(Closed) I found out that my uncle has terminal cancer last night….on Facebook.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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2091 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s so awful. Internet hugs and I just said a prayer for you and your uncle. I think it is really lousy that you found out that way. I hope that maybe the grief made her react in an odd way. In this situation, I would try not to be too pissed about that. I wish you the best, dear. 

Post # 18
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1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@blushpinkbride:  that’s an awful way to find out, my thoughts are with you! 

I found out my grandfather died last year on Facebook….thanks family…could explain why we haven’t talked to them since the funeral. 

Post # 19
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1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ugh, sorry 🙁

We heard my husband’s grandmother died back in December over Facebook before anyone had a chance to call us (we live in a different country, same timezone). It’s so ridiculous.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

TBH, if I found out I was dying, I would tell people in a way I felt comfortable with, since my life is (literally) too short to worry about what everyone else might be comfortable with. 

Post # 21
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I can’t say if what she did was wrong or right.  I’ve made all those phone calls about my terminally ill brother, then when he  died same calls.  When my mom had a heart attack, I drove like a maniac to the beach so my brother would hear about it from family, not some random calling him.  My Dad shut down for the next 5 years from the grief.  I just don’t know… making those phone calls are the worst, then the follow up to give updates…. it’s just hard either way. I’ve spent a day in bed after making all those calls.  

I’m sorry that you had to find out on FB, i’m sorry about how sick your uncle is, but I think the anger is misplaced.  

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