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I lost my younger brother 4 weeks ago

Started by Jamie Ann. Last reply by Ewa Toole Feb 5, 2020. 36 Replies

5 yr Anniversary

Started by elyse. Last reply by Melinda CANDACE Guinn Jun 10, 2019. 1 Reply

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Comment by Susan on February 24, 2017 at 1:45pm
Tuesday 2/28 will be 1 yr since my brother and only sibling unexpectedly passed away from what was determined to be an undiagnosed heart condition at 37years old. I never could've imagined how difficult dealing with this type of loss could be.
Comment by Melinda CANDACE Guinn on September 28, 2016 at 8:21pm

My sister is my best friend too Karen. You have my sympathy.That's good you write her, I know her Spirit sees it. My sister is four yrs older than me and she was diagnosed with R.A.  Life is too short, I wish I realized this when I was younger.

Comment by Karen Liller on September 28, 2016 at 7:59am

I wish everyone peace as they are dealing with their grief.  I lost my younger sister Lisa to neuroendocrine cancer on November 7, 2013.  The anniversary is coming up soon and I dread that day.  She was my best friend and we were to grow old together.  I still write to her everyday to let her know what is going on in our lives.  I too believe we will be together again.

God Bless.

Comment by Melinda CANDACE Guinn on September 27, 2016 at 5:51pm

Thanks Claretha.

Comment by Claretha Rice on September 26, 2016 at 8:41pm

To Melinda Candace Guinn, I feel your pain. This is only the second year. I lost my brother to lung cancer in 2008 in October. I still feel the pain, vividly at times. Especially this time of the year and his birthday is in December. You will always feel as if you are going through the first stages of grief at times. I am so sorry you lost your daughter shortly after your brother. It makes your grieving different because you lost them so close together.  I am with you when you say we will be together soon.

Comment by Melinda CANDACE Guinn on September 23, 2016 at 1:27am

Today marks the second year since my brother Doug has passed. He was only 54 yrs old. He and his wife have a daughter in college. She's going to be a doctor. I have three small pics right here on my desk, then an 8 X10 right here so I can look up at him easily. I replay his voice in my head.I have a pic on the wall with him holding his Les Paul bass. His daughter told me Doug's playing with John Lennon up in Heaven. I know he is! My daughter Candace, who passed less than two months after she turned 30, on 4/09/10, is rockin' with him!   I miss them both SO VERY much!!! My Dougie passed from PHT. We WILL be reunited!

Comment by Eileen Hennessy on March 12, 2016 at 3:31pm

Dear Jamie Anne:

I too lost my brother, but to cancer.  Your sense of loss must be overwhelming.   I can't begin to imagine what you are going through, but, all I would say is   . . .  be kind to yourself.   it was his choice & not your's

Eileen Collard

Comment by Lorraine Bruesch on March 12, 2016 at 3:05pm
Thank you Amber Jacobs
Comment by Amber Jacobs on March 11, 2016 at 8:49am

Lorraine Bruesch, I know it's hard not to blame yourself. It is not your fault. The pain is so strong when you lose a love one so suddenly and so young. My brother was 21 when he took his life 4years ago this coming may. I went through every emotion in the book and still do. You want answers, you want the pain to stop, your mad at god, your mad at the world. Please stay strong, be there for your family. You have this group or even reach out to me if you ever need to talk. -

Comment by Lorraine Bruesch on March 10, 2016 at 11:23am

I lost my sister last month to a drug overdose. She was diagnosed 3 years ago with bipolar, depression, and anxiety disorder. She would not take her medications, and fell into the self medicating hole. I suppose her pain and suffering was to great and her soul was to tired to go on, and she took a fatal dose of heroin. She was only 34 years old. I've never felt a pain like this before, my heart is crushed. I feel physical pain everyday, like chest pain every time she comes to mind. I feel like I'm in a fog and lost. I don't know what to do with myself or even how to move forward from here? When she started doing heroin she stole my identity and I decided for my children and I's safety and well being that it was better to distance ourselves from her. The last time we spoke she said that she hated me and that I was the worst sister in the world. Now that she's gone I'm filled with overwhelming regret. I don't know how I can ever forgive myself.......


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