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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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    when I was 7 years old my mother was diagnosed

    with thymoma, she was gave solid radiation for several months, and she beat it, in October of 2009 she was diagnosed with stage 4 thymoma again. the doctors had not seen it before, so they used my mother as a guinea pig, and treated her with treatments, that didn't work some of...
    Chrisswalker13 Chrisswalker13 22-25, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I lost my mom to cancer

    when I was 10--36 years ago. Mother's Day is the pits even with 2 kids of my own. I try to focus on them that day & I am grateful & lucky to be their mom. There is always a void, emptiness that will never be filled. My sisters & I were raised by our dad who did the best he could...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    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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    5 years ago today she was diagnosed.

    In Jan, she will have been gone for 2 years. My father doesn't notice and doesn't care. He is too busy running around with his new girlfriend! I often wish I could die too,just to be near her again. I do not want to kill myself. I just don't understand why he is so quick to...
    mcrn96 mcrn96 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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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.
    GuardDuck GuardDuck 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    5 long months ago, and it seems like years.

    Yesterday my wife completed a run for a cancer research charity. It broke my heart standing among all those women. Numbers pinned on their front, and a brief personal message on their back as to who they were running for. Wife complained that I didn't seem happy for her, or...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I lost my beautiful mother to breast cancer 5

    years ago, and I wish I could have her back today. She was a talented musician, athlete, and schoolteacher who I am inspired by every day.
    Jaftur Jaftur 13-15, F Aug 18, 2014

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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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    I lost my mom to cancer

    when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I recently got married about 2 years ago and that uncovered a whole new set of emotions. One of the best things I could do to...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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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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    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 45 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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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 33 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my

    Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190 females are expected to die of the disease this year. This statistics show me how fragile life is. My Mother was one of only a mere 2,190 women to day...
    katmcc katmcc 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast

    cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot of time sleeping at friends houses when all I wanted to do was be at home. At some point she went into remission but the cancer returned again...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    She is gone now , everything is unreal She

    passed away on the 24th of October I watched her go away just like that .. My mind is so confused i don't know how to get out if this , and in each day that pass by it gets harder and harder .. if anyone is going through the same thing or went through it , and have some advice...
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    I lost my mum to liver cancer over 18 months

    ago. She was my best friend, the strength to guide me and a mother with everlasting unconditional love. After being diagnosed my mum passed away 3 weeks later. A small chance to say what we needed to say but also not long enough. I find my days filled with memories and this...
    kyro88 kyro88 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    24th September was the day I lost my mother to

    stage 4 pancreatic cancer, she was diagnosed in early April and devastatingly went in September. Being 15 it's been the toughest thing I've had to go through seeing her be so weak and incapable of the smallest things is heart breaking, she spent her last 2 weeks in hospital...
    isobelanderson isobelanderson 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I lost her last Sunday,

    June 7, 2015. She first had gallbladder surgery, that's when the surgeon found cancer in her gallbladder. It soon spread to her stomach. Though my mom may already had stomach cancer, because she would say her stomach hurt, but not badly. She was put in hospice care at the...
    LadyDarkMane LadyDarkMane 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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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 11 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    My mother died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer on

    December 20, 2014 at 4 A.M. local time. Susan Henry. October 16 1936 - December 20 2014.
    L4Dartist1 L4Dartist1 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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 5 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Mum, I Miss You More Today, Than I Did Yesterday.

    On the 23rd of May , it was five years since i lost my beautiful mother to ovarian cancer, at age 66.I could not have asked for a better mother and best friend.I am the eldest of her 4 children , and her 11th grandchild is due soon.When my mum was told that she had late stage...
    happinesswinsxx happinesswinsxx 46-50, F 20 Responses May 26, 2013

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    she was my every thing

    and lost every thing with her.. my mom passed away six months ago to stomach cancer we've been through hell since she was dignosed i didnt imagine some thing like that could ever happen to my mother and my family ..she was full of life and joy and kindness ..she was a professor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25

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    My mother was the one person in my life

    that i could call any hour of the day or night and she would just listen. It didn't have to make sense and there was always just the right words to help me get through something. While deployed in iraq, i lost my father and only grandparent my gma. Then what a great suprise to...
    griff11b griff11b 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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    My first day of middle school I was 12 years

    old I was just about to get on the bus I got a phone call, my mother passed away from synovial sarcoma which is a rare cancer.. My mother was my bestfriend. She was there for me for anything and everything. I still cry and cry because she was my rock and I love her to pieces. It...
    briannabailey briannabailey 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    Starting way back when,

    I was a very chubby child and my friends at the Vaal dam would always bully me and call me names like "Hippo" that went on for a couple of years until I was 8 years old. My mom and I were sitting in the hospital waiting room and she looks really upset I never really knew why...
    Robsbubbles Robsbubbles 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Its been five year since she pasted.

    She didn't tell the family the extent of her condition and i was not ready. Part of me is upset with her for not being honest with me. Part of me is tortured with every life experience i want to share with her. i'm so depressed it ruined my life and relationships. My self...
    lkdaly lkdaly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    So um ya. This is probably the worst place to

    get this off my chest. But ya know. Oh well. I haven't really told many people. It just makes for a really awkward conversation. It's been 2 years and it never gets better. Some people just learn how to cope.
    hs199 hs199 13-15, F Sep 24, 2014

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    Yesterday was my mothers funeral,

    and not a single tear fell from my eyes. I smiled for most, and even laughed. I stood up and read a piece in the church. There was over 200 people. The vicar said "we normally only get this many people at Christmas." It's not that I'm happy she is dead, although it did put an...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2014

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    This is my beautiful aunt.

    She was like a mother to me. On July 29th 2014 she passed away from cancer. I thought by now I would have healed a bit. There are some days I don't think about her and some days I do. Just yesterday I had a dream about her and now I just can't stop thinking of her. My mom has...
    ladymedina ladymedina 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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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 that survived with cancer for years past what the doctors said. After my mom was diagnoised, it was a matter of months and...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    BarbieGlamour25 BarbieGlamour25 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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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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    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 10 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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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 would do anything to have her back again. She was my best friend and shared so many laughs. But i believe everything happens for a...
    milanibrooke milanibrooke 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    Today, mothers day its hard,

    still it's hard even though eight years have past since my mother died to cancer. I remember her everyday but specially today of course. It's so hard going to her grave and leave flowers instead of giving her a big hug as always. I'm not a very religious person but I pray...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 5 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    My mother died of Cancer almost three weeks ago.

    She beat breast cancer twice and got colon cancer and died within eight months. Even though she been sick I still never fully imagined a life without her. I now realize she was my best friend. I talked to her on my lunch and on my way home from work I told her everything. I feel...
    Jamieb516 Jamieb516 31-35, F 4 Responses May 16

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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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