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I'm thankful to all of you for your thoughtful comments on my pics with the parents. Living two states away from them is tough. Mom's dementia is getting pretty bad and Dad's cancer... well, it's cancer and he's tired of fighting it. I've made this road trip knowing full well it might be the last time I get to spend with either of them. Thanks for indulging me. You all really are a wonderful group of humans.

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I'm so sorry to hear that. smile003.gif


Family is important. I am glad you were able to make the trip. Sure they felt loved.

gigihein Level 8 May 22, 2018

thanks for sharing your visit with us. it's an honor @Duke.

hankster Level 9 May 22, 2018


BeeHappy Level 9 May 22, 2018

Give 'em both a hug from me, too!!!

KKGator Level 9 May 22, 2018

You and yours are in my thoughts. Enjoy this time with them.

Livinlife Level 9 May 22, 2018

Very similar here, hard but you can do it... my Dad passed from cancer 13 months ago and I’m taking care of my mom with dementia... had to buy a house and moved hee in with me and my 3 kids. Hardest stuff ever but the good times will prevail, thier will be many in the mix.


Love you man....


I have not been on here in a while. I am very sorry to hear your news. All I can say is that with my mom getting dementia it was not really that bad. She changed but got "nice?" My father passed when I was only 11 years old. It is such a difficult time at the end of a life. I remember my father in my memories. In that way he lives on. Just remember that this is a good group. Folks are here for you. Sometimes more than you even realize. If you need someone to talk to...well you know where to find us. We are right here. Only an email away. May you find peace with your loved ones.

JustLuAnn Level 6 May 23, 2018



Enjoy the time you have, friend.

nvrnuff Level 8 May 23, 2018

I'm so sorry, it's such a heartbreaking time...I hope you were able to make some good memories during your time. Giant hugs!!!


Our thoughts and support are with you !

VAL3941 Level 8 May 23, 2018

We're with ya', Duke!

phxbillcee Level 9 May 23, 2018

My Mom has cancer. She lives 5 1/2 hours away. I feel you.

Annaleda Level 8 May 23, 2018

My mom is fine now, but she had cancer. I am italian I live in Wales. I feel you, man!

MamoRosati Level 4 May 23, 2018

Treasure the memory of this - and other - visits, for these memories will last long beyond mere physical presence. We all feel for you, our friend.

Petter Level 8 May 23, 2018

Things can still be reversed, improved through a plant-based diet, with certain rebalance and healing effects. Toxic, cancerigen industrialized food must be avoided, replaced with bio vegetables, seeds and fruits with proven biochemical qualities. Avoid what is harmful! See these links and related: [] , [] , [] , [] , [] , [] , [] , [] - " “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” – Dr. Jane Goodall
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Progresses will be seen gradually. Take it easy! Lots of health and happiness!

Noemi Level 7 May 23, 2018

I agree. I think diet can make a difference.

@Duke So sorry. Take care.


Words won't help your folks, but words may help you to cope with things. You're doing what you can. That picture with your Mom will live forever in our minds until each and everyone of us will be gone too. One day at the time, that's all there is.

IamNobody Level 8 May 23, 2018

I'm sorry to hear that about your parents. Give them all the love you can. It's people like you that keep me on this site. Take care Duke.

kenriley Level 8 May 23, 2018

I lost my own mother to cancer. I'm sorry you're going through this. We're here for you.


I'm new here, so I didn't see your pictures of your trip to see your parents, but I can relate to this post. About a month ago, I went to see my dad in Arizona. He was diagnosed with ALS just over a year ago. I went to see him last August and he was still walking around, albeit with a cane. This time, he was confined to a wheelchair and has lost the use of his left hand. I relished every second I could spend with him during my 5 day trip. But I also woke up at 5 am, picked a different mountain every day, hiked to the top, and had a good cry. I just wanted to say I feel you and I wish you and your parents the best. ♡

Barba01 Level 4 May 23, 2018

Dementia is a cruel disease, the shell is there but the person is gone. Enjoy your time with them, sounds like their season is coming to a close.


That's quite sad. This sounds like a very difficult journey. You are stronger than me.

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