One of my brothers passed away last night

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/11/2005 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
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To get right to the point, one of my brothers (56 years old) died last night.

He has epilepsy resulting from a traumatic injury when he was 18 years old (car vs. pedestrian). He was in the Navy at the time and htchhiking home to say goodby before shipping off (Vietnam erra).

He has had many, many seizures which the docs have been unable to control for any length of time. Last night, while he was sleeping, he had a seizure. After 5 minutes of seizing, his wife called 911. They arrived within 5 minutes. The seizure put him into cardiac arrest and he never pulled out of it.

We are a large, close-knit family and we deal well with grief . . . but could really use some prayers for my poor mom. We also lost a sister to cancer when she was just 37 years old. My mom is quite a trooper, but it still takes a tole. Dad has alzheimers and he doesn't understand, yet, what has happened . . . but he has been a real cutie so far . . . he has a hard time seeing us cry and he does very cute things to try and help . . . just like a child would. He is such a blessing.

Thanks for your prayers.

Love and Blessings,
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
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sadsunshine
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   Posted 10/11/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Rosie I am so sorry. Your whole family will be in my prayers. I have lost a brother and a son so I know how it feels. Hopefully it was fast ans painless and peaceful. Gather around your family for support.
You are such a kind and giving person, I wish I could do something to make it easier for you. Hugs are coming your way.

Take good care . . . .
Robin sad

CheerDad
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   Posted 10/11/2005 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could do more. You have done so much for me.
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FamilyGuy
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   Posted 10/11/2005 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Your brother is in His arms now. Take comfort in that. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
Jon
 
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Akram
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   Posted 10/11/2005 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry to hear about your lost rose, may god bless your brother and your family, this life and the next
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sheryl=jk
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   Posted 10/12/2005 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Rosie I too am very sorry to hear about your brother, I will be pryaing for you mom, and you and all your family, I am glad you dad is able to comfot you even if he not sure what has happened yet...Love....Sheryl
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kayakmom
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   Posted 10/12/2005 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Rosie))) I am so sorry that your brother passed away! Prayers for comfort and strength!
 
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wolves92
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   Posted 10/12/2005 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. I know at times like this it hard to believe good thoughts. Just remember that he is in much better place where there is no sickness. He will always be watching over you.
God Bless
wolves92

Twinstride
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   Posted 10/12/2005 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Rosie,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family thru this difficult time. 

Take care


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dbab
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   Posted 10/13/2005 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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softy
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   Posted 10/14/2005 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Rosie))) Prayers are going up for you and your family. I too lost a brother and know the whole it leaves behind. Sucks!
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/15/2005 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello friends,

The funeral was very nice and we saw lots of old friends and family. I slept extremely well and LONG last night.

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
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curley
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   Posted 10/16/2005 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'am sorry about your brother I know that this is a hard time and I will keep your family in my prayers and thought's.May God be with you all.If you need to talk you know we are here for youy.
Thanks
Curley......
a.k.a.Mela...........


Donnamsch
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   Posted 10/19/2005 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.  I will keep all of you in prayer. 

I am new to the HealingWell Forum.  I so encouraged to see you end your notes w/ In His Grip, Psalm 139.  I have a friend who ends her notes also, In His Grip.  I am a believer and welcome any comments from your perspective.  I have suferred some judgement from other christians for being on medication.  Have you?  I have struggled with Depression/Anxiety since 1988.  I am not responding well to SSRI's anymore.  My Dr has put me on Cymbalta.  I also struggle with Fibromyalgia.  She is also suggesting taking Lymactil(sp) to help keep me from having such dips in depression.  I have struggled, greatly, this last year.  I had 2 surgeries in less then 6mos.  One was for GERD and then my Gallbladder needing removing.  I have had to quit my job due to all of this.  I am still needing medications for the Gerd.  I have not done well at all.  Would love to hear from you.

By His Grace,

Donna


sonjarenee
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   Posted 10/22/2005 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My name is Sonja my 5 year old son has epilepsy and none of the medicines seem to be helping. I am so sorry to hear about your brother and I hope you feel better soon.



Lots of Hugs,

Sonja

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/23/2005 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, all of you, for you kind thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it and I trully feel strengthened by it.


Donna, I have heard people make comments like that. I have absolutely NO problem taking depression meds. If I were diabetic, I would not refuse insulin and no one would expect me to. If someone wants to argue that a Chrsitian should need such meds, then, in my opinion, they have to be ready to give up on ANY med for ANY illness. I think there is a great deal of ignorance regarding depression and the meds that treat it. Most people do not understand that the brain has a certain ideal chemistry and that many things can cause that balance to go wacko.

Sorry you've had such a rough time this year. Fibro, all by itself, can cause depression. The pain or illness from any chronic condition really contributes to deprssion. I hope you have found the Fibromyalgia forum here at Healing Well. It is a very active group. I do not have fibro, but I do have lupus and have really benefited from the Lupus forum here. It's a really great bunch. I hope fibro is a similar group.

Nice to meet you Donna!!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel (Centrum Silver, B12, B6, Calcium+D,)


Donnamsch
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   Posted 10/23/2005 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi tongue

Thank you so much for your quick reply.  I am so encouraged by your note.  I pray God Bless you for your mercy and kindness.  Thanks for the information on the Fibro. group.  I will check it out.  Hope you have a joyful week.

By His Grace,

Donna

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