Choices in Life and Death.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Today I lost my brother. He died after a life long struggle with his addiction, and depression. He had suffered mentally and physically for many years. I feel like he committed suicide, slowly. Driven by his addiction, and by the choices he made in life. It's like a drug addict that OD's on heroine (or any other drug) and dies, except Bill died over a period of many years rather than minutes or hours. Food was his "drug". Like many people he tried to heal his frustration, loneliness, anger, and boredom with food. It saddens me that my brother had to die this way. It didn't have to be. His death serves as a reminder to me that I need to take care or me, and learn to live a healthy lifestyle.
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    So sorry for your loss!! I totally wasn't expecting that it was food. I tried healing all of those things with food for years too and finally I realized that it just added other issues. It was a real wake up call when a woman I went to school with died at age 35 (my age at the time), basically due to lifestyle choices. You are right, it didn't have to be...but it is...BUT it doesn't have to be that way for us!!
    Thank you for the blog, sad as it is, so that it can serve as a reminder to all of us here to live healthy!! Congrats on your decision to take care of yourself now and also on your success so far.
    3908 days ago
    WOW I'm so sorry to hear about your brother! emoticon
    Thank you for sharing, it really makes me think!

    Definately a reminder, that we all need to live healthier lives... take care of ourselves.... no one can do it for us!
    3909 days ago
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