My dear sweet bear is finally free from GBM

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My dear sweet bear is finally free from GBM

by ilovemybear on Sat Nov 17, 2012 03:37 PM

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Dear CC friends,

Through tears and with a heavy heart I would like to share with all of you that after 3 years and 2-plus months, Kevin passed away Thursday night at 7pm. He did not seem to be in any pain, and he passed as peacefully as possibe.  I would like to go the rest of my life believing that he did not know what was happening to him at that point. 

He was so very brave and fought as hard and as long as he possibly could.....He was my hero.  As far as I am concerned, Kevin kicked GBM's butt, even if he had to die to be rid of it once and for all! 

To my sweet bear, I will be in love with you for the rest of my life....Thank you for doing everything you said you would do with this cancer...Thank you for always making me laugh, even when you were so tired and sick...Thank you for being the best husband and best friend I could ever hope for....Thank you for taking such good care of me and our beloved dog Max...he misses you too....Please know that this hideous, crappy cancer will never be able to take any of this from us.  I know in my heart you are at peace now and free from this disease...May God hold you in the palm of his hands always.  I love you so very much.

God bless each and every warrior and caretaker having to fight this battle every day....God bless those that have lost their loved ones to this cancer or any cancer.  This is gut wrenchingly sad.

Melissa....wife of Kevin "Bear"/dx with GBM August 2009...free from GBM and at peace with the Lord November 15, 2012

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by GeeBeeEm on Sat Nov 17, 2012 04:20 PM

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So sorry to hear this news. Sounds like he fought a good battle to have kept it at ay for more than three years! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nikos (GBM Dx 3/11 Sx 6/11)

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by Mimione on Sat Nov 17, 2012 04:45 PM

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Hi Melissa,

So sorry to hear of your loss.  It sounds like Kevin was a wonderful man.  I am glad you were able to have as much time after diagnosis with him as you did.  My mom passed away in August 2012 just two months to the day after her diagnosis.  I still consider that time a blessing and cherished every moment I had with her.

May the love of family and friends give you strenth and the memories you have of your husband bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. 

Mary

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by Spouseof on Sat Nov 17, 2012 06:23 PM

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Melissa, I am in tears reading your loving letter to your sweet bear. He sounds so wonderful. Words are hollow at a time like this but you were a loving and great caregiver. Be proud of that; you are able to look yourself in the mirror and say you did the absolute best you could under insurmountable conditions. Much love to you and Max.

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by NINA78 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 06:27 PM

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Melissa, 

I am very sorry for the lose of your love.  No words will calm you down or give you peace at this time.  But please know that you did all you could do for your love and one day you will find there is no regert.  

Love

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by siblingof on Sat Nov 17, 2012 07:53 PM

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Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, but glad to hear that the ending was peaceful.

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by Randy1958 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:51 PM

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Sounds like he was a good man and a wonderful husband.  I'm glad his passing was peaceful.  God bless you and him.

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by tromda on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:09 PM

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Melissa:

My deepest sympathy to you.  I wish for your strength and peace in the days ahead.

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by Bulley1 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 04:53 AM

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Melissa,

And may God hold you in the palm of His hands also as you begin to navigate life without your beloved Bear.

Pam

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by ILoveMyHusband2 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:59 AM

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Melissa,

Sending you some tender hugs and praying that you will be strong through the loss of Kevin. I am so sorry that you and your love had to go through this. It is so heartbreaking and many of us here already know the day to day struggles of caring for someone we love more than ourselves, knowing that it is not all in vain. Please let your family and friends embrace you during this time of loss, it is going to be hard on you. Everyone around me thought that I would be relieved that my husband finally found his peace, but I still struggle today to find my own. I miss him so much and my life will never be the same.  I can tell you that it is getting better with time. Do not hesitate to ask for help if you need it. You deserve some time to absorb and reflect on your life with Bear so be gentle with yourself.  I will continue to pray for your strength and comfort.

ILoveMyHusband2

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