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Losing my grandmother
July 5, 2011
1:44 pm
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Losing my grandmother to stomach cancer has been the hardest thing in my life. There are so many things that I wish I had said or done before she passed on. I guess I was in denial that she was dying. My mother and aunts did every thing possible to make sure she received the best care available. They took her to a hospital in Houston, TX and she began receiving chemo. Unfortunately she didn't respond well to chemo and surgery was not an option. The doctor's told my mom that the only thing left would be to send her home for hospice care. This was the most devastating blow. At this point we needed to bring her back home to Louisiana to be with family for her final days. My mom was a total mess and couldn't even fathom how to get her back home in the condition she was in. So I got online and found an air ambulance company, Air Ambulance 1, and they really put me at ease. They explanied the whole process and even helped to file the claim for her insurance to pay for it. Luckily they were able to fly her early the next day and my grandmother made it home in time for us to say our final goodbyes. She died the day after she got home. I miss you so grandma.

July 12, 2011
11:24 am
Gretchen Borzi
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

July 14, 2011
11:32 pm
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
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I'm also very sorry for the loss of your dear Grandmother.   And the circumstances were so very stressful, yet you were able to find a way to bring her home and to her family to share tender goodbyes.  Stomach cancer is such an aggressive cancer and takes it victims so quickly; that takes a toll on everyone in their grief.  Give yourself time and the comfort of family and friends as much as you can.

It has been nearly 2 1/2 years since our family lost my 58 year old husband, a wonderful and loving man full of life spirit.  I can't say that the pain of losing him has lessened, but our ability to cope and find meaningful things in our lives has returned, slowly but surely.  Trying to live by his spirit as best we can.


Take care...much sympathy to you and your family.

Cindy in Wisconsin

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