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A Year Has Passed


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's almost a year to the day since my last blog post. On Dec. 28th, my husband died totally unexpectedly from a Type A dissection of the aorta from its root at the heart to his groin. From onset of his symptoms until his death took 6 hours - 6 hours when the rest of the world was asleep. Was so glad that the children brought the grandbabies to the hospital. We stayed at the hospital for about an hour after his death and it was very comforting to go back and forth between his room in emergency and the family grieving room. Every time I went in, I was carrying a baby. My eyes could turn from seeing the newly dead to seeing new life with all its promise. I knew it hadn't been long since Stephen had passed his last physical. When I returned to sparkpeople today, there was the blog entry that I had made in Oct. 2011. Having a physical won't necessarily save your life but it does confirm that you had valued your life and had done everything in your power to prolong it. My husband and I always made medical appointments for the same day so even though I didn't mention it in the post his annual physical was on the same day as my annual physical.
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TERRIJ7 10/15/2012 7:50PM

    It made me so sad to read about your husband! I know that none of are guaranteed tomorrow, so we should take special care to appreciate every day that we have together. It was wonderful that you had babies to hold during that time, although nothing can fill the void left by losing our most beloved mates.

I'm glad that you're back to blogging and hope that your next year holds many good things.

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DEEJON123 10/10/2012 3:59PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I lost my husband suddenly at age 53 a while back, I came home from work and found him lying outside of our bedroom. It was a terrible shock and the aftermath was very different from yours. Whenever there is a home death, the police have to attend/interview the family. I repeated at least 8 times my home coming that day. Although they were very sympathetic it was a very hard day!
My children still lived at home, and came home in the middle of all this not knowing they had lost their beloved father.
Best of everything to you for your future and your grandchildren, you are right, they are indeed a blessing!

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LECATES 10/10/2012 3:46PM

    How sad to lose your dh that way. But sounds like you found great comfort in your family and the new lives that are getting bigger each day.

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