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Al will not be with us much longer

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mumphy
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Joined: Jun 2009

Hello,

I am posting to tell you all that Al has lost the battle with this disease. We met with all of the Dr's today and it has spread to the point that it my be in his brain we opted not to do any more scans. His liver is failing and will no longer be able to with stand any type of aggresive chemo therapy. He will only be with me for a short time probably just a couple of weeks. His liver with continue to be taken over by this horrible disease and there isn't anything else that we can do.

He will be spending the rest of his days at home with me for as long as possible.

I want you all to know that we have not given up, but there comes a time when you have to accept what is going to happen and to make peace with it.

Thats all I can post right now, I have to say that I am an emotional wreck right now.
I will talk to you all soon and will continue to keep an eye on my CSN family.

Thank you all for being here for me.

God Bless each and every one of you.
Love,
Kath

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38sallyb
Posts: 100
Joined: Dec 2009

Oh Kath, we are so sorry to hear this. We will continue to hold you both in our prayers. I wish I had something
profound to tell you that would take away your pain, but I don't. Just praying for you both.
Sally

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Betty in Vegas
Posts: 311
Joined: Jul 2009

I am sobbing my eyes out right now...for Al, but also for you. Of course, I can see myself in your shoes, so my heart breaks for you totally. Please let us walk this path with you and please call anytime--and please use our shoulders to sob on.

And know Kath, we love you both.

Betty

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Lylesmyprince
Posts: 140
Joined: Feb 2010

So sorry to hear your news...Lyle and I are praying for you both. We pray that God will give you a peace that only He can give.

Susie

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Trish_from_Pitt...
Posts: 58
Joined: Nov 2009

Kath,

Last night we had such a nice chat on the phone. You are such a sweet lady!

I thought about you all day today.... I can only imagine the torment you must be going through right now. Please try to enjoy your family time this weekend. I know this weekend will mean a lot to you and Al both. Remember to take lots of pictures.

Please call me anytime day or night.... I'll be here for you.

Still praying always for you and Al.

Love,
Trish

Pghmomma
Posts: 161
Joined: Nov 2009

Sweetie,
I cant say much right now but Im thinking of you, please call me if you need me. Im here!

God bless,
tina

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unclaw2002
Posts: 664
Joined: Jan 2010

Kathy,

I am so sorry to hear your news. As others have said no words can help at a time like this. I will be praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts. Treasure each moment and do the things that Al loves and that he has the strength to do. I know that God has both of you in his hands.

Cindy

MAE66
Posts: 70
Joined: Nov 2009

I am sorry to read your latest post. I am afraid we are following you and Al. The marathon has turned into a roller coaster. Hang in there and pray for strength, and know that you are not in this alone.

Susan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

I am so so sorry hear your sad news...please know I have held you both in my prayers and will continue to pray for you both. We're not where you are now but could be in a flash. My heart is breaking for you both.

jan

emg09
Posts: 252
Joined: Mar 2009

Kath,

I don't have the words to express my sorrow for you right now. As you know, things aren't good here either. I will continue to pray for you and Al. I'm just so sorry things couldn't go the way we want. I'm so very sad for us at this point. Just know that I'm thinking of you and Al all the time and praying for us to find the strength to get through this.

HUGS and PRAYERS!!!
Love
Erika

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MOE58
Posts: 649
Joined: May 2009

Kath,

My prayers and love are with you, you and I have become so close on this site along with another site. I am so sorry he is loosing his battle with this ugly disease. I know this isn't a easy road, but am so glad you are letting him come home and be with you, I know that this hit him all of a sudden, I am glad you chose no more Chemo, or scans, enjoy him to the fullest. I know this will be hard a weekend with his kids and grand kids here, but take lots and lots of pics cause you know this will be the last that they will see their dad alive.

Remember all your CSN family is here for you, I love you Kath keep your chin up and let me know I will Let Jeff know also.

Love
Jeff and Lori

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JaneE2366
Posts: 332
Joined: Jul 2009

Kath,
Words cannot express what I am feeling right now. My heart is breaking for you and your family. YOu can Al certainly fought this the best you could. We will continue to keep you are yours in our prayers and I pray God gives you the strength to get through this.
Jane

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chrisk06
Posts: 114
Joined: Nov 2009

Kath,

I just dont know what to say as I sit here crying. My heart is breaking for you. Both of you are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Even if all you want to do is talk.

{{{BIG HUGS}}}
Chris

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K_ann1015
Posts: 555
Joined: Aug 2009

Kath,

I am so sad to read your post...We all fight this fight and don't see that sucker punch coming! It just doesn't seem fair-you both have been so much. I pray that you can enjoy each other for the time he has and that he doesn't have too much pain. I pray that you are surrounded by friends & family that love you (besides the csn "family")... You have demonstrated such warmth & grace on this site---I hope we can all learn from your example... I also pray that you somehow feel love, comfort and peace during this time. Maybe our tears can lessen yours...
Kim

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Donna70
Posts: 920
Joined: Aug 2009

Kath,
There are no words that I can say that could express how I feel about Al's condition. My prayers are with you both. Think that you have made the right decision, home is the best place for as long as you can do it. Prayers for you both. Sometimes when everything has gone out of my control, the only way I think helps is that I put the person and the reason completely in God's hands. I know you are a person of faith and God will help you thru this journey that no one wants to take. love and prayers always,
Donna70

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ndmp
Posts: 38
Joined: Jan 2009

Kath,

I am so sorry to hear about Al. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have walked where you are right now with my Dad, this disease is such a beast. There are no words to say but know you are in my thoughs and prayers.

Nicole

lindadanis
Posts: 267
Joined: Nov 2009

I am fairly new to this website, only joining it a few months ago, but have been following all csn stories since my husband Ed was diagnosed back in October with stage four. I cannot imagine how you are feeling although I know it is very hearbreaking to watch our mates start to lose their battle with this horrible cancer. I pray for Al and you and your family through this sad time in your life.

Linda

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

Dearest Kathy and Al,
I have tears in my eyes as i am writing this. You both put up the best fight. You are both wonderful people. You have helped so many of us through your experiences. Thinking of all of you at this hard time. You know I am getting close to the same situation with my dad. Enjoy the rest of your time with him, and may he be peaceful and pain free the rest of his days. Love and hugs to both of you.
Tina

dwhite0002
Posts: 130
Joined: Jan 2010

Kath,

I haven't had the opportunity to get to know you or your husband. I read your post and wanted to let you know that even a starnger in Ohio will be lifting you up in prayer as you go through this. May God hold you in His care.

-David
Hillsboro, OH

Ellie_E
Posts: 53
Joined: Jan 2010

I have not been a member very long, but I have read your posts and marvelled at your grace and strength. My prayers are with you and your husband.

Ellie

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MOE58
Posts: 649
Joined: May 2009

Just wanted to let you know he passed away around 5:00 this morning Please keep her in your prayers

Thanks
Lori aka MOE

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