eureka254's MedHelp Blogs Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Joy & Pain This community will always strike a bit of both in me, but there are so many here who help tip the ba eureka254 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:50:05 -0600 Today “There are those among us who are blessed with the power to save what is loved by another. But po eureka254 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:44:23 -0600 Ativan, Morphine, Death The last hours have come and gone. My husband started showing distress and pain yesterday evening, a eureka254 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:14:18 -0600 Waiting for Hospice Thursday marked my husband's 62nd birthday, and I used the early hours of the morning to track down b eureka254 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:27:32 -0600 Patches There were some travel delays for our son and a few anxious moments for me, but he arrived safely hom eureka254 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:32:12 -0600 The Call to Come Home The course of events this past week has prompted me to make a most difficult call... my husband's con eureka254 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:26:44 -0600 Chemo Session #4 The day started out quite well; rather than having to rouse my husband for chemo this morning, he was eureka254 Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:14:58 -0600 1/3 Oncology Visit Winter weather arrived with a vengeance today. Since the freak snow the day before Halloween, it's b eureka254 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:17:29 -0600 Body and Mind The pain of end-stage liver cancer and worsening cirrhosis has been the big challenge the past few mo eureka254 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:42:02 -0600 Off Balance Finding joy. Seeking laughter. Embracing life. Exercising grace. Practicing that is hard these days. eureka254 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:37:29 -0600 Short Visit, Long Day Today was my husband's follow-up visit with the oncologist, and the vitals were okay: BP 117/78, wei eureka254 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:13:47 -0600 Chemo for HCC metastasis The last day of November marked the first day of my husband's new chemo treatments. For everyone else eureka254 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:05:49 -0600 11/22 Oncology Visit It was a very long wait for the physician today. The nurse kept coming back to check on us, and her eureka254 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:05:36 -0600 11/15 Oncology Visit Yesterday was the monthly oncology visit, but this month it was very different. As soon as we wa eureka254 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:50:31 -0600 Oct Labs Nexavar 400mg/2x day BP 128/87 (Sep 107/73) AFP 165 H (Sep 98.3 H) Hgb 9.2 L (Sep 8.1 L) Platel eureka254 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:24:10 -0500 Winter of My Discontent... It started snowing today shortly after noon hour... big, fat, fluffy flakes... way too early for this eureka254 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:28:30 -0500 Blood Draw Next Monday? It's such an integral part of treatment, the drudgery of blood drawing. Some folks go monthly, and s eureka254 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:08:34 -0500 No Painkillers for This Chest pain. The kind that just brings you right to the ground. Feels like your heart just shriveled u eureka254 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:01:44 -0500 A Frightening Change in Attitude It's been a little over two weeks since my husband started on the Nexavar, but things seem to be gett eureka254 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:26:53 -0500 An Old Classic Redone Well Love the original, but really feeling this version these days. eureka254 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:55:44 -0500