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Well, My Father-in-law finally succumed to small cell lung cancer. He found out on Christmas eve and made it till Tuesday. He put up a good fight, Went through chemo and it didn't touch it - Ended up consuming his right lung and got to his lymphnode. (sp?)

Great guy, fought in Viet-Nam for the Marines, Raised 4 daughters and a son, Married 40+ years. I have a ton of respect for this man.

He went very peacefully, Kids & wife at his side at home - He didn't want to die in a hospital so we got him home on Monday, He died on tuesday.His daughter had just played him one of his favorite songs, It was raining all day and just before he died the sun shined in the window (mind you the curtains were closed) and covered him starting at his feet untill his whole body was covered in sunlight, My wife said that he was almost illuminated, His breathing changed and everyone was saying we love you dad and he was hanging on, His wife told everyone to be quiet (not yelling, just letting them know) and she told him he could go to his mother and he was gone - Simply amazing. Hard to deny that there is more out there going through that.

He told my son last yeer that when he turned 21 he would have his first beer with him (he's 11) so his son is going to put a budwiser in his casket and promised my son when he turns 21 they will go to the cemetary and have that beer with grandpa.:beers:

Just wanted to share. Now I need to wipe the tears from my sons laptop, This stuff chokes me up.

LK

PS - He smoked for 45 years, Please stop if you are a smoker, It's not worth what he went through.
 

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Sorry for your loss, sounds like he was a good man.
After reading, I need to wipe tears from my eye's!
 

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God Bless you and your family as you deal with the lost of a wonderful person. The best thing ever was getting him home! Its been a year since I lost my Mom, same exact thing for the same exact reason. Even now, I still have a difficult time dealing with it.
 

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Sounded like a Great man. Sorry for your loss..... My condolences.
 

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He and your family will be in our thoughts.

Smoking is bad, chewing isn't any better. Anyone who uses tobacco should stop, please!
 

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Sorry for your loss, our condolences.

On another note, since he was a Viet Vet, he shoulda been getting benefits, lung cancer was probably a 100% disability.

I know what you are gonna say, he said those benefits were for the really bad, sick vets. Au Contraire, he was one of Us. He earned and deserved them.

If you feel this is out of place, will one of the mods delete it.
 

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I don't do well at all with these.
I was beside both my Granddad and my Dad for their last breath, as well as some Nam guys. It's tough, and it gets worse with age. Some of those guys were 18-19-20 when I was a 19yr old medic. Then I came home and 6mo later Dad died of cancer. Life is precious, embrace it! :thumbsup:
 

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Sorry for your loss, our condolences.

On another note, since he was a Viet Vet, he shoulda been getting benefits, lung cancer was probably a 100% disability.

I know what you are gonna say, he said those benefits were for the really bad, sick vets. Au Contraire, he was one of Us. He earned and deserved them.

If you feel this is out of place, will one of the mods delete it.

It probalby would be 100% disability but it was 4 months - Start to finish - Not even enough time to get the paperwork through.:sad:

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

LK
 
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