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Saturday, December 06, 2008

tears are falling, I HATE CANCER

I just found out this morning that our friend Natalie has stopped her treatment battle against cancer. I was getting ready to head to swimming lessons and got the message about Natalie being put into hospice. I just broke down and cried. I can't believe it is coming to reality that she has stopped treatment and hospice is taking over her care.

It breaks my heart for her to suffer the pain she is in, her family to suffer and especially at the Holiday Season that is normally filled with joy and celebration.

Sadly enough, this time of the year brings sadness to my life in the anniversary date of my own dad's death from cancer too. December 15, 1995 is the day that he died in our living room in our house that I grew up in. He was 49 YOUNG years old. I prayed for the pain to go away for him and after nearly 2 weeks of intense hospice care in our home. He took his last breath around 12:45 pm. I was not at his side, but most of our family was. I regret not having taken that day to be at his side.

Cancer is so evil.

I pray for Natalie, I pray for her family(3 kids included) and friends. I dread that call that will tell us she passed, but yet I pray that she is not in pain so much. 39 ears old is WAY TOO YOUNG to be lost to cancer or ANY other disease.

5 comments:

stljoie said...

We have just begun a struggle...my daughter Julie has been diagnosed...this is a nightmare.

tubelessstl said...

stljoie.. I am so so sorry you are having to go through this and your daughter too. What kind of cancer? I'll say a prayer you can get through this. If ever I can help, please drop me an email.

MelinIndy from INCIID/Fresh Aire said...

Tubey, thanks for letting us know. I have followed Natalie's story but do not "know" her IRL so your announcement moved me to go to her caringbridge page and leave a note. Hopefully someone will read it.

My nine-year-old niece begins cancer treatment next Tuesday. You are right....cancer does suck.

Hugs,
M

petunia said...

I hate cancer...my mom's is back too. I can't believe Natalie...I remember thinking "she's young, she'll beat it" and how strong she was......OH I HATE CANCER. I had a 24 year old friend and a 34 year old friend get taken by this...mom mom has struggled and struggled....It just makes me angry.

Molly in Texas said...

I hate cancer, I hate what it does to families, what it does to everyone involved.

My daddy has been gone 21+ years now, and I still hate it for taking my daddy from me, and taking my kids grandpa, before they ever knew how wonderful he was.