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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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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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    On Saturday, December 20th 2014 at 4am I lost

    my mother to stage IV Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed only 18 months ago and has battled it every step of the way. Unfortunately, the cancer won and she will be deeply missed. She was only 59 years old.r
    cotjas cotjas 36-40 3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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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 9 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My mother died on 11th November 2014.

    She had been acting crazy for 2 years and my family didn't understand it. I didn't understand it. She had some sort of brain damage but we didn't know. This lasted for 2 years and I just wished this would stop because it had me acting all crazy too. I screamed in my mother's...
    Semanic Semanic 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 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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    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 mum 3 years ago

    but it still feels like it happened yesterday.
    xblondex xblondex 22-25, F Jul 28

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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, 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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    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 miss my mother so much right now.

    I need her advice on so many things lately. I miss you momma.
    mum2only1 mum2only1 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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 3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    indiamarie14 indiamarie14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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

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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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    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

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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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    Hello to all....I'm a newbie here

    and I'm still feeling my way around this site to better understand how this works...
    Nvsbl2hm Nvsbl2hm 31-35, F Jul 6

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    Jodyturtle Jodyturtle 56-60, M 2 Responses May 12

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 4 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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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 12 Responses Jul 16