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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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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 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    - Back in 2009 is when we first found out that my father had skin cancer but it didn't seem so serious so I wasn't so worried.. They talked about doing a surgery and after that...
    KickRocks KickRocks 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I was very young I used to pray to God to take my life before my Grandmother's so I wouldn't see the day she dies because I knew I couldn't handle it. That is one prayer God...
    AwkwardFella AwkwardFella 18-21 Apr 12

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    You're getting on with your life, While I'm getting over mine. Interesting... Life has a way of going crazy when you least expect it. I never thought it would be like this. You...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so destroyed, 8 months ago I lost my older sister to cancer. She was 21, she had just had her first child and was so excited to be a mother. She had a full week with her until...
    beccah1234 beccah1234 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I lost my grandmother October 31, 2000. I was 6 years old and I was lost and still am without her. She was my everything when I was little. She was my best friend, playmate, and...
    katiieadjodha katiieadjodha 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Last month I lost my Mum to cancer. She was my best friend and now I just feel lost without her. In the last couple of weeks of her life I spent every waking moment with her...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8, 2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be...
    awkwardprincess98 awkwardprincess98 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago. and every single day goes by and my grief doesn't grow any smaller. she was amazing and perfect in every aspect. i dream to be like her.
    leahduffys leahduffys 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Thursday was a rough day my friend who's been sick with cancer passed away and even though she's no longer in pain and not suffering I am just so sad and lost! She's was such an...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Angel - It's been a year today since my best friend lost her life to Cancer. I miss her so much! Today's been kind of hard, but aim trying to focus on all the fun we had before...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My grandmother passed away early this morning, and her last words to me were, "I love you too, sweetie." Nana, I love you so much, and though it hurts so badly that you've passed...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    My grandpa had lung cancer for 16 years. He died in March 2010.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am in my mid-twenties. Did not finish college. I am adopted and don't know my biological family. My adopted parents got divorced-the father commited suicide four years ago and...
    layla99 layla99 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    My dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My grandpa died from cancer and we really didn't have a really good relationship since he lived so far. But I think that's what hurts the most, the fact that I didn't have that...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F Apr 3

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    On April 4, 2014 I lost my wife of 25 years to Lung Cancer. I miss her very much. She was my best friend and companion. I have done a lot of crying and more crying.
    vazquezj vazquezj 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    My aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice. She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It grieves me to read people having problems with their grandparents. I never knew my dad's dad as he died when my father was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother's father died when I...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 21

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I lost my mother at the age of 9 , to cancer . I can't really remember her well but I know that she was really sick throughout those nine years.
    musicdance814 musicdance814 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I lost my dear dog Elvis to cancer last summer. It still hurts so bad
    MsLouise MsLouise 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    My experience only really happened when I was in kindergarten. My friends name was Alonte. The other kids wouldn't play with him because they said he looked weird due to the...
    LeoLove0803 LeoLove0803 16-17, F Mar 30

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22