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September 09, 2008


Oh, how hard, for all of you. You did the right thing: no false promises, which she wouldn't believe anyway. A little hope, and a reminder that she has resources, that she is a strong person.

What more could you do?

You handled it beautifully. My heart goes out to you.

ora, your strength amazes and inspires me. you are handling and impossible situation with grace and compassion.

ora, you are amazing.

my heart goes out to you and your family.

Oh how heartbreaking when you can't alleviate their fears but instead have to confirm them.

A parent's worst nightmare. I think you are handling it better than a lot of people might.

My heart goes out to you and your family. Your strength is amazing; take care of yourself, too.

I've walked the same path, losing my husband after a 7 year battle, when my son was 12, just going to middle school. He just turned 20 and is thriving despite all we went through. Having people she can connect with at school is wonderful. My son had a free pass to the counselor any time he needed to opt out of class, and it was a great support for him. At times like this there are more important things than grades and school. They do catch back up... I agree with being honest, sharing what you know when you know it...no secrets! Just remember to also take care of yourself, because your daughter needs you to be well. If you haven't thought about it, you might consider doing some pre-planning of final arrangements...at that time your daughter may need your full attention and there are so many details and decisions. Feel free to email me if you want to chat more with someone that's been there. Keeping you in my prayers.

That's a great idea about pre-planning. I'm already getting the cemetary plot. I thank everyone for your support because i surely need it. In fact, I was so stressed out this morning that I popped a tire right when I drove into the garage at work. More hassles to deal with!!!

I understand how hard it is to lose someone to a terminal illness; I lost my mom last year. I can't imagine how hard it would be to have to help your daughter through it too (mine was too small to comprehend). Hugs to you.

My heart aches for you. I lost my husband of 24 years after a five year battle with colon cancer. My youngest was 12 when he died. There are so many things you go through in dealing with children and the impending loss of the parent.

I, too, would be happy to talk to you if it will help. I was fortunate enough to have a friend that I talked to a week before he died, and she was able to be honest with me and tell me what to expect. I will always be thankful that she took the time to talk to me. Please reach out if you want to.

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