It has taken me 11 days to return to this site and reread all my entries re my precious dad. He died 11 days ago- we finally got him down with me but he only lasted 1 day with me then back in local hospital with same problems. After a week the doctors etc told me he couldn't live with me as he was bedridden etc -that was the hardest thing I have ever had to do-let my dad know he wasn't coming home- he had not even seen his rooms set up at my place!!! He had a stroke eventually and wasn't the same again but I am SO greatful that my daughter and I got to spend every day in hospital with him and also he didn't lose his sense of humour till the very end. Am especially thankful that my daughter and I got to stay with him the whole night before he passed and I know he knew we were there with him. I always thought the past two years were hard but they were nothing compared to now- I just don't know how to go on - he was my best friend and I could always talk to him about anything- am so so lost at the moment as I don't know where to go from here. Thank you all for listening and giving advice over past 12 mths. I urge anyone has cancer or those who have a loved one with cancer to contact this site as there are so many wonderful people there to listen and help
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Hi I followed your journey with each blog (even though I didn't reply) and knew you were a wonderful son and a very caring person. My condolences to you and your family ......I read tonight of your father's passing and I cried for you and your loss. Please take care of yourself, allow yourself to grieve but take comfort in the fact that your father knew what a wonderful son you were to him. Take care, Willow
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Chris my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I followed your journey from day 1 so it is as though you are a special friend as our stories and the love for our Dad's are so alike. Take care and I hope you are ok - things will get better.
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Hi Chris I would like to offer my condolences also. I hope that you and your family are doing ok and yet I know that you will all be struggling at the moment. thinking of you Julie
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Dear Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have also followed your journey. Please accept my condolences. Cyber Hugs Nicole
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Hi Chris, My condolences to you, Be happy in the knowledge that you did all you could for your father, and at least he is no longer suffering. We are still here for you. Lots of hugs for you. Sylvie
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Hi Chris, I am so sorry, but I'm sure that your Dad cherished every minute that you and your daughter were able to spend with him. rememeber that there is always someone here. Take care, S
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