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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 18-21, M Mar 9

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    One Year Without My Best Friend

    This is my first post to this site.  I was amazed to see the group off to the side on the second page I checked out.  Now my story......... My mother fought with breast cancer for 13 years.  She hit a huge bump in the road in January of 2006.  She had another...
    extremstorm extremstorm 36-40, F 21 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    My Mother's Last Days.

    My mother was just 62 when she lost her battle with colon cancer. It was a shock to our whole family. In May of 1996 the Dr. told her she had dioticulitis, and in Jan. 1997, he told us she was in the last stages of colon cancer.  She died on Feb. 2, 1997. My mother lived for...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Thirteen Years...

    I didn't want to write a story here. Not now. Sure, she's gone, but it's a kind of happy time for me, and I didn't want to bring up the old grief. But the anniversary of her death was April 15, and thirteen years later, grief it still is. There are a lot of days I don't think...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 19 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    July 31, 2013, my life went completely downhill

    when the doctor confirmed that my Mom had Stage 4 Colon Cancer after months of complaining of bad admdominal pain. I never thought this could happen to my mom, in general my family! I couldn't stop crying. I remembered she reassured me everything will be alright and she will be...
    hyperballadme hyperballadme 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    The past march 17th, I lost my mother to cancer.

    Even though my brother and I had only known for the past two years, it turns out she had been sick for nearly five years. I can honestly say I have never met someone so strong, so wonderful and with such a positive attitude towards the horrible things life sends to those who...
    Kittycat2525 Kittycat2525 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Mom calling and calling,

    I'm on my way to a show I answer, she crying, saying Sadie is dying The doc said she only had a week for us to speak Before she deceased, cause cancer was just eating her cheeks up F.U.C.K, nah this is really awkward for me, bruh I hang the phone up, and adjust my seat back And...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    It's been almost one month

    since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't believe in after life. I believe in science and our science is too primitive and I blame that for the death of my mother. The...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Ashes In The Chemport II

    Eating for Two Once I found out that Rachel and I had the same blood type, I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea. She could have my blood for transfusions. My blood is like friggin’ high-test. She needs iron and I’m like a red-meat ***** so it just made perfect...
    BabzEsq24 BabzEsq24 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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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, caring for her, talking to her and helping her. I was there when she died and I will never regret that. I haven't properly cried yet - I...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Earlier this week my mom finally died of

    pancreatic cancer. She fought for 9 months, and it left her as a shadow of her former self. This woman taught me to be independent, work on my own car, and when things didn't go as planned; push that sucker home myself. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her, and it...
    artsciencelovelife artsciencelovelife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    My mom just passed away September 6th,

    2013. She was 46 years old and my sister and I are 18 and 24. She had moved herself into a nursing home at the hospital because by the end she was on a stomach tube and so many medications. She had lung cancer that had gone through her lymph nodes to her brain and then into her...
    Abmedo Abmedo 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Before I was age 10 and a couple of days

    before my birthday I lost my mother to cancer. I later found out in my late 20s the cancer caused her to loose the child she was pregnant with......which I didn't know about and I really don't know how I feel about that. I still remember being woken up at 3am with the news of...
    NotMe1536 NotMe1536 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My mom and I had a very different

    yet special relationship, thing's got harder as I got older but when I was little she was my super hero! There wasn't a moment that went by that she didn't tell me that she loves me, that I'm beautiful, and smart. When I looked at her I used to think, I'm so lucky to have such a...
    teeheartmarie teeheartmarie 22-25, F Jan 23

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    So back in 2006 my mother ended up getting ill.

    She wasn't feeling and refused to go to the doctors. You see mom was a very stubborn woman and I'm pretty sure I get that from her lol. Anyways she kept waiting and waiting until she couldn't take it any more. The doctors told her that she has gotten ovarian cancer. From then on...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    Buried my mommy last week

    after an 8 month battle with Melanoma. She was doing great, then all if a sudden had some sharp pain in her side a couple days before Thansgiving. She died a week later. I flew in just hours after she passed. I had to say goodbye through FaceTime. She was such a loving brave...
    Shaunacarpenterkruse Shaunacarpenterkruse 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Breast cancer. 6 months ago,

    my 8 year old brother and twelve year old sister all lay around my mother as she fought to breathe. So many tears were shed but I would never give this memory up for the world.
    Petunia164 Petunia164 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Lets Beat Up Cancer Together!!

    it is the holiday season, and there are millions of people right now around the world with a horrible illness we know as cancer. ive always wanted to help these people but never knew how but im finally stepping up. and i want anyone who cares to try and make a difference as well...
    zackshelpingpeople26 zackshelpingpeople26 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    So, this is quite tough

    for me to talk about. I was so close to my mother, and I think I always appreciated her more because I knew that she had lost her mother to cancer 8 months before I was born. It all happened very quickly. My parents had gone on holiday, and upon return my mother became jaundiced...
    CherryPutain CherryPutain 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    She Died In My Arms

    It's been over 2 years now and still too painful to recall in detail here. We were as close as a mother and son could be. The best parts of me came from her, and I'll never stop missing her until I see her again. It was so painful for her at the end but her courage and...
    justjohn57 justjohn57 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Lost

    I cant believe it's been ten years since she passed away. that's an extremely long time, and i still don't think i have my head wrapped around it. I've grown up completely without her. Went through my teenage years, graduated high school, and in two years ill be graduating...
    clacey clacey 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Four hours ago she passed

    after a year of her latest fight with brain and lung cancer. It is all so very fresh that i don't yet know how to react.
    AliciaHalfcat AliciaHalfcat 36-40, T 2 Responses Feb 16

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    She was the healthiest person I ever knew.

    She loved to love. She was a teacher because she loved what she did. The school would consciously put troubled kids in her class because of how successful she was in turning them around. I have never known anyone like my mother. One day her hand started to shake. It followed...
    kanellos kanellos 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    My Mum Died When I Was 11

    My Mum was rushed to hospital for the first time on my 11th birthday (which is in January) and I was devasted. It took weeks for them to find out what was wrong. She had Cancer. Lung Cancer. I didn't know what to do, so I just cried, for ages. She had come home by that time but...
    RavenStar12 RavenStar12 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Ill never forget the day mom took me out to

    lunch..sat across the table from me and said.. "I have a lump in my breast"..from that moment to losing her was an exact year..the heart wrenching days..weeks and hours that followed can some days paralyze me. Mom and i were inseparable. I had been through 7 miscarriages and a...
    JennyPenny2 JennyPenny2 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Lung Cancer

    My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 16 2006, she passed away March 16 2007.  The doctors thought she just had pneumonia and did not do any chest x-rays. a couple of weeks later she went back to the hospital, they did an x-ray this time and found the cancer...
    lucky25 lucky25 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    English Is A Stupid Languish-author Unknown

    http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/esl.htm There is no egg in the eggplant, No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England, French fries were not invented in France. We sometimes take English for granted, but if we...
    BabzEsq24 BabzEsq24 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    New Territory

    Last year was a hard year. I lost my grandmother, my mother, and my marriage, thought the latter was actually a positive change. I sometimes find it hard to understand how I feel, or to know for sure if I'm feeling what I should be feeling. The idea of loosing my mother was my...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 30, 2007

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    I Never Got To Say Bye

    I was angry when my mom went into the hospital. I argued with her and didn't say what I should've told her and one night we found out that she was being kept alive by machines and I realized it was to late to tell her I loved her and that she was my biggest hero. She battled...
    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 9 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Goodbye...

    My Mom died on March 12, 2010, when I was 13 and she was 50 years old, due to a 6 year battle with breast cancer. That day I was picked up from school early I knew something had happened since the previous day she was in icu and she was quite confused since she hit her head...
    Girl1616 Girl1616 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Today I was in a store shopping

    and saw a teenage girl and her mother (who was obviously very sick) shopping for a high school graduation dress and it broke my heart. Her mother looked just like my mother did before she died, super skinny, morphine pump in her handbag and no hair. My heart ached for her and it...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I Miss You, Mum

    My life changed forever on July 3, 2010. That day my mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Prior to that day I couldn’t have been happier. We had been hanging out, enjoying life with each other. We weren't the closest, but we had a relationship that everyone strives for...
    laurie37 laurie37 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Its been 4 years & not one day

    since then do I not think of her or look at the picture of her. I was 13, just starting my 8th grade year when the woman I love the most was taking from me. I never thought that I would have to experience something like this till later LATER on in my life. I grew up with 5 older...
    causeitaintevereasy causeitaintevereasy 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Always There

    "Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    A Tribute

    I would simply like to pay a tribute to my mother. She is the woman who shaped my life, gave me unconditional love and who taught me compassion, empathy, humility and an ability to put myself in other people’s shoes. She taught me to step up to the plate to help others in need...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 46 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    I was an only child,

    and closest to my mother of both parents. She was a loving person, a kind-hearted, memorable woman. She could light up a room with her smile, make it glow with her warm words and spirit. She lived life enthusiastically, was spry and determined in nature. It was drained...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I Wish I Could Have Helped Her Die

    My mom had Mammograms every year. Every year they came back negative. Then she had a lump on her neck which the dermatologist took off in his office. It was breast cancer (Stage 4) She fought for 4 years through Chemo and radiation and it spread to her bones eventually. She was...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 30 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    To The Most Incredible Person I've Ever Had In My Life.

    When I was 10 years old .. I remember my mother had been complaining about some pain in her breast, she showed me and it looked like an crater in her breast, she had been complaining about this to our family doctor for a while and he would say: It's a sist, nothing to worry about...
    Yzzi Yzzi 22-25, F 35 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    Again...

    I have been ruminating on this story for a bit now. As is so often the case, my life gets so hectic and I can't sit and write when I need to, and then things get so complicated in my head. I usually write about her at least once a year. On her birthday, the day she died, mother's...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 7 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Yesterday my brother told me that

    if I was this sad it was all my fault, as I should have spent more time with her and less time fighting. Unfortunately, I am 17 years old and I lost my mother to a five-year cancer past march, so a big part of her illness coincided with my worst years of teenagehood- it is true...
    Kittycat2525 Kittycat2525 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    In March of 2010 my mother was diagnosed with

    lung and brain cancer. For the next two months I watched a vibrant woman in her late 50’s waste away to nothing. I don’t have the words to describe what the ravages of cancer do to the body. The last two weeks of her life, we kept her at home, and I watched my mom die a...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    In My Dreams

    I was able to talk with Mom a couple of hours before she closed her eyes with help from the morphine.  She was in and out, but we could still understand each other through the choking tears. I said, “Mom, you fought very hard.”  She said, “It didn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    I lost mama and I so miss her.

    I still love her a lot, and it's hard to go on without her. Sometimes it's terrible. I don't believe cancer killed her, her time in this worldly word just finished, and she had to join her Lord and beloved ones in the most beautiful of all worlds. She is everything to me ans I...
    Meryaz Meryaz 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It will soon be 5 months

    since my Mom's passing, and during this holiday season my memories of her flood my mind often. She was such a loving and strong woman; someone who ALWAYS thought more of other's needs than her own. I am so proud and fortunate to be her son. I felt so hopeless in her waning...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 8 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    She Would Not Go to the Doctor.

    At the age of 56 my Mum told my sister that she had found a lump. My sister, a nurse, looked at the lump, then she asked our Mum how long it had been there. My Mum was frightened, it had been there for almost a year. It had grown angry. As you would expect she had an operation...
    DAVIDinIRELAND DAVIDinIRELAND 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    And as of today it's been 12 years.

    Holy **** I didn't even notice, floods of emotion..
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    October 20th, the date will stick with me

    forever. It was only a few days before that I talked to my mum, she sounded great, her old self. However things turned for the worse and I had to make a decision that will haunt me for the rest of my life with what ifs. I remember every sound in that house that night, every...
    marcerpen marcerpen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    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 were still together, we had a nice house, in a great suburban neighborhoods, my dad has a good job and my 2 brothers and I were doing great...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Losing Mum

    It would have been Mum's birthday yesterday, instead I have her ashes in a tube stored away in a whicker basket in my bedroom. It's been 16 months and I still can't face the final part of letting go. It all happened so fast....a hoarse voice over new year that seemed to last...
    Jillybean42 Jillybean42 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Feeling Empty

    My mom had been fighting ovarian cancer for 6 years. In August she went into the hospital. She something happened to her intestines where she couldn't eat. The doctors couldn't remove it and they had to stop the chemotherapy. They sent her home on hospice and said that she was...
    skyleryounger skyleryounger 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    BarbieGlamour25 BarbieGlamour25 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    This past December 8th,

    I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed in 2011, and went through numerous treatments and chemotherapies, and through it all, she managed to smile, come to swim meets, recitals, concerts, and parties. Although we had a rocky relationship near the end, I was able...
    lillifarrell lillifarrell 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15

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