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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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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 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I lost my mom to cancer

    when I was 27. I miss her
    jimzane jimzane 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2015

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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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    she died 1 month ago

    but I promised her that I'll look after the family but I believe it's catching up on me
    garry232 garry232 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I lost my mother to cancer last year,

    the hardest part is that I wasn't there when she died. I didn't know that she had died until 2 weeks later.
    newbiecna newbiecna 36-40, F Sep 30, 2015

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    In March of 2013. I am still not over the void

    that her passing left. I doubt I ever will be.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    I lost my mum from cancer 10 years ago.

    She was my rock my best friend... Life's never been the same since she left! My heart goes out to anyone who's lost a loved one from this dirty disease! It leaves a hole that can never be filled!
    notzd notzd 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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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 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    A mother is irreplaceable.

    You will be forever in my heart mi mama. I miss you!
    charcharot charcharot 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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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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    My Mother died in 1991 at the age of 63,

    I was 27. Her battle with cancer began in the mid 1970s with a tumor on her bowel. The surgeon performed a bisection but the cancer had already spread. She suffered through many courses of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and more surgeries. Finally it came to the point where they...
    TheNarrowGate TheNarrowGate 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    I lost my mom 5 years.

    .on July 19....I miss her sooo much she was my rock in life
    Hupmobile Hupmobile 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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    I lost my parents same year only apart in two

    weeks. My father was very healthy, in fact, he went back to my country and leading revival, and suddenly got sick for three days and passed away. My mother was suffering from a cancer for about 4 years and doctor just told my sister, my mother has about six month left so we...
    Kosmos01 Kosmos01 56-60, F Nov 16, 2015

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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

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    johnjoseph92 johnjoseph92 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I had a bad relationship with my mom & couldn't

    bring myself to tell her how much I felt for her. She died thinking I didn't care.
    Bear777 Bear777 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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 19 Responses May 26, 2013

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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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    I lost both my parents to cancer my mother 2yrs

    ago n my dad 10 I never imagined at 31 I would be without them both
    ChrissyBug ChrissyBug 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    It has been 1 year, and 6 days

    since she left. 16 hours I traveled to see her... I know she tried to wait for me but The Cancer was in a hurry and took her before I could see her. Every day is hard to wake up and realise that my mum is not here. I wonder where she is, and if she is ok.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    I tried to say goodbye

    when all others had fallen apart around me, but couldn't find a meaningful thing to do
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I lost my amazing Mum to cancer only 6 weeks

    ago. Between my 36th birthday and my wedding anniversary. The tragic story is she only lost her own Mum 18 months before. She then managed to have a few months with coming to terms with her own mums death. Till she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. It wasn't cancerous but...
    rebeccaabrams17 rebeccaabrams17 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 29 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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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...
    Diablessse Diablessse 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31, 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 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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, 2015

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    I lost my mom a month ago to stage IV cervical

    cancer that metastasized to her liver. She was a beautiful, loving person that didn't deserve to go in such a painful way. I still don't know how to cope with this loss and so many things trigger crying and depressed feelings still. I'm taking it all one day at a time.
    AnnaLeia AnnaLeia 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    I lost my mother to breast cancer on April 28th,

    2013. With October being breast cancer awareness month, I'm finding myself missing her more than ever.
    ebonyllewis ebonyllewis 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    I lost my mother to breast cancer three years

    ago. Today would have been her 77th birthday. I had a dream about her last night which I haven't done in a long time. Happy Birthday Mom.
    FlatbushGuy FlatbushGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Sitting here amongst my moms things,

    missing her so much. She took a piece of my heart with her. That piece always belonged to her anyway. She's in a much better place now and that piece of my heart she holds, is the link that binds us. I'm glad she took it with her, we will always be connected. I love you...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    5 years ago.she was very loving

    and caring.i miss her so much :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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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 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 18, 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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    My mom is amazing in

    so many ways...And I hate that I lost her to cancer....She is one source of my strength, motivation, and inspiration. She knows me so well that I do not need to tell her what's going on, she has the right words to tell me at the right time....She knows when I'm bad or if I'm...
    simplyme6791 simplyme6791 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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...
    gladewalker gladewalker 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    5 years ago.she was very loving

    and caring.I miss her so much :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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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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    R.I.P. Mum. Today it is four years

    since you were taken Home.  But I know goodbye is not forever. 
    dWizz808 dWizz808 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    Today is her birthday.

    She would have been 59, I lost her when I was 4 years old. I miss you mom, rest in peace.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    My mother passed away due to cancer a year ago

    and knowing she's not here anymore is still unbearable till this day. Never in my life would i have thought she'd leave so soon, she never even got the chance to meet my baby boy, to see my little sister graduate high school or to celebrate her 25th anniversary with my dad last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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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