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Dad passed away last night stage 4 post Ivor Lewis

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Hello all, dad passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Diagnosed August 2011 stage 3 T3N1M0. Chemo and radio for 3 months, ivor Lewis on December 21st 2011, 3 months of clean up chemmo and devastating news of tumors in liver, both lungs and under his new esophegus 2 weeks ago and passed away last night. Dad was super fit and healthy. There is relief in his death as no more suffering. . I have not posted for 3 months but have been on line reading every other day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all- it is a hideous, evasive and incredibly aggressive cancer. Stay strong and keep positive - my dad's mantra till the end . Always ask for CT scans and don't wait till end of chemo treatments if feel nausea and discomfort in abdomen.. I am in shock but dad at peace which gives me great comfort. Dad was brave and dignified till the end. You are all such a wonderful group of people and I respect you all. I will not post again but sincerely wish you all peace and health - fight hard and Xing my fingers for those undergoing treatment and their families now. We are a small but strong community who look after each other- during the good and bad xxx

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My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am glad that he died peacefully, I'm sure that gives you all some measure of comfort.

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My heart goes out to you and your family at this time.
In sympathy,

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So sorry for your loss. It seems he stayed true to himself and that must be comforting to you and your family. Deepest condolences.

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It must be tough right now. I'm so sorry for your loss. You have a very good understanding of the fact that he is no longer in pain. He will always be with you in spirit. You stay strong also.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He sounds like he had wonderful grace composure and attitude. My condolences to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your fathers battle with EC with us.


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Im very sorry to hear your news. My partner James was also diagnosed last August...we have another appointment tomorrow to get results of the latest PET scan. James has been feeling some nausea and pain in abdoman, so we are naturally on edge. Take care of yourself...and remember your dad for all the fun times, those precious moments togther..he lives on in you.

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I am very sorry to hear that your Dad has left us. I am sure he is in a better place were the suffering of cancer is no longer with him. My deepest condolences during this difficult time.


Paul Adams
Grand Blanc, Michigan

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Thank you for sharing this very sad and tragic news. I don't know you, and never knew your Dad, but we are all part of the EC family. I am sending you and your family my sincerest condolences, and keeping you in our prayers.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He sounds like a wonderful person with a great spirit and attitude. From your post, it sounds like you have inherited that attitude. Hugs and strength to you in the difficult days to come.

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You have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

DX October 2009: T3N1M0
November and December 2009: chemo (Cisplatin and 5 FU) and radiation
February 2010: Ivor Lewis surgery

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So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Sure you have lots of wonderful memories. He sounds a very brave and courageous man. Condolences to you and your family.

Ann wife of Alan
Dx Sept 2009, T3N2M0
Ivor Lewis March 8th 2010
Lost his battle Jan 31st 2012 just 11 days after being told of a recurrence.

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So very sorry to read of your dad passing away. The next year (or longer) will be a tough one for you. I pray that peace and great memories soon come to you. I remember losing my dad after his long battle with a non-cancer health issue. It is so hard to see them suffer, but you are never really ready to let them go; only glad they no longer suffer.


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I am so sorry for your loss. Our story has many parallels...my mom was diagnosed Aug2011 stage III, MIE Nov. 2011, and recurrence confirmed March 2012. I am so sorry and hope you are surrounded by loved ones and a support system as your grieve. Your dad put up a good fight and is probably happier now. Again, you have our support.

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I'm so sorry that your Dad has passed. But you are right, there is no more pain for him. Hopefully you will find peace in that.


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There are no words to comfort you at this time. Know that we all share your pain and heartache (and anger) at what the EC beast steals from our lives.

Dying with grace and dignity was Nick's wish at the end also. I'm glad your dad passed peacefully. It's a small comfort to be sure.

Hugs to you!

PROUD wife to Nick, age 49
lost battle to FEC, 06/19/12

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I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sad, but true, that a peaceful passing is sometimes all we can hope for. Your Dad will always be with you.

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