On Tuesday, 17 August 2010, my whole world fell apart.
My husband, Tony (47) the love of my life and father of our 3 beautiful children (26, 22 & 20), lost his 4 year battle with colorectal cancer.
He fought a long and hard battle but finally succumbed to this horrible disease last Tuesday at the Mater Hospice in Waratah surrounded by his loving family.
I miss him so much. I cant even contemplate life without him. I'm taking 1 day at a time.
I have lots of family and friends around supporting and helping me but its the little triggers, sitting and having tea and he is no longer sitting beside me............walking past the things I bought especially for him while grocery shopping.................. watching his favourite tv shows ............caring for him........................
We were married for 27 years, we were very rarely apart.
I know I'll get thru this in time, and they say every day gets easier.................I HOPE SO.
To those on the cancer rollercoaster I'm sending my love and best wishes to you. Linda.
Linda I am so sorry to hear your beloved has passed away. My husband has stage 4 colorectal cancer and we have just passed our 1st year on this journey.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Take care of yourself
I am new to this site and listening to your story has brought a tear to my eye. I too am married for a long time and my husband does not leave my side. I am a breast cancer survivor and understand what you went thru with your husband. Be brave my darling and remember you are not alone. Keep writing to us and we will give you strength. We are so grateful for this site.
DEAR LINDA I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL MY HUBBY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE MARRIED FOR 21 YEARS JUST PASSED AWAY ON HIS BIRTHDAY 13 OCT HE BATTLED STOMACH CANCER FOR 2 YEARS I WAS WITH HIM ALL THE WAY TO THE END HE WAS SO STRONG I MISS HIM SO MUCH I AM LOST I DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ON .I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS IT HURTS SO MUCH...xx HAYLEY
I hope that 11 weeks on the pain and hurt is now not so raw.
Hopefully someday soon when you sit and have your tea, you will look to the empty space beside you and smile and feel a warmth in your heart as you lovingly remember your Tony and the precious gift that your love and life together was.
My thoughts are with you.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.