lost a friend today

nancy591 Member Posts: 1,027 Member
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
Today a friend of mine died of cancer after a short 18 month battle. She is the married mother of 3 young girls 2, 4 and 6. She was 37yrs old. She did not have ovarian cancer. She had cancer of 'unknown origin' and was treated aggressively at MD Anderson. Although we never met in person we chatted online and via telephone. We met on CSN when I was searching for other young Moms with cancer. My heart is broken for her and her family. Just thought I'd vent my feelings here.


  • Mwee
    Mwee Member Posts: 1,338
    so unfair
    Cancer is so very unfair and cruel. I'm so sorry for your loss and for her family.
  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    So sorry to hear this, Nancy. As we all know from our connection to Bonnie, it doesn't matter whether you have met in person or not. We all develop a bond that is beyond words. And we grieve when we lose our 'friend'. I will pray for this young mother's family and children. How tragic, especially to not really know the origin of her cancer. My heart goes out to everyone.

    Luv, hugs and prayers,
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  • eward
    eward Member Posts: 210
    This is terrible news. I am so sorry to hear this, Nancy. What a miserably unfair disease.
  • kayandok
    kayandok Member Posts: 1,202 Member
    Oh Nancy,
    I'm so sorry. It always breaks my heart when I think of the little ones left behind. And, of-course triggers our own issues of leaving our kids behind.
    Praying for you today, Nancy❥
  • lindaprocopio
    lindaprocopio Member Posts: 1,980
    kayandok said:

    Oh Nancy,
    I'm so sorry. It always breaks my heart when I think of the little ones left behind. And, of-course triggers our own issues of leaving our kids behind.
    Praying for you today, Nancy❥

    It never gets any easier. So easy to understand how people can get bitter when life is this unfair, and so hard to see God's plan in things like this. I have no words of comfort to offer, Nancy, just my sympathy and shared distress. I worry that my faith won't stand up to these repeated tests of it in the same rock-solid way that Bonnie exemplified. I am pretty good at leaving my own cancer journey in God's hands, for that's all i know to do; "trust and obey". But I am shaken each time I hear news like this and will need to pray on that even as I pray for that young family. I hate cancer.
  • clamryn
    clamryn Member Posts: 508
    So sorry
    Nancy, I am so sorry. I read your post and then I reread it again. It just makes me sick to think of that young lady, her spouse and her three children. I am glad that you were able to be her friend. But I also know how hard it is for you. Two weeks ago was horrible for me... I went to 3 funerals. A young man (22), a friend from high school, and one of my best friends. They weren't from cancer but it sure did hit me awfully hard.

    I am praying for the family of your friend and also for you.

    Take Care
  • Cindy Bear
    Cindy Bear Member Posts: 569
    This is the place to vent for sure. I am so sorry to hear this. Cancer sucks and it especially sucks when it happens to young people, and the fact that she had young children at home makes it all that much suckier.... (is that a word?) My heard goes out to her family and her friends.
  • South Jersey
    South Jersey Member Posts: 89
    So sorry to hear this
    So sorry to hear this news... I just hate this disease!
  • groundeffect
    groundeffect Member Posts: 639 Member
    So Sad
    It's so hard to see someone so young and with children die from anything. My prayers go out to her family.
  • msfanciful
    msfanciful Member Posts: 559
    I'm so sorry for the loss of
    I'm so sorry for the loss of another promising life.

    I tell you cancer is one of the most indiscriminate and unfair diseases I know.

    To have been soooo young and leave behind her babies...I hate cancer! ! !

  • blue802
    blue802 Member Posts: 17
    I am so sorry Nancy
    Dear Nancy,I feel your pain and i know what your feeling and it sure hurts.I was just diagnosed with PPC and I was lost in my own world,and i came across a web sight about cancer and I found a woman name Mae and I never did meet her in person,But I can tell you this that she was the best friend I ever had.As sick as mae was she was always there for me,And I like to think that I was also there for her to.I talked to Mae for about one year and one day I went on that sight and found out that Mae passed away,I will never for get the friendship that we sheard together and how could this be,I never even ment Mae in person but she was my friend.Love Mary
  • Disneynutt
    Disneynutt Member Posts: 134 Member
    I'm so sorry also. It is so
    I'm so sorry also. It is so heartbreaking.