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Subject: my brother has cancer
Date Posted: 10/13/2015 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2005
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Wow, this forum doesn't get much traffic,does it?  So I'm just going to let loose.  I don't expect anyone to answer. I have pretty much moved into my sister's house to help take care of my brother (who lives with her).  He has gastrointestinal cancer.  At first we were all gung ho that he was going to get better.  Now, months later, he is skin and bone and we are all exhausted and scared. Many of my friends have abandoned me; I guess I am too sad to be around. It is so,so horrible.  I can't stand my helplessness.  I can't stand to bear witness to his suffering. I am sadder than I have ever been in my life. 

Date Posted: 10/23/2015 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2013
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Barbara,

I am so sorry to hear about your brother.  While I don't have any advice for you, I do want to reply since your pain comes through your words so clearly.  Please feel free to PM me if you want to "talk". 

Date Posted: 2/24/2016 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
Posts: 4,812
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Hi Barbara,

I just saw your post. Sorry, I didn't see it earlier.

How are you?