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How Did Your Parents Die?

My mom was killed along with her brother (my uncle) in a car accident. They were both drunk and on frogs and slammed into a pole. My uncle was decapitated Lol I never really heard what condition my mom was in. I wasn't allowed to attend her funeral. I was 11.

How did your folks bite it?

by Anonymousreply 15708/07/2013

Father had a heart attack. Mother died from lung cancer.

by Anonymousreply 104/03/2013

Frogs?

by Anonymousreply 304/03/2013

So they croaked?

by Anonymousreply 404/03/2013

Mother – brain tumor, in her mid-50s

Father – lung cancer (didn't smoke), in his late 80s.

by Anonymousreply 604/03/2013

[quote]My uncle was decapitated Lol

LOL? Maybe they were trying to get away from you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 704/03/2013

My dad is 42 and my mom is 41. They aren't even close to dying, OP.

by Anonymousreply 804/03/2013

Thats what you think, R8.

by Anonymousreply 1104/03/2013

My mother died of uterine cancer when I was six. My father had long been gone by then so I don't know whatever became of him or if he's still alive. But if he died, I hope it was painful.

by Anonymousreply 1204/03/2013

[quote]my uncle was an asshole drug addict who got my mom killed

How is that clear from your original post?

by Anonymousreply 1304/03/2013

LOLing over your uncle being decapitated? Hi, Brandon.

You really ought to just kill yourself. You;'re much sicker than you realize and no good will ever come from your continued existence.

by Anonymousreply 1404/03/2013

My parents haven't died yet. But I can tell you how they're gonna.....

by Anonymousreply 1504/03/2013

My father died of bladder cancer two and a half years ago. He was a month shy of his 80th birthday.

He was my best friend and I miss him every day.

My mother is still alive and well.

by Anonymousreply 1604/03/2013

Colon cancer; cerebral hemorrhage.

by Anonymousreply 1704/03/2013

Colon cancer; pancreatic cancer.

by Anonymousreply 1804/03/2013

My mother's still around, but my father committed suicide 11 years ago. I'm still not over it, and I'm starting to realize I probably never will be.

by Anonymousreply 1904/03/2013

Mumzy and Popsicle are still alive and living quite well in Florida. Love them!!!

by Anonymousreply 2004/03/2013

Mother died in 92, 2 years after her 3rd bout with cancer (cervical cancer that time). She developed a tumor in her abdomen that produced a massive amount of ascites fluid which had to be drawn out with a long needle twice a week. We eventually knew it was terminal and she lasted 3 months. She died in the emergency room after one of the fluid removal procedures. Her heart could no longer take the strain and she just keeled over as she was sitting on the gurney. They did bring her back but when the doctor asked her if she wanted him to do anything to help her, she said no, and she died 5 minutes later.

My father died a year and a half later. Mainly from a broken heart, and still in the hospital after having surgery on his foot. His intestine separated spontaneously during the night (he had serious intestinal and digestive issues most of his life). He lasted a few hours after I got to the hospital, in tortuous pain even with the morphine. Dying was a mercy for him.

by Anonymousreply 2204/03/2013

Father: Mid 70s heart attack. Parents were divorced when I ws six and he wasn't a part of my life. Mother: Died at 80 of pneumonia but she also had Alzheimers but was holding her own against that.

by Anonymousreply 2304/03/2013

Dad died at 80 of a stroke, Mom at 83 of congestive heart failure at 83. She was in a nursing home after a stroke for a year and was bed-ridden.

by Anonymousreply 2404/03/2013

Dad died of lung cancer at 53. Mom still alive at 68.

by Anonymousreply 2504/03/2013

Dad - Age 69 from colon cancer Mum - Age 80 from Parkinson's

by Anonymousreply 2604/03/2013

My mother has ovarian cancer at 52 I don't know how long she has

by Anonymousreply 2704/03/2013

Both COPD. Died within months of eachother. Long time smokers who quit too late. Its the slow race to see which organ gives out first from respiratory failure.

by Anonymousreply 2804/03/2013

My Mom was going in for an operation and called me two weeks before. She was never very emotional. I only saw her cry once in my life, when I was a kid and my Dad left. Anyway, as we were talking, out of the blue, she said, "I'm going to die!" and then she burst into tears. Quickly pulling herself together, she carried on with the conversation and we said goodbye. I sent flowers and made reservations to arrive just after she got out of the operating room. Unfortunately, she had a brain hemorrhage and died on the table, just like she predicted. She was 71.

by Anonymousreply 2904/03/2013

Mother: death by emphysema via Lucky Strike.

Father: stroke.

by Anonymousreply 3004/03/2013

Father: lung & brain cancer age 82

Mother: 80 and still alive somehow

by Anonymousreply 3104/03/2013

Hi, Brandon. Don't kill yourself. You're sweet. For your next act, how about a picture (or video) of you sucking someone off?

by Anonymousreply 3204/03/2013

My dad died at 68 from a heart attack. Just dropped dead with no warning.

My mom is 92 and still in good health.

by Anonymousreply 3304/03/2013

Axe-murdered.

by Anonymousreply 3404/03/2013

Father: Colon cancer at age 64. At 11, I was his youngest child from 4 marriages to three wives, and one domestic relation in the middle (scandalous for something that happened in the early 1940's). My mother, 27 years his junior, was his last wife (I have half brothers older than her!), so we absorbed the brunt and effect of his illness and death.

Mother: She, on the other hand, remarried, had another child at age 41, and is still alive, having just turned 79. Her mother died at age 102, and all of us "children" are hoping we've inherited those genes.

Step-father: Very preventable kidney failure caused by his own disregard, as he feared a cancer diagnosis (ironic for a university professor, but I understand many men suffer from this fear of knowledge). It wasn't cancer, just a very treatable enlarged prostate condition, but it was too late when he decided to live. He was 78, and died one month before his only daughter (my youngest sister and goddaughter whom I adore) gave birth to his only grandchild, a baby girl who is now three years old.

I'm 52. Aging sucks, especially when you're gay, independent, lost many loved ones to AIDS, and always used to tons of physical activity (I was a dancer in my youth). But I'll always choose life.

by Anonymousreply 3504/03/2013

My mother died in a house fire.

My father's second marriage indicates his brain died but he's still ambulatory.

by Anonymousreply 3604/03/2013

Many Egyptians died on frogs just before the Exodus.

by Anonymousreply 3704/03/2013

R37 Yeah, they made that Oscar-nominated documentary about that: "How to Survive a Plague."

by Anonymousreply 3804/03/2013

Mother, cancer at age 53.

Father is 75 and in good health.

by Anonymousreply 4004/03/2013

My mom was on frogs, too.

As a tadpole in the swamp, I had 3,265 brothers and sisters.

It wasn't easy being green.

by Anonymousreply 4104/03/2013

[quote] My father died a year and a half later. Mainly from a broken heart, and still in the hospital after having surgery on his foot. His intestine separated spontaneously during the night (he had serious intestinal and digestive issues most of his life).

And one's intestines "separating" has what to do with "a broken heart"?

by Anonymousreply 4204/03/2013

[quote]My dad is 42 and my mom is 41. They aren't even close to dying, OP.

My father died at age 42, he had a brain aneurysm while swimming and drowned. I was 10.

It can happen any moment and one moment it will.

by Anonymousreply 4304/03/2013

Mother, lung cancer, 82. Father, complications of dementia (basically couldn't swallow anymore), 88

I'd rather go like my mom. She said she had no pain.

by Anonymousreply 4404/03/2013

Dad dropped dead at 44. He was a creep and an asshole. Never really knew him.

Mom's still doing great, at 60.

I have a sneaking suspicion my life will end early like dear old dad's. No idea why, just something I've always felt.

by Anonymousreply 4504/03/2013

Intestines don't separate.

by Anonymousreply 4604/03/2013

[quote] Intestines dont separate

Maybe they divorced?

by Anonymousreply 4704/03/2013

[quote]Intestines don't separate.

Catholic intestines?

by Anonymousreply 4804/03/2013

Dad died of a heart attack at 42. I was 9 years old. My mom died of a stroke when she was 83.

by Anonymousreply 4904/03/2013

Old. Hospital.

by Anonymousreply 5104/03/2013

They won't

by Anonymousreply 5204/03/2013

Makes you wonder what someone was told that they came away believing someone's intestines had "separated"?

by Anonymousreply 5304/03/2013

R43, my mom died of that at 58 (in a hospital, no drowning). They're hereditary & 2 of her older sisters had them (1 died & the other survived surgery).

So you & I should let our doctors know that this is in our background. And we shouldn't smoke.

by Anonymousreply 5404/03/2013

My father fucked a chick from his work, then another crazy girl got jealous and killed him after complaining to HR.

by Anonymousreply 5504/03/2013

My mother died of heart disease. She had her first hart attack in her mid-50's. She was 78 when she died.

My father had various ailments, including a tumor in his heart, diabetes, etc. (He had smoked for decades and also worked in a nuclear power plant in his 30's). He died at 79.

by Anonymousreply 5604/03/2013

Mom died just shy of her 67th birthday from ovarian cancer.

Dad still kickin' at 79 - and misses my Mom everyday (so do I...)

by Anonymousreply 5704/03/2013

Don't care.

by Anonymousreply 5804/03/2013

My father died of mysterious causes after refusing to post his nude picture on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 5904/03/2013

Perforated intestines?

Dad suicided/Mom died in her sleep of heart failure

by Anonymousreply 6004/03/2013

R56, a deer kicked your mom in the chest?

by Anonymousreply 6104/03/2013

My father died of a second stroke when I was eight. My mother is alive and well.

I don't believe in any form of afterlife. However, if I am wrong, I hope my father is happy with the stuff I have done in my life that is good.

by Anonymousreply 6204/03/2013

This never happened

by Anonymousreply 6304/03/2013

R61 No, it was Hart Bochner.

by Anonymousreply 6404/03/2013

Both still alive, in their early 80s.

by Anonymousreply 6504/03/2013

Mom, who was otherwise never sick a day in her life, died a slow, painful death from uterine cancer.

Dad, who had a multitude of health problems and spent 40 years constantly in and out of hospitals, took a nap one afternoon and slipped away peacefully.

by Anonymousreply 6604/03/2013

Dad had a stroke, died three days later

18 yrs later

Mom had a heart attack, died three days later

They both died about an hour after the last kid/grandkid made it the hospital

by Anonymousreply 6704/03/2013

Isn't someone going to repeat the old joke about their dad dying in his sleep, and the people in his car screaming in fright?

by Anonymousreply 6804/03/2013

MY PARENTS HAVEN'T DIED, YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD!

by Anonymousreply 6904/03/2013

Mother dies at 78 of diabetes. Worse disease than AIDS.

Father dies at 51 of cancer of the right side of the jaw bone and advanced metastatic cancer of the oral cavity.

And, I, at 64, was diagnosed with high-grade salivary duct carcinoma, right side. Eerie sort of parallell to my Father's condition.

by Anonymousreply 7004/03/2013

Still working on it. Thanks for the ideas, OP? Did anyone suspect you at the time?

by Anonymousreply 7104/03/2013

[quote] Father dies at 51 of cancer of the right side of the jaw bone and advanced metastatic cancer of the oral cavity.... I was diagnosed with high-grade salivary duct carcinoma

Ouch. Head and neck cancer can be a real bitch.

by Anonymousreply 7204/03/2013

My Father died of old age at age . My mom fainted and was taken to the ER. They gave her a transfusion and she died of a heart attack while still in the hospital.

I miss them both very much.

by Anonymousreply 7304/03/2013

As soon as I find out where to buy thallium I'll tell you.

by Anonymousreply 7404/03/2013

The day I lose one of my parents will destroy me.

by Anonymousreply 7504/03/2013

It'll hurt, but it won't destroy you.

by Anonymousreply 7604/03/2013

I'm eager to find out ASAP

by Anonymousreply 7704/03/2013

Mother died today. Or maybe it was yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 7804/03/2013

Dad died a year and a half ago of complications from leukemia, the 'treatable' kind, which plagued him for three years. So many pills, so many blood transfusions. The poor guy.

He had a bad spell and was in ICU at the hospital for a week before he died. He looked so frail at 83. I had to lock myself in the bathroom in his room so he wouldn't see me crying (I never cry). After his week was up, he was being transferred to an assisted care facility, as my mother couldn't take care of him by herself, although she was and still is very sharp and fully functioning in her early 70s. About 3 hours after he'd been transferred to "the home" -- which seemed to have been really stressful for him -- we went back to check on him, feed him dinner, etc. He was slumped over in his wheelchair, staring blankly, in a cold sweat. He wasn't responsive. We alerted a nurse, who told us he was "actively dying". I'll never forget how awful it was to find him like that, to not be able to say goodbye properly. His heart stopped beating a few minutes later once they wheeled him on a gurney into a private room for us. I'm glad we were there when it happened, but the poor guy didn't even know what he had coming.

I've never really told anyone all of these details. I think about that sad day almost every night. My mom and I never talk about the specifics of it.

My father was an alcoholic for most of his life and rather distant as fathers go, but he was also a sweet man who never harmed me or my mother. We weren't particularly close, but the sad way he spent his last hours -- alone in a room with a brain-damaged man who'd been living at the facility for decades and was prone to near-constant loud, nonsensical outbursts -- just tears my heart out. I try not to think about it.

by Anonymousreply 7904/04/2013

[R79] From a nurse who has worked an Oncology ward, no one ever dies alone. Have seen too often a dying patient purposely responding to stimuli that the staff could not see or hear. Hope you can find peace.

by Anonymousreply 8004/04/2013

They were in my way.

by Anonymousreply 8104/04/2013

Father (70) and mother (65) are still alive.

by Anonymousreply 8204/04/2013

Sadly, mine were assassinated by a mafia hit man who locked them in a closet & sucked all the air out with a straw.

by Anonymousreply 8304/04/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 8404/04/2013

R75 the pain when a patent dies is huge, but if you can help the parent that is left it helps to work thru your grief and you have a much deeper relationship with that parent. But when that parent dies it's really hard. At least its been for me. The pain never lessens, but it doesn't come arround as often as time goes on.

by Anonymousreply 8504/04/2013

This thread is useless without pictures.

by Anonymousreply 8604/04/2013

How old are you R8 , 8?

by Anonymousreply 8704/04/2013

My father died suddenly of an genetic cardiac valve disorder. My mother was killed in a hospital by a nurse who gave her an iatrogenic infection.

by Anonymousreply 8804/04/2013

I was going to post something silly, but this got me.

"The day I lose one of my parents will destroy me."

I always felt this way my entire life. It's the "without you I'm nothing" syndrome.

But watching my Dad die a slow hideous death from pancreatic cancer, I now wish he had just dropped dead one day.

Guess what. Life does go on. Maybe differently than it was for some, but it does go on. I now take care of my elderly mother. And it's fine.

by Anonymousreply 8904/04/2013

My mother died of multiple myeloma in 1986. My father died of small-cell lung cancer in 2011.

by Anonymousreply 9004/04/2013

Working on it.

by Anonymousreply 9104/04/2013

Ma died from complications of Alzheimer's. The only one she recognized to the end was my Pa, the person who physically and mentally abused her (and us kids) for most of their married life. She did not know any of her kids or grandkids.

Moms Mabley always said if you can't say something good about someone who died, don't say nothing.

Pa died.

Good.

by Anonymousreply 9204/04/2013

In 1982, my father died at age 62 after five years of heart trouble.

Four years ago, my mother died at age 87 (one week shy of her 88th birthday) after about ten years of being mostly bedridden. I was her sole caregiver.

by Anonymousreply 9304/04/2013

My dad is 84 with stage 4 Parkinsons; his dad died at 38 from a stroke (he'd had chronic high blood pressure). My mom is 75 and is good health. My father can barely communicate on a good day, barely walk across a room unassisted (and even then it's tricky), had diapers for a while now. Remind of why it's "tragic" when a parent dies? He's been a great dad, but he had a near-death experience in 2009 (the word "hospice" came up, but he recovered), and another one a few months ago. He's only going to get worse.

by Anonymousreply 9404/04/2013

30 wacks, 31 wacks

by Anonymousreply 9504/04/2013

[quote]They were both drunk and on frogs and slammed into a pole.

Now that is some seriously weird shit.

by Anonymousreply 9604/04/2013

Maybe they had a Hot Toady

by Anonymousreply 9804/05/2013

Dad died in a grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 9904/05/2013

My mother died of lung cancer at 84 and my father died three months later at 85 of a broken heart due to my mother dying and a lack of will to continue living.

by Anonymousreply 10004/05/2013

My momma died when she tripped over a pair of wooden legs in a sleazy motel while she was committing adultery.

by Anonymousreply 10104/05/2013

Daddy died thinking of me.

by Anonymousreply 10204/05/2013

Whacking off.

by Anonymousreply 10304/05/2013

Father -- heart attack at 67 Mother -- breast cancer at 84

I miss them both. I thought I couldn't get along without them, but I do. Life goes on.

by Anonymousreply 10404/05/2013

My dad died of pneumonia which he got when he was in the hospital for a heart aneurysm.

Mom mom died from Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) a few years later.

by Anonymousreply 10504/05/2013

Can you see my pussy now, r101?

by Anonymousreply 10604/05/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 10704/06/2013

Pop: pneumonia in a (excellent) VA nursing home.

Mom: dementia and dehydration (purposeful) at a mediocre nursing home. The witholding of fluids pretty much at the order of her doctor in response to the medical POA's neglect of our mother. Nor a happy situation at all.

by Anonymousreply 10804/06/2013

They committed suicide after a "fun evening" with Pastor Rick Warren and his wife.

by Anonymousreply 10904/06/2013

Fluids and food are often withheld when an elderly person decides they want to die and will not eat nor drink.

Happens all the time in situation with the elderly in nursing homes and when dying at home.

Other times, a dying cancer patient is not no longer able to eat, so no food is given.

My grandfather and father both in nursing homes decided they wanted to die so no food and drink was forced upon them.

by Anonymousreply 11004/06/2013

sorry, no food and drink were forced upon them

and

Happens all the time in situations with the elderly in nursing homes, hospices, and when dying at home.

by Anonymousreply 11104/06/2013

Explained

by Anonymousreply 11204/08/2013

Check back with me in about five minutes.

by Anonymousreply 11308/05/2013

40 whacks, 41 whacks

by Anonymousreply 11408/05/2013

Dad of HIV, Mom of emphysema

by Anonymousreply 11508/05/2013

Dad: rare form of leukemia Mom: lung cancer

by Anonymousreply 11608/05/2013

My mother and her girlfriend held hands and drove off a cliff together.

by Anonymousreply 11708/05/2013

There was ... an accident.

by Anonymousreply 11808/05/2013

Jeez, this thread is depressing!

by Anonymousreply 11908/05/2013

Mom(69)had breast cancer that we thought was basically taken care of with a lumpectomy. After her CT scan, we found out the breast cancer was separate and secondary to the 4th stage renal cancer which took her life within months.

Dad (70) had just retired. He went in for a routine pre-op visit for knee surgery three weeks after Mom died, only to find out he had an extremely rare form of Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma. He died 5 months after my Mom.

2012 was a really abysmal year and 2013 hasn't been much better yet.

by Anonymousreply 12008/05/2013

Pop: pneumonia, 80. He was generally debilitated, had some dementia, and was still angry about my coming out a day before he died.

Mom: dehydration as purposeful end of life care, debilitation and some dementia, at 91. She was lucid with certain people, including her medical POA, and had NOT expressed a desire to die. It was POA's decision to off her. POA was also abusive to her on her deathbead, and it became clear (in retrospect) was/is mentally ill. This one does not set well with me.

by Anonymousreply 12108/05/2013

thinking of me

by Anonymousreply 12208/05/2013

My father died(age 65) of lung and liver cancers. A lifelong smoker and drinker, who knew, huh? Mom had sarcoma, died(at age 78) 4 months after diagnosis. An odd thing about it though, her dentist told her to go to her doctor, when he saw a rough patch of skin just in front of one of her ear openings.At least that's what Mom said.

by Anonymousreply 12308/05/2013

My beloved mother is struggling with pain but my father recently died according to the coroner's report a stroke and undetected stage 3 kidney disease. I suspect it was shame due to a 600 cable bill caused by renting pornos. Some of my siblings are shocked by the titles,one sister couldn't get over my father renting Teenage Sluts guess she doesn't understand 18 is legal and can also join the army...

by Anonymousreply 12408/05/2013

Mom went down on the first bat the the head. Dad was more of a challenge. I ended up having to stab him in the chest.

by Anonymousreply 12508/05/2013

Dad died aged 34 from heart failure. He had rheumatic fever as an 18 year old and it scarred his mitral valve. I was not quite 3, so have very few memories of him.

Mum died aged 55 from ovarian cancer. I miss her terribly.

by Anonymousreply 12608/05/2013

Both parents still living. Mom is 83 and father is 89

Both still live alone and take care of themselves.

by Anonymousreply 12708/05/2013

Mom - 42, a mixture of hemolytic anemia and alcoholism. Randomly died while on the phone with me during Third Watch on NBC

Dad- 55, Heart attack while at work a year and a half ago.

In fairness no one on my mothers's side really lives very long, My grandmother lived to be the oldest at 64 years and 2 days. she died a very slow cancer death. Her parents died at 32 and 59.

Same deal with my Dad's side Grandmother 57 grandfather 62.

by Anonymousreply 12808/05/2013

My dad killed my mom in 1973. In 1992 the state of Georgia electrocuted him. I got to keep all of his stroke magazines and crayons that were in his cell.

by Anonymousreply 12908/06/2013

My Dad suffered with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - or Lou Gehrig's Disease - and died at 79. My Mom's still alive and kicking at 78.

Hopefully, when I finally kick it, my nieces won't be LOLing their asses off on some Anonymous Message Board!

by Anonymousreply 13008/06/2013

Wow R130, I was just about to post that my father died of ALS at 63.

by Anonymousreply 13108/06/2013

R89, it will be hard when your mom passes. Life does go on when both your parents are gone only it's a little gloomier than before....and, of course, you become even more aware of your own mortality.

I hope that when I die, it's instantaneous. I don't want to die a slow painful death like my mom.

by Anonymousreply 13208/06/2013

Well, R130, I'm actually thrilled to meet someone in the same boat...I've never met anyone who's had to deal with that shit!

by Anonymousreply 13308/06/2013

R131 - R133 should be addressed to you!

by Anonymousreply 13408/06/2013

Don't ask!

by Anonymousreply 13508/06/2013

mom - young in a car accident

father - old of just falling over, he was 83

by Anonymousreply 13608/06/2013

I haven't decided yet, OP.

by Anonymousreply 13708/06/2013

I didn't see nuthin!

by Anonymousreply 13808/06/2013

My mom also died at 63 of ALS, just over a year ago. Dad died from a stroke (not his first - he was an alcoholic, which probably contributed) at 55.

by Anonymousreply 13908/06/2013

Some of your parents died really young.

My dad died last year from a brain hemmorage - he fell down some steps and hit his head. He was 81.

Mom is ok but gradually getting weaker. She is 76.

by Anonymousreply 14008/07/2013

Dad jumped off the golden gate bridge and mom died of a drug overdose. Great legacy, eh?

by Anonymousreply 14108/07/2013

Well, at least they weren't on frogs.

by Anonymousreply 14208/07/2013

My parents are both still alive in their late 60s. They are frankly awful people; manipulative, petty, childish and abusive. But my sons died before their first birthday in a house fire with their mother. I sometimes wish I could trade that.

by Anonymousreply 14308/07/2013

Aw, sorry R141. You are not your parents, though. I hope that you find someone that brings you happiness since your parents failed you.

by Anonymousreply 14408/07/2013

I hear you, R143. Mine aren't dead either but my best friend died recently and I wished that it was them who had died. I don't talk to them now at least.

by Anonymousreply 14508/07/2013

[quote]Dad jumped off the golden gate bridge and mom died of a drug overdose. Great legacy, eh?

Hardcore. At least that's an original, interesting combo. I wish I had such a colorful family.

by Anonymousreply 14608/07/2013

They were ripped to pieces by two bulldogs I released on them. Motherfuckers had it coming. Greatest memory of my life.

by Anonymousreply 14708/07/2013

Gee, what a happy, uplifting thread! How about one on crippling diseases that sucked all the joy out of your life?

by Anonymousreply 14808/07/2013

[quote] Gee, what a happy, uplifting thread!

You expected puppies and kittens on a "How Did Your Parents Die" thread? Why don't you tell us about that one crippling disease that sucked all the brains out of your head?

by Anonymousreply 14908/07/2013

Mom died at 52 from renal cancer that moved into her bones. Smoked for 40 years and could never quit...until she lost a kidney.

I am a loud & proud Mama's boy and miss her every day.

OTOH, my father is 72 and still living on dialysis because both kidneys were removed. He is such a shitty parent that none of his children or grandchildren will be there when he dies. Sometimes things just aren't fair.

by Anonymousreply 15008/07/2013

For me this thread brings out the happiest time in my life, so I don't complain.

by Anonymousreply 15108/07/2013

My mom killed herself because R149 was such a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 15208/07/2013

MOther died of breast cancer at 62. Father died of a heart attack at 78. Aunt (mother's sister), to whom I was VERY close, died of emphysema; outlived my mother by 15 years and my father by 8; thank God, 'cause I was close to my mother (not so much my father) and having my aunt 15 more years helped.

by Anonymousreply 15308/07/2013

R120: I am sorry for your loss(es.) That's a lot of grief to process in such a short time. Hopefully you have other family members and friends to help you through this stressful time.

Hugs.

by Anonymousreply 15408/07/2013

I read a ridiculous self-help book years ago that said a great conversation starter for shy people was to ask provocative questions. "How did your parents die?" was one of the suggested queries. Can you imagine a stranger walking up to you at a neighbor's 4th of July BBQ and asking you this?

by Anonymousreply 15508/07/2013

Cheryl murdered my father in the balcony of an XXX theatre in Times Square.

by Anonymousreply 15608/07/2013

Mom had a brain haemorrhage 10 days after dad died of asbestosis. They were both 56, I was 19.

by Anonymousreply 15708/07/2013
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