I was only 13 when on, April 7th 2009, I learned that my Grandad had brain cancer. I was scared, extremely scared. I didn't want to lose him. A week later he had surgery to remove as much of it as possible. A couple of days later we got the results and we were told he had 3 to 12 months to live. I was even more scared but I knew I would have some time with him at least.

8 months later he passed away, a week before my birthday. I had been expecting it for about a week but I was in shock. It didn't sink in. I was waiting for him to walk back in my life, and he wouldn't.

Most nights I cried myself to sleep and after a while it stopped. But now it's started again. I've realised that despite what people say, I have to grieve. I can't turn it off for them. I miss you Grandad and I love you so much.

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Dec 24, 2010
I feel your pain
by: Anonymous

I am 18 and just lost my Grandpa a couple months ago. We all knew it was coming, but it still didn't sink in right away. Christmas time is coming and its going to be the first one without grandpa and it just brings back all the memories and pain. It helps to see that other people are going through the same thing as me. Thank you. and stay strong.

Sep 02, 2010
Its ok to grieve
by: Anonymous

I just lost my dad, and my 14 year old son is grieving the loss of his grandfather. Face the grief head on and lean on friends and family. Try to keep faith in god, that really seems to help. Will pray for you.

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