Cancer took another loved one...

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  1. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    ...my only closest friend lost his wife yesterday at 35yrs old to cervical cancer. She'd beaten it for 6yrs before it came back with a vengeance. I was her nurse when the stroke came last month, again 2wks ago when she needed transfusions from the bleeding caused by the erosive tumors. Selfishly, I'm happy I didn't work yesterday so I wasn't in the ER when she lost her battle. I was on the phone with Mike when she cardiac arrested as I was driving in to be with them. She was dead before I got there and at least her suffering has ended. Sorry for the downer but I just wanted to say how fleeting both life and love can be and to remind everyone to cherish the ones they love every moment of every day. This was her in her glory, the last time she was able to compete and the 099.JPG way I'll always see her...
     
  2. Warrior45

    Warrior45 TID Board Of Directors

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    Very sorry for your loss brother :( that disease is horrible
     
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  3. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

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    Shit. 2 parents, 2 in-laws gone, plus one adult son. the 4 were from "old age" basically, the son WAS cancer, makes me question all most ppl like to believe in. Wife was a bedside type nurse in a hospital environment on top of what she and I went thru together, I have NO idea how nurses deal with this crap, so often, for so long.
     
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  4. Bro Bundy

    Bro Bundy MuscleHead

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    Cancer took a lot from me as well.I get angry thinking about it
     
  5. Bro Bundy

    Bro Bundy MuscleHead

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    I'm sorry for the loss brother
     
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  6. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry for your loss, always hard to see friends go, especially the younger ones.
     
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  7. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Way too young Mike. Not that there is a better age. I can compare my 26 year old aunt who died of ovarian cancer to a close family friend who died 2 weeks ago from lung brain and liver cancer at 72. It's always sad.

    I don't know what you believe Mike but I believe there is something great for us after this life. I am sure she is comfortable and free.

    Very sorry for your loss.
     
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  8. tommyguns2

    tommyguns2 Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Hey Mike, so sorry for your loss. You're right to remember her at her prime. Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives. I hope she lived life to the fullest while she could.
     
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  9. IronCore

    IronCore Bigger Than MAYO - VIP

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    my condolences Mike!
     
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  10. OldManStrength

    OldManStrength VIP Member

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    It took my dad at 56 years old. Horrible stuff. Condolences
     
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  11. enjoy_tren

    enjoy_tren Senior Member

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you folks. i always wonder why cancer is so prevelant in todays world.
     
  12. enjoy_tren

    enjoy_tren Senior Member

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    By the way Mike, i want to thank you again for your advice and support during my health issue last winter. you cant imagine how much of a positive impact you had on my life
     
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