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A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
Started by Legacy.com Dec 28, 2017.
Started by David Heggi. Last reply by David Heggi Nov 22, 2017.
Started by denise. Last reply by Marsha H Oct 25, 2017.
Love the pics Steve, you are truly a combination of both of your parents, Debbie
Good morning all,
I decided to share some of my favorite family photos, you can find them on my home page. I have also posted a short blog on my home page titled "All the People in My Life".
Hugs to all
Mary Jane, I am so sorry your husband had to suffer for so long and you had to watch it, must of been so hard for you, at least with my husband we all thought he was doing so much better after his stroke until the last week. Both of my parents died from cancer 6 months apart and even though it was emotionally exhausting they didn't suffer long so your husband was truly very strong as were you. love Debbie
Mary.Jane ... I've seen family members, friends and then my beloved spouse terminally ill and it always seems to be the same where they choose when they want to go. We can sit for hours with them and then for just a few seconds leave the room and they are gone. With my mother my brother, his wife, two boys and Ernie and I sat by my mother; her breathing labored. We even held out own breathes wondering when she would breath again. After hours of sitting the nurses told us to go home and we thought it would OK so did. At 7:46 AM the nurse had turned her back to wet a face cloth for my mother and she heard a little sigh and my mother was gone. I was at hospice waiting for Ernie to arrive and wanted to stay the night, but he became agitated that I go home and when I asked if I could come back in the morning and stay all night he smiled and nodded. Deep down I knew he was dying on his own terms and didn't want me to see it and at 6:30 AM I got the call he had passed away. A friend of ours who had AIDS several years ago put on a good front and we went to visit him. We had such a nice visit believe it or not and by the next morning he too had passed away. I've read about death and they say slowly that person dying goes into another dimension and often sees a deceased loved one. It's a comfort to know that.
Deborah ... I believe even if for only a brief second we all have thought of ending our life, but as Mary.Jane has said we are left behind for a reason and we managed to go on. I do believe we are strong, but we are also very fragile. We put on a brave face because we have no choice.
Together all of us on here are going to make it to happier days.
Russ ... Big hugs back and I pray you have peaceful days ahead.
Dear Marsha, yes I too hate the "you are so strong" we have no choice but to go on, although on one bad night I wondered how long it would take to drown in the lake behind my house, but no worries I would never do that to my kids or grandkids, and you know Chuck I don't think jumping off the roof would do anything but maim you and then you would surely be in a mess! But I am sure yu must get a good chuckle from everyones reaction to that response
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