A sad day indeed.

ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 BannedPosts: 2,645 Senior Member
For the past few months my uncle has been battleing pancreatic cancer just as his younger brother (my other uncle,) succumed to in 1994. I was just a kid at the time, 10 or 11, but I have memories deeply imbedded of seeing my uncle whom was so kind to me, in hospice on his death bed. The only other things I remember was his funeral. I went to see my other uncle just yesterday, again in hospice as I remembered it as a child. He was transferred there with internal bleeding as the cancer somehow caused an arterial hemorage and he was told he had at most, 5 days to live. When I got there, he was so medicated that he could only briefly open his eyes to acknowledge who was in the room and hardly anything more. Anyhow... he passed away today at about 12:30pm which although was expected, is very hard to come to terms with. I know death is a natural process that we will all go through at some time, but it was hard to see him laying there, wanting to live with no control of what his body will allow of him. I know that this life is just temporary as well, but it pains me to see so many others in pain and sorrow that follows death. I don't mean to sound negative, but it is sad to think that once we die, we are nothing more than just a memory and a few pictures. Sorry, just need to vent.


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,375 Senior Member
    We'll be keeping you and yours in our prayers...
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,491 Senior Member
    Sorry for your loss, prayers said for you and your family.
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  • airheadairhead Member Posts: 424 Member
    prayers sent.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 9,083 Senior Member
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and yours.

    I like to think that we become more than just a memory. Through our friends, siblings and children we live on. They will remember the good things we have done and maybe the bad also, but hopefully there is more good and we will leave behind happy memories. It seems as though your Uncle made a lasting impression on you, remember the good times and his spirit may just know you smile when you think of him.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,299 Senior Member
    Just Prayed:angel2:
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,450 Senior Member
    Condolences to you and your family
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    The only lasting influence a person can have on this side of eternity is the impact his life has on those around him. It sounds like your uncle was successful along that line. There's got to be something better on the other side!
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,331 Senior Member
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,246 Senior Member
    Sorry to hear that my friend!!! Prayers sent!!
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Thanks everyone for the kind words and prayers. And Wambli, I think that maybe you took what I said wrong. I am Christian and believe in the afterlife. I meant that it is sad that those who survive the deceased, are left with nothing but memories and pictures until it's our time.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 10,026 Senior Member
    Condolences to you and yours.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,052 Senior Member
    :angel2:Condolences to you and your family.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,397 Senior Member
    My sincerest condolences. My grandmother has advanced arterial valve stenosis and we know that we are looking at her last year on this Earth. Death is never easy and even when expected, comes at a higher toll on our hearts than we could prepare for. Again, my deepest condolences, sir.
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