Topic: My husband has passed away

My husband Patrick (only 38) passed away August 15th, 2013- after fighting a 16 month battle with this awful disease. Our 1 year wedding anniversary would have been on August 18. I'm so heartbroken and miss him so much. I just can't believe he is actually gone....he fought for so long with everything he had. It's just so unfair.

Even though my heart is so heavy right now, I just wanted to say how much I really appreciated all the information and support that the cholangiocarcinoma Foundation provides. There is not a lot of information about this type of complex cancer out there, and it can be a very lonely and confusing journey to go through. This foundation has been a true rock to lean on. Thank very much. Donation money to your foundation from Patrick's friend's & loved ones will be in the mail soon.

Warm Regards,

Katheryn

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Dear Katheryn,

I am so sorry for your loss and truly know what you are going through.  I've been there too.  Nothing can easy the pain right now.  Keep him with you forever in your heart and memories of the good times.  Gradually those memories will help you through the bad times.   Patrick was so young and had so much to live for.    What a wonderful tribute to donate to the foundation in his name.

I  know I don't really know you except for your posts on the site, but feel some connection as my husbands mother's name was also Katheryn and one of our sons is Patrick.  Strange coincidence that we should be connected by this terrible disease that has taken both our husbands.

Know that we are all here to help support you through this sad & trying time. 

Lot's of Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Dearest Katheryn, I am so very sorry to read of Patrick's Passing. Please accept my loving condolences. I know that right now the rug has been pulled out from under you but as Darla said in time the good Memories will over take the bad as you will begin to live what we call your "new normal". What a wonderful thing you are doing, to donate to our Foundation in Patrick's Memory. Please use us if you need to get through these rough times.

If I should be the first to go,
And leave you alone, my Dear,
Let not your heart be lonely,
Nor in your eyes a tear.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
I’ll not be far away,
With petals of love and tenderness,
I’ll pave for you the way.
To join me in our sanctuary,
And ne’er again we’ll part.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
I live within your heart.
Take joy again in living,
As you did in years gone by;
God knows what of he’s doing,
And not be questioned why.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
My life with you on earth
Each moment filled with happiness,
And love so few be worth.
I’ll be waiting for you Sweetheart
Where skys are ever blue,
With eager heart and open arms
Patiently, for you.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
May faith and my love keep.
Your soul filled with contentment
Eternally, I sleep.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Katheryn,
I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. This is a wonderful organization and I am also grateful for the support from so many caring people.
Hugs,
Lisa

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Dear Katheryn,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dear Patrick. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish that there was something that I could say that would help right now. Thank you so much for your most generous donation in Patrick's name to the Foundation and I know that that will help so much in the fight against this awful disease.

We are here for you should you need or wish to talk and please know that my thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

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i'm so very very sorry for your loss.

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Katheryn,

I am sending you my sincere condolences in the profound loss if your dear husband. What a loving partner you are in the way you supported him from the beginning. May you find peace in this painful time.
Willow

Willow

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Katheryn,

How unfair that your Patrick was taken from you so young.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  You are indeed a kind and caring person to think of donations to the foundation at this terrible time for you. 

I only hope that your wonderful memories of Patrick will sustain you through this difficult time.

Hugs,
-Randi-

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

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Dear Katheryn,

I am so sorry that your husband has died - there is nothing right or fair with this disease.

Hold your memories close.

X

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

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Dearest Katheryn,

passing my deepest condolences.  Your husband was so young.  This is so unfair.  I hope you keep all of your greatest memories deep in your heart and turn to them when you need to smile

Louie

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Thank you everyone for your kinds words of condolence and support. It means a lot to me. I find myself shaking my head several times a day in disbelief, that cholangiocarcinoma took Patrick's (my husband) life. We had such hope that he could win this battle.... The only thing that is making me feel better right now is knowing that he is in heaven and happy again- free from pain especially. I feel honored to have been able to walk alongside him as a comfort and support during this difficult journey, and I'm grateful to have had the cholonagocarcinoma foundation as a comfort and support for me to turn to as well.

Thank you again,

Katheryn

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Katheryn:

I am praying for you and your family.  I am so sorry to hear about Patrick. I just watched my beloved grandmother die from this horrid illness.  I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling from losing your husband.

United in prayer,

Elsy

In loving memory of my beloved and cherished grandmother who fought until the very end. Loving you forever abuelita...

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Katheryn,

I have been thinking about you and am hoping that you are doing OK.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Katheryn,
I am so sad to hear of your dear Patrick's passing. I can't imagine what you both been through and at such a relatively young age. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May his being at peace bring you some comfort.
Willow

Willow

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Katheryn I am very sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending prayers for you and your family at the difficult time. My dad lost his battle with CC 3 weeks ago. I pray for peace in your heart with your loss of your husband. ♥

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I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. He was so young, as was my brother, it is so unfair. Please know you are not alone in your grief and sadness. Comfort and hugs are sent your way.

Mike, you will live on in our hearts and memories forever...