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I Lost My Daddy Last Year To Lung Cancer

Well I have spend the day letting you guys learn a bit about me, whether it was about how much I love the WWE or the issue I was having with my tablet. I guess the other big thing I should mention, which is probably the hardest thing, is the fact that my Father passed away on June 27th, 2013. I was always close with my parents. We had our fights of course, but that didn't mean we were not close or do not love each other. I am still close with my Mom, but unfortunately we lost Daddy last year.

My Daddy had lung cancer, but did not want chemo or anything like that, so he pretty much kept it to himself in an effort to keep life normal. We found out a few weeks after he passed away that it was lung cancer, and we knew he never wanted chemotherapy, so him trying to keep things normal was the conclusion we drew from everything.

A month or two before his passing, he was getting sicker and sicker, to where he was going to bed earlier and laying on the couch all day. He was also having difficulty walking and even standing. We had a feeling there was something wrong, but he wouldn’t go to the doctor (once again, he wanted to keep things normal).

I am still getting to know some of you on here, so I am just going to give a short rundown of that horrible week, but not with too many details right now.

On June 24th, he fell trying to walk up the stairs and needed help getting up. He refused to go with the paramedics.

On June 25th, things got worse and he finally agreed to go to the hospital, and my family was going to take him. He collapsed and went into cardiac arrest so the paramedics had to come. He was later placed into a medically induced coma. :(

On June 26th, we pretty much knew he was not going to be coming home. The lung cancer had spread and he was basically on life support.

On June 27th, we had a family meeting and knew it was time to let him go, as we did not want him to suffer. He officially passed away later that evening. :’(

On June 28th, the double rainbow I had posted about earlier appeared over our yard. It did not appear until the whole family was here, which I found to be a sign from my Daddy.

It was two weeks before the services, as he was in the Air Force before I was born and it was due to be a military service.

June 24th through June 27th was probably the hardest week of my life. I have sort of accepted things, and I have been picking up the pieces and moving on, but that does not mean I do not miss my Daddy. It will always be weird without him here, and sometimes I cannot believe he is gone. You know, some days it feels like everything just happened yesterday, and other days it feels like it has been forever.

Please remember that this month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If you want to wear the colors to honor those who have fought and/or lost their battle with lung cancer, the colors are white, pearl and clear.


Rest in Peace, Daddy, I will always miss you...and I love you to the moon and back.


I think I am going to make this the final post of the night. You all take care and be sure to tell your loved ones how much you care about them.


Image Credit » This is the double rainbow that appeared over our backyard the day after my Father passed away. I own the photo so please do not save or repost it without my permission. Thank you.

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Comments

acrogodess914 wrote on November 3, 2014, 1:11 AM

That's a beautiful picture and it does sound like it was sign from your daddy. I never knew that November was lung cancer awareness month.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 3, 2014, 10:29 AM

Thanks, girl, I appreciate it. I think it was a sign from him too. Yeah, I think a lot of people don't know because not enough awareness is spread. :-/

AngelSharum wrote on November 3, 2014, 12:03 PM

I'm so sorry. My dad died in 2008 of brain cancer and my husband lost both his father and adopted father to lung cancer. It's an awful disease.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 4, 2014, 5:10 PM

Thank you, and I am so sorry to hear of this. :( Cancer is a heartless disease. :(