We do not talk about it but we need to know

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I have been communicating with a friend I have never met but who I have known since Bill was alive. We met on one of the listserves, the Circle, a list heavily populated by women dealing with the realities of prostate cancer. Her husband was diagnosed 10 years ago and is reaching the end of available treatments. It is a difficult time for both of them. I found a website that might be helpful to them. It might be helpful to many at earlier stages of prostate cancer also. The Caring Connections site says, It’s about how you live.

Some of the topics they address are:

Planning Ahead

Advance Care Planning Legal Issues

Advance Directives

Planning for Long Term Care

Caregiving

Serious Illness

Spirituality

Pain

End-of-Life Care

Grief

Grief in the Workplace

Resources in Spanish

Professional Resources

This is just some of the resources at the website. Check all the pages. They discuss issues that people do not want to talk about but need to have know to make difficult times easier.

Click here to be directed to the website.

By | 2017-10-19T10:59:20+00:00 August 24th, 2007|Activism, Tools for Activists|1 Comment

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  1. Charles (Chuck) Maack August 24, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting with both Kathy and Judy Thurman at last year’s International Conference on Prostate Cancer during a conversation with Dr. Israel Barken regarding our participation on his Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation (PCREF)Patient Advisory Council (PAC). These ladies and a few others who post to the various prostate cancer lists, who have become extremely knowledgeable prostate cancer advocates despite (maybe BECAUSE OF is more appropriate) the loss of their husbands to our insidious disease are considered by many of us as our “Angels Among Us.” The information provided herein by Kathy can be a huge service to those couples who have come to realize the necessity of end of life planning before it is too late and the demise of one leaves the other at wits end to gather all the necessary information and details that must be available at such an unfortunate time.

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