Lost the battle after 3 1/2 years

IAJC Member Posts: 9

I want to first say to everyone that have help us on this board that you are wonderful people. My hausband John or IAJC lost is battle with prostate cancer on October 12,2014. I'm so sorry that I have not informed you all before now but since his death I've been completely overwhelmed by the many evils that can come out of the death of a loved one. It's even worst when its the in laws. John faught the fight of his life and faught it with more courage and strenght and love and faith. John would have turned 54 on Thanksgiving day 2014. I just want to say thank you all for answering our questions and us being able to read your stories brought great hope and understanding to this disease. So Thank you again. Laura See


  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,662 Member
    I am sorry for the news

    Laura See

    I am saddened by the news of John’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    I recall his first entry in this forum because of his young age. He fought well with all his means. The anemia condition in his treatment protocol was worrisome.



  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 391 Member
    So Sorry

    Laura, I am so sorry to read about John's passing, and I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family.  All of us on the Forum think often about the impact and outcome of our possible passing from PCa on our family and loved ones.

    I cannot feel the total depth of your sense of loss, as I still have my lifetime partner with me, and she is so supportive of me, just like you were for John.  I did observe my mother after my father's passing (botched open heart surgery) and my mother-in-law after my father-in-law's passing (lung cancer), but I was only able to 'observe' their grief and profound sense of loss.

    The one piece of solace that I can offer to you is to strongly suggest that you continue to move forward with your life as soon as, and as best as, you can.  The rest of your family and loved ones still need you, and I'm sure that John would have wanted that for you, as well.  While nothing will ever replace John in your life, you can still find purpose and value in life by pushing yourself forward and devoting your time and energy to friends and family, and to any other activites that you previously had a passion for.  My mother, in particular, has done this, and while she thinks about my father each and every day, she still feels that she is providing value to other people, and hence believes that her life without my father still has good purpose.

  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,339 Member
    Dear Laura,



    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for this loss. Caring thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.



  • Swingshiftworker
    Swingshiftworker Member Posts: 1,017 Member
    My Deepest Condolences

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the final result of your husband's battle w/PCa. 

    He obviously had a very aggressive form of PCa that took him much too early in life.  It just goes to prove that, although Pca is usually slow growing, that's NOT always the case and that men must always be vigilant in addressing this disease. 

    My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.

  • Builder23
    Builder23 Member Posts: 29

    Laura See,


    Please accept my condolences of Johns passing. May the rest of life's journey be pleasant.