So my dad passed away in hospital last night

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  • So my dad passed away in hospital last night
  • Premier Icon Northwind

    He’d been going through chemo for lung and lymph cancer and it was all going ridiculously well, but of course chemo knackers your immune system and he was almost 80… So he contracted a chest infection which proved resistant to the antibiotics. Went into hospital about 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago we were told to start thinking about the possibility he wasn’t coming home, then he rallied a bit and we all calmed down… Took my mum in to visit him yesterday afternoon, he passed away peacefully in his sleep at 2am- heart just quietly stopped.

    Anyway, I am not fishing for sympathy or anything, I just wanted to explain why I’m probably going to be a total **** to everyone on here. Especially YOU.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74

    Please accept my condolences.

    Premier Icon kelvin

    So sorry to hear this. Thoughts with you and yours.

    Premier Icon drewd

    Sorry for your loss Northwind


    Really sorry to hear that Northwind.


    🙁 My thoughts are there for you.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb

    That’s shit, sorry for your loss.

    Sorry to hear this, Northwind. Will raise a glass later.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed

    Sorry to hear, Northwind.

    Premier Icon SaxonRider

    My sincere sympathies, @Northwind.

    It’s always hard, but he wasn’t even very old.

    I am deeply sorry to read this.


    Sorry for your loss fella.

    Premier Icon Alphabet

    Sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Premier Icon Shackleton

    Sorry to hear this, I hope you mum is OK too.

    Premier Icon doomanic

    Sorry to hear this. Remember him for the good times.


    For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun,
    And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand to seek God unencumbered?

    Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
    And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
    And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

    – my condolences Northwind.

    Premier Icon scaredypants

    It’s never going to be nice, and I’ve got a pair of frail parents in the frame

    Right now I’d settle for “peacefully in his/her sleep after a nice visit with me and mum/dad”

    Condolences to you, your mum and all those who loved your dad


    Sorry to hear your loss.


    Sorry for your loss x

    Premier Icon slackboy

    My thoughts are with you, just over a year since I lost my mum to cancer.

    Premier Icon salad_dodger

    So sorry to hear your news Northwind.

    Premier Icon aide

    My condolences Northwind, lost my dad last year. Liking the mint sauce strip

    Premier Icon bikebouy

    Sad news indeed…

    Premier Icon AD

    Sorry to hear that Northwind – great cartoon choice.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper

    Really sorry to read that Northwind, I can’t imagine what it feels like as I still have both parents.

    Currently watching my dad like a hawk as he’s going through chemo at 80, horrible to see them get weak. I think almost all sons see their dads as invincible as they grow up so to see that image tarnished is tough. That’s my absolute favourite Mint Sauce cartoon as it perfectly sums up the best gift my dad ever gave to me: the freedom of riding a bike. So many details that sum up the father/son bond perfectly for me.

    Condolences to you and your family.


    condolences Northwind.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for posting that Mint Sauce cartoon. My dad was the reason for my love of bikes and I let that slide after his passing. The cartoon and a conversation at a family funeral last week are the inspiration I need to get my finger out again.


    Bah, all the best Northwind

    Premier Icon muggomagic

    Hi Northwind, you have my deepest sympathies. My dad died on 21st Dec 2017 and it feels like it happened yesterday as I have still not gotten over losing him. Take care and look after yourself and those close to you.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities

    Sincere condolences to you and your Mum / family.

    Happy to be the first person you decide to be a *** to; think of it as public service for others 🙂

    Premier Icon gnusmas

    Really sorry to hear that, sincerest condolences to you and the family.
    If you need or want a chat or anything please send me a message.


    Sorry to hear your loss.

    Premier Icon nickc

    Ah that sucks. Sorry to hear that Northind, you have my sympathies

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes

    So sorry, Northwind.

    Sometimes an illness gets you, sometimes it’s the long winding down. A peaceful slipping away is a great thing too, we’d all hope for that. My dad slipped away early Saturday morning, and after a long struggle we feel both sadness and a weight lifted, for him too, at he end. Still, more time for dusting, seems to be loads around in here typing that. Hugs to all.

    Premier Icon pondo

    So sorry, thinking of you and yours. 🙁

    Premier Icon epicyclo

    Sorry to hear that.
    My condolences.

    Well from how you put yourself across on here I’d say you were a great credit to him. Condolences.


    life is shit sometimes northwind.
    but remember the good times with your dad.

    Premier Icon senor j

    Sorry about your loss.
    It is shit.

    Premier Icon ian-r

    NW and MLC
    My Dad died 20 odd years ago. Still think about him daily. Mostly brings a smile to my face thinking about his life and what he meant to me. First time I saw that mint cartoon after he died I fell apart but now it’s a thing I remember him by.
    Best wishes to both of you. Talk to your families about your dad and the good times. Laugh about the good times and cry about your loss but remember his life not his passing.

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