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I Held Someone As They Died

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I remember this guy who was my bestie, he died in a car crash, I never told him that I love him, so now it is to late...
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    My grandma passed away last mothers day from lung cancer. RIP. Im getting a tattoo about her.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    They died on the other line prolly that's why they didn't text back. Or when you reply a long msg and you just got a fcking 'K'.
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    I wonder how many of us feel this way yet for many reasons have to......... or do...... stay with someone they don't love, or who does not love back? So what is love? It can...
    walkbywithme walkbywithme 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I miss being held and cuddled I want to be able to curl up beside someone and just look up and smile knowing I'm not alone. I want to be able to hug and kiss and just loved. I'm...
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    My father is the one that i lost when i was sixteen. My father was visiting me in hospital for a stomach operation that i was about to have, strangely enough dad was having...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have never felt reciprocated love. I don't mean like the friends and family package deal that everybody gets, I mean romantically. It's not from a lack of trying, but as I look...
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    Lol .... I hate when I text someone and they never text back or say sorry babe I wasn't by my phone ... But when you're with them the phone stays in their hands .... Honestly I...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm going to snap. Things keep piling on in my soul. My grandmother died the week before Christmas. My job hours have been very inconsistent for several months now...
    mooshie33 mooshie33 36-40, M 1 Response May 7

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    We all know someone who has passed away. Well, maybe you're fortunate to have not, but I guarantee you know someone who has. Death isn't all as bad as people make it out to be...
    HelloKardashiann HelloKardashiann 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    my dog died on Tuesday 5/12/15 at 5:45 pm my sister let the door open and she got out and was hit by a truck. She was laying unconscious and bleeding from her nose. My husband...
    Jecka0722 Jecka0722 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Honestly it's sad really. I mean I don't want people to miss me and be in pain because of me but I want to have added something to people's lives. I you see I never got this...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    I don't know which time to talk about... well I guess I can tell you about the first time someone else made intent... The year was 1997 on a dark night around 8:30 PM. I was...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I've almost died so many times, one time I was In a really bad car accident where we rolled 6-7 times into a field, the whole top of the car was dented in, but the place where I...
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    My dog died a horrible, horrible death and it's killing me. My brother came down to visit for the weekend, it was supposed to be a fun time but it cost me my best friend. My...
    Shakesfear Shakesfear 22-25, M 1 Response May 4

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    Well, when I say friend, I mean my grandmom. but she was the first person who died who was really close to me. and I'm old enough to have it effect me more. My grandpa died when I...
    BowtiesRcool BowtiesRcool 22-25, M May 2

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    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Just over 2 years ago my mom died. I took care of her 24 hours a day for 3 years until she passed. A few weeks later my father died. I'm 42 years old and this was my first...
    Nolongersunshine Nolongersunshine 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14

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    if you read my stories may be you will feel it how much i love her i just found out some other guy is in love with her and she likes him too to be honest i dont want be a...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Some people are just addictive, you know they're no good for you but you keep going back for more.
    Viviq66 Viviq66 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it's the people you love most you forget most easily. My brother had been a part of my life for so long, that before he died, he was a routine, this man I called a few...
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    I just want to talk to someone, have a good conversation. Where I can look back just smile and get butterflies at the conversation we had. Is that to much to ask? I just want...
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    I miss my dad. Today I truly miss him. For the first time since his death in 1992, I am grieving for his loss. When he died, I didn't only lose him, I also lost myself. There's a...
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    Hi everyone. I'm Shruthi, 21 from India. Well I was born in southern India to my beautiful parents. They loved each other and even a stranger could tell that. I also have an elder...
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