My lovely husband died yesterday of pancreatic cancer which had spread to his lungs. Very aggressive, he was diagnosed on Jan 11 th this year, so very quick. Wed been married 44 years and he died one week after our 44th wedding anniversary. There is no good side to this ,I'm totally lost without him. The only consolation is that he's no longer in pain. His death was peaceful and without fear. He slipped away surrounded by his family. That was always important to me, I didn't want him to be in pain or frightened at the very end, and I don't think he was. He's at peace now. Our life together was stopped in its tracks by cancer, so all of you battling on please enjoy every moment you have together, live for each moment, and take what pleasure you can from simply being together. Thanks for reading this post.
Dear smt353, My deepest condolences on the death of your husband. It sounds like he was a lovely man, and that you were very happy together. I wish you the very best. xx Harry
Just want to send you a vertual hug ... your words are truly inspirational and so lovely put ... l think others will be helped by them ... l know our words can't help the "missing" but I'll be thinking of you, lovely lady ... l hope you have close family around you at this time ... and he is right there, in your heart and that's something this cruel cancer can't take away ... Chrissie ❤
I'm so sorry to hear that your husband passed away yesterday and on behalf of the team here at Cancer Chat I would like to offer you our heartfelt condolences.
I'm glad he had you and the family with him at the time and that he is now at peace.
It will be a tough road ahead but we are here to support you every step of the way.
Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator
My deepest condolenses to you. My beloved husband died on Feb 15th, he got the result from the biopsy on Jan 17th. Hardly a month. We were only together for 6 years. Like your husband, he died peacefully with all loved ones by his side.
I feel your pain.
Lots of hugs and kisses
Hi JeannieC, Since my husband's death on Sunday, things have been dreadful. The sense of loneliness is unbearable, I'm very tearful, although I have wonderful support from our children and grandchildren. seeing the undertaker to arrange the funeral was awful. He's being buried on march 15 th. But the hardest things were registering the death, and going shopping for clothes for my husband to be buried in. Two very surreal experiences. He'd lost so much weight with the pancreatic cancer that none of his clothes fitted him. I just couldn't believe I was doing that. I'm replying to you cos I know you get exactly what I'm trying to say Jeannie, I hope you are managing as best as you can. Sending you sincere love and best wishes. Sheila
Thanks Harry2, you're right, my husband was a lovely man. Thanks for your kind comments. I'm just plodding along, funeral not until next Thursday. So I've just got to keep going on.
Hi Rachel, thanks for your lovely message. I'm so sorry about your mom, she would have been really proud of you. Youre right, I've got some fantastic memories to draw strength from , at the moment we've still got to get through the funeral, which is not until next Thursday. It's very early days for you as well as me, so let's try to just enjoy those memories of happy times.