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I Lost My Mother to Cancer

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

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    She passed away this past October from lung

    cancer. God, I still miss her and my dad so much!! I'm beginning to think I'll never get past this.
    jradc44 jradc44 46-50, M Apr 15

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 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 10 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I miss her every day

    and I wish she was here :/ hate that Mother's Day is coming up :/ it makes me sad seeing all the ads on TV and stuff in the stores :/
    zaraxxx zaraxxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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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 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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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 Feb 9

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 14

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Mar 9

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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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    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 Apr 25

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 10, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 23

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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 7 Responses Dec 15, 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 6 Responses May 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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