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Don has passed

Forums General Melanoma Community Don has passed

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    Michelem
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      The battle didn't seem that long . .  . but despite the surgeries and ipilimumab, the cancer spread like wildfire. He died on Friday. We felt we had the best treatment available, but were always a step behind the melanoma. Our onc said while he has seen it before, those cases in which it spreads so very rapidly still take him by surprise.

      Thanks to all here for the good info and support over the past six months. Wish the very best, and a truly effective cure, to each and every one of you.  mm

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        Marianne quinn
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          I am sorry for your loss. It was so fast. I wish I could think of something profound to say, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours 

          Marianne quinn
          Participant

            I am sorry for your loss. It was so fast. I wish I could think of something profound to say, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours 

            Marianne quinn
            Participant

              I am sorry for your loss. It was so fast. I wish I could think of something profound to say, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours 

                Maureen038
                Participant

                  Michele,

                      I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your precious husband, Don.  Please know you will continue to stay in my prayers. Take one day at a time and please take care of yourself. Feel free to write anytime.

                  hugs,

                  Maureen 

                  Maureen038
                  Participant

                    Michele,

                        I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your precious husband, Don.  Please know you will continue to stay in my prayers. Take one day at a time and please take care of yourself. Feel free to write anytime.

                    hugs,

                    Maureen 

                    Maureen038
                    Participant

                      Michele,

                          I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your precious husband, Don.  Please know you will continue to stay in my prayers. Take one day at a time and please take care of yourself. Feel free to write anytime.

                      hugs,

                      Maureen 

                      tschmith
                      Participant

                        My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

                        Terrie

                        tschmith
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                          My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

                          Terrie

                          tschmith
                          Participant

                            My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

                            Terrie

                          Fen
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                            Oh Michele, I'm so sorry.   Keeping you and your family in my prayers.  Fen

                            Fen
                            Participant

                              Oh Michele, I'm so sorry.   Keeping you and your family in my prayers.  Fen

                              Fen
                              Participant

                                Oh Michele, I'm so sorry.   Keeping you and your family in my prayers.  Fen

                                heiditemple
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                                  I am so very sorry for your loss.

                                  heiditemple
                                  Participant

                                    I am so very sorry for your loss.

                                    heiditemple
                                    Participant

                                      I am so very sorry for your loss.

                                        Brendan
                                        Participant

                                          Michelle, I am sorry for your loss.

                                          Brendan
                                          Participant

                                            Michelle, I am sorry for your loss.

                                            Brendan
                                            Participant

                                              Michelle, I am sorry for your loss.

                                            kpcollins31
                                            Participant

                                              Very sorry to hear this – you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

                                              Kevin

                                               

                                              kpcollins31
                                              Participant

                                                Very sorry to hear this – you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                Kevin

                                                 

                                                kpcollins31
                                                Participant

                                                  Very sorry to hear this – you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                  Kevin

                                                   

                                                  Michelem
                                                  Participant

                                                    Thank you all for your thoughts. This Forum has been a great source of support.  mm

                                                    Michelem
                                                    Participant

                                                      Thank you all for your thoughts. This Forum has been a great source of support.  mm

                                                      Michelem
                                                      Participant

                                                        Thank you all for your thoughts. This Forum has been a great source of support.  mm

                                                        mwcollins
                                                        Participant

                                                          Michele,

                                                          I was so deeply saddened when I saw this post this morning.  I have been praying so much for everyone with this tricky disease to have strength.  As my son has said on many occasions, 'Sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want, but the way He feels is best'.  My prayers are now with you for peace that God can offer. 

                                                          Megan

                                                          mwcollins
                                                          Participant

                                                            Michele,

                                                            I was so deeply saddened when I saw this post this morning.  I have been praying so much for everyone with this tricky disease to have strength.  As my son has said on many occasions, 'Sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want, but the way He feels is best'.  My prayers are now with you for peace that God can offer. 

                                                            Megan

                                                            mwcollins
                                                            Participant

                                                              Michele,

                                                              I was so deeply saddened when I saw this post this morning.  I have been praying so much for everyone with this tricky disease to have strength.  As my son has said on many occasions, 'Sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want, but the way He feels is best'.  My prayers are now with you for peace that God can offer. 

                                                              Megan

                                                              Bubbles
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                                                                Oh, Michele.  My heart is heavy.  I can only imagine how you feel.  Don had a real jewel in you and I'm sure he knew it.  Wishing only happy memories will take the place of at least some of the hurt very soon.  Yours, Celeste

                                                                Bubbles
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                                                                  Oh, Michele.  My heart is heavy.  I can only imagine how you feel.  Don had a real jewel in you and I'm sure he knew it.  Wishing only happy memories will take the place of at least some of the hurt very soon.  Yours, Celeste

                                                                  Bubbles
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                                                                    Oh, Michele.  My heart is heavy.  I can only imagine how you feel.  Don had a real jewel in you and I'm sure he knew it.  Wishing only happy memories will take the place of at least some of the hurt very soon.  Yours, Celeste

                                                                    BrianP
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                                                                      Michele,

                                                                      So So sorry for your loss.  I'll be praying for your family during this difficult time.  Don was a very lucky man to have you, and I'm sure you were lucky to have him as well. 

                                                                      Brian

                                                                      BrianP
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                                                                        Michele,

                                                                        So So sorry for your loss.  I'll be praying for your family during this difficult time.  Don was a very lucky man to have you, and I'm sure you were lucky to have him as well. 

                                                                        Brian

                                                                        BrianP
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Michele,

                                                                          So So sorry for your loss.  I'll be praying for your family during this difficult time.  Don was a very lucky man to have you, and I'm sure you were lucky to have him as well. 

                                                                          Brian

                                                                          JerryfromFauq
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                                                                            So very sorry to hear this news and for the hole left in your life.  There is nothing profound to be said, the only favorble item is that his earthly pains are over. 
                                                                            Praying for you to find peace with your life.

                                                                            JerryfromFauq
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              So very sorry to hear this news and for the hole left in your life.  There is nothing profound to be said, the only favorble item is that his earthly pains are over. 
                                                                              Praying for you to find peace with your life.

                                                                              JerryfromFauq
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                So very sorry to hear this news and for the hole left in your life.  There is nothing profound to be said, the only favorble item is that his earthly pains are over. 
                                                                                Praying for you to find peace with your life.

                                                                                susanr
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  So sorry. I don't know what to say but sorry.  I hope you find peace and surround yourself with family.

                                                                                  Its just really hard but with family..it gets somewhat easier.

                                                                                  susanr
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                                                                                    So sorry. I don't know what to say but sorry.  I hope you find peace and surround yourself with family.

                                                                                    Its just really hard but with family..it gets somewhat easier.

                                                                                    susanr
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      So sorry. I don't know what to say but sorry.  I hope you find peace and surround yourself with family.

                                                                                      Its just really hard but with family..it gets somewhat easier.

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