2 losses in 1 month

by Lorraine Steele
(Australia)

I have had the most terrible time in my life with 4 close family members being diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
My darling Keith with eosophagus cancer which took him away from me 29th January, 2013. He died 2 days short of 33 years together, he suffered terribly and my heart is truly broken as he was my dearest friend, my lover and my soul mate. I will miss him forever.
My sister Maureen passed away 1st March, from cancer too. I also have another brother with cancer and my sisters daughters partner, had a kidney removed too from cancer.
Cancer has played such a terrible toll in my family of 8, 6 being diagnosed with it.
In my 1st marriage, I lost my little son David with Neuroblastoma at 2 1/2 years of age in 1972, for 40 years he is in my mind and heart every day.
Thank you for listening.
Lorraine

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Aug 04, 2013
thinking of you
by: Anonymous

Life is so truly painful. Remeber the good, and hopefully you will find more good in this life. My heart aches for you.

Mar 09, 2013
2 losses in 1 month
by: Doreen U.K.

Lorraine I am sorry for the losses in your life from cancer and how it is still affecting your life. Cancer is a disease that is popping up more and more in life and most of us knows of someone who has this disease or has died from it. I lost my husband of 44yrs. 10 months ago to a deadly cancer caused by working with Asbestos. It takes 40-60yrs. to develop. It is incurable, inoperable, and aggressive. Just hearing of Cancer causes one to think. "Oh! My God I am going to die." It is normal It was a dreadful cancer journey fraught with so much stress and heartache. You will feel more vulnerable since so many people in your family have had this disease. We never quite get used to losing someone. It is a journey none of us want to take. There are no guarantees in life that more of us will not die of this disease. Even if we adopt a healthy lifestyle we are still vulnerable. We don't know what is in our atmosphere, food, water, and the air we breathe is all polluted. Best we can do is love the one's we still have with us whilst we have the time to do so. But it brings little comfort living with this dreaded feeling all the time of who is going to be taken from me next. I feel very vulnerable having 3 Adult children. Healing is such a slow process. I can't get over my loss even 10 months down the line. Days I can't believe he is not here. Memories intruding as if I can see him all around me and whilst this is comforting it is also sad. We soldier on and try to salvage something from our sorrow and grief that will make a difference to our tomorrow's.

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