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I Miss My Parent(s)

I created this group for people who may be grieving one or both parents. I lost my Mom and Dad within one year of each other. Dad passed away from Lung Cancer and Mom passed less than one year later from Pick's Disease.

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Researching Family Communication and End-of-Life Decisions

Hi Everyone,This group caught my attention because I am part of a research team at Saint Louis University that is conducting a research project about how families communicate about making medical…Continue

Started by Corinne Gibson Sep 3.

bottled up. 1 Reply

I lost my dad a year and 5 months ago and my moms going to prison so i live with my cheer coach and she won't let me grieve over my dad anymore and i just i need to get it out.Continue

Started by Madison Martinez. Last reply by Wendy (Boabie) Aug 29.

I knew this day would come, but not this soon.

I lost my father when I was eleven, he had a brain tumor that had not been properly handled. Went into the hospital walking and came out in a wheelchair. And since that moment he health declined and…Continue

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Started by Amanda Aug 19.

ACCEPTING THAT BOTH PARENTS ARE GONE 18 Replies

I wanted to start a discussion about how to accept that both of your parents are gone....and how we deal with that fact....I know its hard for me to realize that....I feel alone....they were older so…Continue

Started by Rachel Lynn Schuler. Last reply by Danny Aug 1.

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Comment by Danny on September 5, 2014 at 9:55am

Support to you Deb

Comment by Deb on September 5, 2014 at 7:51am

My mother passed away June 25th 2014 at 345 PM, We sat and held her hand, as she was non responsive, and totally relying on a vent for every breath she took, It is so hard not to feel quilt, As we removed the vent held her hand and with in 30 minutes, the life that gave me life, was no longer there. It is the most devastating thing to have to do. even after almost 2 1/2 months It is still so hard. The depression, and how it has all turned out, has been the hardest part.   

Comment by Danny on August 14, 2014 at 2:59am

Not getting the 'gap' is a killer.  Anything less than a year or so can be devastating so Wendy is really on the mark.  I get panic attacks often.  Sleeping was somewhat ok in the first year.

Beth we are here for you but just so you know the symptoms are normal.  Each day of the first 365 days is a grind.

Comment by Wendy (Boabie) on August 13, 2014 at 11:55pm

Beth, I can relate totally. I was in a panic for many months. It's been nearly a year since my mom passed and two for my dad. And I sometimes feel panicked now. As an only child my mom was my world. I know your parents are together in heaven. I know our parents would not enjoy seeing the pain we are in. But, it is so very hard.  It took months before I could really sleep like normal. I was a mess.  Know that we are all here for you. 

Comment by Beth on August 10, 2014 at 12:42pm

I lost my Dad on May 31st and my Mom on June 22nd this year. I am struggling to understand how everything could change so quickly. I am having difficulty sleeping and have moments of panic where I worry if they are okay. I think this is probably normal part of the grieving process, but I feel so lost and disconnected with the world. I hope they are together again...

Comment by Sallyann on August 9, 2014 at 7:54pm
The double loss is so heartbreaking! I lost my parents within 11 days of each other. I miss them both so much and the pain is still there everyday!
Comment by Rachel Lynn Schuler on December 7, 2013 at 6:09pm

here is my mom, a pic of her....she is the lady with the blonde hair on the rightMOM.jpg

Comment by Rachel Lynn Schuler on December 7, 2013 at 6:04pm

just click on the picture name to view it guys

Comment by Rachel Lynn Schuler on December 7, 2013 at 6:03pm

Picture%2062.jpg  this is a new photo of me....taken a couple days ago, im happy with it....

Comment by Rachel Lynn Schuler on December 7, 2013 at 6:03pm

its really hard that both my parents are gone....they both died the same way and had cancer...i miss them both, i wish i had their guidance, I know they couldnt live forever, but I just miss them....much love to both of you mom and dad, may god bless and keep you!

 

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Vasanthi S commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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L R, Jesse's mom commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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L R, Jesse's mom commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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L R, Jesse's mom commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Lynn, this is so true from what you posted....part of the deepest struggles...   I don't know why we dwell on being with our loved one. Maybe it is because, in life, we were there for them. If they needed us, all they had to do was call.…"
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Wendy (Boabie) left a comment for Danny
"Thanks for the gift Danny. You are right, I should not refer to myself as an orphan. Although I feel like one sometimes. Hope you are well!"
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Casey commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I realize there will always be this huge sense of loss that nothing and no one can ever fill up that sense of emptiness. I am triggered by so many little things, Danny is right, its never over."
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Chelle commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Lynn, thanks for posting that message."
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Michelle H commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Lynn, what you shared was profoundly beautiful and true. It's so "easy" to want to give up and give into the incredible grief. But there ARE others we love and who love us and we were left here for a reason. None of it makes sense…"
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Michelle H commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Vasanthi, feel better fast! Sorry to hear you've gotten sick. How did you celebrate Shreyas' birthday? Is Craig coming soon to join you? Prayers! I sent you a text, but I suspect you can't get them so far away from the States."
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"So deeply sorry about your son. Prayers..."
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my shawn

everyday I watch people, going on with there lives, my family and friends to.but I just cant with out you.  I don't understand how my sisters can do this.  my heart is so broken and they know it. once a week if im lucky they will call  and say hows everything going then they say ok bye. its like a 2 min call. I have begged them to talk about you, begged them to hear me out. but they just don't have time for me. and that hurts but nothing hurts as much as loseing you. I feel so broken so empty…See More
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Vasanthi S commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Lynn, thanks, I think it strikes a chord of understanding exactly how we feel. Now at home in IndiaI alternate between feeling my son close to me and then a shock that he wont be coming back... also got cold n flu and kind of nursing myself back to…"
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