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First GDOL Chicago hits a homerun!

Our first Chicago GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) was a huge success! Over 50 GISTers and their families gathered for a great day of learning, and sharing experiences. It was wonderful to get to meet so many new people and reconnect with old friends.

By |2019-09-20T12:33:07-04:00June 11th, 2013|GIST Education, Gleevec, News, Patient Support, Survival Strategies|

Our Decision to Enter Hospice

I’ve been thinking a lot about writing this article. The last thing I want to do is cause worry or pain to anyone reading this. Then I thought of all the people who could possibly benefit in the future from knowing ahead of time what we didn’t know at the time we needed to know it.

By |2018-07-06T13:30:18-04:00June 11th, 2013|Coping with GIST, News, Sutent|

10 things you need to know about hospice

1. Comfort is the goal of hospice – Many people think entering hospice is “giving up”, but that’s not true. Hospice is where you go to live comfortably with issues that are no longer in your control. The nurses and staff of hospice are there to assist you and your family in your own home, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if needed.

By |2019-09-20T12:34:45-04:00June 11th, 2013|Coping with GIST, News, Patient Support|

Ten Tips For Cancer Caregivers

Caring for someone suffering from an illness is hard, there’s no other way to put it. Most of the time it gets easier but in the beginning right after a surgery, it can be very emotionally draining and frightening. Caring for someone you love is even more so as there is an emotional connection, a deep desire to alleviate the pain and suffering we see in the eyes of the person whose bedside we are hovering over.

By |2018-09-12T15:55:51-04:00October 1st, 2012|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News|