My father’s demise

My father died on Saturday. He had terminal brain cancer and fought the psychological reality of that for about 3 years. I was with him for a large portion of the final year, and I was able to witness his last breath. He did not die easily. His disintegration was a disturbing and confusing phenomenon, because it was difficult to tell which sections of time were occupied by “Dad”. But I’m glad that it’s over, for him and for me.

He was buried on Monday.

I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but after I settle all of his affairs, NofNA updates will attempt to resume to a normal schedule.

11 Responses to “My father’s demise”

  1. justz says:

    I’m sorry for your loss and to hear his was a difficult passing. I wish you and those close to you comfort and support over the coming weeks and months.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Truly sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

  3. Sylvia H. says:

    My condolences.

  4. Jen says:

    You’re so good for being there for him. Deepest condolences.

  5. Heyoka says:

    My condolences.

  6. Kaidona says:

    I kind of really wish I had something to say that hasn’t already been said. I have a friend whose father went the same way, and such an ordeal on all fronts is something I would never wish on anyone. My deepest sympathies feel somewhat inadequate to the occasion, but I offer them to you anyway. Take all the time you need; your work is well worth waiting for.

  7. RayJ says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss… I wish the best for you and your family.

  8. Shannon says:

    I’ve had you and your father in my thoughts ever since I’d learned that he was suffering. My father passed in 2007, although abruptly. The aftermath of such a loss is difficult to cope with and I wish you and your family the best. You have my most sincere condolences.

  9. Curious Mutt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about that. It’s difficult for anyone to lose a parent, since they’re basically fixtures of a person’s life from day one (or otherwise). But I wish you the best and hope you can stay strong through this time.

  10. natoon says:

    Losing someone you love little by little is pretty tough. It sounds like you’re handling things pretty well, but take it easy, and be good to yourself, and spend some time remembering your Dad. We’ll see you when you get back.

  11. Camila says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, please don’t feel preasured to update.

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