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My sister has ruined my life. VERY wicked. We don't speak. She rejects me. I'm thus filled w/negative energy/hate. Want to stop harboring hate. How?
Sister: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Psychologist! ...Read more
Relationship Turmoil: Have heart to Heart Talk with your spouse: •Tell your spouse that you care for her •What you have appreciated about her •Encourage her to express all upsetting feelings about you •That you would like to have Happy Relationship with her •Then show your concern about her talking about your deceased mother, suggest her to see a Psychiatrist and that you will be willing to go with her if she wishes ...Read more
Friend saw Grandma choke to death infront of her. She can't forget the image it haunts her. Refuses to tell parents, says they won't care. What to do?
Silent sufferer: Your friend is likely suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Would suggest seeking out Grief or Trauma counseling. There are even support groups where others can get together and process the feelings and loss. If symptoms are causing major difficulties for you friend encourage them the seek medical attention as there are medications that have indications to treat PTSD ...Read more
Directly: End of life decisions are extremely important in people of all ages and health conditions. The best way to approach these matters is directly - it is important not only for you to find out what his end of life wishes are, but for you to inform him of yours. Printing out advanced directives paperwork to discuss is a good place to start for initiating this conversation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?
Relatively common: In advanced stages of dementia. She may have developed delirium with paranoid features. Would suggest letting her physician or the nursing home staff now as she may become agitated and needing to be medicated. It is otherwise hard for family members to see their relatives turning against them with no reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry: His doctor, who has access to much more information, can give you the best estimate. Remember that these things can be hard to predict because everyone's cancer is a bit different and it depends a lot on how he responds to treatment. The survival times docs give are often only averages or estimates and should be used to help prepare for the worst while still keeping hope that you will do better. ...Read more
My mom, 84, if she stop her nexavar (sorafenib) for her primary liver cancer, what would her life expectancy be?
8 months: Without more details it's hard to know. Best supportive care would be 8 months. Why has she not had liver directed therapy? An elevated AFP is not a contraindication to treatment. I recently treated an 84 yo otherwise healthy woman with hcc with an AFP of 3500. The tumors are now gone and her AFP is 2! if your mom is healthy and you wish more aggressive treatment, it can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I imagine their grandmother would be very happy to see them & they should have the opportunity to see their grandmother again & say goodbye to each other. Many in our society fear death & dying & live in denial, but dying is a natural process and i believe it is healthy & educational for your children to spend time with their grandmother now. They'll likely treasure this opportunity when older. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A woman I know has no restraint, she talks about her sex life and periods in front of her brother, without ?
I want to live a healthy life in my whole life and dont want to bexome older than old age before?
Directly: End of life decisions are extremely important in people of all ages and health conditions. The best way to approach these matters is directly - it is important to discuss these issues openly and honestly with close family members in order to ensure their final wishes are carried out. Printing out advanced directives paperwork to discuss is a good place to start for initiating this conversation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can a sister do..when her brother is ruining his life on phone chatting with a stranger girl neglecting studies.parents not taking solid action.?
Have a dialogue: As an adult sister, you have an obligation to be the support system for your brother, independent of your parents. If he is that deeply involved already, talking him out of it seems far fetched. Have a straight talk with him that you are interested to know this girl and throw the ball to him that you want to make sur eshe is good to him, which is not to make him neglect his studies and graduate. ...Read more
My dad wants to know his chance of tobacco related cancer if he smoked about 20 cigars his entire life?
Hard to say: The total exposure of tobacco is important to determine health risks - the longer the smoking and the more the smoking, the risk goes up. Tobacco risks can combine with other health risks, so it's hard to measure the actual risk for an individual. Best approach is to stop for good - as there's no safe level at all. More info on cigars: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cigars ...Read more
Directly, before ill: End of life decisions are extremely important in people of all ages and health conditions. The best way to approach these matters is directly - it is important to discuss these matters open and honestly with our close family members. Printing out advanced directive paperwork to discuss (and review, sign, & witness) is a good place to start this conversation. Hospitals have staff to help with ad's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father in law is refusing any kind of treatment for his stage 3a adenocarcinoma . he continues to smoke. what is his life expectancy if he continue?
Much shorter: but his chances for survival with this cancer, particularly with refusing any treatment, is already low. Hard to say that it will be much lower with continued smoking. While I would not stop efforts to convince him that he is better off without it, he may feel that there is little chance of survival anyway, and that he may as well smoke. However, new therapies CAN prolong life significantly. ...Read more
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