I will be 57 years old in November. I have been married to Larry for 22 years, second marriage for both of us. We have no children together. I had a son. I am a Registered Nurse. May 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic ovarian cancer. Currently in remission. Thought I was a pretty tough nut until recently.
About my Loss:
My adult son, 38, was found dead in the woods near our home on August 23. Medical examiner said he had been dead about 2 months when they found him. I don't have a date of death or a cause of death. He did have addiction problems and there was evidence at the site that this may be the cause-they have ruled out murder and suicide, thank God. It will be either COD unknown or Accidental.
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I am an RN working with a psychiatrist. We treat adults with all manner of mental illness/substance addicitons.
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hey there sweet lady, stopping in to say happy happy heavenly birthday in heaven gary!!!!!!! rip.....hope u know u got one tough cookie for a mom! i love her dearly...she n i wear the same shoes..:"( we'll be ok ..one day. send her all the signs u can!!! i know ur right nxt to her she glows..n teared filled eyes bragging on how proud she IS of you!!!! find my son up there..n play forever!!!!! hugs!~kk!!
Thank you Sharon..... I really thought I had reached my limit. Nobody referred this site, I was so desperate and started looking.... I knew I needed help of some kind and soon. There were so many comments and experiences on this site that I could relate to from grieving moms about their feelings each day to how people react.... I knew then perhaps there was hope for me yet. Plus, I must stay at the top of my game, others in my family are still falling apart, I have to keep strong for them. Especially, my daughter.... her brother was her best friend.
Oops, didn't mean to blabber on, just a thanks to you for the acknowledgment.
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