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I've been a member for, oh, just a couple of days, but I've noticed a possible lack of focus on LGBT issues related to the loss of loved ones.
I know what I had to go through - even with medical POA and a will - to gain legitimacy with the "powers that be" with regard to authorization for cremation, among other things.
Just wondering if perhaps there are issues unique to the LGBT community that the other fine people on this site did NOT have to go through.
I welcome your thoughts and concerns.
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Welcome, Karen. I hope you can find some support here, or at least some discussion that will help ease a little bit of the pain.
The site is filled with people who care and who have accepted me as a gay man; however, I felt there are issues that we as an LGBT community might want to discuss.
I lost my Gary on December 9, 2011. He lost his battle with colon cancer after a weeks stay in the hospital.
In the end, he was surrounded by his family. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't expect him to come in the door any minute.
It's been a roller coaster of emotion between then and now. I have "OK' days and I have crappy days.
His family has embraced me even more than when Gary was alive (and we were all pretty close then). They have been wonderful to me.
I have our three dogs that I care for these days. They have kept me from "going around the bend", I'm sure.
How are you doing?