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PostSubject: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 11:13 am

I started this a hundred times and I'm still not sure how to proceed. My husband of 35 years went in for diverticulitis surgery 3 months ago and came out with stage four cancer. The cancer is in many places and of varied kinds they are not even sure where it started. He opted to forgo treatment and come home. I have been his primary caregiver over the last months and have watched as his body has been ravaged by this horrible disease. He must weigh less than 100 lbs now. He is under home hospice care and I am so grateful for that, he has been able to spend time with our three children and tell them everything he needs too. Our son is 30 with 3 little boys of his own, our middle daughter 22 with a 1 year old and a baby due in May and our youngest girl is away at college but has been coming home every weekend, except this one. I am so afraid that we may be getting close to the end. Up until today he has kept me busy with caring for his needs and wants. Today is different, his big booming voice with the Boston accent is barely a whisper, he is sleeping all the time and cannot swallow his pills. With nothing to do I have had time to have a melt down, it's to quiet. Please pray that I have the strength to guide my children through this and that we can hold onto each other. Thank You
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 11:27 am

(((((((((((((Funny))))))))))))) I will keep you and your children in my prayers.
God bless you all.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 11:28 am

It's hard to reply.  I send you love.  You WILL find the strength to get through this.
Please keep us informed, and you know you will have your AABB friends to talk to and comfort you.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 12:10 pm

You and your family are most definitely in my prayers. <3

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 12:14 pm

I am so sorry, 'Funny'. This life is filled with such deep pain and suffering. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. Nothing said here will help, I'm sure, but we are here if you need us to listen.

My love to you and your dear husband.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 12:22 pm

We will always be here for you here. I pray for you and your family to have strength to get through this. We are here for you anytime sweetie.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 12:23 pm

My love to you and your family as well, funny! Though I can't begin to imagine the depths of your despair during this time, what greater emotion is there for a man leaving this earth than to know that he was greatly, deeply, and unfathomably loved throughout his lifetime by those closest to him. I will lift you and your family up in prayer in the days and weeks ahead. <3

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 1:06 pm

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 1:31 pm

I'm so, so sorry.
You've already shown such tremendous love, strength and courage as you care for him and I know that strength will help you and your family through the rest of the journey.
I send you love and support and the hope that peace finds your husband, you and your children.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 2:39 pm

You and your family are in my prayers. I know God will give you the strength you need. Please remember we will be here for you as well. I send my love and prayers to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 3:01 pm

I'm so sorry!!!! My thoughts and prayers, for strength and comfort, are being sent your way.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 3:28 pm

My thoughts are with you funny. I'm so sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 4:43 pm

So, so Sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family. Stay strong.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 5:01 pm

You have my love and prayers for strength for you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 6:24 pm

Oh funny, I'm so sorry for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

You will find the strength, and so will your children. Remember the years you had together and the family you built. He will always be with you and your children. This is my belief of what happens when our loved ones leave this Earth, they may not be with you in the physical world, but they are with you in the spiritual world.

Take care of yourself during the coming weeks. Don't be afraid to lean on those that love you. If you need to talk to us, we're right here xo
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 7th 2013, 7:53 pm

OMGoodness my prayers are with you!!! Take care of yourself and know that we are all here for you!! HUGS!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 8th 2013, 11:00 am

I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 8th 2013, 6:14 pm

I am so sorry for you and your family, and the terrible illness that you are all dealing with. Cancer isn't fair. And losing loved ones before their time isn't fair either.

I wish for you and your family strength and love as you deal with this difficult time. And will be thinking about you often.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 18th 2013, 6:18 pm

I've thought about you lately and I hope you're doing well. I know things must be pretty bleak, so I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know you're being thought of and that I hope you're hanging in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 18th 2013, 6:23 pm

funny....still praying....you are definitely in my prayers!
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 19th 2013, 9:06 am

So very sorry. All thoughts and prayers to you and your Family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 19th 2013, 11:45 am

Thinking of you ...
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 19th 2013, 3:47 pm

Check in when you get a chance. What wonderful children you and your husband have. Hospice is incredible, I am glad you have their support. I will pray for your family. It's a frightening feeling to feel we don't have the strength to cope, and one many of us felt in times of desperation. A big hug to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 19th 2013, 4:19 pm

Continued thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 23rd 2013, 5:52 am

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 1:48 pm

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We had Christmas Eve at our house as we usually do. It was a bit surreal with the hospital bed in the middle of the living room. The grandchildren were all there and the kids and their spouses. They had started morphine that morning so Chuck was pretty out of it but would open his eyes when we talked to him. When everyone left we watched It's a Wonderful Life with our youngest which had become a Christmas Eve tradition. Around 1 am I kissed him goodnight left Christmas music playing softly and laid down on the couch next to him. I woke at 6 heard the dog snoring but not him. I told myself I stayed where I was everything would be ok. But I got up and Chuck was gone. A very peaceful look on his face. I made sure the grandkids had finished with Santa before telling my son or daughter. I am so grateful I was able to keep him home during his last days. I am grateful all the kids and grandkids were able to tell him they loved him. I am grateful for my friends here even though I wasn't able to post in the past few weeks I would read when I had a few minutes. Now I am not sure what to do with myself. But thank you all for your support.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 2:44 pm

I am sitting here thinking of you, and wishing you peace.

May God bless you and your family.

Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 3:10 pm

(((Funny)))). I am so glad you had Christmas Eve together. My heart goes out to you and I'm so very sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 3:18 pm

((((((((((((((((((((Funny)))))))))))))))))))
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 3:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 4:15 pm

Funny, my prayers are with you. So glad you had a final Christmas time together and he went peacefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 5:38 pm

funny Hug wrap up in arms

I have no doubt he left knowing how much he was loved and I'm sure you know how much he loved his family.

I'll be thinking of you a lot. 

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 6:09 pm

I'm so, so sorry. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he passed peacefully with you at his side.
We'll all be thinking of you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 6:50 pm

I am very sorry for your loss.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 26th 2013, 9:01 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you are your family
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 27th 2013, 12:23 am

funny, we are here for you through this, and I join everyone else in saying that I am so sorry for your loss! I'm touched that you were able to care for him at home so that he was enveloped by love from his family in familiar surroundings - that is such a loving and caring thing to do for a cherished one, when it's possible. My prayers are with you and your family. <3

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 27th 2013, 6:36 am

What a fitting end. It's almost like he waited. Hugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 27th 2013, 8:08 am

Funny, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family made his last days the best ever. We are all here for you!! HUGS!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 27th 2013, 8:03 pm

So sorry for your loss, but you can take comfort in knowing that he was home, surrounded by his
family when his time came. My prayers are with you and your family.

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PostSubject: Re: Please Pray for my family   December 29th 2013, 6:44 pm

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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We had Christmas Eve at our house as we usually do. It was a bit surreal with the hospital bed in the middle of the living room. The grandchildren were all there and the kids and their spouses. They had started morphine that morning so Chuck was pretty out of it but would open his eyes when we talked to him. When everyone left we watched It's a Wonderful Life with our youngest which had become a Christmas Eve tradition. Around 1 am I kissed him goodnight left Christmas music playing softly and laid down on the couch next to him. I woke at 6 heard the dog snoring but not him. I told myself I stayed where I was everything would be ok. But I got up and Chuck was gone. A very peaceful look on his face. I made sure the grandkids had finished with Santa before telling my son or daughter. I am so grateful I was able to keep him home during his last days. I am grateful all the kids and grandkids were able to tell him they loved him. I am grateful for my friends here even though I wasn't able to post in the past few weeks I would read when I had a few minutes. Now I am not sure what to do with myself. But thank you all for your support.

I'm so sorry for your loss funny. Ever since you told us about your husband's illness, I had been in quite the funk. It brought me back to my Dad's passing 25yrs. ago. You describe it as though you were witnessing my Dad's passing. Everything you said is exactly how it happened. The big voice reduced to a whisper, the sight of him being half the size he once was, the drugs, the sleeping, the inability to take his pills, it was as if I was reading my own story of so many years ago. I pray you find comfort in your family and memories, it's helped me weather many storms in my life.
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