Patty Szafarski
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dream moon JO B commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"sorry on yore loss i wishh i cud giv u a a nser but i cnt i can not i can not iv had so mush loss soe  2012 dad dieds dies thn so mush loss sine i o o feal lk iv not greifd for him porplly ib not bit 2020 bean a los 2 frind he died of wz exspet…"
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Alma P commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"Hey Patty,  That is a whole lot to go through. I too am having a rough year and can relate to those emotions. I am no stranger to losing people that I love. The latest one so far, would be Last December 2019.  I lost a man that I love to…"
Jul 31
Patty Szafarski commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"I just heard from him. He is getting t he help he needs. I'm so grateful that he is safe in the hospital. I have this connection with butterflies . When I got home after my brother's funeral, I sitting outside and this beautiful blue…"
Jul 30
Joe von Anjou commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"Patty, my heart goes out to you. That is an additional horror you did not need. I believe in God as well. My brother and mother sent me little signs from Heaven after they left this world. My mother has been helping me in small and big ways since…"
Jul 30
Patty Szafarski commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"Joe, Thank you for writing to me. My son just got admitted to the hospital, because he wanted to die. I'm full of panic. He is safe but I haven't heard from him and he promised to call me as soon he got settled in. I don't think…"
Jul 30
Joe von Anjou commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"I have had some recent experiences with fear and anxiety. These are melded with my grief. Every little thin g that goes off track, every time I forget a repetition or a set while exercising, I am overwhelmed with panic and fear. I think it is due…"
Jul 30
Patty Szafarski commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"Thank you for writing to me and sharing your story. Maybe the fear for me is that I'm alone. I try not to stay focused on the fact that there gone. The sad part is my brother had a will leaving one sister as the executor of his will. My father…"
Jul 26
K to C commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"Hi Patty - I'm new here too. I lost my husband and my mother within months of each other. It was pretty awful. I lost my Dad about 15 years ago. Death of a loved one is a very tough experience; we all will have to face it. But no one seems to…"
Jul 26
Patty Szafarski commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"I'm so sorry for all of your loss as well. I can't imagine having to identify your brother. It's paralyzing. The support groups are shut down here due to the virus and I was desperate to talk to someone. Thank you for listening."
Jul 23
Joe von Anjou commented on Patty Szafarski's blog post When does the fear and anxiety go away?
"My heart goes out to you, Patty. My brother was killed in a car accident a quarter of a century ago. My parents were also in that accident, so I was the first to try to identify what was left of my brother. I have been seeing that in my sleep ever…"
Jul 23
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When does the fear and anxiety go away?

My mom and Dad both died this past Dec. There deaths were easy to accept as my Mom had Alzheimer's to the point where she no longer spoke not knew anyone.  Visiting her was like going to get funeral each visit.  My Dad was 86 and had a great life and died of natural causes. But my brother John was a shock we never saw coming.  He was a healthy man that fell down to the sidewalk and died instantly a massive heart attack.  He has 4 sisters who adored him.  He was the glue that held us together. …See More
Jul 23
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I'm 59 hrs old. I love alone in NC. All my family lives in NY.
About my Loss:
I'm a 7 month period I lost my brother who was 51. A healthy man and never smoked. I'm May as he was walking down the sidewalk, he fell to the vet and died instantly of a massive heart attack. On Dec 23rd, I lost my Mom and On Dec 31st I lost my Dad. I do see a therapist but I really need a support group.

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When does the fear and anxiety go away?

My mom and Dad both died this past Dec. There deaths were easy to accept as my Mom had Alzheimer's to the point where she no longer spoke not knew anyone.  Visiting her was like going to get funeral each visit.  My Dad was 86 and had a great life and died of natural causes. But my brother John was a shock we never saw coming.  He was a healthy man that fell down to the…

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