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Sad day

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Today is a very sad day. They brought my uncle to hospice and the end is near. He was such a viberant man and we all knew this was coming but when it actually does come, it still seems to be a surprise. He lived a good, full life and is 85 but he did have diabetes and suffered with it the last few years.

He was lucky that he never lost any limbs, although he did lose a lot of eyesight and in the end he was on dialysis. Diabetes is such a hard disease. Think about what you love the most and this disease takes it away from you. Change your lifestyle to accomadate the disease and it takes a different turn and hits you somewhere else. Then I think that whatever you do, when your number is up, it's not going to matter. On the other hand, when it's not your time, regardless of what you do, you will still be here. It's all in the Lord's hands.

So today, I sit and pray and just wait for the word to come.
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    I'm so sorry. Sending love and prayers your way, and hoping that the good memories help to mute the sorrow just a bit.
    1768 days ago

    I am so sorry about your Uncle. I am beginning to hate the work Hospice. No matter what the age we grieve our loss of them being an active part of our lives anymore. I am sorry to hear diabetes caused him so much sorrow and trouble. I am glad he got to be in his 80's but it is always hard to let go of a loved one. All you can ask at this point is that it be quick and painless.

    My best friend Karen went to a hospice on Wednesday last week and I have been very sad and prayerful for her. Many hours of crying and my stomach will not go back to normal until she either comes home to spend the last hours in her own bed or passes there in the Hospice. She was promised to come home to end her journey after they could get her to a point of stopping her terrible pain. She has been fighting cancer since June. I have been there with her most weeks but now it is for only the family. I pray for her sake she can come home because that is what she wants, but I don't know if it will happen. So I wait daily for any word and feel helpless. I understand your pain and I will pray for you both tonight. Susan
    1769 days ago
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    We know the end will come but it is still very hard. Hugs and prayers, Chris
    1770 days ago
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  • LGAR519
    Sending prayers and hugs!
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  • GEORGE815
    Sorry to hear about your uncle. I too have diabetes. I went to a class on it and they were mentioning many problems with it, all bad. I am sorry he is unable to fight the disease any more. I think we are all dealt problems that the good lord wants us to be challenged with. In that same vain, the lord has given me options so far to try and live with this life changing disease. May your uncle go in peace.
    1770 days ago
  • TMCK-40
    Sometimes it is just so hard. Wouldn't it be great if we could just stop time once in a while to catch our breath. I am so sorry you are going thru this and I will add my prayers to yours for peace and understanding.
    1770 days ago
  • SNS1968
    Very sorry for your loss.
    1770 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    No matter what time it is, it is YOUR time.. He will soon be pain free, free to jump up and down, dance, run, laugh and enjoy his rewards!! It is just so hard to be the one left behind.
    Lost my dear dad at age 73, 13 years ago,, with Alzheimer's,, I was elated when he finally left his horrible life here. 24/7 he ran around the property with a billy club and flashlight thinking people were breaking in the house, frantic, dialing 911 ten times a day..
    now he is enjoying himself, free of all of that..
    1770 days ago
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