I Have Lost Someone I Love To Cancer

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    I have lost my father to cancer

    and a cousin to cancer.
    Mjs5461 Mjs5461
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    My heart is truly broken.

    I lost my father to cancer 4 years ago. One year later I lost my Aunt (my fathers sister) to cancer. Now, just about a week ago I lost a cousin (my fathers niece) to cancer. This is so painful. I hate to see my family dying to cancer. It just pops up out of nowhere and zaps them...
    msnettajay msnettajay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    Coffee mornings...a piece of toast.

    . feed the pets.... pause. an act You used to do..... shake it off...sip caffeine....take a shower and roll off my back. towel dry, wander... and slowly stride naked, no more cover and run.... doggies whine, get the leashes and you can grab the bags... pause. breath. regain...
    NixGnome NixGnome
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    I lost my husband December 2013 to brain cancer.

    For the most part, I have been able to move on and go on with life. Sometimes his death really comes back and smacks me in the face. My husband was in a wheelchair. After his radiation treatments, Cody (the dog in the pic) and him would curly up together and take a nap. I...
    dreshany dreshany
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    He was only 36 years old

    and left two small children behind. He dies only two weeks after he was first diagnosed, he didn't have a chance. He was a quite and sweet person who was always kind and never had a bad word to say about anyone. My favorite memory of time I spent with him was when we climbed a...
    Amillionstars Amillionstars
    36-40
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    I lost my dad to leukemia almost five years ago.

    Words can't even begin how much I miss him,ever since he went life has never been the same. sometimes I wish I could see him just one last time even for a minute to tell him how much I loved him just in case he didn't know cancer is the worst:/
    mariaaonzo mariaaonzo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    I have a terrible confession to make.

    I had an acquaintance. And while she was alive all I did was judge her. I judged her because her circumstances triggered my childhood issues. She lived in this HIGE old mansion type house. The kitchen floor tile was yellow like someone had poured pee over it. She had a...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    I have lost the following to cancer.

    Great Uncle Jim Lung Cancer paternal Grandfather lung cancer paternal Grandmother lung cancer cousin in law colon cancer Aunt married into family. Colon Cancer
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    I try so hard to keep it together.

    To keep a happy face. To keep pushing. But what happens when I can't? When I fall? when I finally break? I'm struggling so much right now. I just loss a dear friend and mentor. He was there when I needed him. He got me through high school. He didn't judge me. He knew my secrets...
    battlewounds battlewounds
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    Tomorrow will be the first real holiday with

    out my Father here, I am dreading this holiday now.
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    My younger brother died a month ago from blood

    cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved great things, make our parents proud, be a good father and husband one day. Why was it him that got sick, not me? I'm just a boring, lazy, shy...
    cyanesque cyanesque
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014

    My Mum. My father-in-law

    and also a really close friend earlier this year. Those are the three that really hurt
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    When puberty struck, life was mysterious.

    I didn't know who I was really, but at age 15 I made an amazing friend, Riley. Something was different with her, we had the most fluid of conversations and we never argued once. we would instantly drop any tedious disagreement in playful debate and it was amazing how much...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 28, 2015

    No child should have to lose their

    grandparents/parents to cancer. I lost my grandma... And it devastated me. The thing that made me really sad though, was that no one cared...
    Megwerd Megwerd
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    My dog Maddie passed away last night.

    I had her since she was a puppy. almost so almost 12 years.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    I have lost both of my parents to cancer.

    It is a terrible disease that hopefully we can end. Too much pain has been caused because of it. Too many people lost.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    My father has lost his battle.

    And today I lost the greatest man I have ever known. He battled renal carcinoma, kidney cancer, for three years. A medical miracle of astounding capacity. With dignity and respect, he never once complained about it. Never. Taking each day at a time. Doing everything he could...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    On January 12th, 2013 I lost my mother-in-law

    Susan A. Grant. ... You were one of the most influential women in my life, next to my own mom. You took me in at a time when I needed you the most. You served as a second mother to me, and I couldn't be more greatful. You were the only person who supported my decision to not...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671
    26-30, F
    May 8, 2015

    I took care of my mum

    while she was on hospice (cancer). It lasted about a month. I am happy for the time we were able to spend, being realistic and up front knowing time was short. I still feel, 2 years later, that I am a terrible person, who did not do enough. On the final day, when the time was...
    ProfMeowS ProfMeowS
    36-40, F
    Jan 16, 2016

    I lost my dad to colon cancer in February of

    2014. I was close to him, and think about him a lot. but the memories I have a good ones, and thins get easier as time goes on even though I miss him very much.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    Rest In Paradise Casey ≪3

    Casey was 18 when he left me from lung cancer... Casey, you were the kindest most selfless person I've ever met. Your son had an amazing father and he misses you dearly... You didn't deserve all the horrible things that happened to you puppy. You told me that when all the good...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx
    70+
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013

    The Next Generation

    It has been over a decade since I lost my mum to cancer and it still feels so recent. Two days ago I went for a screening and they may have found 'something'. I have a week before I find out...
    themasterclass themasterclass
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2013

    Eric, My rock and safe harbor.

    I can't believe it was 6 months ago, today, that I held you in my arms while you took your last breath. The time has gone so slow, yet it feels like it was only yesterday. Those memories will forever be burned into my brain. Even though we had a lot of challenges, I never...
    dreshany dreshany
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    hi I lost my beautiful mum to bone cancer a

    year ago it still hurts so so much my mum was my best friend and iv felt so lonely without her .Evan the I have family round me most of the time.. I feel like I'm in a big black hole and can't get out.. I find it easier to be on my own than with other people . It's so hard to...
    traceydpc traceydpc
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    My cousin who was more a brother to me passed

    away on Christmas Eve 2015. He was such a great guy who was more worried about everyone else being okay after he was gone then all the pain he was going through himself. What really made it sad was how his family acted after he left. He made all his funeral plans himself as soon...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    My Father≪3 He Is My Hero.

    My father was an alcoholic. He used to even hit my mother because of the drink. He never touched me or my sister, was a great father. Was always there for us. Like 8 years ago he completly stoped drinking on his own after hitting the bottom, i went through bad times and he always...
    whydididrown whydididrown
    31-35, F
    Aug 20, 2013

    I have lost the best man I have ever known he

    died for colon cancer and I'm only 13 it has been a tough couple months can I talk to some one
    DeLong18 DeLong18
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I lost both my mother

    and grandmother to cancer, I am sorry for your loss.
    michelleplus1 michelleplus1
    56-60, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    my mother died in may due to throat cancer was

    a long three years to watch and hard to take care of her during but I would never change being there for her...I'm glad I could do that for her
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    I have seen a few friends

    and family die from Cancer, and again I am seeing someone fight the battle. she beat it once before but this time around it looks like cancer is winning this fight. She's a fighter and we wish for a miracle but know to make whatever time we have left with her the best memories.
    poetz13 poetz13
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    In july 23 2011 my father was diagnosed with

    lung and liver cancer. He was smoker. He was always in and out of that hospital. that year. The last day that we went out it was the best. We went fishing, to our favorite diner and hanged out with his friends. Then when we got home my mom brought him back to the hospital. a...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle
    22-25, M
    Apr 25, 2015

    He was just a few years old.

    He was such an inspiration to many people, and I'm glad I had to honer to be part of his life. His family has made such a difference for so many in memory of him. His family was like my family, and I was blessed to have known each and every one of them.... He may have died young...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    May 27, 2014
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