Thank you , so much,for the reply Ohio. Hpeofully there is a local chapter in our area. I must say I am so touched by the responses I've read. Mike was a good man......a really great man. He was a genius, literally. He skipped 2 grades in grade school, and graduated near the top of his class in college. He was what some would consider "scary smart". He had a great sense of humor and I miss him so much. Please excuse me for rambling.
Post Edited (vette guy) : 4/8/2010 9:29:59 AM (GMT-6)
It feels as though through this forum we are all a witness to your pain and loss as well as Mike's pain. You are obviosly as compassionate as your husband to be able to assure all of us that his decision to take his life was not based on his ostomy. Thank you for that.
There are many therapeutic techniques out there to that exists to deal with such trauma. If you have access to a clinician or counseling agency that works with trauma, there is alot of research that shows this can help a person to process the guild and pain of such a loss. I have worked with a number of young kids who carry the guilt about their parents deaths, (I know your son is much older), but it may help.
My thoughts really are with you and your son.
UC 2003 Ileostomy 2009
Post Edited (vette guy) : 4/13/2010 12:34:00 AM (GMT-6)