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Started this discussion. Last reply by healing07 Jul 3, 2009.

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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
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dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"hi joel ther is a few gay gropups on hear  for lgbs thy is  but evry 1 is welcim on hear  sorry on yore loss all u need to do is look it diffrnt foremss on hear it will lead u 2 stuff it will hlp u it will"
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Joel commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi all. I was just wondering if there is any other Gay Men Widows on this support Group. The death of my partner Gareth has almost been 3 years June this year. I’m still grieving. The grieve the 1st year was me just sad depressed lonely I had…"
Tuesday
M Adams commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Thanks so much, St Brigid, for putting Surprised by Joy here, good to read it again, it’s really evocative of a particular kind of intensely passionate grief.   Title made me think of a very different work by C.S. Lewis, also called…"
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St. Brigid commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Surprised by Joy By William Wordsworth Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb, That spot which no vicissitude can find? Love, faithful love,…"
Mar 30
Joe Kelly commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"St. Brigid, Sorry for your loss.  I too feel so alone, sad, empty and lost.  I lost my darling wife over two years ago and as time goes by, I get worse.  I wait for death to be reunited with her in her realm and the sooner the…"
Mar 29
St. Brigid commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I just finished up everything with my once in a lifetime's friends estate. I spent two and half months in TX, a thousand miles away from friends and family dealing with it. Now, paperwork filed away, estate lawyer paid, bills taken care, it and…"
Mar 29
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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
Mar 29
dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"hi evry 1 still hatee big c now hate ths evil viris we got now"
Mar 25
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Dream Moon, I hate the big C also."
Aug 23, 2019
dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"i hateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bigc i hateeeeeeeeeeeeee lozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz coz of big c im 44 sean somushh siffin sorry if im rantin justt i need 2 let go coz of big c lpluss othr illness 2 i do "
Aug 22, 2019
dream moon JO B commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"i do not luv bigc now iv fw mro frinds its got termil big c sum few yrs oldr thnme just undr 50  few peppel weari livs gotbig c' wish i cud shoot big c lk dem/ALZ in to md of nowear sp no 1 cud get it'"
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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
Jul 25, 2019
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi M Adams, Thank you for your kindness. Each year on his birthday I plant a tree or bush in his memory. Yesterday I bought this plague for my garden."
Jul 11, 2019
M Adams commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Linda, hope your day is uplifted by beautiful memories of celebrations you shared with Julian.  Do you have any special ritual or observance for his birthday?  Acknowledging such days is challenging for me, yet I do want to honour them.…"
Jul 10, 2019
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Today is Julian's birthday. I miss him so much Thanks for your post Morgan. You put into words what I have a hard time expressing."
Jul 10, 2019

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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, Diana, Certified Grief Counselor 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, Diana, Certified Grief Counselor said…
Katherine,
Is there a picture you would like to use for the group "losing someone to cancer"?
 
 
 

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