Well, it's over. The Bear passed away this morning at about 7.30 AM as I was on my way to the hospital. I had dropped my MIL at the airport to meet his eldest child who was flying in, and by the time I got to the hospital he was gone. I feel all cried out now, but it may just be for today as there lots more difficult days to get through. I know the man I love has left this part of the universe, but I don't want to be alone, a widow too soon. I had to come so far to find him and 16 years wasn't nearly enough time. In talking to my sister, she told me that primary liver cancer is a very fast cancer and races through the body in weeks. He got great care here in both hospitals, not so great in Sydney. Kiss and cuddle all your loved ones and cherish them because you'll never know which life may be waiting to throw your way. Good-bye to my wonderful funny, loving, messy, forgetful, brilliant, sweet Bear.