Sunday, September 11, 2005

letting go...

My mother is losing her battle...
She is peaceful and not in pain.

Each day she slips further and further away from us.

It is so difficult to watch her go, and even more difficult to see the pain in my father's eyes.


Blogger Mama Mouse said...

I'm so sorry ... this, sadly, is what it is all about. We are born, we live, we love, our loved ones pass on to something better, and then we do.

It is very difficult to watch .. but if she is peaceful and not in pain, it is a gift, both for her and you.

Your father needs to be loved ... and to be allowed to grieve. You want to see him not hurt ... but grieving is also a part of life.

It is sad. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your mother pass into that beautiful afterlife without experiencing any pain or fear.


1:41 AM, September 12, 2005  
Blogger Priscilla said...

My thoughts are with you. I hope your mother's journey continues to be peaceful, and that your father, and all of you, can find peace as well.

9:35 PM, September 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.


2:32 PM, September 18, 2005  
Blogger Laurie said...

I'm so sad for you. My sister-in-law just called me 10 minutes ago to tell me that one of her dear friends who has been battling cancer for the last 4 years passed away last night. It's a horribly difficult time for you. You will draw strength from each other. I'm so sorry.

3:49 PM, September 18, 2005  
Blogger Sunnyside said...

Mama Mouse said it so well.

My heart, my prayers, my thoughts go out to you and your family.

Giving you a warm hug,

10:45 PM, October 01, 2005  

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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.