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.
Please accept my condolences.Posted 9 months ago
So sorry to hear this. Thoughts with you and yours.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry for your loss NorthwindPosted 9 months ago
Really sorry to hear that Northwind.Posted 9 months ago
🙁 My thoughts are there for you.Posted 9 months ago
That’s shit, sorry for your loss.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear this, Northwind. Will raise a glass later.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear, Northwind.Posted 9 months ago
My sincere sympathies, @Northwind.
It’s always hard, but he wasn’t even very old.
I am deeply sorry to read this.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry for your loss fella.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear this, I hope you mum is OK too.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear this. Remember him for the good times.Posted 9 months ago
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 9 months ago
RIPPosted 9 months ago
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 dadPosted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear your loss.Posted 9 months ago
Sorry for your loss xPosted 9 months ago
My thoughts are with you, just over a year since I lost my mum to cancer.Posted 9 months ago
So sorry to hear your news Northwind.Posted 9 months ago
My condolences Northwind, lost my dad last year. Liking the mint sauce stripPosted 9 months ago
Sad news indeed…Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear that Northwind – great cartoon choice.Posted 9 months ago
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 9 months ago
condolences Northwind.Posted 9 months ago
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 9 months ago
Bah, all the best NorthwindPosted 9 months ago
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.Posted 9 months ago
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 🙂Posted 9 months ago
Really sorry to hear that, sincerest condolences to you and the family.Posted 9 months ago
If you need or want a chat or anything please send me a message.
Sorry to hear your loss.Posted 9 months ago
Ah that sucks. Sorry to hear that Northind, you have my sympathiesPosted 9 months ago
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 9 months ago
So sorry, thinking of you and yours. 🙁Posted 9 months ago
Sorry to hear that.Posted 9 months ago
Well from how you put yourself across on here I’d say you were a great credit to him. Condolences.Posted 9 months ago
life is shit sometimes northwind.Posted 9 months ago
but remember the good times with your dad.
Sorry about your loss.Posted 9 months ago
It is shit.
NW and MLCPosted 9 months 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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