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  • in reply to: My First Christmas in Heaven #18467
    lynnewest
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    I also thank you for this poem. In my case it was my son I lost to cc last April at the age of 24. Christmas was his favorite time of year, and even in March when he was diagnosed I began worrying how our family would make it through the holidays without him. Shaun was so at peace during those last weeks. He made us promise to get counseling when he was gone. He made all his own final arrangements. As depressed as I still get, I think of Shaun’s courage and I’m so proud of him. And I can picture him getting reacquainted with his beloved grandmother, and cheering us on down here.

    in reply to: Lost my 24 year old son 4/22/07 #15984
    lynnewest
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    Thanks for your support. Teresa, it looks like we have the same story to tell. I must admit I read some of the other postings talking about treatments & recovering from treatments and I feel a little jealous, since we never had the chance to consider any treatment. However, I try to remember that a life full of dread and wondering when/if cc will strike again, or spread into another area of the body has to be just horrible as well. Our sons sound so similar–athletic, health conscious, full of life. So unlike the many young people who abuse their health. That reinforces to me that Shaun was meant for other things. He told us in the hospital that he had always thought he would live a short life, which shocked me. However, in retrospect, when I remember how he lived his life with such gusto, I think he must have been trying to fill every minute with joy. Whatever that premonition was that he had, it prompted him to live life to the fullest, which is a lesson for all of us. My love and support goes out to you on this journey. Our sons are fine, it’s us that must find that “new normal” in our lives while we miss them so much. Lynne

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