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I Lost Love Ones to Cancer

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    Patti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

    stage four on April 20, 2013. She was given 2 months but lasted almost 9 months. She spent Christmas and New Years in the hospital and was sent home on January 12, 2014 to die in her own home. With her last moments she opened her blue eyes wide (first time in over 2 weeks) and...
    imissmylove imissmylove 66-70 1 Response Jan 19, 2014

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    It Was My Dad.

    I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer,  like usual it was found pretty early, but like always it was terminal.  He fought a good fight and made it 18 months which was a year longer then the doctor had said he might.  I got some interesting insight from him during this...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    A True Account Of Bladder Cancer Going Bad

    My husband, love of 30+ years died August 1st 2010 from bladder cancer that metastasized to his liver in the end.  I nursed him through chemo, the worst they can give, surgery which almost took his life from loss of blood, kidney damage from the surgery that removed his bladder...
    mag2010 mag2010 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    She's Still Here

    I lost my Aunty to cancer several years ago, when I was just a kid, but for some reason I've always felt like I would have been really close to her had she lived.  She was the nutty writer in the family, kind of an alcoholic, but a very good writer and I think that's where I...
    mn2623 mn2623 22-25, F Sep 10, 2011

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    GONE But Never Forgotten

    THIS SUBJECT IS AN ONGOING ONE. EVERY DAY PEOPLE LOSE LOVED ONES TO THIS DISEASE. I AM 1 OF 5 CHILDREN. I  WAS VERY CLOSE TO MY FAMILY THAT CONSISTED OF 3 SISTERS AND 1 BROTHER. I AM THE OLDEST.I LOST 1 OF MY SISTERS TO CANCER MANY YEARS AGO. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING. TO LOSE A...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2008

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    My Uncle Neil...

    Lost his years long battle to cancer this morning.  He was a good man with a great family and he will be missed. I spent a summer with them back in 1980.  Most years they would either come here or we would go there to visit.  But we all were very close. Goodbye...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    Involved Versus Uninvolved

    I have lost two people that I loved to cancer.  My Dad who was diagnosed with lung cancer, had surgery to remove the cancer but it didn't work as it was too late for that.  He was gone in six months. I did not have a license at the time so I was not able to be involved.  Dad...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    To Many..... Hate Cancer

    Cancer is horid. It runs in my dads side of family!! :-[ I have lost my aunt Kathy and my uncle terry has cancer and fights it. My cousin heather is a fighter of breast cancer. :-/
    Abb50 Abb50 18-21, F Aug 12, 2013

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    She Was My Life

    It has only been a month since I lost the other half of my heart. I can't stop thinking about her, I can't stop crying at night, and I don't know how to go on without her. We did everything together and now when I do anything it feels wrong; it feels like I am just going through...
    nomad59 nomad59 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    Before I Was Born

            Before I was born my mom suffered the lost of both her parents. Her parents were smokers; they were from the WWII generation so smoking was very popular then, there was no reseach yet that linked cancer to cigarettes. My grandpa died...
    joon joon 18-21, F Mar 13, 2008

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    A Lost Soul Mate

    two and half years with out my best friend,soul mate,wife. two people died that day.but one walked away.eight years not we were together.not one bad word just happy all the time.going to work was hard ijust wanted to be at home with my love and she was the same.now i am lost...
    foxx1966 foxx1966 41-45, M Sep 28, 2009

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    Guilty For Hating Something That I Myself Is Doing

    This might be a famous act for hypocrisy but I am still open in unraveling it. I never like people who are irresponsible because to me those are the ones who are not living life in their maximum human potential. Being responsible goes with the basics in life yet everyone keep on...
    PsychjiLL PsychjiLL 22-25 Oct 14, 2011

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    The Silent Killer

    I am a witness to why pancreatic cancer is dubbed "the silent killer"it is sadly unnoticeable until it has already spread to other organs.My father was diagnosed on February 3 2012 and took his last breath on this earth on oct 3 2012 exactly 8 months from diagnosis.my dad went...
    Ryandv Ryandv 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to...
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    Unfortunately, cancer is an equal opportunity predator. Watching a young, vibrant woman with young children lose her battle with this heart wrenching disease can certainly make...
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    I am deeply in love with those beings that are called "fictional characters". I have loved fictional characters all my life, from my earliest childhood. I believe that what we...
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    As the years pass and time moves on.....the love I have in my heart for a lost love never fades away. There's a part of my heart that will forever be his. He's irreplaceable...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 19 Responses 4 days ago

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    In my dreams this is how one should wake every morning. Wrapped in your loved ones arms. The feeling of his skin against yours. Breathing together as one watching the sun rise...
    FairytaleDreams FairytaleDreams 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 13 Responses Jun 23

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    I lost my mom for lung cancer 2 years ago. She was the greatest woman i've ever seen and i miss her so much :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 22

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    Just got of the phone my lovely cousin who has battled cancer for 2 years has just passed away , I would hope people will say a prayer for her , thankyou
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Honoring Our Angels There's never a single day that I don't think of R. It won't happen, ever. Even after all these years. He is always remembered. In solitude or amidst a crowd...
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    on the 10th November last year I lost my dad to cancer and tomorrow is going to be the first fathers day without him, I don't know how im going to cope, everyone believes im ok and...
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    This hasn't been an easy topic for me talk about and I try to hold back tears as I post this but I lost my father to a massive heart attack in February 2013 while I was away at...
    Aaronisdabest Aaronisdabest 18-21, M Jun 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20

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    from the time I was two up until I was twelve, I lived with my mamaw and papaw. papaw died when I was in third grade. a little bit later, my mamaw started getting sick. I didn't...
    misscupcake420 misscupcake420 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    my dad is at the end stages of hepatic cancer ,we discovered that too late ,i know he is suffering much but he can't stop blaming us psychologically I don't know what I supposed...
    cindrella15oo cindrella15oo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I'm m not afraid to cry every once in a while Even though going on with you gone still upsets me There are days every now and again I pretend I’m OK But that’s not what gets me...
    ABM77 ABM77 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I lost my best friend to cancer in grade 7 and I was in emotional trauma for quite a while. We have been friends since grade 1 and I still miss her so much. She meant so much to me...
    Venessab Venessab 18-21, F