Lost to Cancer, Won to Love

My Dad died nearly 6 months ago now from Liver Cancer. He was 57 and I am 32. He fought for 3 years with any and all kinds of chemo and radiation in the end. During that time Dad fought so hard to stay with his family and against the depression that threatened to take him before the cancer did. But he overcame all until Feb 19 of this year. His dying words were not vocal, but until he was no longer able to speak he said I love you to his family who surrounded him.
We kept him at home while his body shut down. Although he had cancer for 3 years, once his body was finished it happened very quickly. Within 1 week he went from moving and eating and talking to gone.
I know he is only gone in body. I know I will see him again.
The pain is so deep though and nothing can make that go away.
I miss you Dad.
I love you.
The world isn't the same without you and I struggle to find my security.

But you taught me that love triumphs and I will carry that legacy with me for all my days.

I love you

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Aug 03, 2012
Lost to Cancer, Wone to Love
by: Doreen U.K.

I am sorry for your loss of your Dad to cancer. It is hard to lose a very significant member of your family. I lost my husband Steve to a deadly inoperable, incurable, aggressive cancer caused by working with asbestos. Steve was 65yrs. of age and we were married 44yrs. I was Steve's caregiver for over 3yrs. Steve had no quality of life and was ill for the duration of his cancer. My story is much the same as yours. the 3yr. battle with the cancer and then when Steve's body shut down he died within one week. It was especially difficult for my 3 Adult children. They found it hard to cope. You don't say whether your mom is still alive? it is especially difficult to lose a husband. The grief is somehow more intense and difficult. Being one we are not torn in two. It is an uphill struggle but we can only take this one day at a time.

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