I just lost my Hero.

by Don Dixon
(Georgia, USA)

Dad & Me- 1966

Dad & Me- 1966

I am a 51 year old male who just lost his Dad to lung cancer. In just 8 short months, this horrible disease destroyed this wonderful human being! How do you say goodbye to your Father, Hero and Best Friend??? On 7 February 2012, my Dad gave up the long, hard battle. It hasn't even been 2 months, yet it feels like an eternity! Trying to get through the grief is like trying to break thru a brick wall with a toy hammer! How does a person even begin to start over again? It's as if my entire life has been reduced to rubble, and somehow I must find a way to rebuild.
People say, "Things will get better", or "It will get easier with time". So far, I can't see that happening until the day they bury me!
Our family has had nothing but good times together, nothing but great memories. Yet, the only images that I see now are the last couple of months of my Dad's life, when his condition deteriorated rapidly.
I know that I MUST find a "new normal", I just don't know how to begin!
Thanks for listening...

Don

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Mar 30, 2012
My hero was taken too soon as well
by: Christina

My father passed feb 29 2012 from lung cancer diagnosed 8 months ago. It spread to his lymph nodes, liver, bones, and lastly into his brain. I'm lucky enough to have been able to spend the last two weeks with him at his hospital bedside.

He was my dad, my friend, and my hero as well.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get thru it, but, I'll do my best because that's what he'd want me to do.

Don't cry because he's gone,
Smile because we had our dads in our lives :)

Mar 28, 2012
i understand
by: Anonymous

I feel like i am reading about me. In my case it is my mother and eleven and a half months. Both my parents gone of cancer. It is not getting better for me it is getting worse. People just don't understand when a loose is so deep and profound. I like your analogy about the hammer and brick wall because it is so true

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