My dad died yesterday - page 6
My dad was diagnosed with NASH three years ago, and one of the things NASH makes you more prone to is liver cancer. Back in April he was diagnosed with stage 2 liver cancer. He spent all Summer... Read More
Dec 6, '17I'm so sorry about your father, MHDNurse.
Even thought we expect to lose our parents, we suffer when they pass.
I pray that you find strength and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
Try not to overdo. Take time to grieve and to rest, fortify yourself in whatever way is best for you.
Thank you for sharing your loss with us.
Dec 10, '17You are quite right about many things - sadly, losing a parent at any age sucks.
I lost both parents before age 30 ... I nearly lost my nursing license, and my mind when my mom unexpectedly died at age 52.
I lost my maternal grandparents before age 22 (they were a second set of parents, and we were extremely close). Although I had been married for a couple of years, I was also the youngest grandchild - they still referred to me as "the baby". Being with them are some of my most favorite childhood memories.
My grandma was my first close death 2 weeks before I turned 21 ... needless to say, this unexpected death fell from the sky and hit me like an anvil dropped from a 10 story window at mach 12 (I didn't take it well).
I feel your loss. Bereavement is the hardest thing we as humans have to endure during our lifetime: our pain is unique to each of us, and all our own. The pain is comparable to any physical hurt we could possibly endure, and at times it is fair to surmise it by far exceeds it.
Please accept my sincerest condolences regarding the loss of your sweet, wonderful, loving dad. I wish I had God-like super powers and could grant you another 20 years together.
Hang in there - so many of your allnurse's friends you didn't know you had offer you love and support from a far.
Dec 11, '17Thank you everyone. Your kind words continue to offer me comfort. It is hard to believe this Wednesday will be two weeks. I am flying down to Richmond, VA this Friday for the me memorial service. I have written something I am going to read at the service and am looking forward to just getting through the weekend and the holidays.
Dec 11, '17Sorry for you loss. My dad died when my son was two so he never got a chance to know him. He died of prostate cancer. It went to his brain.