Over any one's life span, there is going to be the loss of a loved one. That doesnt always have to apply to humans only.
While it may be hard to talk about those losses, I have found that by posting information like that here can be therapeutic. Especially when its in an environment that you know is safe. Why do I say Say Safe? Thats because I look at the member community here is a being one large family. We all are here for one spinal problem or another so that we can understand pain and discomfort. No one here judges another one.
I know for myself , the loss of my father was very hard. He passed away in 2000. Up until he was 60 he was a very active healthy man. Then he started with some spinal problems, surgeries, strokes, congestive heart failure, diabetes, had a food peg installed. He spent so many times in the hospital the last 10 years of his life. My mother and father still lived on Long Island even though we tried to get them to move up to CT so they could be closer to us. They didn't want to leave their home. But after visiting our house in New Milford, CT, my father wanted to move immediately. It was good, they moved walking distance from us. He did say they he did not want to go to the hospital ever again. When something happened, he wanted to remain in his house. Which he did. My wife took care of him daily being a nurse. I was there as his son and to keep him company. He developed some problems and we honored his wishes by allowing him to stay at home. One day he said to my wife, I am tired, no more. About a week later he passed away in his sleep. It was great for him, He was able to have all his grandchildren visit him, sit on his bed, etc. It brought so much joy to him. I do miss him, still do, just even writing this brings my to tears. But there are always so many found memories. And thats the beauty about memories, they can never be taken away from us.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences