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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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    Still Miss Her

      I lost my grandma to lung cancer and she didn't even smoke...ever We lived right next door to my grandparents when I was growing up and she was definately my serrogate mother. She was built like Dolly Parton and could always make me laugh. I love her and miss her everyday...
    maddieaz maddieaz 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Not A Good Feeling.

    My grandmother died on february 12th 2012. She was a very special lady and i miss her alot. We were quite close since moved from Aus to canada for uni. We became quite close, and my only regret was not being there the morning she died to tell her i loved her. Although i know she...
    jesse451 jesse451 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    Fate

    My Nanee has been battling cancer since I was born and it never let her rest. It ended at the age 63 when her doctors could not perform surgery to take out a tumor in her liver. We knew for a good month or so before it happened. I went to her funeral and my cousin Branson and...
    TruthLauren TruthLauren 13-15, F Mar 21, 2010

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    Gram Cracker Crunch

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:46PM - I lost the greatest Love and Friend I have ever known or will ever know. My Gram was my Mother and my Papa was my Father. An unwanted child and burden to my own parents, but a Blessing to my Grands. My Grands took me in and thought of, looked...
    Mis77 Mis77 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    The Only Family Member I Could Actually Tolerate

    When I was younger I tended to annoy my family and I didn't have any friends, except of course my grandmother. She was the one who taught me how to read, how to make tea, how to move past those places in your life where you just want to give up. My first memory's where of her...
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    Beatrice Elizabeth Gilliam...~*nan*~

    i was 9, the day i learned my nan was dying of cancer. that was 23 years ago. mum kneeled before me and my younger brother and told us the heartening news. the cancer was everywhere - in her lungs, brain, throat...etc... i intentioned to be alone, but my younger brother followed...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    A Not-so-merry Christmas

    I remember the day exactly. It was Christmas morning, I was an excited little five-year-old. Curious about what lied beneath the colorful wrapping paper. After ripping open all of the gifts, my mom and stepdad sat me down at the dining table, both on either side of me. My mom...
    BrokenLullaby BrokenLullaby 16-17, F Jun 13, 2010

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    I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars

    Growing up, there was no one I adored more than my grandmother. From a young age she was the one there for me. My mother was going through a rough time while I was really young so my grandma took the lead on raising me. I always felt a little closer to her than my other siblings...
    Swimmingteacher7 Swimmingteacher7 18-21, F Apr 10, 2012

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed

    with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning in the end. To me nothing changed. She was still the same human being that continued to do what she wanted. Went for walks, volunteered, did...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23, 2014

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    Sometimes I Hate Being Right

    When my grandmother entered the hospital we family were given a pamphlet to soften the blow that she probably wouldn't be returning home after brain cancer surgery. I was persuaded. She never came home.She was closer to me than my mother, her daughter. I miss her.At least she...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Aug 10, 2011

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    1991

    It was in augest of 91 when she passed i was eight years old. She had been sick in and unable to move or talk for months. I often wonder how my life would have been if she had lived longer it would be better no doubt. It is tough to deal with a death of someone close at any...
    mulder mulder 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Sunday 9/11 2011. She Went Up To Heaven.

    The stress is getting to me my immune system is shot and I'm catching the flu before my beloved grandmas funeral which will be held on Friday. I feel so low my chest is heavy, I am at rest now but I keep alternating between crying and stressing out, I haven't eaten in two days. I...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    Pancreas Cancer

    I lost my grandmother due to pancreas cancer. That was 9 years ago.
    gohjohan gohjohan 31-35, M Oct 30, 2007

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    Lung Cancer

    BOTH of them.  and Also my Uncle.  and I smoke.  yeah yeah, well bring it on.
    btrfly09 btrfly09 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    Not 1,Not 2,But 3

    Unfortunately I learned at a young age that people you love die. A lesson that was hard to accept and understand but a lesson I learned all the same. Lost 2 grandmothers to Breast Cancer another to Bone Cancer.Such devastating losses. I learned so much from them and had so...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F Apr 25, 2011

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    It Happened So Fast

    My grandmother passed away on may 27, 2008... its only been a little while, its so hard to except that shes gone. She was 78,, she has had a very difficult time, with stuggling with her weight for has long has I can remember, 19 years ago she overcome ovarian cancer, she has had...
    iceberg01ca iceberg01ca 41-45, F Jun 11, 2008

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    First Grandma, Then Mum

    When I was a boy - maybe 6 years old - when my grandma died of breast cancer (back in about 1970). My mum nursed her at home and it was really hard work for her. I remember reading grandma stories. It is tragically ironic that Mum herself got cancer. She got uterus cancer and...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 26, 2010

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    She Wasn't Much Past 60

    I lost my grandmother to colon cancer. She was 66, I think and I was about 8. I've really missed not being able to have a relationship with her. I've wondered if she would like the woman I've grown up to me. My Baba tells me that she and I have/had a lot in common. So, often or...
    Brittie Brittie 16-17 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    My Nana

    My Nana was the most wonderful woman you could ever have met! She just new how to make you smile and her laugh was contagious! I miss her more and more everyday! My mom & dad had me at a young age and while they got on there feet Nana raised me. When I was four I moved in with my...
    Alibunny13 Alibunny13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Breast

    Didn't even know she was sick. They never told me. She died when I was 5. I went to the graveyard but not to the viewing. I miss her.
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F Jan 24, 2008

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    The Sickness-the Last Goodbye

    These are a couple stories i had to write for a college comp class a couple of years ago. Rough copies so please dont be too cruel with my grammar or punctuation. The stories just seemed to fit this group i found. To all who have lost any loved one to cancer. I pray for the...
    escapexthexfate escapexthexfate 18-21, F May 30, 2010

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    ok. this is going to be hard but I'm going to try, born 1947(i think) my great grandmother, Mary Ellen McDaniel, was the sweetest person you would ever meet. she always was an...
    Rachelelizabeth417 Rachelelizabeth417 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I lost my mum to cancer, stage 4 melanoma. she was diagnosed late 2012 and was put on this trial drug. she seemed fine had to eat by a certain time and medication at a certain time...
    Mitchell92 Mitchell92 22-25 1 day ago

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    It's been 6.5 years since your passing. I was one year into my own battle with cancer. it wasn't looking good. I remember the day when you told me that if you could take my cancer...
    amc92 amc92 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My older sister was diagnosed with cancer (liver/bowel) in November 2010 and she passed away on March 15, 2012!!! Through the long months of tests and chemotherapy, her faith in...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I just really can't believe this is happening to her. She was living such a happy life with her family. She would go off on facebook about all the fun and amazing things they were...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    "Unstoppable Hope"Losing a child is the worst emotional pain a person can feel. As a grief counsellor, and as a mom who has lost a son to cancer, I feel it is critical we share our...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My then mother-in-law died of lung cancer in August 2000. My dad died of lung cancer in January 2001. It was a horrible few months. I miss them both.
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I just got a phone call from my mom. Her job sent her home early from work because she was breaking down in her office.. My aunt is not looking good at all. She might not make...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I just found out today. She was talking about the menu for our vacation next weekend , she said " We are having lasagna Friday and Tacos Saturday night....... Did I tell you I have...
    Rackshack Rackshack 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    please help me I beg u. someone I care about has cancer in a most painful place idk how long they have left but if they die I'll die too and they want me there I promised them id...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 14

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    I can't say this loud enough. We just lost another friend to cancer this past weekend and it sucks. She was an inspiration to so many, my daughter's dance instructor, in fact her...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost my mother unexpectedly 1/24/15, just two days before her 46th birthday. Having a hard time
    Aloverslost Aloverslost 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Almost 4 years ago, my mom passed from pancreatic cancer. Just wish there was a better way to test for it earlier, rather than catching once its too late.
    white95zj white95zj 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    As of April 2015, it will be 4 years since my younger sister Susan passed away from the cancer she had dealt with so bravely for several years. Time may heal some wounds, tho not...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 1 Response Jan 6

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    It was November 5, 2010 when my grandma ( dad's mom) passed away from lung cancer. Of course she was a heavy smoker. She'd smoke one every 2 minutes after she finished the first...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 9

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    When I was just 9 years of age, my mother died from Cancer. This started from behind the eye and lead to taking over the rest of her body dramatically. I loved her so much and...
    milanibrooke milanibrooke 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    my much beloved sister died from cancer last week. I cry every time I think or talk about it and at the moment am being bombarded with messages from people who want to talk about...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I will share with you guys my story: Dave, died from cancer last year I don't know it just seems like yesterday. So ahhhh We always hang out with the gang and have fun. One...
    Regkid Regkid 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    His name is Doobie (that's him in the picture). He is a 12 year old red nose staffordshire bull terrier. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He has two tumors in his...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a believer. I believe god has protected me in many situations. I have really been distanced with him. I losted my grandpa November 2012, right after my mom shot herself in...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lost my dad in 2001. He hadn't been sick that long. He was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in December of 2000 & told that he had 6-8 months to live even with chemo. He...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014