My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Jan 26, 2013 -
My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May this year. We've just been told she now has 6 months to live. Help me with what to expect. [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan
on Dec 10, 2012 -
So this was me commenting a bit ago
about how some views toward health care actually damage the lives of real people.
And now I need advice, because the situation has grown so far out of my control and I think I’ll go out of my mind with worry. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Sep 26, 2012 -
My wife's grandmother has pancreatic cancer and is not getting treated. What can she (the grandmother) expect? [more inside]
posted by meta_eli
on Jan 1, 2011 -
I need ideas for helping a toddler through four to six months of chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Rumple
on Nov 22, 2010 -
My mother-in-law's lung and lymph cancer is spreading. Outlook is not good. I would love some ideas to cheer her up or show solidarity. I would also like resources for when the inevitable comes and I have to explain to my three-year-old why he won't ever see his grandmother again. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool
on Nov 4, 2010 -
My uncle has cancer...allegedly, and our family members are rallying together to help him. How can I give without feeling like a sucker? [more inside]
posted by stedman15
on Jul 19, 2010 -
What Is WRONG with me, for God's sake? Last Wednesday night I was struck with a stiff neck, and really swollen knee joints. By end of work Thursday (driving 300 miles) I was wholly incapacitated with a low grade fever, upper back pain and lumpy knees. Now, much of this is not new, as I already have blood cancer
, but this is way beyond the scope of these diseases. (I am immunologically compromised) [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~
on May 14, 2010 -
In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Apr 18, 2010 -
My terminally-ill grandma is in a hospital that is dirty, poorly staffed, and crowded. My family wants to move her to another facility. She has 2-8 weeks to live. Hospital staff has been unreceptive to our requests. How can we get grandma transferred to another facility?
posted by Ostara
on Oct 14, 2008 -
What can I expect in terms of side effects for radiation treatment of brain cancer? [more inside]
posted by Atom12
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Former competitive weightlifter (female, 55 yrs old) here, got super fit to elite status at 50 yrs old by professional trainer, diagnosed with incurable blood cancer and told to stop the really hard training, as it puts too much strain on the immune system. Want to start another program but ..... [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~
on Jul 31, 2008 -
A co-worker has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Treatments have stopped and Hospice is now involved.
He is 61 years old and has been working at the company for 40 years.
We are an engineering firm and most of the employees are kind of... well... not the type to try (self-start) and do something for our co-worker of his family.
I was wondering if there was anything I could do and/or have the office do to help, comfort, etc
Obviously sending 'get well' cards is out of the question.
... I just don't know what it is appropriate.
posted by KogeLiz
on Jan 21, 2008 -
My friend's wife is recovering from breast cancer. They removed the tumor a couple weeks ago, and they found no sign that the cancer had spread to the lymph system. She's expected to make a full recovery. But in order to kill any remaining cancer cells, for the next 2 months she'll be undergoing chemotherapy, and then 1 month of radiation therapy afterwards. What can I do to make life easier and/or lift the spirits of her and her husband? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Oct 25, 2007 -
Seeking perspectives on a difficult situation regarding dating/relationships and serious illness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I have recently moved in to help my mother who is battling cancer can I do to make this process a bit more enjoyable for her? I want to cheer her up and bring some humor back. [more inside]
posted by Viomeda
on Mar 21, 2005 -