Topic: My husband and Cholangiocarcinoma - The fight has ended
My beloved Husband, Thomas G. Lepp passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011 after a couragous 3 year 8 month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.
We were hoping that after his successful resection in March 2008 and after 18 months of him being and looking so healthy that we had beat the cancer. But, Alas it was not to be. In Nov of 2009, he started turning yellow. His oncologist gave him 6 months. But he fought successfully and lived another two years. Almost exactly 2 years to the day when he started to turn yellow and I knew something was wrong. It was Thanksgiving day, 2009. And he passed onto his heavenly journey just 4 days before Thanksgiving 2011. The 2nd day of the big Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season. I know he's up there in Heaven with Jesus holding him in his arms. And he's already healed again and whole and hunting with his nephew who passed away in 2008 during deer hunting season.
He will be sadly missed my all his blended family, 7 Children, 15 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law and many, many friends. And all of his CC family from this board.
As like Teddy does for Lainy, he has already given me a sign that he made is safely. The lights in the 4 season room where he spent most of his time in the last two years, flickered off, on, off, on - but only that light. I know it was his sign for I asked him to send me one.
His journey was rough for him, but he fought so hard because he didn't want to leave me. I hope one day see his picture on the faces of cholangiocarcinoma page. I submitted it two years ago and maybe it got lost.
I sit here in Tom's recliner, now my favorite place to sit with his little sidekick and namesake slumbering beside me and I feel at peace. I know the worst is yet to come with the wake today and the funeral tomorrow. These next two days will certainly take their toll on me.
For the rest of you, continue your fight and I hope you win, be couragous and for my Tommy and all of you I pray that one day, we will find a cure for this horrible cancer that is taking more and more of our loved ones.
Go with God my Tommy, Soar away, fly away on Eagles Wings!
Your loving wife,