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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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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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    BarbieGlamour25 BarbieGlamour25 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 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 1 day ago

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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 Jul 16

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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 34 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 6 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Mom's Gone..

    I lost my mother two years ago; she was 54. She was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago. I was 18, my sister 15. Those years were supposed to be the beginning of everything. (see, my sister had cancer when she was a child and she survived. My family's been through a lot...
    Stashia Stashia 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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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

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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 9 Responses Dec 20

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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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    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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    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 41-45, F 23 Responses May 26, 2013

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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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    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 44 Responses Jul 9, 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

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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 5 Responses Nov 18

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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 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    My mother died of breast cancer

    when I was five years old. It was almost 50 years ago and I still fill with sadness when I think about losing her. I was severely depressed as young boy and still have bouts of depression to this day. I've come to understand I was too young to understand the circumstances and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 8

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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 5 Responses Dec 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

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    She Died When I Was Two

    I dont remember my mother because she died when I was two and a half, but we have loads of photos and a couple of videos with her on. Her voice is on the videos and I sort of remember something about her when I hear it. I was adopted by my grand parents after she died though I...
    Angliaboy Angliaboy 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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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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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

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

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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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    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 10 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Nov 19

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