Topic: Tammy Neumann - Wonderful Wife & Mother
Tammy passed peacefully yesterday after battling with Cholangiocarcinoma for 19 months from the initial diagnosis. I was lucky enough to be with her when she passed, along with my daughter and a few other family members. In the end she likely had liver and kidney failure based on her advanced issues.
I had introduced her to the board back in November of 2007 as you can see by the original post: www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=1035
She was 47 years old.
Although she never visited this site itself, I would bring her stories of inspiration and hope from some of the long term survivors. It was always a source of inspiration and encouragement.
Her story is one of many, many comebacks and fighting up to the edge of death's door just to turn and run the other way. Her life itself has been an inspiration to those around her that were lucky enough to know her. Her stories have been captured on our family blog: http://tammyhealth.blogspot.com
After several complications including a blood infection, internal bleeding and lots of fevers she was bed ridden for the past few months. This really changed her outlook, recognizing that if she could not have the quality of life she wanted, she did not want to go on.
She knew what was coming and seemed to accept it with dignity and class. She would tell people that she would continue to get tired and then one day she would just go to sleep and never wake up again. Yesterday was that day.
She will be sadly missed. Our family is strong and I expect that we will be able to get through this somehow.
Feel free to light a candle: http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/can … &gi=TN
Many blessings to all !