Jim is going to Hospice

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11/28/2010 5:36pm
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I can barely type these words...I am in shock.  this went so fast.  He still thinks we will go there and then go home...the ultimiate optomist.  I can't breathe, sleep, or anything.  Pray for me for strength...If you can believe this, he is pain free, only has awful bile that he throws up or they pull out, but no pain, just heart burn.  My heart is aching...43 years for us on Dec 4th....

Take Carem

Sherron, wife to Jim

Lori C - (11/28/2010 - 6:08pm)

Sherron, I am sorry.  You are in my prayers.  Please email me if you need to talk to someone who has been through it.

Cate - (11/28/2010 - 6:12pm)

Sherron,  I am so sorry to hear this.  I know how difficult it must be for you.  I'm glad to hear hospice is involved and that Jim is pain free.  Thinking of you and  your family.  Cate

EricNJill - (11/28/2010 - 6:39pm)

Sherron,  This just sucks.  I'm so sorry.   When we found out Eric had the brain tumor I got on depression medication and it helped me get through the day without falling apart completely.  He also prescribed me Xanax.  I've only taken it a couple of times and at night because it makes me sleepy. 

I'm just so sorry.  JillNEric In OH

Janner - (11/28/2010 - 6:43pm)

My thoughts are with you and Jim, Sherron.  Don't forget to take care of yourself, too!


JuleFL - (11/28/2010 - 10:15pm)

Sherron, I am sorry that you are going through this and I will pray for strength for you.  Thank goodness Jim is pain free.  Hospice should have some counseling resources for you to use - I am now using their bereavement counseling.  God bless you both.


Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.........put out my hand and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee, Jr

King - (11/28/2010 - 10:32pm)



You and Jim will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Hospice is there for you and Jim!  Please lean on them at this time.  One moment at a time...

Stay Strong

Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

Linda/Kentucky - (11/28/2010 - 11:48pm)

Sherron I am soo very sorry for you I know your heart must feel like it's being ripped right out of your chest. I will do the only thing I know to do and that is pray for God to give you strength and peace.  I hope you have family around you to help support you through this.  Thank goodness he is pain free and hospice is helping.  Hugs and prayers coming your way~~~



I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! Phillipians 4:13

JoanR - (11/29/2010 - 1:27am)

Hi Sherron, Jim will be well-cared for now, and equally important so will you. Embrace all the help and support both of you will receive. The time that is ahead is precious and you will be able to handle everything just fine, I have walked in your shoes, and you will be surprised at your strength, May Jim continue to be painfree, that is a blessing. Take care, come here for support, you have a big loving family here. I am so sorry things have escalated to this..this is one miserable disease.



MaryD - (11/29/2010 - 1:53am)

I'm so sorry Sherron - this is such a difficult journey.  Please know you and Jim are in my prayers and hospice will be a great help to you and Jim.  Thankfully he is not in pain ...


My thoughts are with you and Jim.  I pray that you feel God's arms wrapped around you, holding you, comforting you; that you will feel the peace that God brings to our hearts.



Nancy - (11/29/2010 - 7:31am)

My husband of 43 years just died this month from Melanoma--I miss him, but people say the memories of 43 years together will help....I hope so..  I know you're through a rough time in your life..

I will keep you and your Jim in prayer,..

God Bless,


KellieSue - (11/29/2010 - 8:58am)

Sherron, I'm so sorry.

I hate this disease so much everyday. It's takes such wonderful people from their families, I just want to scream.

I'm so sorry. I hope Hospice is able to help the way you need it.

Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV, 2nd round of ALT

Cancer Sucks. I'm so not done kicking cancers ass!
I have a lot of life left to live

ValinMtl - (11/29/2010 - 9:27am)

Sherron, I'm so sorry to hear this news.  I will keep both you and Jim in my prayers.  It just so sad.  Val xx

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Nothing is worth more than this day!



Jim has been such a strong person about this disease, I'm so sorry to read your post. We all hope things will somehow turn around.

Sending you prayers. In all of this it's so easy to forget about yourself as the caregiver, make sure you take care of yourself.

Thinking of you,



triciad - (11/29/2010 - 6:04pm)


My heart is aching.  You both have been through so much with this dreadful disease.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Please let us know if we can help.  There's no other way to say it...Melanoma sucks!


BethA in VA - (11/29/2010 - 11:04pm)

What a change for your lives. I am sorry things are going so bad.  Hospice is a good place.  They are kind and generous people.  They helped our family wh en we were so stressed and couldn't control the pain.  Feeling helpless is an awful part of this process...but let hospice help you.

I send prayers for both of you and your family. Take care of each other...but let others take care of you. 

Good luck.  Beth 3/B

Melanoma tends to cut into your looks!!


BarbieGirl - (11/30/2010 - 9:02am)

Sherron, I'm so sorry to hear this news about Jim.

I have to give it to him---Jim's done it his way until now, and had 4+ years of quality of life.  It's most likely he could've started in '06 and visited docs and had scans and treatments all along, minus quality of life, and still be where he is now.

It's hard to imagine how things have progressed so fast.  It's also hard to imagine what you are going through, my friend.  I love you, and please know I"m keeping you all in my heart and prayers.

If I can do anything at all for you.. please let me know.  I'm just down the road a bit.  *hugz*

~Lisa~ (lisanorvell@hotmail.com) or (jolino@flash.net)  

Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in an attractive & well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body totally used up & worn out, & screaming WOOHOOO, WHAT A RIDE!!