I stumbled upon this website and I'm glad that I did.  I can relate to alot of what people are feeling when they lose someone dear to them.  Although sometimes I feel like no one at all understands.  I lost my dad in June and we didn't have a long distance relationship like some people I know.  The ones that don't have a relationship with their parents are the ones trying to give me advice on how to handle my grief.  What a joke.  They see their parents once a year.  I had a very close relationship with my dad.  He was in my life every day.  He worried about me every day.  I saw him everyday and he even called me every day.   I feel like no one understands how I feel.  Everyone has said it'll get easier welll its not.   Or does it have to get worse before it gets easier.  Thank you for this opportunity to say whats on my mind.

Today is my dad's birthday, he would have been 72 years old.  I am so sad.  He really never had a chance.  He was diagnosed in April 2010 with cholangiocarcinoma and he passed away on June 3 2010.  I guess in a way that was good because he suffered a short time.  I never realized how anyone dealt with cancer and death until it hit our family.   Dont even know what to say just felt compelled to share how much my dad meant to me and how much I love him on his birthday.