Posted by karen on August 21, 2000 at 22:57:53:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Looking for New Sites for young widows to post posted by Gene L. Mason SR. on August 20, 2000 at 14:07:51:
My husband Nick, 49 years old, died of a two year battle with leukemia on July 11,2000. On July 17, I turned 43. Birthdays will never be the same. He had gone through a lot of treatments with 6 months being the longest he was ever in remission but all the while going to the doctor for stem cell harvest for future autologous transplant. When this all started like your wife he prayed that he would live long enough to see his daughter graduate from high school. He literally walked out of the hospital on the day of her graduation with iv's in his arm and a six hour pass, and a fever to boot. Graduation was very emotional for the entire family and the families that sit behind us for they all felt what we felt. Blessed to be in attendance. At the time our son was a freshman and it probably didn't occur to Nick to pray to live long enough to see him graduate too. As Nick passed away the thoughts of him not being there for Nate's graduation really hit hard. Not getting to watch all the baseball games, etc., those are hard things to accept. Nick had pretty much had routine chemo with very little pain and complications up until the Saturday before he died, when he was in excruciating pain. He was an extremely positive individual and never complained to God about his illness.
I wish the best for you and your family.
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