Hi Susan. I just saw your list to TattingMargaret with the title you get for how many times you've put something into In Tatters. Thanks, so much for that. There's one that's not on there, the Lurker. Where does the Lurker fit in??
Thanks for all the words... It has been hard this week. But will get through it with friends like each of you. When I was visiting him in Hospice care, he was his happy self. He asked me if I knew what was good about having Pancreatic cancer??? I could not come up with any. His answer was.....he did not have to worry about Alzheimer's. That is just the type of positive person he was. He never lost his faith and love of Christ. I would not want to be challenged as he was
Tatikan, bjulia. and others who have dealt with the loss of a sib or parent. My heart goes out to you also, you know all the emotions we go through.
My heart goes out to you, Susan. Hold onto the happy memories now that he is no longer suffering.
I'm glad to know he's not suffering anymore, & I'm sending prayers your way... I'm glad you're okay, if you need anything from any of us, make sure you "holler". *hugs*
I feel good now knowing that your brother is now at peace and in a better place. It is always hard...not matter what. I will now say a prayer for his soul knowing that he is being watched over by a higher power.
Loosing a younger one seems to make it worse. I guess it's maybe you feel that you should go first. I lost my younger sister at the age of 50 and that was very hard...! Time heals all wounds, but memories will last forever...
My brother passed on last October and has left a very deep hole in my heart at his loss. He was one of my best buddies and we just weren't expecting it. But I read something where someone said that they take a part of us along with them - and that has somehow been comforting to me. One, that it's OK to see the loss for us from this different perspective, and two, that perhaps among whatever duties our creator has for them now, that maybe occasionally they think of us and are patiently waiting for when it's our turn and we are reunited with them forever :-)
May God hold you close, Susan. I am so grateful that you have good memories of him. Be at peace.
I am sorry to hear that your brother has died but pleased that you got to spend some time with him. Part of him will always be with you and the memories of the funny things he said and did will bring a smile and a tear at times. Many hugs coming your way.
Thanks for all the kind words My brother passed away to day about 230PM CDT. He fought to the end.
HE will be missed.
Again thanks to all who have kept him and my family in your prayers.
Even though life will change here for those left behind, his change will one we will all face somtime and all have to go alone. I pray for grace and peace for him in his transition and love and comfort from the Creator to all of you left behind. Rose
Remembering you and your family. It will be a sweet release for him...bev
Susan... I'm with You. My thoughts are with You.
My heart goes with you both. I'm literally crying for you right now, & I'm amazed at how calm you seem. I'm praying for you both.
my thoughts are with you and your family. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family in the days to come. God will provide what you need!
My prayers are with you and your family. I know how it is, I lost mine a little over a year ago now and my mother three years ago. It's hard. I hope he didn't have to suffer to much...
Susan..he will be in a lovely place when he transitions...returning to his true home...this is a special time and may you be comforted and find peace in his passing...muck Love, Robin N ME
Thanks for all the kind words and prayers.....
You will find the strength you need to support your brother,whatever he decides; I think in a situation like this, to have family close to you is terribly important and the best medicine for him.
The repot was not good, the cancer is back. He has not yet opted for Chemo. He has has max radiation and at this point the cancer is to "hot" for surgery. If they cut into the cancer at any point with surgery it would spread like a dry grass fire. With Chemo it may shrink and cool the two tumors that have grown since November.
But there is no cure... it only prolongs life... at what quality we do not know. His quality of life is not the best at this point. Even with chemo, which makes you ill and weak, it will not cure him. So he has a very hard decision to make. We can only stand by him and keep him in our prayers.
Thanks for the kind words and prayers. We can only hope and pray.