Tag Archives: death

Pre-Memorial


I apologize for my distinct lack of desire to relive this, but alas, it’s history, it’s not ‘flowing’ or coming out as easily as other writings have…it’s overwhelming at times and I just have to step away and take a … Continue reading

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As inspired by Mary Landberg: Our Hands at Hospice


Although Dad was in confinement at Hospice, I removed the gloves and asked for this photo to be taken. I am grateful to Mary for bringing her beautiful work to us, you may click on the photo and it will … Continue reading

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Insomnia, the cat, and crying at the kitchen table


I have been minimally surviving the last several day, re-living Dad’s dying is still so very painful to walk through again.  Add to that I have run out of sleep meds and there’s a snafu with the prescription, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thurs. April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013)


Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013) With uncle taking the day shift of being with Dad, Richard and I went back to Dad’s assisted living apartment; it’s the only place I knew … Continue reading

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Day 7 with Dad (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)


Day 7 with Dad (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) Early this morning Reluctant Heart unexpectedly stopped by on his way to pick up uncle at the airport; we hadn’t really gone back to speaking terms so I’d not told him about … Continue reading

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Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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In the Waiting


Dad is still in the hospital and we are waiting, just waiting.  Over the weekend I re-read Dad’s Living Will/Advanced Health Care Directives.  I cried.  Last time I read it, I got choked up and put it away.  There is … Continue reading

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It’s Fried-day!


It has been a long week with Dad going from rehab back to the hospital to rehab and back to the hospital again.  As of this moment, he has been in ER all morning, having just gone back to rehab … Continue reading

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Spring


I was born in the spring and seem to be re-born each and every spring…especially since TBI.  The depression and sensitivity to darker weather, isolation, inactivity, quietness all seem to leave me wanting to do absolutely nothing and not caring … Continue reading

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Time, TBI & Death


I hate death.  No.  Really.  I do.  I have not been on speaking terms with death since my Mom passed away when I was just 16, and she was in her early 50’s. My kitty with Kidney Disease had a … Continue reading

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