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Jan Trinks
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Hi all:

I have very sad news to report. Charlie passed away Sat. night Aug. 21. He had a gi bleed; low blood pressure, electrolyte issues, low blood counts, severely dehydrated. He was admitted Thursday afternoon and was doing better; but on Sat. began having problems breathing and they had to keep pushing fluids to keep blood pressure up. Onc. had discussed this with us Thurs. afternoon and we decided to opt for DNR should that occur which happened Sat. night. We were all surprised as we thought he would probably pull out of this episode and we'd keep on fighting. I loved him so much and do not know how I'll get along without him but will find some way as that is would he would have me to do. He is going to be cremated according to his wishes and visitation is Wed. and his service on Thur. My best friend is staying with me right now from Chatt. So, you can imagine what a basketcase I am now. Just wanted to let y'all know and please keep us in your prayers as I know you will and to everyone out there "Don't ever give up!" Fight this monster with all your might and God's help! I love y'all!

Jan Trinks

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I'm sorry for your loss Jan. I don't know what to say other than I am sorry. I hope you can stay strong and move forward.

I lost my mother 3 years ago to HNC, I can understand how you feel. She was only 50.

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I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you can gain strength from your memories and time you had together.

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This is the first post you did not sign as "Jan and Charlie". Hearing your pain, wondering how you will go on without him, it is clear what a very sad and difficult time this is. I believe there will always be "Jan and Charlie". As always on these message boards, when we rejoice, we do it together, when we go through treatment or a procedure, we are together, Jan, as you face this loss, we are together.
With deepest sympathy,

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I am so sorry to hear this news. My Prayers have been sent out. May your Charlie Rest in Peace.

Lena Rose
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Jan-I am so very sorry for your loss. You were fighting every step of the way with Charlie, my heart goes out you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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You cannot see us, but we are right next to you, helping you the best we can.
You are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers,


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I'm new to the board and this stinks. I'm so sorry. With thouhgts and prayers, I hope for the best for you.


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I am very new to this site and I know I haven't been with you throughout y'alls battle, but I am extremely sorry for your loss. I will pray for you that you continue to stay strong in memory of your husband.

Love, Kristyn

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No more suffering. He is in a better place. My heart goes out to you and also my prayers.
Sincerest sympathies,


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Glenna M
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Jan, I was so shocked and saddened when I read your post. My heart, love and prayers go out to you.

Please remember that we are all here for you anytime you need us. You have a large family of people here who care for you very deeply.

My heartfelt sympathy,

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Jan, I'm so very sorry that Charlie has gone....cherish the memories until you are together again.

Best & God Bless,

Hal61's picture
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My deepest condolences Jan. Thank you very much for taking precious time to post your, and our, loss. We share your grief.


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Jan, My whole family sends their sorrows and extends their prayers to you at this sad time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Debbie and Family

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I am sorry that your husband/your best friend/family member as past the way.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. My Dad died in July . I'd like to say it gets easier but so far, it hasn't. I still come here everyday. It helps me feel connected to my Dad and like I'm still somehow part of this fight. I cheer for those who get good news and my heart breaks with and for those who don't. Praying for strength and comfort for you.

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May old friends and new ones, help you through this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers for you. Dazey

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So Sorry for your loss.

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You are in my prayers.



delnative's picture
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You and yours will be in my prayers.
Cancer sucks.

--Jim in Delaware

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So sorry. We're all here for you when you need us.


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D Lewis
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So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.


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I am so sorry to read about Charlie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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Pam M
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Very sorry to hear your sad news. Thank you for letting us know, though. I am relieved your friend is able to spend some time with you now. I've sent out a prayer for help for you for getting through the next few days, and am sending thoughts of strength your way. Take care of yourself, and come "see" us whenever you need to. We appreciate your prayers on our behalf - thank you. Charlie is being mourned here, as you are being honored. Any of us would have been lucky to have had a "basket case" like you on our side in the fight, just like Charlie was lucky. Do well, Jan.

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I am sorry for your loss also. I know what it felt like when the monster c took my mom.
Best Wishes & Prayers that you also never give up

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Jan, I am new to this site and just starting my journey.

I cannot say I know what you are going through and can only offer a prayer on behalf of my family and I.

We will say a prayer for you and your family tonight.


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I am so sorry to hear Charlie lost his fight, God be with you Jan

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so very sorry for your loss

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I am deeply sorry about this news. Like Kim said, your posts were all about Charlie but they said so much about you. He was very lucky to have you with him through this. I hope you know that along with your friend there now you have us here as well. There needs to be a caretaker Hall of Fame for you and the other caretakers who mean so very much to all of us who suffer. I hold what your did for Charlie in the highest regard. Thank you for being with him and for being an inspiration to all of us.

My deepest thoughts are with you now Jan.



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So sorry to hear this news Jan. Our thoughts are with you.


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My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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Please accept my deepest sympathy! I shall keep you in my prayer's

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Take Care and Know we are all with you in thoughts and prayers..Dennis

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I am so sorry to read this news. Please know you are in my prayers.
With deepest sympathy,

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I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comforting memories of Charlie. You are in my prayers.

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Although I am new to this board and have not had the pleasure of getting to know you and Charlie, I am so sorry about your lose. Rick

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I pray that you will be comforted during this mournful time.

Joel4's picture
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I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that you feel the comfort of the Lord in this time of need.


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Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Charlie. I lost my husband Elmer to this terrible cancer 9 months ago. Although we will always miss our husbands very much, we must always hold on to the wonderful memories we had together and remember that they always live in our hearts. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Betty

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My family and I have you in our prayers.


PattyNC's picture
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I joined this site in 2006 when my brother was diagnosed ... but was inactive until recently. Sending prayers and condolences to you and the rest of your family. God Bless.

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Sorry for your family. Thoughts are with you

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Charlie, you, your family and friends are all in my prayers. This is a tough post to read because we're all fighting a life-threatening challenge. But it's with the love and support of everyone around us including family, friends, God and even this virtual group of friends over the Internet that gives us strength in the fight.

My deepest sympathies.

Kent Cass
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All of our Prayers are with you, and Charlie, as they have been, and will continue to be.



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So Sorry for your loss!!!!

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