Topic: Moving forward

Well I had hoped the next time I visited this site I would bring better news. But it saddens me to tell you all of different news today. My heart is broken and I am still struggling to deal with the news myself.

My mom, passed away, Monday, October 24th with my Dad, Sister, Grandmother and myself by her side. She fought long and hard, but her body just couldn't battle the disease.  We spent a lot of time together, talking and sharing memories before she passed.

I wish things were different, but know she is no longer suffering now. Thank you all for the support you have given in me stumbling across this blog. It has been helpful and encouraging as we had tried to battle this disease together as a family. Thanks again

Re: Moving forward

Dear Wittrockj,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know the pain that you feel right now as I felt that also when my dad passed away. I am glad that you all were able to talk and share these memories with your mum and your family and also that your mum had her family beside her. Please know that we are all here for you and my thoughts are with you and the rest of your family right now.


Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: Moving forward

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family during his sad time.

Re: Moving forward

Dearest Wittrockj and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's Passing but you know she is in a beautiful and peaceful place.

Letter from Heaven  by Ruth Ann Mahaffey

To my dearest family some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay,
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above
Here, there's no more tears of sadness, just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy because I'm out of sight
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you,
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you . . in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
One thing is for certain though my life on earth is o'er
I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
Together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when it's time for you to go . . from that body to be free
Remember you're not going . . you're just coming here to me.


Re: Moving forward

Dear Wittrockj and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom.  She fought a hard battle, and now she has gone on to her resting place.  I'm sure she will still be watching over you; so try to remember all the good times you shared together and try not to dwell on the sad times.  I know it's easier said than done.  Sending love and hugs your way,  PeggyP

Re: Moving forward

Dear Wittrockj
I am sorry to hear your Mom has passed - please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time for you and your family.


Re: Moving forward

Dear Wittrockj,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May your broken heart mend and be filled with a lifetime of fond memories.


My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.