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I Lost My Father to Cancer

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    I lost my father last Sunday,

    6/28/15 at 5:05AM. As I held his hand and the sounds of him drowning in his own fluid was killing me! He was a DNR, but I feel that the rest of my family was just to tired to be their, they told the dr not to bother draining him ( box was in his side not on floor), because it...
    Kellysue11 Kellysue11 36-40, F Jul 8, 2015

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    I lost my father on 17 November 2013.

    Last time i saw him he was laying on bed on 13 November 2013 and i had a flight to Germany (im making a master here so i had to go) I just told him i ll see him next time i come and that his chemo will be finished by then and that im sure that he will be ok. Now I'm thinking...
    zeybuk zeybuk 31-35, F Mar 15, 2014

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    My Father

    The pain I heard, The pain he felt, The pain that took, Him away from us...... The wings that he wore, To fly high up in the heavens, The wind that passed, The wind took, His last breath from us....... Oh my heart aches, It burns, As I remember his enormous courage...... He...
    Thethinkingthinker Thethinkingthinker 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Dad

    Yesterday it was my Dad's birthday. I was all alone.  Not intentional just circumstance.  If I don't think this strange feeling goes away, if I think this strange feeling confuses me.
    Kurlysue Kurlysue 41-45, F Nov 24, 2012

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    My father was 61 when he died.

    He had cancer but the doctors operated and it was all good. He decided to skip chemo because he was trusting "the lord". For a few years (about 4) everything was fine. Then a mole started to grow on his finger but he ignored it. I mean, he trusted "the lord". After it got very...
    rosievolk rosievolk 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    on the 13th of August last year my life changed

    I found out my dad had cancer again, he had had it before but survived after having 3 quarters of his left lung removed he had been clear for between 5-6 years, they run loads of tests and we found out it was in his bones, lung, stomach and blood, they told us there was nothing...
    kimmy24 kimmy24 26-30, F Mar 18, 2015

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    Daddy, What Did Your Life Mean

    A Life That Matters Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    August 1st 2014 I will never forget the day I

    walked into the hospital happy that my father's vertigo would finally be treated. I was nervous when my mom took me to the ICU, I didn't understand. The people through the halls had broken bodies, old, hooked up to machines. My father came in for Vertigo - why was he here...
    ArtistGhost ArtistGhost 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    My Darling Dad ;-)

    My Dad would wipe my face with a wet flannel and scream alsorts of abuse at me so that i would get up for work! LOL He would come a drag me indoors when i was a crazy teenager getting p-i-s-s-e-d on the cheap booze!  He would iron my school uniform, Invite my Boy mates in...
    Sensational73 Sensational73 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    It's true, but my father sucked.

    He didn't care about me at all..
    crazysweet crazysweet 18-21, F Sep 13, 2015

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    My Dad Died While I Was Pregnant.

    In March of 2004, we got the news that my dad had late stage 3 lung cancer.  In June, I became pregnant with my second child.  I didn't know if I should tell my parents.  Would it be something for my dad to try to live for, or would it be so upsetting to him to...
    triciafly triciafly 31-35, F 32 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    Diamonds Are Forever

    I lost my father 6 months ago, today. It's a day i'll never ever forget, and a part of my memory that I try very hard not to think about. My dad was diagnosed with C in January of 2011. It was the most unexpected and unreal moment of my life. One of those things will never ever...
    Diamond85 Diamond85 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I Miss My Dad A Lot

    My dad died from brain cancer 8 years ago when I was eleven. He was never around much when I was little. He worked all the time and I only saw him between when he got back from work and when I went to bed. My family would go on camping trips in the summer and he would always...
    samyoung8 samyoung8 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    He Smoked

    He smoked since he was 13 or something like that I heard my mom say. He's always smoked. He smoked in the house when we were all infants, of course back then they weren't aware of second hand smoke. He was a wonderful man as I remember him. He was so mellow. He always had a smile...
    lily7 lily7 41-45, F 36 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    Daddy, I Miss You and I Love You.

    In 1987, my father was first diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He would not tell my brother and I about it until around 1991 or 1992.  At first it seemed that they got it all, and caught it at an early stage.  But later tests brought troubling results.  Certain...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 8 Responses May 11, 2009

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    My Father passed away on May 20,

    2015. He had been admit into Hospice. This is where people go when they are about to die. My Father had been battling bladder cancer for 17 years, but then he lost his battle. He was 87 when he died. It was on a Wednesday night when I received the fatal phone call that my Father...
    Sara600 Sara600 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    I miss him more than ever.

    But I know he lives through me.
    Ayers010 Ayers010 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    Dance With My Father ^_^

    I never imagined that death could be a beautiful experience. July 2012 My dad called and told me that he was not feeling well. He was already embarrassed to go out because his skin turned yellow, he vomited after every meal, he lost weight, and his abdomen ached a lot. Days...
    LG077 LG077 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    My Story

    I lost my Dad to cancer one month ago today. He was diagnosed in April after a week long stay in the hospital with colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He made it very clear that he didnt want any treatment at all. The doctors gave him six to eight months to live. He was...
    xlyssajx xlyssajx 18-21, F 56 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    I lost my father to stomach cancer

    when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately Father was afraid to go to see a doctor; I hardly understand why. May be, at that time all people were very afraid of cancer; this...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M Nov 15, 2014

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    3 years ago, I lost my father to a lung cancer.

    He was 41 and I was still in junior high. And since then, my grandparents put me in charge as the head of the family. But my mom has been treating me differently and so we got serious conflicts and all. And I kept imagining what will it be if he was still alive. So that my...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 16-17, F Jul 16, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3

    weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i didn't get to see him or look at his eyes or listen to his voice before he died. I got married 2 months ago and I was in another country, my...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    My father had long cancer.

    It's been 15 years Sins my mother became a widow. I was 2 years old. So I don't remember him. It never really bothered me until now. Lately I'm wondering what kind of men he was, what he loved, would we be alike? These kind of things..
    Miriam212 Miriam212 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I lost my father to colon cancer only two days

    ago. We have been struggling for fifteen months. And all was going positive. The last step was a liver surgery then all the tumors would be removed. It was a very risky operation and my father couldn't make it due to excessive bleeding. He was very optimistic during the whole...
    sevgin sevgin 26-30, F May 28, 2015

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    My Father Died Of Brain Cancer In October....28 Years Ago This Year.

    Suppose this is the most appropriate time to write about it, for I haven't written anything about his death since the early 90s. I was 18 when my father died and at the time of his death, my most significant memory is a general numbness which settled over me. Couldn't cry. Couldn...
    goomer67 goomer67 46-50 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    My Dad (Grandpa)

    On this day, 1 month ago, I lost my grandpa, who was my best friend and a father to me. My dad left me when I was a newborn, leaving me to grow up without him. Me and my mom lived with my grandparents (her parents). My grandpa also grew up without his dad as well, so he felt bad...
    Al300 Al300 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    it's bizarre this was the #experienceoftheday

    because I just spent my first Thanksgiving and my first birthday on Friday without Dad... he died April 27, seven months before I turned 34... I loved him so much... the cancer was evil, it changed him and he wasn't himself much of the time he was sick and he tried so hard to do...
    Madrina81 Madrina81 31-35, F Nov 29, 2015

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    It's been seven years

    since I lost my father to bladder cancer. I was seventeen then. I still can't cope with the fact that I will never hear his voice again, share a laugh with him. It's been hard and it doesn't get any easier, you just get stronger. But the absence is always there. And the anger...
    Terribleana Terribleana 22-25, F Nov 18, 2015

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    My father passed away April 12th 2014.

    He was 62 years old. I always had a feeling he would die of cancer. I even knew the day...my best friend Gary who committed suicide was born April 12th. I miss my father dearly. He worked so hard and gave his family everything we needed. He would help anyone for any reason. I...
    Davieg196 Davieg196 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2014

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    My Wonderful Father.

    When I was 15 years old, my father, my best friend on this planet, was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was the hardest thing to accept and still is. It only took 8 short months for the cancer to take him away forever. I feel so angry, because he was one of the best people I have...
    christa1722 christa1722 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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 that im strong and can get through it but inside im falling apart
    kimmy24 kimmy24 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    Until We Meet Again...

    I lost my dad to brain cancer on 4-6-11. I miss him so much. I had to go back to school (I go to college in a different state). It's so hard to try to finish up the semester while feeling so depressed.We all thought that my dad was doing much better. The average amount of time...
    maddityler maddityler 18-21 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Tough Times Make Tough People....

    I lost my dad about three years ago to skin cancer. He died at about 3:30 a.m Jan. 24th. I was about ten or eleven at the time. When you lose a parent you remember all kinds of things they have said to you. I will never forget what my dad said to me. I am the only girl out of...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F Apr 28, 2012

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing,

    so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes). Before I get into details, I would really like to start where it all began. I remember that day all too well. It was February 29th, 2012...
    iLucky iLucky 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    I lost my father recently in Nov 2013.

    He was suffering from nasopharengeal carcinoma, a form of cancer, the tissues started growing up from upper nasopharyx to upskull. It was dignosted on 4th stage poorly diffenciated malignant tumour. Afterwards it started growing immensely to the other part of body and bones too...
    varora296 varora296 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Two years ago I miss him I'm very glad he

    didn't suffer he refused treatment he just closed his eyes and went to sleep and never woke up
    dfries63 dfries63 51-55, M Jul 5, 2014

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    Lost My Hero, My Dad, To Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    It all started 3 years ago when my Dad noticed that his vision was getting weird. He thought he had cataracts. After going to the eye doctor he was sent straight to the emergency room. The eye doctor took one look in the back of his eyes and saw these black dots (there was a...
    cloneme22 cloneme22 26-30, F Sep 22, 2013

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    April 13th 2013 so coming up on 3 years now.

    He died after a 8 month battle with lung cancer. Wasn't a big surprise knew it was only a matter of time for anyone who smokes 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day it's bound to happen. I realized about a year after he died i was up to smoking about two packs a day it scared the...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Empty....hollow chested.

    ...light and floating....in my thoughts you are heavy, lead, and impossible to carry...Ashes in a grey plastic box, you can't possibly be inside....unable to truly speak, cry, explain myself...part of me is gone with you....your voice can i remember it's sound before the morphine...
    NixGnome NixGnome 26-30, F Aug 14, 2014

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    Gone Too Soon

    i lost my dad 3 weeks ago to lung kidney and bone cancer. it left a gigantic void in my heart because dad had parkinsons disease as well. he was the greatest father you can ask for and did not deserve all those horrible things in his later years. a month before he died he cried...
    jaysicario jaysicario 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I Lost My Dad to Cancer

    I lost my dad to cancer in 1984. He had cancer of his pancreas and stomach. I was only a year and 10 months old though so unfortunately I don't remember him. I wish I did though because people say I am like him in a lot of ways. Cancer runs in my dad's side of the family and...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    I'm 15 and i lost my father just over two weeks

    ago. The experience is still new to me and when i'm alone i break down and cannot control my tears, i don't know who to speak to, despite the many people who have said i can speak to them, they don't understand
    8u8813s 8u8813s 16-17, F 8 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    Happy Father's Day. May our daddy's look upon

    and continue to keep us safe.
    x0blueeyedblondex0 x0blueeyedblondex0 22-25, F Jun 15, 2014

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    My dad's family lives in london ,

    with my mom at work and me at school in Portugal my father had to go for a few months to london so he would not be alone ... Sometimes i went there , i didnt cared about school in that moment... Well the thing is my family never liked my mother so they insulted and humiliated...
    MynameisAya MynameisAya 13-15, F Oct 31, 2015

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