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cancerhat Patient Expert

Minneapolis, Minnesota
My name is Patty and I'm a person who hates wearing hats, both literally and figuratively. Now I will be wearing a caregivers cancer hat because my husband has cancer and I need to be strong for him. But I also need a place to vent, look for support and find strength. Hopefully, this blog will... Full Bio
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Last Post by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thank you to all of my friends, family and many strangers who have followed this blog for so long. It touches my heart that you did so and that you took the time to leave ... Read on »
DW by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One of my very best friends lost her younger son unexpectedly this past Sunday. The wake is today and the funeral tomorrow. This should not have happened, child ... Read on »
Change by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Change. Only 6 letters and it carries such a huge weight, doesn’t it? Whether positive or negative, it can make such a difference in your life. Though there have be ... Read on »
Time To Relax by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a part of what I wrote at my main blog but I realized it fits at this one also, so I’m adding it here. The last five months have been quite stressful but now i ... Read on »
8 Weeks by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sunday, April 25th, will be 8 weeks since Frank passed away. Sometimes it feels like it’s been longer than that and other times, much shorter. Maybe it’s because I’ve ke ... Read on »
One Month & A Day by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It’s hard to believe but it was one month ago yesterday that Frank died. Some days are easier than others but essentially, it’s still rather surreal. I see a pictu ... Read on »
Frank’s Eulogy by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wrote a eulogy for Frank expecting to be able to read it at the service. Nope. No way. Not a chance. Just reading made me choke up so I asked Reverend J ... Read on »
Another Day Closer To Spring by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer That’s what I said to Frank this morning. Each day now for a few months we’ve said that upon wakening. I can feel the warmth of the sun coming through the living room pict ... Read on »
Rest In Peace, My Love by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Frank Joseph Asher Born: 01/31/1953 Passed: 02/28/2010 I Will Love You Forever My Teddy Bear Read on »
The Surprise by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A very dear friend of mine came up with the idea of picking Frank up from the home ‘limo’ style. She has a beautiful new Lexus SUV, and thought it would be cool to act as ... Read on »
Quick Post by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Heading over to pick up Frank. We have a surprise in store for him that I’ll share later. The living room is all set up to be his living space – it’s very cozy.  The r ... Read on »
Things Are Changing by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I sent the following information to a number of people last night and today and want to get it posted here as well. I know I didn’t get everyone in the emails, forgive me. ... Read on »
When You Can’t Control Anything Else… by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer …cut and color your hair. It grows back and you can always re-color it. It’s so short that I think I shocked TB when I saw him Sunday. Of course, I ... Read on »
Somewhere Other Than The Hospital by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer What a week. On Monday this week we didn’t know where TB was going to go from the hospital, nor did we know when. It all happened on T ... Read on »
Quick Update by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Quick and dirty update. I’m bulleting because it will be easier to read and frankly, easier for me to put out an update. TB was moved to a regular r ... Read on »
And Another Day Changes Everything by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer TB was admitted to the hospital this afternoon with pneumonia and dehydration. After I returned home from my out-patient surgery today (which went fine tho ... Read on »
What A Difference A Day Makes by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer TB is resting comfortably. He’s talking, he said he feels so much better than yesterday. I gave him one of his pain pills last night and a Prednisone (per ... Read on »
Rough Weekend by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer TB has what appears to be a chest cold, however, I’m concerned it may turn into pneumonia which could be very harmful for him. He’s very weak, has been  in ... Read on »
If It Isn’t One Thing… by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It’s Another… Well, TB is doing fairly well. He has his moods and he’s entitled to them, I just sometimes wish it were spring and I could go take a nic ... Read on »
Happy New Year’s Eve by cancerhat Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Since the last post, TB has had his ups and downs. Mostly ups, but when he’s down he’s really there. On Monday he had an ortho appointment at which the doctor told him tha ... Read on »