so many I've seen who had no advocate and it saddens me. I will be doing some hard thinking on how this could be improved. I feel closer than ever to all of you caregivers, and know your pain and spiritual weariness very well. It is the courage to continue that counts!
Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder
Melanoma International Foundation
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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby jeffb » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:30 pm

I'm sorry Catherine.

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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby DickK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:47 am

Oh Catherine, I am so very sorry to read this, I find myself at a loss for words.

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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby Jonathan » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:48 am

Dear Catherine,

I know this was a long and very hard time coming, and I'm sure you feel a great loss. But you must also know you did everything you could to alleviate his struggle.

Take care,

Jonathan
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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby PhillyRed » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Catherine, I am so sorry for your loss.
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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby Bella4444 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:51 pm

So sorry Catherine, make sure to take care of yourself in this devastating time.
Lots of hugs to you xo
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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby marta010 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:27 am

Catherine - I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family and I hope that memories of better times will comfort you. Take care.

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Re: Finding Courage To Continue

Postby marti » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:56 pm

Dear Catherine,

My heart goes out to you - I am so, so sorry for your loss. If advocay could have helped your husband, he would be alive.

Sometimes words cannot express feelings, I truly hope you can find the strength to find a way to cope with this loss

Kind Regards Martina Rooijakkers
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