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02-11-2014 10:56 PM

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After battling two types of cancer for four years, my wife lost the battle and went to heaven a week ago Saturday. In mid January, we knew that her death was coming soon, but I was thinking in terms of months not days.

She had breast cancer in 2010, but it was caught at an early stage and after a lumpectomy and radiation, every thing looked good. In 2012 a rare and aggressive malignancy known as uterine Sarcoma Carcinoma was found and she had a radical hysterectomy followed by radiation and chemo. The chemo was killing her so we had to stop in mid 2013. After the chemo side effects wore off she bounced back and felt pretty good through the fall of 2013. Then we found that it had spread to her lungs we decided to try a different different type of chemo, but it didn’t work and it spread to her abdomen by mid January, and she was experiencing ever increasing pain.

I’d appreciate your prayers as I adjust to living alone for the first time in my life.

-- Joe

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 11:02 PM

I am very sorry to hear about your wife~~~My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe…

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 11:06 PM

There are no words. You are in my prayers.

-- Billy

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 11:09 PM

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-- Dom

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 11:09 PM

Sorry to hear it. Condolences for your loss, and best wishes for the future.

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 11:15 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your long term wife. Sincere condolences.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 11:25 PM

Joe, You’re in my prayers. God Bless You.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 11:27 PM

I am very sorry for your loss, Joe. Stay busy and think of all the good things.

I lost my mother on January 2nd after 14 years of Leukemia… endless bouts of chemo, spreading to organs and lymph system… so much pain every minute of every day. Cancer is ruthless, no doubt. The reason I bring this up is that I have arrived at the conclusion that I am most happy that she is no longer in pain and certainly in a better place. I hope to see her soon… as time flies so quickly.

I pray you will find comfort in time. Bless you and your family.


-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 11:29 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss, Joe. I pray that you find comfort in your grief, and treasure the happy memories.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

Sorry Joe, your one of the good guys. Saddens me.
My prayers going out to you…

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

So sorry for your loss Joe. I am a member of the same club and know it is and will be a very difficult time. My prayers are with you.

-- Dave, Clovis CA

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

Joe, nothing anyone can say or do can really help now, I went through your situation when I lost my wife of 48 years about 7 years ago. Best thing I can tell you do not make any rash decisions, I was truly walking around in the fog for a full year before I came out of my funk.
My ladys lung cancer went to her brain and I lost her in about 8 months from Diagnosis to the end.
I went to a few grief counseling meetings not sure that helped but it could have ?
friends are very dear at this time good luck my friend. God Bless

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 11:36 PM

The gang’s always here to lean on in both the tough times as well as the good Joe. Let us be here to give you some strength during these tough times. Im very sorry to hear of your loss.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 11:45 PM

Sorry for your loss Joe.I believe you will see her again someday. May God bless you and keep you and comfort you threw your hard times.That is my prayer for you.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 11:47 PM

I am sorry for your loss. Having lost many good comrades in battle I understand your pain, that said do not be afraid to seek counseling, it works if you work with it. Take it one day at a time, as someone else mentioned don’t make any insane rash decisions. Remember the good times and appreciate what you had, savor those moments.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 11:48 PM

Joe, be strong in the knowledge that she is no longer suffering and looking down on you and loved ones from above. My deepest sympathy. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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