Losing Someone to Cancer


Losing Someone to Cancer

This is for anyone who has lost somone to cancer. I lost my adopted Mom to breast cancer some years ago. She was everything I could have asked for. She loved me because I was just me. She also loved my family and children as if they were her own.

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Give yourself time to heal

Started by Felicia Evans May 8.

I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. 7 Replies

Started by Michael Thompson. Last reply by Ginger Apr 17.

Still lost and broken 2 Replies

Started by Pamela philipp. Last reply by Pamela philipp Jan 5.

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Comment by Linda Engberg on Thursday

Hi Sharon, Taylah, & Jo,

We will never get over our loss, we just are trying to live through it.

Words from Willie Nelson's new song

Comment by dream moon JO B on Wednesday

sorry for evrys loss esply 2 aner evil ilness wish desrtyss livess esply espelyy for its 1s its still hear 

dnt get on hear mush lk i usd 2 i dnt 

Comment by Sharon Jane Sikich on April 6, 2018 at 8:18pm

My long time boyfriend died of stage 4 colon cancer back on February 23 of this year. It had spread to his liver. He died less than two months after his diagnosis which was December 30th,2017. Still heartbroken. I miss him so much. I will always love him. We were together for 18 years. Want to get over the pain but I hope in time that I will.

Comment by Taylah B on April 6, 2018 at 7:58pm

I lost my mum in November to metastatic lung cancer. Within a year of diagnosis she was gone.... I became her carer as it became harder for her. I feel like there was so much more I should have and could have done. I miss her so much and I dont know if  it will ever get easier....

Comment by Linda Engberg on March 7, 2018 at 2:52pm

Dee Dee,

So sorry for loss, my husband died of cancer 5 years ago, time will ease the pain but she will forever be in your heart,

Comment by DeeDee on March 7, 2018 at 10:09am

I feel the heartbreaking loss of my mother more and more as each day passes by without her. It is still so hard to believe that she is gone and NOT coming back. She was first diagnosed with Esophogeal Cancer and won that battle. two years later she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer . She told me not to worry, she was gonna  beat this one too! 6 months later she passed away. I was fortunate to be there with her, as she left the hospital to be home with hospice care. I took a leave of absence as I wanted to spend whatever time she had left. I LOVED her so very, very much. She was not only my Mother, but my Best Friend! I am so lost without her!!! We were very close. We did everything together. I feel most grateful that we both had the opportunity to tell each other how much we loved each other.  Going on without her, is so hard for me right now. It is so hard to wake up and go on. I have no choice but to go to work to provide for myself,  but every day is a struggle. Only thing  i want to do is curl up in bed and block out the world. I cry every morning before work and every night before bed. I even find myself crying walking to work or in the ladies room.  People say in time you'll be okay but I do not know if I ever will. 

Comment by Linda Engberg on February 4, 2018 at 2:32pm


Comment by Lori on February 4, 2018 at 12:08pm

Completely lost. We were told my fiance was relocating closer to home to continue treatments (which never happened) and 2 weeks later he was gone. Its been 2 weeks wirhout him and i still cant function. He was only 42. How do I keep going on? 

Comment by Linda Engberg on February 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Thanks Morgan they are side by side at the Lighthouse Entrance.

Comment by morgan on February 2, 2018 at 1:25pm

Linda, Beautiful sentiment on the stone path.  They really were and will be the wind beneath our wings.


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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi, just joined the group.  Wanted to comment on Brett’s point about people getting tired of hearing about grief or not understanding it.  I feel like I want to talk about my Mom constantly, whether it’s good times or bad.…"
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I miss my Mom!

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morgan replied to monty thompson's discussion My wife passed 5 days before christmas in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, I want to let you know that everything you are feeling is normal even though it seems so difficult compared to what we thought we had and what we knew.  The death of our spouse is the most difficult thing we will ever face, bar none.…"
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Jen H replied to monty thompson's discussion My wife passed 5 days before christmas in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Monty, I lost my husband New Year’s Eve and have a 4 year old. It is extraordinarily hard to put on the happy face, be everything she needs, keep productive at my job, keep the house going and all the other needs of life covered. Bless you…"
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My wife passed 5 days before christmas

Hi AllMy name is Monty and i have become single parent of two special needs boys when i lost my wife and life partner of 25 years, 5 days before Christmas.My wife had Myotonic Dystrophy and other the last 2 years she had really declined both in her ability to look after herself, our boys, happiness and quality of life.i tried all i could to try and encourage her to be the best she could given her condition.   Unfortunately this was not enough to stave off a simple cold turning bad overnight and…See More
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"Really sorry for your loss. How awful to lose a child. I guess some people are really uncomfortable with grief and just don't know what to say.  I know exactly the loss you feel. I lost my mother in October. I saw her and talked to her…"
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"Alice, I totally understand what you’re expressing and I feel the same way although my certainty waxes and wanes. Sometimes I feel so good because I know he’s right here with me and sometimes I can’t feel it and sink back down into…"
Taylah B left a comment for Geraldine Brown
"Hi Geraldine. I am so deeply saddened that you have had to experience this great loss, something no one should ever have to experience, but sadly do. I tried my absolute best to keep mum here and safe with me, my siblings and the rest of the family…"
Geraldine Brown left a comment for Taylah B
"Hi Taylah, I think it's amazing that you supported and cared for your mum through her illness. She would have been so grateful to have you by her side - a familiar loving face. Give yourself some credit for being so compassionate and loving. I…"
Alice Thompson commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I watched it too, and I cried, but they were good tears. I have been lucky enough in this life to be loved completely and that love continues. I love him more and more and I know it is the same for him. The physical phase is in the past and it will…"

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