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my dad had cancer... looking for help

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Joined: Jan 2004

Hi. My names andrea, i live in ottawa canada, and about a month ago my father passed away from cancer. He had non hodkins lymphoma.. he had only been diagnosed last february,t hey did chemo, radiation and stem cell.. but nothing had worked. I'm having a very hard time dealing with this.. it all happened so fast and im depressed and i miss him, and i still dont even believe it. If any of you have been through the same thing.. or have any adivce for me, please just post back, anything would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Joined: Feb 2004

Hi> My name is Kim, I live in Memphis, Tn. I lost my mother to breast cancer three years ago, and as I sit here and type this I still get choked up. There are so, many different stages that you are going to go through as you deal with his death. Even though its been three years it feels like it was yesterday. I promise it will get easier with time. Your best bet is to talk to someone about your Dad. It could be a close friend, someone from a church, or even a co-worker. Keeping your Dad's memory alive is the best medicine. My mother touched so many people while dealing with cancer, she was such a great witness for our father above. She left me a journal that she kept durning her illness that I will always cherish. You will have to take it one day at a time. There will be good and bad days. You will be having a great week and maybe your Dad's favorite song comes on the radio that sets you to tears. Talking to other love ones and close friends has helped me the most. And now, I getting involved with race for the cure as a volunteer. Eventually, volunteering can help you. I will keep you close to my heart and say a prayer for you and your family. It will take time, but you will get through it. God Bless.

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Joined: Jul 2004

Hi, my names robin my dad has breast cancer and lung cancer i lost my mom and brother in 18 months apart, its hard but you ajust i miss them too, think about them every day and now its just me and my dad, but think about the good things and how he loved you. hope this helps.

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