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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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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...
    DAVIDinIRELAND DAVIDinIRELAND 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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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...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 19 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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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...
    marcerpen marcerpen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26

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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...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 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...
    clacey clacey 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    On 21/12/13 I held my mum in my arms and watches her slowly take her loader breath. My mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer (neroendicrine carcinoma) which is a very rare cancer...
    xXLondonladyXx xXLondonladyXx 22-25, F Jan 10

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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...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    The 'C' Word - Last year on the evening of the 23rd of September I got told that my terminally ill mother had passed away. She was 42 years old and had been fighting various...
    Theblissfullydead Theblissfullydead 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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...
    footlover500 footlover500 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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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...
    zackshelpingpeople26 zackshelpingpeople26 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 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...
    RavenStar12 RavenStar12 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 16-17, M Mar 9

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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...
    Abmedo Abmedo 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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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...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 7 Responses Dec 15, 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...
    Girl1616 Girl1616 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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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...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Lost My Mother To Cancer - For my entire high school career my mom was battling advanced liver cancer. At the end of my freshman year the doctors told my family that she was...
    kalechips kalechips 18-21 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Years - I lost my mother the day before 9/11 ~so 9/10. I was almost 5 years old when she passed. Although I never got to know her too well and can't remember much about her, I...
    coralsinger coralsinger 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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...
    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...
    BraedenMiller BraedenMiller 13-15, M 10 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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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...
    Jillybean42 Jillybean42 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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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...
    BabzEsq24 BabzEsq24 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 15, 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...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 30 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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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...
    skyleryounger skyleryounger 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 2, 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 3 Responses Feb 16

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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...
    happinesswinsxx happinesswinsxx 41-45, F 20 Responses May 26, 2013

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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...
    Shaunacarpenterkruse Shaunacarpenterkruse 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    i lost my mom to cancer at the age of 7. It was a very young age and i didn't entirely understand the situation but i did know that i wasn't gonna be with her anymore. i remember...
    resendizn98 resendizn98 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 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...
    Yzzi Yzzi 22-25, F 35 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 2, 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...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 7 Responses May 27, 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...
    Stashia Stashia 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    artsciencelovelife artsciencelovelife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    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...
    justjohn57 justjohn57 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 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...
    Petunia164 Petunia164 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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...
    laurie37 laurie37 18-21, F 6 Responses May 7, 2012

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    I was 22 when I lost my mother to cancer. We didn't even know she was sick. I mean, to be honest, we knew she was sick....but we never thought it was cancer. We both have asthma so...
    annamariiee annamariiee 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I just lost my mother to cancer
    BarbieGlamour25 BarbieGlamour25 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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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...
    NotMe1536 NotMe1536 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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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...
    lucky25 lucky25 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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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...
    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...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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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...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 42 Responses Jul 9, 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...
    CherryPutain CherryPutain 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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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...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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...
    BabzEsq24 BabzEsq24 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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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...
    teeheartmarie teeheartmarie 22-25, F Jan 23

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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...
    hyperballadme hyperballadme 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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