- So my dad passed away in hospital last night
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.Posted 1 month agoinfidelMember
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.Posted 1 month agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
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.Posted 1 month agoFutureboy77Member
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.Posted 1 month agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
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.Posted 1 month agoian-rSubscriber
NW and MLCPosted 1 month ago
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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