Thank you all for being here for people to bring their stories. Today, my 19 year old cousin died suddenly of what the hospital called hypertension. The loss for his parents and grandparents drove me to read just about everything on this site. Again, thank you for creating such a welcoming and open place to share questions and grief.
My father died when I was 15 (25 years ago this month) of a sudden heart attack at age 44. My mother was left to raise 5 children in a world that isn't really set up for that. She did a wonderful job.
I have a recurring dream about my dad returning alive. He has been inexplicably absent and he just comes back and resumes his role. In the dream I am unable to speak - unable to scream. Obviously, I fee