My sister-in-law UPDATE she has Passed Away

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herdizziness
herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
edited August 2013 in Colorectal Cancer #1

My husband's sister went into the hospital on Saturday, we just got the call she has less then 24 hours According to the nurses, hospice has been called to the hospital and all life saving machines have been taken out.  She is coherent and on oxygen, but asleep at the moment, my husband hopes to talk with her before she leaves this realm.  She is in Ohio we are in California.

She was stage IV breast cancer, she had 20 good years after diagnosis, but her time on this earth still is ending too soon.  She was fine last week after her chemo, my husband talked to every Sunday to see how she was doing on her chemo for the past two years when her reoccurrence started.  I'm not sure what to do for him, he's in a bit of a shock As am I at the quickness of it.

Winter Marie

Kris passed away today at 9:00 am EST 

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  • LindaK.
    LindaK. Member Posts: 506 Member
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    Sorry

    I'm so sorry for all you are going through.  It is difficult to be so far away.  I hope you and your husband are able to speak to her soon.

     

    Linda

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456 Member
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    Oh Winter, I'm so very

     

    Oh Winter, I'm so very sorry...  I would suggest to just sit and hold your husband tight.  I'm sure that he's a wreck right now, but he has you to support him through this sadness.  Cancer takes yet another good soul - when will this ever end.  :(

    My sympathy to you both.

    Cynthia

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
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    There are things...

    ...that only time can heal. Even though it's hard, sometimes impossible to remember this and things just have to take their course. I wish your sister in-law a peaceful passage, you, your husband and everybody involved the strength to get through this difficult process.

    Laz

  • What to do

    It's like being run over by a truck. Shock, sadness, grievance, anger, and denial are all parts of a healing process for wounds that cut so deep.  It takes time to heal and the scars will always be there. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with the support, but just understanding and holding hands through it makes the difference. Remind him of the good times and how wonderful she was, and that her spirit and accomplishments live on to strengthen both of you and others. I'm so glad he had such a good relationship with his sister. You'll both miss her and eventually focus on the happiness that she brought to your lives.  Dan

  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145
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    I am so story WM.
     
    ktz

    I am so story WM.

     

    ktz

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member
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    ketziah35 said:

    I am so story WM.
     
    ktz

    I am so story WM.

     

    ktz

    Oh, Winter

    I'm so sorry to hear this news. As much as we'd like to think that we are prepared for something like this, we never really are. Just hold each other tight and try to remember the good memories.

    Luv,

    Wolfen

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    Sorry to read this news about

    Sorry to read this news about your sister in law.  Funny how it can all change so suddenly.  I'm happy for the 20 good years.  Stay strong for your hubby.  He must be feeling overwhelmed.  So sorry this is happening.

     

    Chelsea

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Sad

    My sympathies to your husband and you.  Wishing her the best possible peace during her final hours here.  Sounds like she had a long life after initial diagnosis.  Sounds like she was a very good survivor after 20 years.

    Kim

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    I'm so sorry, Winter.

    Words are inadequate, but just know that I'm thinking of you and your husband.  I hope he gets a chance to see her.

    Hugs and strength~AA

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    I'm so sorry, Winter.

    Words are inadequate, but just know that I'm thinking of you and your husband.  I hope he gets a chance to see her.

    Hugs and strength~AA

    Very sorry

    :(

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
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    Sorry

    Sorry you have to put up with this in addition to your cancer problems!!

  • tachilders
    tachilders Member Posts: 313
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    Very sorry to hear this but I

    Very sorry to hear this but I honestly hope that when my time comes I go quickly and don't suffer for months. As tough as this is on her family it may be the best ending for her. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. 

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    So sorry you and your husband

    So sorry you and your husband have to go through this.  Sending my condolences to you and yours.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    So very hard

    I am so sorry to hear about your SIL.  How tough it must be on your husband watching you go through your trials and having his sister going through hers and so far away. 

    I will pray for comfort for your SIL, your husband and of course that all goes well with you too.

  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544 Member
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    I am so sorry...for all of

    I am so sorry...for all of you.  I think the only thing you can do for him...is just be there for him...listen to him.  Try to help him focus on the years of good memories.  You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    alex

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Cancer claimed another life today

    Kristiana passed away this morning at 9:00 am Ohio time. She was a breast cancer survivor for over 20 years.  She shall be missed dearly.

    Winter Marie

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    Cancer claimed another life today

    Kristiana passed away this morning at 9:00 am Ohio time. She was a breast cancer survivor for over 20 years.  She shall be missed dearly.

    Winter Marie

    Very sorry :(

    Very sorry :(

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Cancer claimed another life today

    Kristiana passed away this morning at 9:00 am Ohio time. She was a breast cancer survivor for over 20 years.  She shall be missed dearly.

    Winter Marie

    So very sorry ... wishing you

    So very sorry ... wishing you comfort through these difficult times.

     

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    So very sorry ... wishing you

    So very sorry ... wishing you comfort through these difficult times.

     

    I am so very sorry.  Prayers

    I am so very sorry.  Prayers for consolation and strength during these difficult days.

    Cathleen Mary

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    Oh, Winter Marie...

    I am just so sorry.  I wish that you didn't have to add this to everything else going on in your life.  How is your husband doing?