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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.See More
Jan 21
Virginia G commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael, i love the line, “we always had a visit from the spirit, the sparkle, and the magic of Santa Claus.” I would call my Mom Mrs. Claus. She would make everyday like Christmas."
Jan 2
dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"big c is evil dem/alz is evil its 1s it sea luvd 1s suffer its lk we feal it to we do yore articl  is so sweet it is so truee "
Dec 30, 2018
morgan commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael, What a beautifully written,  heartfelt tribute to your wife and the impact of what death drops at the doorstep when we lose our beloved. You gave a gift to those who read your message of what the true spirit of love and purpose of…"
Dec 30, 2018
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael, I just loved your article. it was so true and very touching to all of us who have to endure Christmas without our soulmate."
Dec 30, 2018
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
Dec 30, 2018
Pamela philipp commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"hi Michael I agree with all that you said it has been a little over three years since I lost my mom 9-6-15 and then the love of my life my husband on9-14-15 and I am as lost as ever we were married in august of1992 I miss him every day"
Nov 30, 2018
dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"sum 1 i no big c spreed to her iv new ths lady sinsess i wz 8 im 44 now i ask why sush a sweet lovin person its "
Nov 22, 2018
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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.See More
Nov 7, 2018
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Michael, I don't think women cope any better then men and I am living proof.  Each day I wake up and I am looking at another day in Hell. I still go through this world without any meaning except for my sweet dog Babie J. Now I am going…"
Nov 7, 2018
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"When I married for the first time in 1992 to a most beautiful lady, this was my proud day, I felt a whole person with this beautiful lady by my side. We had 22 years together, but she died of bowel cancer in 2014, she suffered for 11 months, Now im…"
Nov 6, 2018
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"When I married for the first time in 1992 to a most beautiful lady, this was my proud day, I felt a whole person with this beautiful lady by my side. We had 22 years together, but she died of bowel cancer in 2014, she suffered for 11 months, Now im…"
Nov 6, 2018
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi everyone, Well ive read all the responses and can relate to everyone of them.   Till' death you do part" was spoken by the clergy when I married my lovely wife in 1992, and we expected it to go on forever, we do lets be…"
Oct 29, 2018
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi everyone, Well ive read all the responses and can relate to everyone of them.   Till' death you do part" was spoken by the clergy when I married my lovely wife in 1992, and we expected it to go on forever, we do lets be…"
Oct 29, 2018
ALEXIS commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Michael, I can definitely relate to feeling lost. It has been a little over 2 months since I lost my husband to complications from treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. I mostly feel numb and like a part of me is missing. I go to work, have…"
Oct 29, 2018
morgan commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I think I can only add to this conversation by saying I am feeling so worn out.  So tired.  I have only enough energy everyday to do what I HAVE to do and find no joy in any any of it.  I guess you could say I am living in the past…"
Oct 28, 2018

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About Me:
My soul mate is Roger and we've been married for 36 years. We have 3 beautiful children and 2 grand-daughters. Even though I am in my 50's I am retired. I love making greeting and note cards and sell some of them.
About my Loss:
We lost our oldest daughter Irene on Father's Day weekend when we were white water rafting, she drown. Come share her page at: virtual_memorial.com write in her married name Irene Griffin. Please sign the guess book.
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I have 2 stores on the Internet. "ESTY" and "SHOP HANDMADE". I make handmade greeting cards. My business name is 'katherines kards."

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OUR ADOPTED SON IS DEAD TODAY

WE HAVE HAD A CRISIS HERE. JAMES' FRIEND AND OUR ADOPTED SON CHRIS WERE DRINKING IN THE GARAGE. THEY HAD BEEN DRINKING FOR A LONG TIME TODAY. WHEN I LEFT AROUND 1:30 TO GET MY HAIR DONE CHRIS ASKED ME TO BUY HIM A PACK OF CIGARETTES AND I SAID YES. WHEN I GOT HOME AROUND 4:30 JAMES WAS PAST OUT ON THE COUCH AND CHRIS HAS FALLEN ONTO THE FLOOR. I DIDN'T THINK MUCH ABOUT IT. ROGER CAME HOME A FEW MINUTES AFTER I DID AND TRIED TO GET CHRIS ONTO THE COUCH. CHRIS WAS DEAD. WE TRIED TO DO CPR ON HIM… Continue

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Another worry

Worried tonight. Husband went to specialist and news isn’t great. Doctor thinks he has a fatty liver. They are doing tons of blood work to find out why but doctor mentioned several reasons and none of them good. He is also scheduled for a liver biopsy to see how far the disease has progressed. Will I end up losing him like we did our daughter? Did the cancer come back? God how scared I am.

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 2:17am — 1 Comment

Angel Date

Nine years ago the clock stopped. The sun quit shining. The world stopped turning. How could it be nine years ago when it seems like yesterday? I can still see her lying on the ground, people so many people working on her. Then nothing. They said she was gone. Gone where I thought. I held her in my arms, screaming “my baby, my baby” over and over in my mind, in the air. God how could you take her? She wasn’t done. She had so much more work to do here. I need her. We need her. Am I having a… Continue

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 1:42am

Irene's Birthday

Will there be Birthday cake and presents in heaven? Will all the angels sing Irene happy birthday? On the day she was born it was sunny, clear and warm. The first time I held her I thought my heart would break from joy. This tiny bundle, so fragile was mine. Thank you God.

As the years pasted she grew into this amazing intelligent, beautiful woman, who could make me laugh when no one else could. Her blue eyes and long blond hair lit up a room as she entered. We became more than Mother and… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 5:58am — 2 Comments

One Week From Today - May 11th

The sun will be coming up soon. As yet I've not gone to bed. What is the use when I can't sleep. The last time I went to the doctor he gave me something to help with that, but so far it hasn't done a thing. So most nights find me in front of my computer, a lot of times just staring into space.

One week from today and it will be Irene's 35th birthday. I wonder what she would look like. Would the tiny lines around her eyes be starting to show? Would she still have that long, long hair or… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 5:34am — 2 Comments

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At 12:46am on October 27, 2012, Esther Ferrari said…

Dear Katherine, thank you so much that I may post here. I do not notice any recent posts from you? xxx

At 6:00am on July 19, 2011, Anne Delina Johnson said…
How do I join your group for losing someone to cancer?
Thanks ,
Anne
At 7:23pm on July 8, 2011, Julie Dolsey-Weiss said…

Katherine,

I doubt you will remeber me I am Julie of Madison, Wi we talked/emailed a few times. I lost my dad in 05 and mom in 09? I have a Mn Schnauzer named, Jordie and am divorced but still close to me ex.

 

How are you doing? My computer died and i lost all this information but i am back! It is a very challenging time for me, it will be 2 years since my mom died on august 17 and I am hurting alot nobody to really share my feelings with.

At 10:06pm on September 29, 2009, Dee Dee said…
Thank you, feeling like you are not alone does help. I wish there was a way we could make it all not be real but I know that isn't possible. We have to go on until it's our time to leave this world. I want to be happy again I wonder if I ever will be
At 11:17pm on September 22, 2009, Dee Dee said…
I also needed an antidepressant when my son died. I couldn't get out of bed. I was sleeping all the time. Not really sleeping just laying there and crying. I have tried two different antidepessants and I am now on wellbutrin. It seems to help. At least I don't sleep all day anymore. I am getting out of the house and talking to people. My son died January 16,09. It still doesn't seem real to me.
At 1:54pm on July 27, 2009, Jarvis said…
Are you ok? I'm worried about you.
At 2:32pm on July 24, 2009, Golnaz said…
Thanks for your message Katherine. It really helps.....
At 11:49pm on June 30, 2009, Jonnie Russell said…
Thank you so much for the much needed hugs, wishes and prayers. I know those feelings don't go away, they just surface long enough to bring us a smile or a tear. My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. I too lost my brother in law a year ago and we were very close. I just keep remembering how lucky my Sister and our family was to have ever known him and his kindness at all, he was a gift to all that knew him. Many hugs right back to you...
At 11:39am on June 29, 2009, Gina Stroup said…
thanks for the kind words:)
At 11:18am on June 28, 2009, Jarvis said…
Katherine,
Is there a picture you would like to use for the group "losing someone to cancer"?
 
 
 

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"I am finding it so hard to keep motivated.  I have tons I need to do to keep afloat and try to honor the legacy of my husband and yet all I seem able to do is push myself, force myself.......constantly. Its the putting on the mask and…"
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joe kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I'm now having sleeping problems lately.  Go figure.  I sent you a message Monty. Comforting to see all the posting here.  But, scary to see all the 5,6,7 years since....  God have mercy."
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Marita commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"When your ‘life force’ is taken away from you there is no will to go on.  It will be 5 years for me soon and many people think my grief has subsided as I seem to be functioning better, but as I said earlier we just become more adept…"
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dream moon JO B commented on M Adams's blog post Who copes best with loss? Men or women?
"do not no wen dad died i loss my way for long tim u cud  say i did im f i am'thn loss folerd evn my cat i had for 16 yrs in 2016 wish she got me thru few dark tims she did  thn i gon to spirtaslt churchh  fond upliftmtn i di did…"
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Billy Jo Colt commented on M Adams's blog post Bad behaviour
"Thank you for such a wonderful, in depth and reflective post. It sounds like your Mom really had the devotion and love she richly deserved from you. As you said. The Doctors could have done a lot more. It was if they didn't want involved unless…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hello Friend's, Big Deal, It's St. Patrick's Day. All is does to me is relieve my Husband's death. In 2013 he passed away 2 months after St. Patrick's Day. We did go out to dinner together put he was in so much pain we had…"
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Alice Thompson commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hello friends, I’m so grateful to read your honesty about this hell on earth, this unbearable grief that we have (almost) no choice but to bear. I’m sorry I don’t contribute more often. When I think of something to write, in my…"
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Have been reading comments from the past few days.   Yes, grief is lonely.   I'm so thankful for this group.  Like Joe says, it's really difficult not having our better half here physically, just to appreciate…"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Marita, Yes, we all pretty much have found that grief is not a bump on the head.  It is a ripping apart of a quantum soul.  For me it has become an all encompassing desire to plead with the universe to take me.  I do it as I have now…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Joe, Same as you if I am not posting anymore God has finally taken me. It will be a joyous day."
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"So sorry you’re going through such a grievous loss — my mother died recently as well, we were very close and I had been there helping her because she was having increasingly complex health problems over the last five years, so I feel…"
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joe kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"That you all for your kind compassion.  Just plain hell today as usual.  Tears at times and don't know when or what will trigger them.  The only time I venture out is my daily visit to the cemetery (closest I can be to Her…"
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Marita commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Joe, My heart ached for you when I read of your breakdown day.  We feel your intense pain and heartache.  Over time we become so adept at carrying our grief, stuffing it and hiding it.  Yet so many times we become so overwhelmed by…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Joe, So sorry to hear about your day. My doctor was the same way with me when I had a breakdown, he could have cared less. Thank God for our friends here who truly understand."
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"dont no why but it  it so sothin relzinin i do"
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Joe, So sorry to hear that you are having an extraordinarily bad day... This is the life for us after we are left here in this world without the love of our life beside us."
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