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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:01 AM

My mother died this morning

She was 79.

She fell and broke her hip on Friday night. Once we got her to the hospital it seemed like things were stabilized, but on Saturday afternoon she suffered a heart attack. The surgeons installed a couple of stents in the affected artery, but the damage was done. She had two more heart attacks later and, near the end, it was only the drugs that were keeping her with us.

She had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis for years and was on oxygen (when she was first diagnosed the doctors gave her 6 months to a year - she beat that by about 10 years). She was also diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years back - which she was managing well.

We weren't very close for most of my life, but had become so over the last 12 or so.

I think what I'll miss the most is her off-beat sense of humor. She was the queen of god-awful puns.

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SnowCritter Oct 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2013 #1
SnowCritter Oct 2013 #6
polly7 Oct 2013 #2
Autumn Oct 2013 #3
auntAgonist Oct 2013 #4
orleans Oct 2013 #5
applegrove Oct 2013 #7
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2013 #8
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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:13 AM

1. So sorry. It's nice you were able to re-connect. And you'll remember the puns!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 07:50 PM

6. I inherited her sense of humor

I think it was one of the things that really brought us back together.

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:35 AM

2. I'm so sorry, SnowCritter.

Peace and strength to you and all those who knew and loved her.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. I'm so sorry.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 10:46 AM

4. How terribly sad. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm glad you had 12 years of closeness and hopefully they've given you a lifetime of memories to call upon when you need them most.

So hard to lose a Mother.

My heart is with you and I sadly welcome you to our little group.

May you find some source of comfort today.


kesha.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 01:07 PM

5. much sympathy and warm thoughts sent your way

how wonderful for both you and her that you were able to be close these last years. i'm sure that was a great comfort to her, and a great happiness. (for both of you)

take care.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:16 PM

7. So sorry.

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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. I am so very sorry.

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Response to SnowCritter (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 07:46 PM

9. Sorry for your loss.

 

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