Toyanne
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Lilliana replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Toyanne, I'm so sorry for your loss.  My love passed away on May 29th of this year from lung cancer and he was given 6 to 8 months but he only lasted about 3.  I have our 2 year old daughter that looks so much like him and I feel…"
Oct 8, 2014
Elizabeth Bennett replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Toyanne, I know just how you feel -- only I was given 4 months instead of just a few days.  We did not know anything was wrong at all before Feb. 24th, and he passed on June 24th.  no hint of any problem, no shortness of breath or anything…"
Oct 3, 2014
Michael Morton replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Toyanne, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband.  I lost my wife last year to lung cancer, I know how hard it can be.  I would like to say that it gets better but a year later I am still depressed all the time.  I think I may…"
Sep 4, 2014
Nicholle replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I am so so so so sorry for your loss.  That was so fast, my head is spinning just thinking about it.  I can't imagine.  I am so sorry. This is a terribly hard journey. I lost 2 parents to cancer in the past 7 months. My moms was…"
Jun 3, 2014
Toyanne joined Philip B.'s group
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LGBT Grief Forum

I've been a member for, oh, just a couple of days, but I've noticed a possible lack of focus on LGBT issues related to the loss of loved ones.I know what I had to go through - even with medical POA and a will - to gain legitimacy with the "powers that be" with regard to authorization for cremation, among other things.Just wondering if perhaps there are issues unique to the LGBT community that the other fine people on this site did NOT have to go through.I welcome your thoughts and…See More
Apr 7, 2014
Toyanne joined Tara Michener's group
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Helping Others through Grief Recovery

This group is for those who are supporting friends, family and others who are dealing with grief. Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers and anyone else who is helping someone through a rough time of grieving. Are saying the right thing? Helping the right way? What can we do-when it feels like there is no hope? These are topics that we will explore.   See More
Apr 3, 2014
VickyJ replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Toyanne, I share your bewilderment and grief.  My Mark had already beaten esophageal cancer and was getting better when he suddenly became jaundiced.  He was in the hospital a week and then we were told he had 6 months because he had many…"
Mar 31, 2014
Megan Neeley replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. Cancer takes those we love away much to fast, my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May 2013 & then went through chemo & radiation. In December he passed away after the doctors had…"
Mar 30, 2014
JO B replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"im so sorry toyanne all i no big c lung c is evil why god let ths hapen i dont no iv lots a lot of famly 2 lung c all sorts of big c on my dads sie of famly i o my dads famly is big bt i dnt thng i cud lose so mny in lst 2 or 3 yrs  sorry if im…"
Mar 30, 2014
Laurie replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I am so sorry, there are just no words. I hope you have good people to help you. The next couple of months will be so hard and all the platitudes are useless. I always thought that I would be able to say the right thing to someone going through what…"
Mar 30, 2014
Bill Smith replied to Toyanne's discussion Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I'm so sorry for your loss.  Pls know that this takes time, and lots of it, to deal with.  It may seem impossible now, but you can survive this.  Experience talking. "
Mar 29, 2014
Toyanne added a discussion to the group Losing Someone to Cancer
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Losing my love of my life husband to lung cancer

I just lost my Love of my life husband to Lung Cancer yesterday. We found out last Saturday that he had lung cancer and they said that they didn't know what type of lung cancer it was and we had to wait on the test results which to be on Monday. When we got the results on Monday they said that he had 4 months to live and on Thursday the turned around and said that he had a couple of days to live and then yesterday afternoon he passed away. I'm having such a really hard time dealing and coping…See More
Mar 29, 2014
Toyanne commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I just lost my husband of 18 years to lung cancer yesterday I'm having such a hard time coping and handling his death"
Mar 29, 2014
Debra A. Whitemaine replied to Toyanne's discussion The loss of my brother in law in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Tuyanne, I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't focus on the "everything happens in 3's". Focus on your memories and good times. Take care."
Mar 4, 2013
Stanley Ruiz replied to Toyanne's discussion The loss of my brother in law in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"I know hoe you feel.I ,I lost someone i loved and he was shot in the heart and died in my arms.It is not easy when we lose the people we love.Your brother in law is probably seeing everything you are going through.Be strong for his sake and think…"
Mar 3, 2013
Mark replied to Toyanne's discussion The loss of my brother in law in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Toyanne,   I am so sorry for your loss. It is understandable how sad it is when you don't get to say goodbye due to a loss so sudden.   To share my experience, my Mom passed like this.  I also did not get to say a goodbye (e.g.…"
Mar 3, 2013

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At 1:45pm on February 6, 2011, steacy del valle said…
im so sorry for ur losses and that poem hit home pretty hard its as if they were coming out of my heart. thats crazy to thing we lost our moms only days from each other my mom died on may 14, 2010 
 
 
 

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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell, our moms wanted all kinds of things for us. They wanted us to always eat our vegetables, to never get mixed up with bad influences, etc. Don't beat yourself up because you are grieving. You wouldn't be human if you didn't…"
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Nancy replied to Richard Rivera's discussion FINALLY LOSING IT
"Richard. I didn't know your wife nor do I know you but I'm quite sure she is mortified watching you self destruct. She would not want you to give up and hurt her by hurting yourself. She is still with you and you need to respect the love…"
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Karen Wilson posted a blog post

Lost my Son -only child in March of this year

Hello -My name is Karen.  I lost my only son at 22 years of age in a car accident in March of this year. I am doing "okay" considering.  I have strong bouts of intense grief on and off and of course I miss and long for him daily. It really just SUCKS! I have surrounded my self with a support group and a Psychotherapist.  I have also started to explore my Spirituality and looking for unanswered to questions to my existence and purpose.  I welcome anyone that would like to share their experience…See More
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Really rough morning. I pray for some relief. This is not what my Mom would have wanted for me.  Bluebell"
2 hours ago
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Theresa, it's horrible that someone would say, "It's not the end of the world" to you. That is cold. I am so sorry. Your mother in law... again, I am so sorry. You deserve better than that. We all do."
2 hours ago
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I hate to use the word resentment because I have enough on my plate right now. It takes energy to resent people. Negative energy. There is already too much of that in my life. The really hard part is that I got so much unconditional love from my…"
2 hours ago
Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett yes it can ruin relationships, I wont say who, but I was mentioning that I thought it was odd that a friend did not even call or send me a card when my mom passed, the person I was talking to said "its not the end of the world", this…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Love is an amazing thing. There are times when I think that my mom has all the love that I have to offer, but there is always room for one more person. Even hundreds more.   people. "
13 hours ago
BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My heart is also with each one of you. Hugs and love to you all Bluebell"
14 hours ago
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"One of the things that makes me feel very guilty (here) is that I do not want to discourage anyone who is making progress. I don't want to bring them down into the pit with me. I realize that there are people who may have recently come to this…"
14 hours ago
Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell and Brett we are all different we all grieve in different Ways some people grieve for shorter periods of time some people for longer I remember after my mother passed away I went to church they had a special mass with several priest from…"
14 hours ago
BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I am becoming more of a functioning mess. I am able to see patient's now. I sleep a lot better. I try to exercise and socialize on a regular basis. But I have days when the sense of loss and sorrow is so overwhelming, that all I can do is cry…"
15 hours ago
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Janie, of course you love your mom, and my mom certainly would not want for me to grieve the way that I do. I would not have wanted my mom to grieve my death this way. But I have to be honest about my feelings and my grief. Most of all I have to be…"
17 hours ago
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Bluebird, I always say we too. It is not just I because he lives in Heaven."
18 hours ago
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Jackie Cook It's been 4 years since I lost my Husband, it will always be us not me. "
18 hours ago
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"John T. I am surprised that I am still alive after losing my Husband 4 Years ago, I just go day to day hoping one day won't wake up."
18 hours ago
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Jennifer, Don't feel bad about not standing happy couples and family, It has been 4 years and I still feel that way. I just can't get over losing my kind, wonderful, Husband."
18 hours ago

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