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Gidget



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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 12:26 AM    Post subject: My Dad Reply with quote

I'm not ready to give the full rant. I'm leaving in the morning to catch a flight to see my dad. My dad "beat" lung cancer. He was a smoker for 40+ years. I'm going to see my dad who is no longer my dad. He has a whole new personality courtesy of his bleeding brain tumor, otherwise known as cancer that came back. They have given him 4-6 weeks to live. Let me repeat that. They gave him 4-6 weeks to live. He is 64. He isn't likely to make even 4 weeks. He is the picture of smoking. He was the poster child, and always attractive, until he wasn't. I don't wish his pain on my worst enemy. I'm 35 and I am not ready to lose my dad. I guess I'll say more later, when I've seen more.
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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 1:07 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sorry to hear it, gidget. Sad
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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 2:14 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

all my love and prayers go out to you and your family, Gidget. I'll pray for a great peace to be with you through these trying times...Hang in there and when you are ready, we'll be ready to listen.

((((hugs)))))
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kannprint



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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 10:09 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

God bless you, Gidget and your Dad too. My Dad was 62 when he died of lung cancer (yes, you would think I would have quit then, right?). I was 33 and, like you, far too young to lose a parent.

My prayers are with you on this journey. Please take care of yourself.
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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 11:06 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk when you feel ready.
Im very sorry to hear your
story. My thoughts are with you.
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Barbara K.



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PostPosted: January 14, 2009 9:51 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

{{{Gidget}}}}

I am sorry you and your family have to go through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Mary Dude



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PostPosted: January 15, 2009 12:25 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gidget - so sorry to hear your dad is dying. Lung cancer killed my dad at 74 - I kept smoking for another 15 years. I'll keep you and your dad and your family in my prayers.
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jimotter



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PostPosted: January 15, 2009 12:53 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gidget
I am so sorry and my prayers are with you and yours. I am 55 and I still have both of my parents, my Mom is 84 and my Dad just turned 88, they both quit smoking in their early 30's. God bless.
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essie662



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PostPosted: January 15, 2009 4:59 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're in my thoughts and prayers Gidget, take care of you!
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marg



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PostPosted: January 16, 2009 9:30 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts are with you
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PostPosted: January 16, 2009 10:50 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gidget....my thoughts are with you and your family. I'm so sorry. Try to remain strong in these next few weeks.

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PostPosted: January 17, 2009 11:54 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry about your dad. My daughter in law just lost her dad to cancer
due to smoking he was 69. It is so sad. Crying or Very sad I'll be praying for you.
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Gidget



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PostPosted: January 18, 2009 12:04 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to everyone and your thoughts and prayers. It means so much to me to hear from you all. We moved my dad to Hospice on Thursday. The sadness is overwhelming. Prayers for comfort and peace are always welcome.
Gidget
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pinkpearl



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PostPosted: January 18, 2009 7:46 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill be thinking of you and your dad. Let us know how your doing
from time to time.
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marg



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PostPosted: January 18, 2009 11:24 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just think how proud your father would be of you, that you could give up smoking, Its something I couldnt do for my dad.
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