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Niece Passed away Oct 2005 and now her mother is fighting for her life.
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I just found this site while looking for grief counseling. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer July 4th. I took him to the emergency room for back pain, he thought he pulled a muscle and pain wouldn't go away. After a cat scan they told us he had cancer that had spread to his liver, 2 spots on his spine and his brain. I am having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that he always kept his doctor appts and had heart screenings and colonoscopys and in general took care of himself. He was also seeing a hematologist/oncologist for a blood problem, yet NO ONE found this early enough to give him more than 2 months. He passed away on September 14, 2011 without ever getting to come home.
After the hospital, he was moved to a rehab/nursing home to continue being transported to radiation. While in the rehab center, he was doing ok and eating and spending time with all of his loved ones. 2 weeks before he passed away, the social director came to his room and asked my sister for the name of the funeral home we were going to use. About 3 hours later my father told my sister to tell he he wasn't ready for the box yet. After that he gave up. I am trying to find forgivness for that person but i haven't been able to and its tearing me up. Does anyone have any suggestions? My father was never one to hold a grudge and I don't want to be that way either.
I am very sorry to hear about your pain, and I hope all of you will get through. It saddens me that at 'evolved' times like these, people are still loosing parents and children due to diseases that will be maybe later cured with a few pills. That time will come, I only don't know when...
I lost my father in October due to Lung Cancer, he was 4 months away from his 71st birthday. He survived WWII, bullying at school because he looked like, and by a small part was, German. He survived his father leaving, and he took care of his family at the age of 15. Later he survived leukemia...But he smoked. A lot. And I find it ironic and it just leaves me with nothing to say, when I realize nothing could kill him except himself. I was 17 when he died, and I feel both sad and angry that he didn't live to see me mature, because I already now have a lot of questions that can be answered only by him, and those questions will only grow to be left unanswered. He was my everything, and I have never prayed and wished there was a Heaven so much. Because I hope and pray to God that He exists and that he looks upon how devoted my father was to me and my brothers, to look at his good deeds and take him in his garden.
He had leukemia at about the age of 30-40 and got cured. Is it possible, aside the too much smoking, that his leukemia also took a part in his later illness(Lung Cancer)?
I lost my dad on April 8, 2011. He was diagnosed with Leukemia completely out of the blue. He started chemo, and was in the hospital. He was doing great, but then things started to take a turn for the worse. He had double pneumonia, blood clots, blood infections, and his organs were shutting down. He passed away 4 weeks after being admitted to the hospital.
I have 2 daughters, ages 6 and 3 who my dad was so very close with. I also just had a new baby boy on May 19, 2011. It breaks my heart so much that my dad never got to meet his grandson.
I am such a daddys girl, always have been. I find that I refuse to grieve, I guess if I grieve or cry, it becomes real, and I dont want it to be. I am so lost without him. I dont know how to grieve.
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