Its a very sad today, my officemate died from cancer of the blood.

Farewell Myla - Goodbye myla
@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
October 24, 2007 11:11pm CST
I never thought that Myla's ( my officemate and friend) death could be this soon she is still young about my age. I thought lukemia is a disease that we see on tv and only for those who are rich, but reality checked me and its just anybody who could get that kind of disease. She's been having chemo therapy and was released by the hospital for her body would no longer response to treatment. It shocked us all, I never expected it would be so soon.And what shocked me was the news this morning about her death. When I came here in our office, theres this strage feeling, I have noticed all were weak and with puffy eyes. When I came to visit her department I did not saw anyone and when I went to their cr, there I saw them, crying. She was in pain, and we have seen how bravely she fought for her life, how she fought the pain, she was ready to die but was worried about her family, praying that they will be ready when she goes with the Creator. I miss her but it also is an assurance that she will no longer be in pain and can see us now. Farewell Myla, we will all miss you!
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25 responses
• Malaysia
26 Oct 07
very sorry to hear about your colleague. I've had friends telling me that people they know passed away due to leukimia, but I've never personally known anyone who had leukimia. I hope everyone at your office is ok and handling it well, knowing that she's at a much better place. take care and hope all is well.
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@citygirl (1081)
• Canada
26 Oct 07
I am so sorry my heart goes out to her family and co workers. I know what it is like my youngest sister has leukemia. We were very very fortunate though as one of us matched so she was able to have a bone marrow transplant and now she is slowly getting well. God was with us this time for sure.But be happy she isn't in pain any longer . I will say a prayer for her soul and all of you. take care
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I am so sorry that your friend has passed on. It is good of you to think of her though and knowing that she is no longer suffering is a comfort. Just think of her memory and she will be with you forever. Take care and again I give you my condolences.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Oct 07
That is sad I am sorry you lost your friend from work. That sounds awful. Bless you and everyone in your office.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Oct 07
Thank you so much for your words of comfort. I know this is what her family needs today.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Oct 07
Yeah they do I just had my gradmother die earlier this year with lung and throat cancer so I understand.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Oct 07
That is right I have and my gradmother did so I know I am going to heaven. I am glad you know about accepting Jesus as your Lord and savior it is very great and true.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person..:)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
Thank you my friend, she is indeed a greta person, I know she is now in safe arms and theres no pain there only joy.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
She id indeed a wonderful person my friend. I pray for healing for her family and friends as well.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
I am sorry for the loss of your friend, and there is no telling how and when our lives end, even the very sick as you said she fought, but to no avail, So wish her well and keep her in your thoughts that will keep her memory alive and help her family knowing that others cared as well
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
That is so sad. Leukemia is a cancer that usually happens to the young and that is why it hurts so much. I am sorry that she did not respond to treatment, but sometimes even the best treatment cannot help when the cancer takes over. At least she is now out of pain and her troubles are all over.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Nov 07
Life is like that, we all go through this point in our lives and its just a sad story but we all have to face it with ready hearts. I am confident that she is now together with our Lord up in heaven and that she is no longer feeling the pain that she used to feel here while she was alive.
• United States
25 Oct 07
OMG i cant imagine what your feeling a coworker is someone you see almost everyday and you get closer to that person by time. I am very sorry to hear that all i can say is that now she is resting in peace and not suffering.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 Nov 07
Yes, we used to see her lovely face and smell her sweet scent but all will all be just a memory. BYe Myles.... we will miss you.
• United States
25 Oct 07
Zelmarq, My heart goes out to you and your co-workers. My boss found out about a month and a half ago that her life partner has bone cancer, and small cell lung carsinoma(sp). they said it was too late for radiation but they would do it just to ease her pain. they just started chemo last week. she has been very sick and weak and can even hold her medicine down. my boss has been going thru a really rough time. she is been out of the office a lot. but i understand. i wouldnt be here at all, but she needs the medical insureance. my heart always feels so bad for people that have to go throught rough times like this. I am knitting her a blanket to show my sympathy. ....you just have to believe that she is at peace now and is in a better place. my heart is with you.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
Thank you my friend, she was buried yesterday and its the last time that frineds were able to see her. I was not there physically but my heart was with her family and friends who join in their bereavement.
• Canada
25 Oct 07
It is real sad news. I know the pain when someone you love or care left you. My GOD give her soul peace in heaven and please share your pain with her family. Her mom and dad must be missing her very much.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I am so sorry to hear about your friend Zelmarq - you are in my thoughts!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
Thank you my friend. I am just praying that her family can now move on and slowly set her free and be happy for her.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Hi Zelmarq! I offer my prayers and condolences for Myla, her family and you, her friends and officemates. I think that she is in a better place now and watching all over those she loves. Take care and my prayers for all of you.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
Thank you very much.We have buried her yesterday, I was not able to attend the burial, I just join the last night vigil.
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 07
I'm feel sorry hearing this.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Oct 07
Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a nice day.
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
my heart breaks when i read your discussion about the demise of your dear friend Myla. finally, the pain she was feeling is now gone. although this may be shocking on your part or towards her family members, the fact is his BF already shared the love of God to her. i believe she is with our Creator now! let's just reminisce the good things she has done to you and your officemates.
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@bayue12 (38)
• China
25 Oct 07
sad to hear that, hope you will recovery from the sad news.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Oct 07
I am already recovering from her loss, its a reality that we all have to face in this life. Thank you and have a nice day.
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
It's sad, losing a good friend and officemate of course will hurt you much. But at least now she is in peace and not suffering for pain anymore.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Oct 07
She is now safe in the arms of our almighty Father. I just hope and pray that the loved ones she left behind will be able to accept the truth tht we will all come to this point in our lives and its a reality that we have to face. its a mater of who goes first, Myla just went ahead of us.
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• China
25 Oct 07
i'm very sorry to hear this news , the disease is can not be doped out ,ofen we don't think it is so fearfulness but it is .so we should notice the importance of the health in usual,now only we you do is help you friend's family go out of the sadness soon ,and you friend will rest in peace .
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Oct 07
Yes its a very sad news fo all of us. I just hope that her family will be able to cope with the pain of lossing her. Its not easy on our part as well but we will have to face life and survive and be there for her family.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
oh sorry to hear that, my sympathy for your friend and for the family. I admire her braveness, though its very painful for her , she face it with great bravery. Thats how life is and we realize that we should spend single minute that we live with a purpose so that when time comes we are ready to live the world that we do good in this world. Bless her and farewell to her.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Oct 07
Yes, its very true my friend. Maybe her purpose on this life is through, and we have something to learn about her and what had happened to her. The Lord is already through with her life and now He has taken her in His arms safely and feeling no pain that she used to feel here while she was alive.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 07
Sweetie I am really sorry about this There is not a lot I can say to you to make you feel better but here is a big Hug for you
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Oct 07
Thank you for the hug my friend,thank you for your sympathy.
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Cancer doesn't care how much money you have, and has no way of knowing how well off their victims are. Leukemia is awful, striking children and adults. I'm so very sorry you are grieving for your friend. I pray she is resting in the Lord's arms.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Oct 07
Thats what is bothering me right now. I plan to visit her and share to her the gospel but I have not made it. But I have asked her ex boyfriend who happens to be a christian and he told me he already shared to myla the gospel, he was just not sure if she really accepted the Lord with a whole heart.
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