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My mother died of cancer she didn’t know she had until March 8th. She had ignored some aches and pains until she lost her balance and fell she didn’t stop hurting from, and in fact
the pain grew and she felt weaker. She died yesterday, just 4 stays after being diagonsed with stage 4 cancer in her lungs, liver, intestines and bones.  

 Not much could be done about it that late in the game, it was far too late. She choose to not pay attention to health warning signs, that’s how she wanted to live and I respect her decision. If we suspected she had more than age going on, I guess we would have backed off and not pressured her to go through extensive testing and the expense of it?  

Today I’m celebrating her life.  

Cathie




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • Cathie I’m so sorry for your loss. This has been quite a year for you and I pray that you can draw comfort and strength with what you’ve dealt with.



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      Elizabe wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I am losing a very close aunt to brain cancer even though she has just now passed the average prognosis of the 13 months mark chances are the cancer will win soon. I was thinking the same thing you said, “I’m celebrating her life” I believe that is the most honorable, loving and respectful thing we can do. Thanks for sharing your hardship. I hope you can feel the comfort we are all giving you even those of us that don’t know what to say as there never seems to be the right words but just know you are being comforted by our thoughts with you now during this very difficult time.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • Cathie I am so very sorry for your loss......



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      Mzd3 wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • Im very sorry to hear about your Mom, and so fast too{hugs}



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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • Sorry to hear you lost your Mom.



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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • Thank you, Ladies! I appreciate your caring and comforting words very much. My sister and I talked and laughed over our good memories yesterday, she liked the idea of celebrating our mother’s life. I imagine our mother happy if she witnessed us celebrating her life.

      Cathie



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      Mz. Queen wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • Much love, comfort and peace is the gift I’m bringing by way of prayers, to share in the celebration of your Mother’s life.

      Donna



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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • Thank you, Donna, that’s very sweet of you. My mother and I were estranged for the past 30 years over her religion. I wouldn’t join her church so I was history to her. I still had my
      memories and appreciated her good qualities. I was happy to hear that she had many good friends and was happy in her later years. I wish her well in her spirit journey.  

      Cathie



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      Wookiemom09 wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • Celebration is the way to go.  My mother always told me to celebrate the life that was lived and not grieve for too long.  she passed away suddenly in 2000 from a brain anerysm and I was devastated at first yet found a smile every day sharing her thoughts with others and always feeling her love.  Enjoy your celebration Cathie and share your mother with us as well.



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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 20, 2010
    • Thank you, Workiemom, and I’m sorry to hear of your loss of your mother.  

      My mother was incrediblly talented and us kids inherited her talents in our own ways.
      I’ve always loved being my mother’s daughter, close or not (depending on her). She
      was of a different era and I often alarmed her with my independent nature. She didn’t
      know how to relate to my being this way, and I think she forgot she introduced me to
      art, music, books, making my own fashion designs though she encouraged my sew-
      ing my own clothes.  

      Cathie



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