Post

I Held Someone As They Died

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    You Never Know What You Would Be Called To Do Out Of Love

    At 25 years old learned my dad had cancer. Went through all of the stuff that comes with cancer. With test, surgeries, chemo, and test holding your breath. Some good times in between because surgery bought that. Then down 7 tumors in the brain and radiation treatments, which...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Was An Accident

    i was 16 years old and it was friday the 13th 2005. i was never supersticious before this tragic day. i had just got off from my waitressing job, and so did my 15 year old friend. this friend was the jerk friend that would do things just because he knew you didn't want him to...
    nikki6788 nikki6788 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Grandma Mumsie. May She R. I. P.

    When i was drinking back in my late 20's and early 30's, i moved in with my grandmother so my mom could keep working fulltime.  i had nothing else going on, so i would spend half of my time with her and then the other half drinking at the bar.But i was there.Through the broken...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Apr 15, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Happened To Me Twice

    I work in a field where this sort of thing sometimes happens. The first time was a man with emphysema, who had compensated as far as he could and then just suddenly went downhill in the space of a few hours. I was in his room, and I saw him turn the corner from being able to...
    joesdog joesdog 41-45, M Jan 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Remebering Isabel

    My family and I were out for a drive. We were at a stop sign ready to pull out on a six lane road. Traffic was heavy. There was a car across the street waiting to turn in where we were. Some men in a truck waved the car to pass and cross even though the car driver couldnt see...
    Shellykins Shellykins 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I was really young (I believe it was the

    second grade), I was forcibly introduced by seating arrangement to a pretty (but bratty and snobbish) little brunette girl named Sheri who used to tease me to the brink of insanity. We were from completely different worlds in almost every aspect (socio-economic backgrounds...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Death Is Part Of Life!

    I've held hands and prayed for numerous family members as they passed. 3 uncles-dad-a brother to suicide- 4 aunts and then the hard one---MOM. THIS IS A CALLING ALL MUST EVENTUALLY HEAR. it is as certain as anything in this world. just like facing a fear of height by looking down...
    existenceisfutile existenceisfutile 51-55, M Apr 15, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Brother And His Cancer

    My brother was only 40 years old when he passed away a year and a half ago. None of our family members have had cancer, so to us, it was "way out there"..., something that happens to other people. He used to work for a major TV network, always surrounded by people and...
    sunnysungirl sunnysungirl 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Held My Dad's Hand And Gave Him The Permission To Pass

    I held my dad's hand as he died from cancer and gave him the permission to pass to a world of no pain. My sister and I were laying on the bed with him. He was in so much pain from the cancer. I never did stop talking with him. As he got close to the end, my sister and I both...
    marthajc marthajc 56-60, F Apr 18, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Was 18 And Just Came Home From School

    I can remember the day as if it was right now. My grandfather was dying and I can remember my mom calling me to let me know that he was gonna go soon, I remember speeding home and listening to this weird song by the killers with the lyrics "everything will be all right" and I...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Held Daddy's Hand Until the End

    May 19, 2006, my daddy went home to be with the Lord.  He had just had a birthday on May 8.  He suffered from C.O.P.D. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)  This disease is harsh and has mercy on nobody.  Daddy was a good man in every way that he could...
    mycatgus mycatgus 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Was Honored!

      I HELD SOMEONE AS THEY DIED. It happened in the early 90’s.  I had befriended an elderly lady and became close to her.     Though her children lived there in the city, I was the one who did much of what she needed.  I was the one who would...
    SHAWNTWAIN SHAWNTWAIN 51-55, M 1 Response May 11, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Did

    Its not something I will ever forget, for all the wrong resons. I wouldn't wish it apon ANYONE.........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Final Goodbye

    My dad was always my biggest cheerleader. I could always count on him to cheer me up when I needed it and calm my fears when I woke from a bad dream. So when after 2 yrs of chronic emphysema and countless weeks confined to hospital bed on a ventilator, I was were he needed me to...
    Losingmymind Losingmymind 51-55, T 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dad

    I held my dad when he passed away, the hospital rang me at about 2am I rang my brother and just ran to the hospital, it was all locked up, but I found a security guard, he let me in, I ran upto the ward, and sat by my dads bed, he was struggling breathing, shotly after that he...
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    All the time, I hear from people that I look like someone they know. I've heard people tell me things like, "You look like my sister, my best friend, my teacher, my wife or some...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am forever hearing people say "I've seen you somewhere " or "do I know you". When I say no I don't know you. It's always "you have one of those faces "
    Imsofancyy Imsofancyy 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm really depressed. I don't want to kill myself, but I really wish I was never born. My parents did an awful job of raising me... Didn't really have friends. People, family...
    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just want one ******* human being to talk to and them not judge me by what I say .. I want to be able to tell them about my life and them not be in shock or pitty me for what I...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am alone. I have my parents, my siblings, my friends, but I still feel empty. I don't know how to describe it. I felt love once- if one could believe a girl so young could...
    GemmaWeasley GemmaWeasley 13-15, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was fourteen. He was fifteen. I was a freshman. He was a sophomore. I was awkward and swooning. He was lost in thought and pain. That first day when our relationship started, and...
    TeddyBearTweaker TeddyBearTweaker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm really missing my best friend. He drowned about five years ago. Today, I was driving through the town we grew up in with my grandparents talking about someone that'd died in...
    wallflower817 wallflower817 18-21 1 Response Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mother was my father's caregiver from 1989 until his death in 2010. She refused to ever accept that his increasing disabilities would cause his death, and refused to use his...
    South1977 South1977 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am an only child. I was always close to my parents, so much so that my dad asked me to " wait to marry until he is dead". My mother died a year ago. I rebuilt my life. My dad...
    mcrn96 mcrn96 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    met someone on this list, connected with him not sexually but mentally , wit wise ..was really enjoying the repartee , he got spooked did not want to get close to anyone, he is...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like a lot of guys. Practically every single guy in my class. The lame part is, several found out and use it against me. If they ask for something several times, I give it to...
    asianlame asianlame 13-15, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've lived in this town for about 9 years now, since right before high school and now I'm 23. In freshman year I met a group of guys I really liked, we have similar interests and I...
    titor5100 titor5100 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For months at this college i went to, there was this girl. And she was brilliant. A genius, a writer, and the first person I ever opened up to. period. we got along really really...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want u to MAKE ME FEEL, like im the only girl n the world, like im the only one that you'd ever love, like im the only one who knows your heart. ONLY ONE. Never thought it was...
    Dylan15 Dylan15 13-15, M Jul 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was little, my mom and dad were separated. I'd go to his house every other weekend. Then he stopped coming to pick me up for a couple months and nobody knew why. Then my...
    ImJustMeAlex ImJustMeAlex 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last May I got on Omegle at around 1 am to pass the time so I didn't fall asleep because I had to get up really early and I didn't think I would wake up in the morning if I went to...
    evaxxx evaxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Jianhong: Italy Su died cowardly abandoned dental treatment other psychological problems25 am, the Brazilian World Cup Group FIFA 14 Coins C and Group D finale ends fourth world...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It still hurts just thinking about him, the first guy I loved. We were friends with benefits for a year and half and I thought he was all mine. But then one day after two months of...
    Nessaa4 Nessaa4 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know, tonight I just lost it, someone brought the subject of mothers up. its really ****** that all we have in life is time, the only thing we calculate someone's lifeline...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was always a "different" person than others. Some would say when I was young I was just going through changes. The older I got the worse my struggle was with myself. I had major...
    MissShotti MissShotti 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am not married, not yet, but hope to be in the near future. My boyfriend is a retired infantry soldier who served two tours in Iraq. I have only known him since he was retired...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today... I escaped death. The girl 20 feet away didn't. A two minute window made the difference. I noticed a nice innocent young woman riding her bike. Back and forth. I went in...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do. I long to be held, like a need. I long to hold someone too.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mother died November last year when she went to visit her mother in there native country I had just made it there but I was too late we had to bury her back her native country...
    anthonysahin anthonysahin 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Left to right.Elisa/me{ driver }Paulo { backseat }Kaori { seat next to driver }3 days ago I realized how strong the bond with my friends is..it all happened so fast, it was a rainy...
    JustLikeSnow JustLikeSnow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost a friend. I lost someone who loved the whole world unconditionally. I feel like ****, I feel like I didn't try hard enough or show him how much he actually meant to me. His...
    needemerise needemerise 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost my fiancée on July 3rd of this year. We started dating Feb.18th,2012. Planned to marry soon. We was on our way on a Greyhound bus to see family in Pa. When we got to...
    beckyh33 beckyh33 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I miss my great Uncle. He died a couple of years ago from old age but the though of him never goes away. I keep on asking myself if he got to see the card I wrote him before he...
    LovelyGamer LovelyGamer 16-17, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Was given away when I was 4 weeks old. My mom didn't want anything to do with me. I lived with my foster parents for awhile until my foster mom died when I was 3. Then my foster...
    ambermariah ambermariah 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have Aspergers, and am not dating anyone. I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to all those women and men who express such love and appreciation for those with Aspergers they...
    jollygoat jollygoat 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    was held back and attempted to be destroyed by navy colleagues for refusing to incriminated myself as Gay. Even with the program of Dont ask dont tell, they felt this to be a way...
    Mauree Mauree 36-40, M Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    was held back and attempted to be destroyed by navy colleagues for refusing to incriminated myself as Gay. Even with the program of Dont ask dont tell, they felt this to be a way...
    Mauree Mauree 36-40, M Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel