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Thank you Robbin and to Cheryl-please know that I am sure all will be thinking of you during this difficult time. For a while after my sister passed, I could not believe she was not here-I thought of her on an extended trip or something. But I knew then as I knew now I will see her again and I continue to write her a letter everyday. I feel that keeps us in touch. And while I know I will not see her as she was on earth again, there is always tomorrow in heaven.
Thank you Karen and Danielle for your kind words. It is encouraging to be here with others who are grieving too.
Cheryl: Losing a sibling is a pain much greater than I ever thought possible. I had considered the loss of my parents, but not my brother. He died and my daddy died 8 weeks later in 2010. The grief is still there every day - not as gut-wrenching as time passes. The loss of your sister is so recent. Everything felt surreal to me for months because I couldn't believe everthing that happened. I suggest that you take care of yourself physically and emotinally while you go through the grieving process. Don't let anyone tell you how or how long to grieve. (((((HUGS)))))
my sister passed away on July 26, it hurts so bad, I can't believe she's gone.
I am sorry for your loss and know that you and your family are in my prayers.
I wish for your family peace and comfort and know that God is with you.
My brother was almost 63 yrs. old when he passed last May 13th at 10pm with my mother at his side singing to him. He had a hip replacement and due to pain could not get out of bed for PT. He ended up with c-diff from the antibotics, Hep-C from a dirty blood transfusion, and bed sores. He was in so much pain and he often cried out not knowing what he was saying. He was in hospice so in the end, they could increase the pain med. to help him go peacefully. I hope he is in Heaven.
Thank you so much Karen and Lisa.
I made it through. My doctor ended up putting me off work for that day because he knew that with the stress I was under emotionally because of the anniversary and the stress that I am constantly under at work, that I would need the day. And I did because I ended up sleeping all day. It was the only way that my body knew to get through the day...sleep. I did get out to the grave and to the crash site to put some flowers down and just tell her how much I miss her as well, and I cried, but I got through. I had such amazing support from all of my friends and family that day as well, as they sent me messages and text and emails and some even came to visit. They knew it would be a hard day for me. I remembered her that day....and I got through.
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I have not marked the first anniversary of my sister Lisa's passing-that will be November 7th. I am dreading that day as it is just so hard for me to believe it has already been as long as it has. Everyday I write a letter to Lisa about what is going on with the family and in our lives. I talk to her in the letter as if she were here and we were on the phone or texting. I still cannot believe she is not here. Reality forces us to go on but inside I am sure you, like me, has been forever changed. I think we just need to hang on each day and pray for those of us remaining on this side of heaven. I will be thinking about you on the 22nd and praying that you get through the day remembering the wonderful times you had with your sister and the joy she brought to this world.
I know the strength it takes for you to hold yourself together-because I feel the same way. I feel like on the outside I seem perfectly normal and no one can possible understand the pain that is "swimming around inside." I think you described that perfectly because I understand completely. Today marks 10 months since my brother was murdered. Coming up on this horrible "anniversary" I still can't even believe and accept it some days. I still think there is no way that he is dead and I am here. I feel he was cheated just like your sister was- in the prime of their lives. I have flashbacks of little bits and pieces of the day he died and the days following- my mom's phone call, the gathering of our family, my other brother's and my total devastation. Most times I have to block it out by switching my thoughts to something else or busying myself with something. I can't believe it has been 10 months- and I am sure you can't believe it's almost a year. I don't have any advice for you about getting through the year milestones since I have not had to do it yet, but I do want to say that you will get through them somehow. We don't want to and we dread it but the days will come and go and you will have the strength to do it. And just know that there are other people thinking of you and your family as they go through it also. I will be thinking of you, your family and your sister on August 22nd and feel free to write me anytime if you need to say anything.
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