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Posted by diana on August 22, 2000 at 08:18:44:

In Reply to: dealing with lung cancer and losing the one you love. posted by Angela on August 21, 2000 at 23:21:49:

: I POSTED A MESSAGE ON JULY 29TH 13 DAYS AFTER MY SISTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER AND I AM SAD TO SAY THAT MY SISTER PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 11TH AT 11:43PM
: SHE HAD AT LEAST 5 HOURS WITHOUT PAIN MEDICATION. SHE WAS ALEART AND NOLONGER IN PAIN. MY FAMILY WAS BLESSED THAT SHE DIDNT SUFFER IN PAIN FOR YEARS BUT LESS THEN A MONTH. HOWEVER WE WERE ROBBED OF A YOUNG 32 YR OLD WOMAN WITH TWO LITTLE BOYS.SMALL CELL CARSONOMA( I THINK THATS THE CORRECT SPELLING) IS A HORRIBLE THING TO DEAL WITH. BY THE TIME THE CANCER HAD CONSUMED HER BODY IT HAD EATEN HER LUNGS,GULL BLADDER, LIVER,BONE MARROW,KIDNEYS,AND LAST HER BRAIN.WE WERE BLESSED THAT SHE WAS ALEART AND TALKING UP TO HER LAST BREATH.IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE DYING OF THIS DISEASE I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. I TOOK CARE OF MY SISTER DAY AND NIGHT WITHOUT MUCH HELP OR SLEEP.W ENDURED THE PAIN TOGETHER AND CRIED AND SHARED OUR THOUGHTS OF HER LEAVING.MY MOTHER HAD 6 GIRLS AND A BOY.VICKIE WAS THE OLDEST SISTER.MY SISTER LAURA (31YRS OLD) HAS HAD THE HARDEST TIME DEALING WITH THIS.BECAUSE OF HER ILLNESS I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WANT TO BECOME A NURSE AND AID IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. NOT JUST THE KIND MY SISTER HAD BUT ALL KINDS OF CANCER. TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE HOPE OF SURVIVING I WISH TO YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IT IS A HARD BATTLE BUT IT CAN BE DONE.MY MOTHER IS A SURVIVOR OF BREAST CANCER.IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS OR EVEN JUST WANT TO TALK YOU CAN E-MAIL ME @ IIBCRAYZ4U@HOTMAIL.COM I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP OR EVEN JUST BE THERE FOR YOU TO TALK WITH. ITS TOO HARD TO DO THIS BY YOURSELF AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE. THANKS TO YOU ALL AND TO ALL THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO MY FIRST MESSAGE YOUR WORDS OF COMFORT HELPED ME THROUGH. THANK YOU ALL.
: SINCEARLY,
: ANGELA D.

may god bless you and your family in your time of sorrow. my mother has the same disease as your sister and i am still holding out hope somehow she'll make it a few more years(she's older) If she dosen't I hope I have the bravery,strenghth and courage to through it like you did. you'r very special

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