Topic: Update on my dad

It has been a long time since I posted, but everything just started happening so quickly.  My dad was diagnosed on Sept. 17, 2012 with this horrible cancer.  It was causing blood clots throughout him & had already spread when found.  Once dad started feeling bad in August of last year, things never improved.  We prayed hard for a miracle, but it didn't happen like we wanted.  Dad passed away this morning at the young age of 59 and now my life is forever changed and at this time hard to imagine without him here.  I'm so relieved dad is no longer in pain from this cancer that so quickly changed my dad.  We are at a total complete loss right now.  I know many of you have also lost loved ones and are still here today, so I know it must get easier at some point.  I wish we could turn back time, but since we can't I will have to keep staying as strong as possible, just like my amazing, brave, loving father did.  Thanks for everyone's advice and help through this nightmare.

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I am so sorry to hear about your father!  My dad was diagnosed around the same time and your day's journey sounds some like my dads.  My dad is 68 and like yours was full of life...some say that he loves life more than anyone they know.  Well that has all changed now.  This disease brings so much discomfort and sadness!  I am trying to prepare myself for what you are experiencing today but I an not even go there.  It hurts too much! 

You are so right in saying that your dad is no longer in pain!  He is a peaceful place now and he can rest without the pain that had taken over his life.  Stay strong and embrace your family members as you all try to work through your own pain.  Sending many many prayers your way!

Rena

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Dear MaFoster, I am deeply sorry about your Dad's Passing but at the same time I am happy that he has found his Peace. It will take time but down the road you WILL remember only the good things and you will rejoice in the wonderful Memories of the awesome Dad he was...and I might add still is! Please accept my prayers and thoughts for your family and when you are ready, things do get better because that is the way a wonderful DAD WOULD WANT IT TO BE.

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 shall dwell with God above
Here, there's no more tears of sadness. Here is 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.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Dear mafoster,

I am so very sorry - you must be devastated.

Keep your dad in your heart,

Clare

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

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I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad.  I hope that happy memories soon replace the devastation and sadness you are feeling now.

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Dear mafoster,

I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know there is nothing I can say to mend your broken heart, so I am sending love and hugs your way. May your Dad rest in peace.

Bless you,
-Pam

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.

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Dear Mafoster,

I am very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dad. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know the pain that you feel right now as I too lost my dad to the cancer. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Gavin

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I echo how we all feel for you. I am 64 and was (I thought) perfectly healthy last Thanksgiving.  Three months later kidney stone showed liver lesion, diagnosed as liver cancer, surgery Feb 19th.  I will keep you in my prayers.