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Old 10-02-2007, 11:27 PM
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Been too busy the last 7 weeks since my father went into the hospital to be able to spend any time here. He had been battling a very, very rare form of cancer for 7 months and finally died this afternoon. Mom and I were with him when he passed away at age 72.
All I can say is that, if you or anyone you love ever have a sarcoma form of cancer, find a sarcoma specialist. There are not very many of them in the U.S. since sarcoma's are fairly rare. The angiosarcoma my father died from is even more rare.
For someone who had always watched his health for 40+ years - weight, diet, fat intake, cholesterol - none of that extended his life. He was healthy up until the diagnosis in March, but this aggressive form was just too much. Once it moved into the lungs, there was not much that we could do. The radiation did help open up the collapsed right lung near the end, but the sarcoma had spread too far for any other treatments (including chemo) to have any significant impact on extending his life. He never smoked anything in his life.

Dad was the one who got me into fishing and boating before I was 10. I still remember many of our times on the water together.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:31 PM
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So Sorry for your loss , prayers for your family.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:32 PM
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It's very hard for me to respond to these types of threads. I have a hard time putting thoughts and feeling into real words. Please understand that my heart felt prayers are with your family.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:34 PM
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Very sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my dad at his age of 62 from cancer. I understand how sad it is. Take Care of yourself and your family.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:32 AM
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My thoughts are with your family. I agree with twentynine...these threads are not my strongpoint.
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Cap, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am truly sorry you had to go thru this; that your father had to experience this. My best wishes for you and your family.



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Old 10-03-2007, 07:15 AM
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Very very sorry to read about your dad. I can't imagine how hard it must be.
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Cap,
Words can never express the full sympathy we feel for you and your loss.

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My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. It is very difficult to watch someone decline and not being able to do anything about it. I've been down that road twice now myself with my grandmother and that of my wife, but not with a parent.

It will take some time, but there will come a day when you will smile while remembering him teaching you how to fish and going boating. Just carry those memories and he will always be with you.
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Sorry for your loss.

My Dad left nearly 2yrs ago...

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Prayers sent up for Cap's ol' man.
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Sorry for your loss.....prayers sent!!!!!
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Always remember and cherish the memories.

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Very sorry to hear of your loss. Like Seagates says, cherish the memories.
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I am so sorry for you loss. We will say a prayer for your dad.


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Very sorry to hear this. I know exactly how you feel,I lost my mother 8 weeks ago to cancer of the esophogus after a 10 month battle,she missed her 71st birthday by two days.Keep your chin up,you'll get through this.
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My family's prayers go out to you and yours. You spent your time with him to the end and when you look back, you'll have no regrets.It's good tohear your talk about the good times. I went through the same thing with my wife in '88. God bless you and yours.
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I am sorry to here about your loss and all our prayers are with you. I lost my mom when I was 18 from breast cancer(battled it for 6 years,she was48 years young)and then just recently my father in law to Leuchemia(62years young,Diagnost in July and lost him in October).They are all still with us,watching us and listening to us!
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:32 AM
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very sorry to hear the news. last week was the one year anniversary of losing my father to a very very rare form of cancer, also (age 60). remember the good times, comfort the loved ones around you, and rejoice in the fact that Dad is now cancer free and happily fishing, all while silently guiding and watching and loving you. you and your family are in my prayers.
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