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Loss of my brother

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Comment by Dave Lorenzatti on August 8, 2009 at 1:07pm
My sister, Sandy, died in September, 2008. Just nine weeks before her death, she'd diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. That was a huge shock to my youngest sister and me and we'd hardly had time to reconcile the reality of her illness before she was taken from us. While we are grateful that she was spared a long and agonizing ordeal, we are devastated at her passing. It's more difficult for my sister, Judy, since she and Sandy saw a lot of each other but, since my wife and I live in South Carolina, our contact was primarily by phone and e-mail. But we spoke often...now there's this huge void, especially during baseball season when we talked about Yankees games! We have lost a number of family members in the last six years but, as I said at her funeral service, never ever did I think for one moment that either of my siblings would precede me in death, since I'm the oldest. A day rarely passes that I don't spend time thinking about Sandy...memories of family gatherings, phone conversations about this and that, the jokes we'd send each other by e-mail. Judy and I have spent a lot of time consoling each other and our spouses and kids have been wonderful. I have also found comfort in the many bereavement readings I've come across or which were passed on to me. I also find myself talking with Sandy frequently, telling her things I probably would've said in a phone conversation. I miss her terribly.
Comment by marybeth bergin on August 8, 2009 at 9:59am
WoW I didn't know this group existed. I think its great. I'm just coming back to the site after quite a few monthes. Remember me I'm Marybeth Bergin. I lost my brother John 5yrs. ago to the Virius AIDS and hepatitas. He was 41yrs. old we were only 18 months apart. He was my best friend to this day I can't say the things I use to say to him we could finish each others sentences. I just got back from Cape Cod. IT I went to Provincetown. My brother had a condo there for a summer before he left. I could feel and see him him all over there, the overwhelming feeling came over me like it always does when I feel him. It just doesn't seem real. I have been suffering 5 yrs and have not yet moved on with my life. He would be so mad at me. I'm thinkin maybe it is time to move on. Maybe he could help me. What does any one think. Help I need a push
Comment by sandy davis on August 7, 2009 at 11:05pm
laura and lisa, my name is sandy. i lost my younger brother very unexpectedly january 22 of this year. it has been the hardest thing i have ever gone through. even though you would never want anyone to go through this, it is a comfort to hear some of the feelings others are having just so you know you are not losing it. i know my life, physically and emotionally, will probably never be the same. i feel weird physically sometimes. i have fears of losing someone else. i agree that no one really understands until they have personally experienced it. and i would never never wish this on anyone but unfortunately death is a reality of life. but it sucks to lose your younger brother or sister. i miss him a lot. i will pray for you both. sandy
Comment by Laura on August 7, 2009 at 3:49pm
Dear Lisa--I understand as I lost my younger sister three years ago to bacterial meningitis. She was sick for four days. She went from perfectly healthy to dead in this period of time and I wasn't able to either hold her hand to say good-by OR even be at her services as I was in another country when they occurred. Three weeks ago my mom died suddenly and you know what, I am back into the deepest grief ever over . . . my sister . . . I really don't understand . . .

Laura B.
Comment by Lisa W on August 7, 2009 at 1:33pm
I miss my brother it's been almost two years since he died but feels like yesterday it's hard to talk to people because they don't really understand unless they have been through it
 

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