Husband started chemo, down in the dumps :( card request (also posted on NSBR) **UPDATE**

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Posted 9/24/2012 by HollyRN in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 9/24/2012 7:34:40 AM
He started chemo this past Friday for his lymphoma. With the first drug, he had an allergic reaction, blood pressure dropped extremely low and he just about passed out. After stopping it, giving him a steroid injection, and waiting a bit, they were able to start it back up and finish his first round of chemo. We were there for 8 1/2 hours.

Since Friday he has been just a little nauseated, but he just feels terrible. He was sobbing last night on the couch talking about how bad he feels, no energy,etc.... My heart just hurts so bad for him because I can't fix him really tough when I'm a nurse and so used to helping people.

I do have a favor though. I was hoping that you guys could help me cheer him up by sending him a card. I think it would help lift his spirits a bit. If anyone is interested, please pmail me.

Thanks ladies!!

**UPDATE**

1s of all I want to thank all of you who have sent pmail along with your words of encouragement. It is amazing how many of you have come forward to offer to send cards. I cannot wait until he starts seeing them in the mailbox!! What an amazing surprise it will be for him. I cannot think of anymore I can presonally do for him, so I am hoping this will bring a huge smile to his face.....and I KNOW it will

Many of you have asked about special hobbies, ineterests, etc...in your pmail. Hoenstly ANY card will be perfect as it is coming from a generous and loving soul!! If you really wish to customize it to fit his personality, he is a man with an amazing sense of humor (even through this he has kept that). He is also really into bass fishing, deer hunting and he is going to Canada on his 1st bear hunt next September.

Again, you guys do not know how much this means to me... I am absolutely in awe of the outpouring of love on this board!!

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:18:22 AM
Cancer sucks! . My granddaughter has been through it twice and my Mom had colon cancer. It is the worst feeling to not be able to help them. I would love to send your DH a card. I will also add him to my prayers.






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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:31:03 AM
I would love to. I am so sorry he is not feeling good. I will PM you.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:41:04 AM
Definitely yes send me your address....I can't imagine what he is going through but you can tell him I am sitting here feeling sorry for myself that I have this medical test (I don't deal well with that kind of stuff) in a few hours that I'm really stressed about and it is not even on the scale of what you are dealing with so your post just helped me to get over my fear and inspired me to be thankful for everything I have!

Wishing your family all the best during this difficult time and the best possible outcome for the future!

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:46:18 AM
Hugs and prayers to you both...


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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:56:28 AM
Hugs and prayers to you.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 12:12:31 PM
Prayers and Hugs to your husband and your family

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Posted: 9/24/2012 12:44:41 PM
Holly, glad you posted over here too! I have a card out in the mailbox waiting for the mail carrier to pick up. I pray he is showered with love and prayers! Hugs to all of you!


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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:30:17 PM
You and your family are in my prayers. I'd love to make a card for your DH. I'll peamail you.

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Sent you a pea-mail!


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Posted: 9/24/2012 6:18:37 PM
BTT for the nighttime peas...






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Posted: 9/24/2012 6:30:15 PM
I volunteer with an organization called Chemo Angels - you can sign him up as a recipient for an ongoing chemoangel and card angel. He will be matched with volunteers who will work hard to cheer him up. It's VERY helpful!

Good luck to all of you. This is such a difficult time for you and your family. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:45:52 PM
I feel for him and you, Holly. My husband has been fighting oral cancer since December 14, 2010. His chemo and radiation was a 6 week ordeal from which he is just now starting to recover. So many people sent him cards during his worst times (surgery and treatment) and it did so much good because he was not up to seeing anyone or visiting. God bless the two of you. I'll pray for a speedy recovery.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:09:42 PM
I second what jrzigirl said. I volunteer with ChemoAngels as a Card Angel and it is an amazing organization.

I will send you a peamail too.

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Posted: 9/25/2012 12:10:13 AM
I am so sorry for you and him and your family. I posted earlier today about my retail therapy around my own husbands chemo. It really sucks. My husband has had physical and emotional issues. he is very depressed and short tempered. i miss my best friend...if he were himself, I'd tell him how hard it is to watch the man I love suffer. *Prayers*love*healing*


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:34:03 AM
Holly, please update us on your hubby... has he started to receive any cards yet? Was he surprised? How is he doing now with the chemo? I'm sure I'm not the only one who cares and would like to know.

Best wishes to you both.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 7:42:35 PM
So far my husband has received many many cards!!! He is loving them all and especially how you have all taken the time to write special notes. He has received 2 from the UK and 2 from Canada already too (Jane he got yours I still cannot express our gratitude. You all are amazing!!!!! Hubby says he is going to address you all in a post after he gets all the cards. He is so unbelievably excited about the cards!!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:51:07 PM
Holly, it make take me a few days as I'm getting over a head cold myself (and I don't want to be ANY risk at all for your brave guy - even far fetched as it may be- mailing any viruses) but I'd love to send your dh a card as well.

I've got a beloved Aunt who also helps care for me (I'm disabled with a bad heart) and tomorrow she's getting her second dose of chemo for breast cancer. That initial dose really knocked her for a tougher loop than she expected as well. In her case, it's been 3 wks since that first round and she's feeling strong again, but MAN, what a physical AND emotional roller coaster ride this is!

I'll pm you as well. ((((((Holly)))))

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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:26:09 AM

Holly- my dad has sent over 30 bear pictures for your DH that he captured lately on his cameras....lol....

I will narrow them down and print him some


This is awesome!!! He will be thrilled


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Yeah! Glad he has is being showered in cards!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:14:17 AM
I'm glad to hear they are cheering him up. Hope my card made it there.




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Posted: 10/4/2012 3:36:03 PM
Holly, thank you for offering to make a card for Addison. I must have missed this thread or something, been a crazy week. I will make a card for your DH!!! sending you pmail!


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