Karen Scheltema
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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States
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Karen Scheltema replied to Justin Orman's discussion When does the pain go away? in the group Gay and lesbians who have lost partners
"Well, I lost everything I typed, so Justin, I will try again.  First off, I'm sorry for your loss.  I lost my partner of 20 years a little over 2 1/2 years ago.  It was from an accidental pain meds overdose.  She had…"
Aug 1, 2014
Karen Scheltema and evana akhter are now friends
Mar 5, 2012
Christopher Ruggles replied to Karen Scheltema's discussion I lost my partner of 20 yrs very suddenly; troubled by memories in the group Gay and lesbians who have lost partners
"Karen, Once you enter that state of shock, everything kind of shuts down.  I'm in Arizona, so when we were taken out, it was already in the 100's and I had no shoes.  It wasn't until much later in the day that I noticed the…"
Mar 5, 2012
Karen Scheltema replied to Karen Scheltema's discussion I lost my partner of 20 yrs very suddenly; troubled by memories in the group Gay and lesbians who have lost partners
"I am in counseling.  Some days it's grief related.  Other days it's other issues.  Once the coroner arrived and they were taking her body out, that's when we were all ushered out, in winter no less in Minneapolis! …"
Mar 5, 2012
Christopher Ruggles replied to Karen Scheltema's discussion I lost my partner of 20 yrs very suddenly; troubled by memories in the group Gay and lesbians who have lost partners
"Karen, I'm glad you found your way to this group!  When my Barry died, by hanging, I was the one who started the CPR.  When the EMT's arrived, they ushered me out of the house.  I never saw them hook him up to the machine.…"
Mar 5, 2012
Karen Scheltema added a discussion to the group Gay and lesbians who have lost partners
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I lost my partner of 20 yrs very suddenly; troubled by memories

Lately, I've been troubled by the vision of the CPR machine that the EMTs used.  Her chest was rising up and down, and her breasts were moving every which direction (She was a DD cup).  I finally figured out the word for how it felt to me - violation.  I'm grateful the paramedics tried, don't get me wrong.  It was just traumatic to watch.  I couldn't even bear to touch her afterwards.  When my step-daughter arrived, they had already declared her dead and they had covered her with a sheet.  My…See More
Mar 5, 2012
Karen Scheltema joined Kayla's group
Mar 5, 2012
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Mar 5, 2012

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