5 stages of dealing with death loss

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Avatar n tn Its my life or death. It should be my choice. Have dealt with things of this sort in past with other medical issues. Was told, " Your terminal, what do you want us to do?" Well, pancreatic ca. doesn't have a great survival rate but I'm here where only 3 % survive. So I guess my question would be what happens on that stuff ? Physically and emotionally ???? And how do you prepare yourself to do something that scares the hell out of you ??? After onc. and internal doc.
Avatar n tn A very wise Chaplin, told a class of young nurses one time, when asked about how to deal with death of their patients. He said God gave some people a warning that they were facing death, others he said had no warning, like in an accident. He asked us which we would prefer, This idea of that choice has followed me since then, as a young nurse I decided I would want to go with no warning.
Avatar f tn Hi Donna5928, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you are hurting right now. I know that you are like most of the rest of us in this dog community. We love our dogs, they are part of our family. When they die, it is a huge loss. True love is a bond with something, it has no boundaries, it is not something that is exclusive to humans. I feel bad for both the animals, and the people in this world who never experience that.
1963554 tn?1325451090 those are signs of the last stages...falling into a coma/death is next. When the kidneys shut down, there isn't going to be much peeing...except possibly for that last huge one like Joker did. Joker was still jumping onto the couch and wrapping himself around me until the end. He wanted to be held and loved...he wanted me to end his pain, make him feel better...and I couldn't. There was no magic pill. I wish I would have put him to rest much sooner.
Avatar n tn I am so sorry to hear of your dog's death. The one comfort was that you were there with her when she passed. On some level, no matter how 'out of it' she was, she would know that. A necropsy is the only way you could know for sure what she died of, but my thoughts on that are, let her be at rest. There's a time and a place for a necropsy, but it might be something you don't want to go through right now.
Avatar m tn A therapist told me Tuesday that the hardest loss anyone can have is death of a spouse or child. I am in early stages of grief over son's death. His father murdered him March 6. The other son who was with them is alive after three bullets were removed from his body. He may lose one foot. I know suffering is part of life, but also know that we can find hope in the darkest moments. I look for small things to comfort me. My prayers and love to you both.
Avatar n tn 24-7 my thaughts are death,death,death..
Avatar m tn What you are experiencing is extremely common, and normal. When we are dealing with the loss of a loved one, it brings our own mortality into sharper focus. The death of someone we love is unquestionably, in my opinion, THE most stressful life event we must all endure. And that stress can manifest itself in countless ways, anxiety being very close to the top of the list.
192055 tn?1263559137 i don't know how much you know about her or how many pictures you have of her but looking at pictures and talking about her are ways of dealing. I think that you have not really ever dealt with it...you haven't went through the 5 stages of death. No matter what everyone who loses someone has to go through these stages..So my advice to you is to get out some pictures and just cry. You need to cry..it really helps. but i am no expert..
Avatar f tn don't beat yourself up for trying to numb your feelings.. getting clean and dealing w/ the death of a parent...that's a lot ot deal w/ all at once! crying is GOOD...sobbing is better..let all that pain and grief flood out of your body.. 1234betterlife has a journal on the 5 stages of grief.....check it out..maybe it will help! I'm always around if you need/want to talk.....I've MISSED you around here....
Avatar n tn http://hcvets.com/ The VA Testimony before the Subcommittee on Benefits Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, April 13, 2000, Gary A. Roselle, M. D., Program Director for Infectious Diseases, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, state, "One in 10 US Veterans are infected with HCV", a rate 5 times greater than the 1.8% infection rate of the general population." One in 5 of these Veterans are from the Vietnam era.
Avatar n tn I'm going through terrible withdrawals trying to wean off lexapro and wellbutrin. I was up to 50mg lexapro several months ago, and am currently taking 15mg lexapro (was on 300mg wellbutrin now on 37mg, almost done). This is a long, painful process that's not over yet. I have been considering taking 5-htp. From my research, taking ssri's with 5htp can be dangerous because it can elevate serotonin levels.
604197 tn?1292308636 I realized that the loss of smell was concurrent with the loss of taste. Neither of these symptoms have improved and I believe are in fact getting worse. I continued to experience constant ringing in my ears. The migraines are intermittent at this point and I successfully treated them with 2 to 6 mg of Zanaflex. This has been an amazing medication for my headaches and migraines. I also have visual distortion in the right peripheral vision of both eyes.
Avatar n tn He did say it 'should' help with weight loss, i am stuck stuck stuck as of now... Please keep me posted on your progress! Good Luck!
Avatar n tn The best thing to do with Topamax is fight through the first 5 to 6 weeks of side effects your body will leval and you will be pleased with the end results. I almost gave up on Topamax and I am so glad that I did not!
Avatar n tn Almost three years have passed and I don't know how people deal with such a loss. My heart goes out to all of you! Know that when we loose somone they no longer are in pain, no more needles, blood tests, pain, and suffering. They are at a better place. We will miss them every day!
Avatar n tn When I decided in March of last year to stop the effexor, even with tapering off of it like my Doctor told me, I still had bad withdrawal. I ended up stopping effexor and then joining weight watchers, that seemed to help my depression more than any medications. Good luck to you. You also have to remember that everyone reacts different to medications. What made me gain weight may make you lose. Good luck!
Avatar n tn You do have to be very thorough when applying it and make sure to get every spot, even those without fur loss (and that's normal with ringworm, not every affected spot includes fur loss). I apply it twice a day, rubbing it in well. If the condition changes, if complications of any kind come up or if it doesn't clear up in a week or so (or at least show marked improvement) consult a vet. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hepatologists are far more knowledgeable both in diagnosis and treatment. Lots of folks here started with Gastros and ended up with hepatologists mid treatment. Best to start off right.
Avatar n tn I know what you mean about the nasal sprays, I think I have tried every single one that was ever made and that did not help either. I spoke with one of my ENT doctors from Mayo clinic about having a vidian neuroectomy and he said "oh no, you don't want that, it could make you have dry eyes, dry mucus in your sinuses or even none and he also said something on the order of it coming back or growing back - something like that. and also the brain issue.
7294851 tn?1389928670 Some of the most common signs of coming death are.. Loss of appetite Disorientation Excessive sleeping Loss of bladder and bowel control Swelling of the feet/ ankles Fingers and toes lose circulation and become cold to the touch Skin becomes pale or ashen and a pattern of purple, red.
Avatar n tn My husband was recently diagnosed with early stages of emphysema. He is 52 yrs. old and has been a smoker for over 30 years. He did quit as of 3 months ago. We have an appt. with a pulmonologist in June, but are trying to find out some information. Is early stage emphysema usually treated and if so by how. What is the probable outlook for say the next 10 years, if you get regular medical attention, good diet, exercise, etc.
Avatar f tn But my life with out them was miserable and I wasted some of the best years of my life dealing with anxiety and insomnia. I have no memory loss. In fact my memory is perhaps to sharp (which could account for some of the anxiety). In any event If my Doctor allows me to live the rest of my life on Ambien (I'm close to 65 now) then perhaps when I'm in my mid eighties I will be a little drifty and forgetful.
Avatar m tn s I had back in 1968, (d) details of the developmental aspects of the various treatment regimens I have been given over the years, (e) the various psychiatric analyses and diagnoses, (f) the many years of dealing with suicidal thoughts and what some call a death wish, (g) experiences in and out of half a dozen hospitals, visits to unnumbered doctors’ clinics and listening to advice from well-meaning but usually misinformed or uninformed people than I care to recall, (h) adjusting to medications
Avatar f tn First, feel free to check out the thyroid community - there is a lot of great info for dealing with thyroid conditions of all types. From what I can see, most doctors have a rather "bad attitude" about weight gain and hypothryoidism. When I tried to discuss it with mine recently, he simply looked at me and said "you need to MOVE more"; in spite of the fact that my job is very physical and I walk between 3-5 miles/day, plus work out for at least 30 min most days.
Avatar f tn After that I was just putting it off because I was so scared to death of the wd. It took me.another 5 years to really put my foot down. For me I was always afraid of death. My.doc.being heroin was scary to me and o realized that one day I could easily just get bad **** and die before I even took the needle out of my arm. I often wondered if I died how my family would find me and how they would react. I couldn't do that to my family and esp.
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed with stage 3 adrenal exhaustion but thought I would throw the numbers by you all here. I've been on the thyroid forum for a couple of years and also dealing with a high reverse t3 with my thyroid. My doctor wants me to go on Cortef/generic, 5mg. -1 1/2 per day and also wants me to do a T3 only protocol for a few months for the RT3. Hoping to get some thoughts on the good things and/or the dangers of being on this med for an extended time.
1397648 tn?1288146526 But my search showed a lower risk, stroke, bleeding and higher success rate with the 5 box. Check it out though. Angel--I have not felt a lot of pain from the incesion sites yet. Actually the doctor explained and I'm paraphrasing, he actually freezes the incision areas that will paralyze the area for about a month. That way you feel very little pain during the healing process. I couldn't explain it in detail but so far not a lot of pain. I didn't talk to other who have had the 5 box done.
Avatar m tn I am truely so sorry for the loss of your furbaby.Know in your heart that he knew how much you loved him.It sounds like you did everything you could to help him and i am sure that he knew that.He will always be with you in your heart and you have all the memories of your good times together.I lost my little girl Chloe almost 14 weeks ago and i know how hard it is.I am still having a hard time dealing with losing her.You will be in my Prayers.May God Bless You.