Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Death In My Family

I’m sorry for not posting or responding to your blogs. My husband flew out of town for work to Washington State on Monday, and Tuesday night my Mom was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  I won’t go into detail about what happened at the hospital; in the end, Mom passed away on Wednesday at 12:07 AM. 

Many of you may not know what I’ve been dealing with for the last two years regarding my Mom.  I’ve been driving to Texas whenever possible to help my sister take care of our Mom, since the passing of Dad. 

Since the passing of my Dad, Mom hasn’t been well.  One week after Dad’s passing; Mom went into the hospital and had major surgery.  Preparing for this surgery, Mom was required to stop taking her blood thinner medication.  Note, the blood thinner medication was to help prevent her from having a stroke.  After the surgery, while recovering at home, Mom suffered a major stroke or several mini strokes (doctors were unable to determine).  There were no visible signs on Mom’s body of having a stroke (like her smile drooping on one side, no use of hand or leg).  The only symptoms Mom suffered from was a brain bleed/damage causing dementia/Alzheimer, on top of being a full fledged diabetic.

Over the last 10 years, Mom refused to keep her diabetes under control, causing other medical issues.

Please let this be known, if you’re a diabetic and don’t keep your diabetes under control, you will eventually suffer, and so will your family.

 Life is simple, and you can continue to smell the roses, and enjoy it, that is, if you take care of what you really need to take care of……….YOURSELF!!!!  Listen to what your body is telling you. In the end, all you truly have is your health.

Friends, I will be back as soon as I can, to welcome new blogger friends, to create posts, and to comment on your blogs.  

Blessings to you all,

Your Friend,
Sandy




25 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. Words of wisdom there. Have a safe trip and we will see ya and catch up when you return.

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  2. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  3. Gurlie - the angels got the message. we've been with you all the way. you know that we are always here for you. ALWAYS.

    i love you. and am sending much love your way.

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  4. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  5. Oh Sandy I understand the pain you are going through and I am sending all my love and hugs to you. I think we both knew it was coming for both of us but we are never really ready, never. HUGS HUGS Take care of you OK. My condolences to all your family. Hug B

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  6. So sorry to hear this Sandy. Prayers for you & your family during this.

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  7. Dear Sandy, a difficult situation you have been through with your mom, and a bit more yet in which you'll have to find a way to function while taking care of yourself.

    Sending hugs and saying a prayer for you and your family.

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  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My mom did the same thing--saying it was her choice to continue to not follow a diet, etc. It's heartbreaking for those left behind.
    Hopefully the love and support of friends and family will make this difficult time go smoothly.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear that Sandy. I hope things get all settled down and back to normal there soon.

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  10. We pray you are blessed with peace.

    Fern

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  11. Sandy, so sorry to hear of yours moms passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. May God bless you with peace! Xoxo

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  13. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. It is so very true - taking care of yourself is not only good for you, but for your family.

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  14. So sorry to hear this; our prayers are with you.

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  15. Prayers, Hugs and Love to you and your family!

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  16. Sandy, we are thinking of and praying for you all. Hugs from both of us.

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  17. Oh Sandy! I am so, so sorry. That is such sad news. Do take some time for yourself. I'm adding my prayers to the others.

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  18. So sorry for your loss Sandy. You're in my prayers.

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  19. May God give you strength and fortitude. My sympathies upon the loss of your mother. xx Mrs. Mac

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  20. Sandy
    I had wondered why I hadn't seen any post from you lately....
    So sorry that you've lost your Mom. I will keep you in my prayers.
    It will be hard getting used to life without her.

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  21. I was just coming over to your blog to catch up, I've had some automatic posts go up and haven't been near the computer. Sweet Sandy, our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time. Big hugs from Texas...

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  22. All my dear friends,

    Thank you all for your support, prayers, and kind words. Mom has gone to be with our Dad, resting peacefully with the good Lord.

    Hugs to all of you,
    Sandy

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