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faithfully4you
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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know that my sister passed this morning around 6.  I am devastated and cannot make any sense out of what I must do from here.
 
Yesterday was the last time she would get to celebrate her birthday and I wasnt there to be with her.  Until she got sick she never forgot to call or send me a card on my birthday but I could never remember hers.  I will forever remember now and how said I am that this is how I will.
 
Please pray for my family as this will be a sad occasion for many reasons.
 
I am not sure of when I will be able to reach you again so please keep me in your prayers.
 
My sister was a patient of Duke University in North Carolina and still traveled every third weekend from Florida to be treated for her tumor.  She is an inspiration to me and I dont know what I will do without her.


" Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you."
Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
 
Teresa

Post Edited (faithfully4you) : 10/1/2008 9:47:14 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Teresa,

I am so sorry to hear this, Iknow how badly you wanted to see her. This is so devastating. But know that she isn't suffering anymore and she is in peace. She will be with you in spirit.

Please accept my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well as your family. Please keep trying to keep in touch with us so we can support you through this difficult time. Know that we are all thinking of you and want to be here for you.

Best wishes,

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your sister and as you know I do understand what you have been through.  She fought a brave battle and it makes me so sad to know she is gone now and not here where you can talk to her anymore.  You have your own special angel now, and count on her to watch over you.

Love is the way
To heal the broken heart
And love never sways
When tragedy makes its mark

Love is the key
To open closed doors
So pain can find release
And hurting is no more

You have my prayers and all my support,  remember we are all with you in spirit.
Love,
Kitt


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   Posted 10/1/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Teresa, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister.  She is with God now and will be taken care of and is at peace.  It is never easy to accept such a loss but I hope you will take some comfort in knowing how much we all care about you and your family.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  We all have regrets that we didn't get to see or talk to someone but I am sure she knew just how much you loved her. Try to take good care of yourself.

Gentle hugs,

Aurora


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   Posted 10/1/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you & that I am so sorry for your loss x


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   Posted 10/2/2008 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Teresa,

I am so sorry for you and your family. I can't even imagine how hard it is to lose someone that means so much to you. My thoughts are with you.

Take care!
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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teresa,

I too am sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking about you and your family.

(((((HUGS)))))

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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
cry   cry cry I am so sorry about your sister. I lost my twin sister 6 years ago and that is what started my depression.Just wanted to tell you to please becareful with your depression because you may need stronger meds. at this time. my prayers will be with you. cry cry cry
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

My prayers and thoughts are with you as I do know what you have been through.  Many gentle hugs my dear friend.

Let us hear how you are doing.  I know it has been just over a week ago.

Love,
Kitt


 

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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I am in NC getting ready to go home tomorrow. We buried my sister yesterday after celebrating her life during the week. I have done ok and I am trying to be strong. She does look at rest but I wish she were here.

On the positive side of this tragedy, I was able to be with all of my kids at one time. With everything that has happened, those times are not often.

I am so tired and have not slept for more than an hour for over a week. When I get home I am going to ask my doctor about a more effective sleeping pill.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your support and prayers.

Teresa
"You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows."                                                                         [William Peter Horn]
Teresa


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   Posted 10/10/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

I bet you are tired, I have a sledge hammer if you want me to knock you out for a few days smhair

It is sad that it takes a funeral to get to see some of our relatives or friends.  It seems to be healing to be surround by people that really cared about your sister and your family. at least it did for me.

My prayers are with you

Love,
Kitt


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   Posted 10/27/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am back in Ohio and I am doing as well as expected.  I have been so depressed with everything in my life never getting any better.  I learn things every day that are more depressing to me and I dont know how to reallly even deal with anything anymore.  I dont know where to turn or what to do anymore.
"You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows."                                                                         [William Peter Horn]
Teresa


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   Posted 10/27/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

You start with us if you would like to.  You know we are here for you and if you want to share, vent then have a go with it.

You have lost so much and we often feel angry when someone dies but we don't want to mention it a it makes us feel guilty.  Remember guilt is a wasteed emotion my friend.

Let out the tears and talk about you, how your feeling.  Remember take as long as you need to get through this.  There is not time limit on grief.

Gentle Hugs and prayers.

Kitt


 

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   Posted 10/27/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teresa,

I am so happy that you have posted. You have been through so much lately that I think that being down is to be expected. And as Kitt says, there is no time limit on grief. So be good to youself and let yourself grieve as needed.

Always remember that we are here for you in during this difficult time and always.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/25/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
TO MY DEAR HW FAMILY~

I cannot tell you how much your support and friendship means to me when I think I have noone that cares about me. I am doing ok and Have decided to undergo an investigational study for Deep Brain Stimulation. I am not satisfied with the vns as it is going on three years and they are talking about replacing a wire but the insurance will not pay for the replacement but they will for the removal!! I guess they would rather deal with the out of sight dealings with suicidal thinking and regression. Well, as you guys know, I dont get suicidal anymore I get mad!! lol

I will let you know!!
[William Peter Horn]</FONT>

Teresa


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   Posted 11/25/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teresa,

I am so happy that you posted. I am glad that you are feeling better now.

We have snow, lots of it. It looks so pretty, from inside. Cold outside. I hope that you are having a good day.

Luv Karen
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faithfully4you
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   Posted 12/9/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am doing as well as I can. This time of year is hard for me with all the memories of happier times. My depression is with me everyday and sometimes I feel as if the day to day living is always going to be like this.

This is the first year that I have had to go to second hand shops to get christmas for the kids and I am considering bankruptcy because my finances are dry. have applied to several jobs but no replies.

Everything that I dreaded in life is slowly coming to pass.

I do keep fighting but it has become a day-to-day struggle.
[William Peter Horn]</FONT>

Teresa


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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Teresa, I truly understand where you are coming from.  The economy is so bad.  There is nothing wrong with getting gifts from a second hand shop.  I am sure your kids will understand and it is an important lesson for all to learn no matter how young , that we need to live within our means.  Unfortunately for many of us that means not having much right now.  And I can sympathize with you about getting a job as I have been looking and sending out resumes and I have had no luck and I have a lot of very good work experience.  Of course there are not many jobs to apply for. I am on payment plans to 6 different drs. and the hospital as this has been a very bad year for me healthwise.  Most of the blling offices will accept small payments as long as I make them every month. One office was very nasty so I told them "Does the dr. need a new Mercedes or BMW this year that my payment means so much"  That shut her up pretty quickly. I hate doing that because I am not that kind of person but in these times every company or dr or credit card needs to work with people to help them out of their terrible financial mess. We are having a very small Christmas this year.  My sons are grown so they understand and as far as I am concerned I have reached the age where there is nothing that I need.  I told them just to get me some new pens and a day planner.  I will fix a nice meal and I have decorated with all the things I have had for many years so we at least look festive. The point is to be together as a family and enjoy each other.  My family consists of me and my 2 sons so we really need to appreciate each other. Well, as usual I have written another wordy post but wanted to wish you a happy holiday and don't stress too much about the gifts.  We will get passed this bad time and survive. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that your situation will iimprove. I know it is a struggle for you and you have had a very hard year but we all care about you and want to help. Keep your faith as God will help you.

Many hugs,

Aurora


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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Teresa,

I was thinking of you yesterday. Was going to start a shout out post. I am happy that you posted. Things will get better sweetie, this is such a hard time of the year. I am sure that the kids will be happy with their gifts. It is the giver that counts.

I hope that your day gets better.

Luv and hugs, Karen


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Post Edited (getting by) : 12/9/2008 5:30:30 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Teresa i am so incredibly sorry for your loss, which must be compounded by the holiday season. i am usually in the AP forum, but i drop by here as i struggle with depression at times.

all i can say is that my heart goes out to you and your family- im glad you celebrated your sisters life as you laid her to rest. you are in my prayers at this difficult time. know that you are cared for and loved.

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   Posted 12/10/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Teresa,

Hello Dear Friend, you know how sad I feel about your sister.  I still have mine but a friend of hers died two days ago of Ovarian Cancer and I think she is taking it much harder then she expected too as she new it was coming.  I think she now feels she is probably going to die too.  Same cancer.

Hey I found dollar stores and they are a hoot.  I have bought stickers, and little picture frames and all kinds of things so the kids have packages to open.  I have found throughout the years when I bought the big $100.00 ticket toy after two days the toy was lying abandoned.

So know you are with all of us in the cut the cost of Christmas.

Teresa, you are a remarkable lady and I admire you so much, you will make it through with us to stand by you.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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