Topic: RIP Gran...

Unfortunately I've lost my dear gran to this awful cancer. A mere 4 weeks after she was diagnosed. I'm still in shock at how fast she deteriorated in front of our eyes. She went from being a healthy active 87 year old to a frail, ill looking lady. She passed away on April 29th 2007 ... its almost been 2 weeks and I'm still not understanding how it happened so quickly. For a little while, it seemed she was stable - the edema and ascites went away but then the vomiting started. Everytime she would eat she would vomit, then it was everytime she drank something she would vomit. The doctors had told us that the tumor had grown so quickly it was squishing her ducts even with the metal stents. There was absolutely nothing we could do other than watch and wait....

I am very grateful that she did not suffer a long time, she was full of life and I couldn't imagine watching her for years lying in a bed. Maybe it was a gift from god to take her without too much pain...


Thank you everyone for your stories, support and encouragement.

Serena

Re: RIP Gran...

SerenaD.... My sincere sympathy.  May your Gran rest in peace.  I to am glad she did not have to lay in bed and suffer in pain.  At 87 years she certainly lived a full life, although we all wish for a little bit more. God Bless.
JeffG.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

Re: RIP Gran...

All my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. I know words can't express how much this loss means to you.
Peace,
Joyce

Re: RIP Gran...

srry to hear bout your loss serena D  it will get easier i also just lost my mum on 26th april she was just 52. still feel so much pain but knowing she is now at rest and in a much better place i feel at ease. my mum suffered but she too went fast towards the end and its the best really than watching them suffer knowing theres nothing u can do. my heart goes out to ur family take care  god bless x