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Hazel-wudi 
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My husband's uncle has had cancer for awhile... it had spread to his bones even, the vertebrae in his back. Even if he had made it, he'd have been in a wheelchair the rest of his life. The damage was just too widespread.

Last week, he contracted pneumonia... and his body was already severely weakened, both from the cancer and the immunosuppression that is a general side effect of cancer treatment.

We just got the call. He's dead.

Crap. sad

 

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Sorry to hear that girl. Hope you do ok through this.

 

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Prayers and thoughts for you and your family, sorry to hear. sad

 

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I lost my dad to cancer. It's a bastard. I'm sorry for your loss sad

 

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Thank you, it is appreciated. It's not like we didn't know it was coming, but ... yeah. It still sucks. sad

 

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Sorry Lis. Cancer is just bad news.

 

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Thanks.

 

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Hazel-wudi posted:
Thank you, it is appreciated. It's not like we didn't know it was coming, but ... yeah. It still sucks. sad


Same with my Grandpa recently, but you know this.

No matter how much you know and how much you expect it, it still hits you like a ton of bricks. It's been over 3 months and I still can't believe it happened... I hope you fare better.

 

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Sorry for your loss El. My condolences.

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Thanks, guys. We'll be alright, I think.

My husband's father died of cancer about a month after we were married. That was pretty damn rough. The last time I saw him alive, he had no hair from the chemo and there were even... erm, lumps... that were close enough to the surface in places that you could feel them. His mood alternated between the seriousness of a man putting his affairs in order, resignation, and ... well, I'd call it a hair-raisingly cheerful morbidity.

My husbands father sat there in his easy chair in the den, ran his hand above his collarbone and homed in on a lump. He prodded it a few times, gave me a sick grin, and then said to me, "Hey, come here and touch it, you can feel this one!"

shock

cry

I did as he asked, but oh my god... sick

I'll never forget that. I only hope that when it is my time to go, I can retain something of a sense of humor about the situation, like my father-in-law did.

Anyhow, it was the brother of my husband's father that died earlier this week. I was really worried about how my husband would react to it, but he's taking it fairly well.

 

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*prayers*

It was rough for me when leukemia took my Dad quickly.

(((hugs)))

 

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sorry for your loss.ever notice when you hear of someone passing its because of the treatment when it comes to cancer?

 

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kolbar posted:
sorry for your loss.ever notice when you hear of someone passing its because of the treatment when it comes to cancer?


I think it's more because of the cancer, when it comes to cancer.

 

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kolbar posted:
sorry for your loss.ever notice when you hear of someone passing its because of the treatment when it comes to cancer?

It seems you don't realize that they are hoping the treatment kills the cancer before it kills the patient.

 

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It's been many, many years, but if I remember my molecular biology properly what's actually happening when it comes to cancer is this. Each cell has genes which ordinarily suppress unwanted, willy-nilly replicative activity through the actions of the proteins these genes produce. (No, I can't remember the technical names of these.) Anyhow, these genes are 'garbled' by environmental toxins over the years, or are missing, or never were quite right to start with, and then all hell breaks loose. Depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer (more aggressive cancers do this faster, of course) the cells keeps cycling though what is referred to as "G1" phase of cell development and does not spend nearly as much time as they should in a resting phase... which is to say, they keep replicating, and in this case, they should not.

I generally feel better when operating in 'virindi mode' for such things.... yes. I'll try to hold this mode if I can. The funeral is at 11am today.

 

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(((hugs)))

 

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