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Gingerbear Thu 31-Jul-08 23:15:04

His melanoma was so aggressive. I saw him on Sunday 20th July, the day before we were due to go to Greece on holiday. He was very ill, not eating, sick, covered in black patches on his head. My brother and sister were there with me. We insisted he get the doctor to see him, who came out that night. Dad was adamant that I take the kids on holiday and was angry when I said I didn't want to go. rang mum on Monday - he was comfortable - the doc had given him anti-sickness injection and he wasn't throwing up every 5 mins. But when we were away, he was taken to St James' in Leeds. He deteriorated so quickly. Was on morphine for last 7 days. We had a phone call Monday afternoon, from my sister, to get back asap. Managed to get flight back to Gatwick Tuesday pm, but brother rang back later that day. Dad died at 830pm Monday night.
Saddest journey of my life back from holiday.
My dad was a wonderful, lovely kind man and did not deserve to die from this horrible disease in 4 short months.

I went to see him today in the chapel of rest. So glad I did. His funeral is next Thursday. We are scattering his ashes in a lovely forest close to home.

I will miss you dad. xx

Tinker Thu 31-Jul-08 23:20:28

I'm so sorry.

Califrau Thu 31-Jul-08 23:20:33

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ThatBigGermanPrison Thu 31-Jul-08 23:20:46

Gingerbear, I'm so sorry for your loss. So so sorry.

stretchmarkqueen Thu 31-Jul-08 23:21:51

So sorry for your loss. x

HumphreyPillow Thu 31-Jul-08 23:22:34

Oh Gingerbear. sad
So sorry for your loss.

cornsilk Thu 31-Jul-08 23:22:51

sorry for your loss

thumbwitch Thu 31-Jul-08 23:23:10

so for you - so sorry.

ExterminAitch Thu 31-Jul-08 23:23:22

i'm so very sorry, gingerbear. sad

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 31-Jul-08 23:23:51

Im so sorry gingerbear sad

Beauregard Thu 31-Jul-08 23:24:24

So sorry Gingerbearsad

SaintGeorge Thu 31-Jul-08 23:24:39

Oh Gingerbear, so sorry sad

wrinklytum Thu 31-Jul-08 23:25:16

.Sorry for your loss,Gingerbear

ScummyMummy Thu 31-Jul-08 23:26:05

Very sorry to hear that, gingerbear. He sounds like he was a lovely father.

Tortington Thu 31-Jul-08 23:26:39

so sorry

stitch Thu 31-Jul-08 23:26:43

so sorry to hear that ginger. sad

claricebeansmum Thu 31-Jul-08 23:28:29

My thoughts are with you Gingerbear.

Sidge Thu 31-Jul-08 23:29:06

I'm so sorry you have lost your dad.

RIP Gingerbear's dad.

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 31-Jul-08 23:31:21

I am so sorry sad

Rachmumoftwo Thu 31-Jul-08 23:35:39

I am so sorry for your loss x

SorenLorensen Thu 31-Jul-08 23:39:44

Oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry. Don't feel bad that you weren't there - he wanted you to go and have your holiday. It's such a cruel disease sad

marthamoo x

mummylin2495 Thu 31-Jul-08 23:56:04

im very sorry

Evenstar Fri 01-Aug-08 00:04:56

I am sorry for your loss, I am glad you were able to see him, it is a comfort to see them and know they are at peace. I hope the funeral will be a comfort to you all as a family.

Aero Fri 01-Aug-08 00:10:53

I'm very sorry gingerbear. sad

lilolilmanchester Fri 01-Aug-08 00:17:49

Try to take some comfort in the knowledge that you did what your Dad wanted you to do. So sorry for your loss.

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