Fuck throat cancer.

Literally a few seconds ago I was in the middle of great Left 4 Dead 2 game of scavenger, and I received the news that a very dear friend of mine (my teacher in 5th and 6th grade) has been told that his throat cancer, which he has been battling for a couple of years, has gotten too widespread and that he has a week or so to live. I am extremely disheartened by this news and.....I am not quite sure how to handle it. This is spurred by the fact that we have had so many memorable moments such as when I got sick and he bought me juice on a field trip or when I wrote him a story and he loved it. He was my favorite teacher ever and its hard to believe that this was even a possibility because well, I guess I liked him so much I believed that he would pull through the disease, and everything would be fine. To be perfectly honest, I am getting a little teary eyed right now, and I wish that he could fight it off still but I guess I have to come to terms with reality. Hopefully I can make the time to visit him soon, but now I have to drink myself to sleep. Thanks for reading my incredibly depressing story.
 
My favorite teacher of all time, dead at the age of 53. You will be missed.

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Posted by mutha3
@Godlyawesomeguy: 
 
:/ 
 
Fuck cancer.
Posted by AjayRaz

oh god. i'm sorry to hear that >< i've never lost someone close to me, so i can't imagine the pain :\ 

Posted by Ryax

i feel your pain man. one of my close relatives has cancer. shit sucks

Posted by TurboMan

sorry to hear that.

Posted by Th3_James

Cancer is a bitch.

Posted by arab_prince

dude two of these blogs in one day? This depressing stuff has to stop happening :( Sorry to hear about it bud. I know there is one teacher I had in highschool that I liked a lot. It would really suck if anything happened to him. But man 53, thats freaking young :( sorry bud

Posted by AlwaysAngry

Did you finish the game?

Posted by John1912

Sorry to hear that.  Take into account that at least you had some warning to reflect and say good by. A lot of ppl dont get that chance.  

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@AlwaysAngry said:
" Did you finish the game? "
No I did not.
Posted by Icemael

Man... fuck throat cancer.

Posted by tyxja

Fuck it hard. I teared up reading that. I'm so sorry brother.

Posted by TheLawnWrangler

dude fuck cancer :( 
 
(i am patting your back through spirit)

Posted by jakob187

Here's a better idea:  celebrate his life rather than being negative about his death.  While death is something that is incredibly hard to deal with on any terms, the idea that you are going to mourn the dood while he's still alive is far more depressing than if you were to put a damn smile on his face while he's still got time left. 
 
Moreover, it's life.  We all inevitably have to face the idea that we are not immortal.  We are finite.  Hopefully, you can take a positive lesson from this:  life is short, so go tear life a new one and show it what the fuck's up. 
 
Sorry for your soon-to-be loss.

Posted by Meteora

Aw fuck, that sucks. =(

Posted by Blair
@Th3_James said:
" Cancer is a bitch. "
Posted by Ace829

 Give him the best, last few days of his life.
Posted by Red12b

Cancer is going around lately. Boo.

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Posted by SoothsayerGB

How can someone die from a, Can Sir?  Personally I prefer a nice cold bottle. 

Edited by crusader8463

I know I'm probably gonna get flamed for this, but after reading the tittle of the thread and then the first few lines about playing L4D I was expecting this to be something about the smoker and that your where gonna try to make a cancer joke.
 
As for your situation though it's rough. I got an uncle who died from cancer, who was a teacher as well, a few years back as well as an aunt that has been living with it for five or six years now. While I was never close to ether of them I did see it's effect on family members first hand and it's a rough disease to see some one go through, but there is not much you can do. Try to find the time to meet up with them or send them a card saying that you care and that they had an impact on your life. Even if they know how you feel send him a letter just to say it again. I know when my uncle was dieing he got tons and tons and tons of mail from old students that he had taught over the years and those letter kept him going for a long time. He even got better for a while and went back to teaching for a few months because they made him feel that much better about himself. In times like that hearing things along those lines can mean a lot more to people then you may realize.

Posted by HonoredSamurai

Lost my  fairly young uncle ( he was 29)  2 years back to a car accident. Survived by his wife and 2 adorable little kids. I never thought it would happen and then poof. Take the opportunity to praise him while he's alive.  It makes you feel your mortality but I hope that this makes you cherish every day you wake up. My condolences and God bless.

Posted by Bellum

That's a bitch, man. My favorite teacher died of cancer, as well.

Posted by edge426

just lost a family member to cancer FUCK CANCER.

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Posted by AuthenticM

Fuck Cancer. Period.

Edited by DanielJW

That's shitty dude. I also have a favourite teacher who taught me in grade 4 and 5. I still keep in a little bit of contact with him. He was really important to my childhood, it'd hurt if he passed. 
 
Regardless sucks to hear that man. I hope you get to see him and say your goodbyes. My condolences. 

Posted by Persecution89

That's horrible news man, i'm sorry to hear that. I'm new to these forums but i just wanted to give my regards to you and his family.. My best friend recently lost his Dad to Brain Cancer. 
 it's just a terrible disease, no matter what kind of cancer you might be afflicted with.. it's all bad. 
 
Well, keep you're chin up duder.
Posted by SpartyOn
@Godlyawesomeguy: I know it isn't any consolation, and I know that I can't make the situation suck any less.  But I actually survived a 7 year battle with cancer myself after being told countless times to prepare for the worst and, as i'm sure you know, It's a really rough rough illness and it's never an easy fight.  I'd say to look at this from the perspective that I tried to:  That he can finally rest, and be at peace.  Celebrate his life by carrying all of the great qualities you saw in him, in your own life.   
 
I'm really sorry you have to go through that.  Best wishes to you and his family man = / 
Posted by Castiel

The exact same thing happened to my 7th and 8th grade teacher, it happened a couple a years ago now, but I still remember the days after his death. He wasn't much older than 48 or 49 I think, and he was also a dad to a 1 year old boy when he died. I remember him walking around the school with his son.  
 
I send you and his family my regards.

Posted by Zella

That sucks, fuck cancer, cancer is an asshole.

Posted by Meptron

cancer sucks. fuck throat cancer. throat-fuck cancer.

Posted by Tireyo

My pet bird died Tuesday. He didn't die from cancer, but old age. I miss him. = - (

Posted by RE_Player1

Fuck every kind of cancer.

Posted by Jeust
@Godlyawesomeguy:  
 
Everything ends, and so does life. Help him through his last week, and keep him close in your memories.  
 
Cheers 
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I think its a consensus then- fuck cancer.

Posted by dudeglove

^what they all said.

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Posted by PS3RG

Last Monday my grade 7 teacher died of Cancer. He was an amazing teacher and a more incredible human being. He lost his battle a year after he started. He will be dearly be missed.

Posted by CornontheCobbe

Sorry to hear the news man. Life kind of sucks when it comes to people dying of cancer and other illnesses.

Posted by SumDeus
@Th3_James said:
" Cancer is a bitch. "
Posted by Black_Raven

I want to punch cancer in the face.

Posted by Dysnomia
@AlwaysAngry said:
" Did you finish the game? "
oh fuck dude. That was just terrible. 
 
But on topic, I know how you feel. Someone I was close to died of cancer. Fuck Cancer.
Posted by WoodenPlatypus

Sorry for your loss mate :/ I know the feeling of loosing those close to you. In the final moments its best to leave all hope and just enjoy what you can :/ Its a horrible thing to do but its better to prepare your goodbyes than prepare anything else. 
I think that sounds harsh as fuck but its basically what I got told and it doesnt help but it at least gets you prepared. 
I know ive posted a bit late but Im hoping it helps :)
Posted by KevinTheDeviant

My first grade teacher was a mother figure to me. She even came by the house a few times, and I used to slip up and call her mom in class. I had a crappy childhood, so that probably explains part of it, but she was also the sweetest person I knew, and I always made time to go by and talk to her throughout the school years. She died of cancer, as well. Probably five years ago, now. I hadn't seen her in years, but it really affected me. I keep the newspaper with her obituary, simply because it's the only picture I have of her. She was way too young and she had two kids. Fuck cancer, indeed.

Posted by SPACETURTLE

Man, I'm really sorry. I never had a favorite teacher. You should cherish the fact that you two have been so close, and I don't doubt you will.

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Posted by Kyreo
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Literally a few seconds ago I was in the middle of great Left 4 Dead 2 game of scavenger, and I received the news that a very dear friend of mine (my teacher in 5th and 6th grade) has been told that his throat cancer, which he has been battling for a couple of years, has gotten too widespread and that he has a week or so to live. I am extremely disheartened by this news and.....I am not quite sure how to handle it. This is spurred by the fact that we have had so many memorable moments such as when I got sick and he bought me juice on a field trip or when I wrote him a story and he loved it. He was my favorite teacher ever and its hard to believe that this was even a possibility because well, I guess I liked him so much I believed that he would pull through the disease, and everything would be fine. To be perfectly honest, I am getting a little teary eyed right now, and I wish that he could fight it off still but I guess I have to come to terms with reality. Hopefully I can make the time to visit him soon, but now I have to drink myself to sleep. Thanks for reading my incredibly depressing story.  My favorite teacher of all time, dead at the age of 53. You will be missed. "
Wait!!!  What's this teachers name?  I know the odds of us having the same teacher are slim but tell me anyways.
Posted by Skytylz

Finding out you only have a week to live has to be brutal.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

Well gentlemen, he died at 4 a.m this morning.
He can now rest in peace.

Posted by regularassmilk

Thats too bad, friend.

Posted by seanvail99

I'm sorry to hear this. I'm glad that this teacher had a positive affect on you. Those relationships are special and not everyone can identify a teacher who made such a deep impact. It's memories like this that motivated me to get in to teaching. I hope that he responds positively to treatment. 

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