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Old 07-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #16
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What?!? It's tea.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:21 AM   #17
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For me, its a half-eaten burger from last night.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:24 AM   #18
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:52 PM   #19
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:04 PM   #20
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my wednesday has been humid and rainy and then more humid and then rainier.

actually, it's the kind of weather where i'm pretty sure it's not actually raining, at least not from the clouds. it's more like the air is thick and saturated with water and it lays on your skin like mist, and then as it passes the 100% saturation mark little droplets coalesce mid-air and fall to the ground. the rain falls from all heights, from knee-height, from shoulder-height, from overhead. it's like one minute the air is too thick to breathe, and then the next minute the water just gushes into existence and falls. and then it sits there in puddles, waiting for the saturation point to dip below 100% again so it can have the opportunity to evaporate and push the humidity back up over the limit again.

that's the kind of wednesday i'm having.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:11 AM   #21
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:44 AM   #22
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:30 AM   #23
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My Wed just started, and Im only nursing the hope of having money for food in two days.

But for now, my diet is doing greeeeaaaat!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:21 PM   #24
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any suggestions to help me get through wednesday? just talked to stepmotherinlaw - fatherinlaw is on his way out, final exit, alzheimer's. been stable for a while but has been slipping rapidly the past two weeks.

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:54 PM   #25
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I am sorry.
Death is always a difficult thing, and when it is accomanied by dissolution of the mind as well as the body, it's doubly so. For a long time, after someone has died, any thought of them is immediately accompanied by a physical pang in the belly, and the painful memories of their illness and your own reaction are at the forefront.

My advice is to have faith that eventually, the first memory will be of the person as they were most of the time -- hopefully, that is well, and happy.

Sometimes it's natural to feel an odd sort of relief when someone dies after a long or difficult illness, and there shouldn't be any guilt associated with that.

And lastly, due to the Law of Conservation of Energy, his energy will always exist in some form. It's small comfort, but at least it's true.

Hugs all around.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:24 PM   #26
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any suggestions to help me get through wednesday? just talked to stepmotherinlaw - fatherinlaw is on his way out, final exit, alzheimer's. been stable for a while but has been slipping rapidly the past two weeks.

I'm so sorry to read that. It is a horrible disease which affects everyone involved with the family member or friend. My mom has it and we've watched her slip away gradually for the last 8 years. I'm staying with her right now for a few weeks to give my sister a break.

Give your sm-i-l a lot of support - this is a hard time for her and everyone else. I just keep thinking of all the good times we had with my mom when she was healthy. That's what gets me through Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays ... .
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:45 PM   #27
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thanks beryl, jack, it means a lot to me. Jack, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom - you have my empathy - and it's good to think of the good times.

I'm OK - as far as I can see, everything that needs to happen is happening when it should happen with this - my dad died of dementia in 04 so I've seen this before, closer up.

there was a great sense of relief when Dad went - as I think there will be when Bob goes - Dad picked his time - waited until I'd visited, and his brothers and sister, and then waited until we had all left before he slipped away very quietly with only my mother beside him.

Bob's decline in the past two weeks seems to have coincided with getting back in touch with his brother and nephew - all the rest of us had already seen him - so I get the feeling he's picking his time.

he was a sailor all his life, and now although he often can't speak, whenever he can he asks after the time of the next high tide - we think he'll start his voyage properly, going out with the turn of the tide.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:58 PM   #28
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:26 PM   #29
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This thread is not helping me get though today. It just reminded me that I forgot to call a loved one that is in hospital.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:46 PM   #30
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have a glass of verdejo

it helps everything

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