End of May, my dad passed away. This evening my sister died as well.
(Some may recall some posts about her taking a tumble down some stairs
leaving her quadriplegic some 5 years ago now.) In the next few days,
my mother will also join them.
So, I will be hitting the road/planes/getting my junk fondled by the
TSA and seeing some people along the way.
Well, Lew, the end result was inevitable. Quadriplegics at that age
has limited life expectancy. Of course that varies with each case. 5
years is about average. As cold as it sounds, when quality of life
gets to be that screwed up, time to go. She actually understood that.
So, yup, I have lost my only sister and in the process, BUT I see my
nieces and nephew and, most of all, my brother in law get brand new
lives. My BIL was an oil man. Friends around the planet and he always
wanted to go visit those cities he was stationed at, but as a tourist.
Now he can.
The blessing part is for her. She no longer suffers.
I know how it is. My mother and Father went slowly, a few years apart,
mostly from just plain wearing out, predominantly mentally. Takes quite
a bit of time to fully get used to (at least did for me), but the pain
lessens indeed over the years.
Damned rotten, that. Condolences, Toy.
My mother is having physical problems right now, too, and I think it
marks the knee of her descent into the next life. A couple of her
disks have degraded and she's getting bursitis in the left hip, and
her left leg is so sore she can't sleep or rest on it at all now. My
sister took her in for vascular testing and the tech couldn't even get
the BP cuff on her leg (uninflated!) without her screaming. I'm a fast
walker and Mom always kept right up with me. She's in a 3-wheeled
walker now and barely moves. SHIT! I'll see her in a couple weeks.
G'luck with that. I don't envy you. Don't take any liquids or
metallic anything and you'll sail right through...into body cavity
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
-- Robert J. Sawyer
Wow, when the rule of three applies, I think of it with public figures, not
a personal situation. That totally sucks, My condolences and good wishes
for you and your family. It was going to happen, it was just a matter of
time. The only consolation here is that you won't have to do this three
Good luck, keep your chin up and pay your respects. Move through this the
best you can.
Try not to act suspicious and remember, NO JOKES!! Those people do not have
a sense of humor.
Well, that's awful. I know there is a silver lining in there
somewhere for those involved, but certainly not much for you.
I am very sorry for your losses, and you and Angela will be in my
prayers for a while. That's a lot to process.....
Hang in, there buddy.
My most sincere condolences Rob. I went through some of it many years
ago (mother and father, bu no sister), but no words can express how it
feels. Just hang on to the good memories and after a while the acute
pain turns into this dull ache that is sot of feels good.
Sorry to hear about all your losses, it is a test of your metal. It all
happens for a reason and it is difficult to understand why. Know that
they have all had a profound influence on your life and that is all that
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