If you are a caregiver, or have been a caregiver and lost someone you love, this group allows you to meet others to help you through the grief, the isolation and loneliness you feel after the loss of your special person.

The stress of caring for a family member at home affects the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. Among problems caregivers experience are depression, sleeplessness, a sense of isolation, family tensions, grief, and loss of purpose after the loved one dies.

The secondary losses experienced by the caregivers are important. The death takes away the role of confidant, supporter, love, friend, security, future, and dreams. The secondary losses are experienced over a lifetime as reminders of the death resurface. I'm Lisa Jeffery, and I lost my mother, Gabrielle Godling to Cancer in Nov. 2008. I learned that the grief of the caregiver after her death can be especially hard. The loss of purpose and direction, isolation and loneliness is something that is so common among caregivers after the death. I hope to create a supportive forum for cancer caregivers to communicate, invite guest speakers, and offer a healing place to talk and make friends.

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I Lost Someone Special to Cancer

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    Juanna Juanna­ joined
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    Juanna
    "I am new here...hoped this new life would help with the abysmal pain. My daddy passed 4 months ago. So fresh yet so far.Space time continuum got warped that day. I am a professional care giver, but a powerless one where he was concerned. I miss him."
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    Esteban B.
    "Hi There, my name is Esteban and my Dad is battling lung cancer."
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    June 1, 2013
    Rene
    "Lost my Mom to brain cancer this March."
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