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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M 54 mins ago

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    Well, we don't actually know this for sure as of this moment. My wife has a "mass" in her colon -- it will need to be removed regardless. We discovered this yesterday when my wife...
    larrypoppins larrypoppins 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKUSEiAnczY,,,,,,,vince gill-threaten me with heaven.,,,,,,,,was what I needed to hear when my wife was having cancer surgery,,,,,,,,,threaten her...
    Bluesky52 Bluesky52 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I OVER HEARD MOM TALK ON THE PHONE. She said that she is troubled with her health issues (she has cancer) and she wants peace of mind. SHE HATES SEEING ME AROUND AND I 'M THE...
    chocolatesforever chocolatesforever 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The simple truth of life is that we must all learn how to love. Not just through giving and recieving it, but by BEING it. We must do this through the experiences we have with...
    a11th1ngsf1shy a11th1ngsf1shy 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Heavy steps in the hallway, bad day No words tell me everything when you get home I know that it's the best if I'm on my own for awhile You've got enough to think about, where do I...
    PrayingForBetterDays PrayingForBetterDays 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    So there is this guy at my work. I had noticed him checking me out before, but both of us are shy and we had never spoken. Things all changed when I got a cute pixie cut. He...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I belong to a country where unfortunately caste still is everything. Your love has no meaning if your castes are not the same, your commitment has no value if you don't belong to...
    dela123 dela123 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I've been growing out my hair to donate to someone who lost theirs to chemo. But now I'm wondering if it really matters. Would they care? When I started growing my hair out, I felt...
    katniss394 katniss394 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    My dad died April 13 2013 After a 8 month battle with lung cancer.
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I lost both my mother and grandmother to cancer, I am sorry for your loss.
    michelleplus1 michelleplus1 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Tomorrow Never Comes If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would...
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    May you bask in the light of the Heavenly Host as you read this entry and feel the soft breezes brush against your forehead like the healing touch of a mother coddling her child...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've never forgotten him, and we were split up about 12 years ago due to forces beyond our control. I've never met anyone quite like him, and doubt I ever will. I found an email...
    Rebec987 Rebec987 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost my aunt to cancer 9 months ago. It still feels the same as the first day I lost her. She was my second mother. She was in the delivery room with my parents. She held me...
    papayalover24 papayalover24 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I lost my amazing Mum to cancer only 6 weeks ago. Between my 36th birthday and my wedding anniversary. The tragic story is she only lost her own Mum 18 months before. She then...
    rebeccaabrams17 rebeccaabrams17 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Vegeta: "[when Goku was fighting 1-on-1 with Buu, to himself]" Amazing, how do you do it Kakarot? You've always been like this, ever since the day I first met you, always ready to...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My Christopher, my soulmate, passed away of brain cancer. He had it for 10 years and lived in incredible life until his final year. I took a year off from work to care for him...
    Mary2004 Mary2004 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My birthday is July 3, in now 28 years old.. What i hate about being cancer is too much emotional and i am.. What i love about cancer is being FAITHFUL agree?!
    YHAS YHAS 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I've lost my mum and my nan to cancer. I've also lost my grandparents and my great aunt but it wasn't to cancer. I've lost lots of people and it's sad and I'm so lonely. I didn't...
    turkishgirl98 turkishgirl98 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    when I love I love hard and completely and totally. There is nothing I wouldn't do for my loved ones. I strive to give of myself and serve without expecting anything in return.
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F Aug 18

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    Cancer sucks!!!! Missing my husband although I know he's at peace & cancer free!!!!
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    no I do not it brings up to many memories of loved ones..........
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M Aug 16

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    I want a boyfriend I want a puppy I want a car I want every thing I wish I could fly I want to go to the pool
    haileeandmaddyandevryonerocks haileeandmaddyandevryonerocks 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Being diagnosed, and living, with Medulloblastoma. I've never really talked about being diagnosed with cancer but with a few people. I would like to share my story. I've had this...
    Kwakwakalanooksiwae Kwakwakalanooksiwae 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    About four years ago when I was eleven my mom was diagnosed with cancer since my parents had been divorced since I was three months old I only got to see her in the summer but one...
    LostStitches LostStitches 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I can't start my day, go to sleep, or even get in my car without hearing it. Whether it's from my fiancé, my son or my mom. Someone has to tell me they love me, & I have to make...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Even if they don't love me
    SuicidalSquad SuicidalSquad 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I hate cancer … My twin and I were an “ooops” pregnancy when mom & dad were in college, but they were both on fast-track programs toward advanced degrees and eventually PhD...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 14

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