Just checking in

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Just checking in

by carrieg55 on Wed May 21, 2014 12:45 PM

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Just a few lines to check in I haven't been on the board in a while I have been so busy trying to plan final arrangements, it wouldn't be bad but, I am having a memorial in two different states, one in Illinois where we are originaly from and one here in the sunshine state where we have lived for almost eleven years.....we have been so happy here, hubby loved our home, loved our life, loved me......

Thank God I am not alone my brother has been here with me since last Friday, not only am I busy planning but, my brother has a looooon honey do list....lol (somebodys got to do it)

Being busy has helped me a lot no time to sit and play that last week in my mind over and over, I am sure when all the dust settles there will be plenty of time to sit and think it will probably be my worst enemy.

One thing I wasn't prepared for the other day we were out running errands we stopped to get a sandwhich when I turned around there was one of hubby's hospice nurses she kept looking waiting for me to turn around, we hugged she said my husband taught her about life and what it is to be a fighter she said he taught her many things in the short time she was his nurse.

If my brother was not with me I know I would have went home and sat on the couch and cried the rest of the day, I was so sad I kept choking back the tears. I know there will be many days like that I was not expecting to see the nurse she was at my house the last night he was alive.

Just taking it one day at a time.........

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by KimmieAnne on Wed May 21, 2014 12:48 PM

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Carrie, so very sorry for your loss.  I am keeping you in my prayers.

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by booboo982 on Wed May 21, 2014 02:45 PM

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It is easy for us to say stay strong, one day at a time but I know I will be falling apart when I unfortunately are in your shoes.  I'm glad your brother is there for you.  I will have my daughter to help me through.  Prayer and hugs go out to you.

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by Marie55 on Wed May 21, 2014 04:31 PM

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Carrie, I am thinking of you. You have lots to get through the next two weeks for the memorial services. So glad your brother is with you for the emotional support and able to do some fix ups at your house if needed. Just know your husband will always be in your heart. Many hugs, Marie

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by eastwest on Wed May 21, 2014 10:33 PM

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Carrie   I am so sorry for the los of your husband. I was a hospice nurse for close to 20 yrs and it is so true that we nurses learn so much from our patients and their families. We witness your strength and love. One thing though it never prepared me for the loss of my own husband. I knew what to expect but not the depth of what I would feel afterwards.  Irene

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