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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"On a positive note Theresa, you are being proactive by working extra hours in hopes that it will help you get through this very hard time in your life. My prayers are with all of you daily. It does not always take the form of getting down on my…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Gosh Bluebell, I'm sorry about that, you never know how a med is going to affect you. I think about everyone on here always, I have been trying to busy myself with work taking extra hours to occupy my mind. It doesn't work."
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thank you for answering Brett. Yes. It is horrible. Not only are my emotions all over the place and it is hard to focus, I am also dizzy, nauseated, shake, feel fatigued, easily get cold and I cry. I tried the antidepressant and then it shot my…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell, I am familiar with discontinuation syndrome. I have experienced it before and it's horrible. Klonopin helped me greatly. I am so sorry. You are experiencing enough without having to go through this, too. We take antidepressants to try…"
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Crystal K commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell I am praying for you.   We survived mother's day.  Last night was pretty bad for me. I was feeling anxious all day and cried myself to sleep.  A bit glad though cause I got to see my mom, even if it was just in my…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I am okay, not great, but okay.  Bluebell"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"To put it out there, I am going through what is called discontinuation syndrome from an antidepressant I was not tolerating. I am one of those that this syndrome is particularly bad. You can look up discontinuation syndrome from an antidepressant if…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I never saw that either. I wish that I had."
Thursday
Sherri commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Good Morning Bluebell I'm sorry I never saw this it I'm glad your okay"
Thursday
BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My post last night in the LASTEST ACTIVITY around 2-2:30 AM "is anybody out there? I am feeling pretty bad and alone." It was very disappointing not to get an answer, but I survived. Bluebell"
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Sherri commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thanks Brett I'll try it see if it helps"
May 15
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Sherri, I just went to another therapist. Sometimes it takes a while to find the right fit. Oddly enough, I like my first therapist a lot as a person, and she and I have remained friends. I am sorry to hear about your insomnia. I can handle just…"
May 14
BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I hope it is a positive experience too Sherri. Bluebell"
May 14
Sherri commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell my escape is work I work for a surgeon so I must focus on work plus plan ahead always so I don't have to think of my life just his which I'm like his work wife booking even his appt around our appt to keep things moving for him…"
May 14
BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I have a therapist that listens, calls me back, lets me decide when I want to see him, lets me cry, laugh, sit in silence, talk about the state of the world, encourages me, lets me bring my dog with me, has a pager # for emergencies etc. He was…"
May 14
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I can escape reality in doses. Like when I am at church, or sometimes before I fall asleep I'll get all bundled up in bed and remember happier times, but as Bluebell said, reality has a way of slapping you in the face. At some point the church…"
May 14

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About Me:
I am 26, a Licensed Massage Therapist and a mother to a beautiful 5 year old little girl.
About my Loss:
~I lost my uncle to pancreatic cancer on 10-18-09
~I lost my Papaw to liver cancer 10-20-08
~I lost my Nana to Lung Cancer 12-4-08
~I lost my sweet Mom 6-8-09. In 2006 we found out that she had breast cancer, she had surgery and radiation. Everything was good for awhile. Then in August of 2008 we found out that it was in her Liver, Gall Bladder, Bile Duct and Lymph Nodes in the central part of her chest. She had surgery to remove everything that could be safely removed. In Sept she got a Staph infection and we almost lost her. November, she started Chemo....She was 2 treatments away from being finished with chemo when we found out that she was in Acute Renal Failure (5-19-09), two days later we found out that her Liver had failed and that there was nothing left that they could do for her. She died June 8, 2009 at 1:10pm.

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At 12:25am on January 25, 2013, Emily said…

Hi! I'm sorry about all the important people in your life who you have lost.

At 6:51pm on August 22, 2012, Jayne said…

I am so sorry for your losses. my mom just passed away to Pancreatic Cancer. I feel pain so bad and you do too. Some people say it gets easier I mean the pain, depression, etc. I don't see that now.

At 8:28am on July 16, 2011, Sue Waxman said…

Karen,

I work up this morning...and thought "what a bummer". I really have no meaning to my life. My mother has been gone 3 weeks Monday. Cancer...that murderer of our loved ones. She was my darling mom. Without my faith..I would just kiss this thing we call life goodbye. This site and all of you have been almost my sole support. I pray a lot. I miss her. I hope you are going to have a decent day today. I will try. Mustering up the energy and desire to do something normal like go to the movies. XO Sue

At 2:26pm on February 26, 2011, Nicole Rodriguez said…

Karen,

I am a 26 year old dental hygiene student and mother of a little girl who is almost four.  Last Dec. my Mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer.  We lost her this past summer.  She was only 49.  I felt like I was the only young girl who lost her mom--until I joined this community.  It is so hard, and I miss her so much.  Sometimes I think im ok and can see a future for myself and my family, and sometimes I cant hardly get out of bed.  I hope you and your family are well.

At 7:02pm on September 20, 2010, John Bilanchiardini said…
Karen i am sorry for your losses. I know how hard it is. I reach out to you and I pray for you. I would like to be be a friend and share. We are all here to help each other. , JOHN
At 7:17am on February 12, 2010, Kirstine Rushing said…
HI Karen-
I am sorry about your mom too. I just lost my mom on Jan 22 and I am only 32 years old, young like you. We never expect to lose our moms this early in life. Its just horrible! I miss her so much and it hasn't even been a month yet. We are best friends! K
At 2:28am on July 16, 2009, Katherine Ellis said…
Karen I am so sorry you just lost your Mom. It's been a few years for me but I think about my Mom everyday and say hello to her. My husband had cancer 3 yrs ago and they said he was "cured". Now he is having liver problems and I'm scared the cancer may be back. We just never know what life will deal us. Hang in there and know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.
At 12:46am on July 8, 2009, Jonnie Russell said…
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom when I was 18 years old. Then a Sister, a Brother, my Father and recently my Brother to cancer. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of them all. It has been 26 years since I lost my Mom. Take comfort in knowing that the memories you have of her or of the two of you together now will one day lead to smiles instead of tears...
At 10:52am on July 7, 2009, Gina Stroup said…
I feel your pain my father and husband passed away two yrs apart...
At 5:23am on July 7, 2009, Debbie Lindley said…
I am so sorry for you. I also lost my mother on 10/16/08, father on 12/5/08 and my grandmother on 5/29/09. My mother also had bial duct cancer. It is really hard losing so many of your loved ones in a short period of time. My daughters are 24 & 19 and the family is having such a hard time with this. We miss them so much.
 
 
 

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I recently received news that my best friend passed away from heroin laced with fentanyl at age 31 on jan 10th. I was in shock and felt like i was in a bad dream. I hadn't heard from him in almost 6 months and figured he was out slamming dope because in the past he would tend to avoid me and my mother (who was like a 2nd mom to him) because he didn't want us seeing him strung out and didn't want to ruin our relationship of trust. May 15th, i arrive home from a job interview and check facebook…See More
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morgan replied to monty thompson's discussion My wife passed 5 days before christmas in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, I want to let you know that everything you are feeling is normal even though it seems so difficult compared to what we thought we had and what we knew.  The death of our spouse is the most difficult thing we will ever face, bar none.…"
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Jen H replied to monty thompson's discussion My wife passed 5 days before christmas in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Monty, I lost my husband New Year’s Eve and have a 4 year old. It is extraordinarily hard to put on the happy face, be everything she needs, keep productive at my job, keep the house going and all the other needs of life covered. Bless you…"
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Hi AllMy name is Monty and i have become single parent of two special needs boys when i lost my wife and life partner of 25 years, 5 days before Christmas.My wife had Myotonic Dystrophy and other the last 2 years she had really declined both in her ability to look after herself, our boys, happiness and quality of life.i tried all i could to try and encourage her to be the best she could given her condition.   Unfortunately this was not enough to stave off a simple cold turning bad overnight and…See More
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CYBERSIS commented on Ginger's blog post No Title
"Really sorry for your loss. How awful to lose a child. I guess some people are really uncomfortable with grief and just don't know what to say.  I know exactly the loss you feel. I lost my mother in October. I saw her and talked to her…"
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"To all on this site. This is hanging above my stove. Everyone of us had a royal wedding."
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JenShep commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Alice, I totally understand what you’re expressing and I feel the same way although my certainty waxes and wanes. Sometimes I feel so good because I know he’s right here with me and sometimes I can’t feel it and sink back down into…"
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Taylah B left a comment for Geraldine Brown
"Hi Geraldine. I am so deeply saddened that you have had to experience this great loss, something no one should ever have to experience, but sadly do. I tried my absolute best to keep mum here and safe with me, my siblings and the rest of the family…"
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Geraldine Brown left a comment for Taylah B
"Hi Taylah, I think it's amazing that you supported and cared for your mum through her illness. She would have been so grateful to have you by her side - a familiar loving face. Give yourself some credit for being so compassionate and loving. I…"
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Alice Thompson commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I watched it too, and I cried, but they were good tears. I have been lucky enough in this life to be loved completely and that love continues. I love him more and more and I know it is the same for him. The physical phase is in the past and it will…"
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