SRS My sister died today

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  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    She was 17, she had down syndrome.

    Her bad heart finally quit...doctors said it was pneumonia. She had been declining slowly for a few months, but I never thought she would die.
    I still can't believe it. I don't think I've ever felt such grief before. I've had three grand parents die, but those are to be somewhat expected...My parents and I were always told that my sister's first flu would be her last or something like that...(you know, don't be surprised if she succumbs to illness)
    but she lasted 17 years with few life or death situations after the first couple years.

    I guess because it's so sudden and I saw her last Tuesday I can't believe it.
    I got a phone call at 5:30 this morning and that was it.
     
  2. Basil McRae

    Basil McRae Fading the public

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    oh man..sorry to hear that..
     
  3. Normie

    Normie The TBW weight loss plan worked for me! OT Supporter

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    Shit man.. That sucks! I hope she went easy..

    :hugs:
     
  4. BoomBoomBoy

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    So sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling has to be about as tough as it gets.
     
  5. Nite_Lilly

    Nite_Lilly Member

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    Hugs....So sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for her and your family.:wtc:
     
  6. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Wow :( I don't know what to say. My family's thoughts are you. I can't imagine how my kids would cope losing a sibling.

    :hug:
     
  7. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    Terribly sorry man. It's times like these we learn to cherish what we have.
     
  8. Nick Gerz

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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    My condolences on your loss. The death of a loved one is never easy and when it's sudden, it almost feels like the world is spinning out of control.

    While the pain a grief may be intense right now, I can assure you from personal experience that it will pass and life will go on. It may feel like you'll never laugh or be happy again but you will....it just takes time.

    I'm not sure who said it but they said grief is like a river, you can't force it to move faster and you can't stop it either. Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time.

    Be kind to yourself and others during this period as grief often makes people freak out in weird ways.
    :hug:
     
  10. PooP

    PooP New Member

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    Damn, I'm sorry man

    :hug:
     
  11. Bush77

    Bush77 New Member

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    Wow im so sorry
     
  12. Dodger Blue

    Dodger Blue OT Supporter

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  13. Daria

    Daria New Member

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    :hug: I am sorry for your loss.

    Try to reach out and find comfort in any way you can and take all the time you need to reflect on your grief.
     
  14. epracmetcon

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    :hug: My condolences on your loss. I can't even imagine what you are going through right now.
     
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  16. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    I'm so sorry Hawkeye :hug: My thoughts and prayers are with her, you and your family and friends. :hug:
     
  17. jonno

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    sorry for your loss man
     
  18. RuskeR

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    Sorry for your loss. Hang in there.
     
  19. teo

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    :hug: Cherish the memories.
     
  20. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    My condolences sir.
     
  21. Murray

    Murray Humbug OT Supporter

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    Sorry, man. My condolences. :( :hug:
     
  22. Thomas Crenshaw

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    you were probably a great brother, keep your head up bro.
     
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    I can't even begin to imagine the pain and heartache you and your family are going through right now.

    I wish you all the best and know that I will be constantly thinking of you all. If you need to talk to a perfect stranger about anything at all, don't hesitate to PM me :hs:
     
  25. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    I've never had a sibling pass away. I honestly can't imagine what that would feel like. Empathy is a-plenty here in OT, and I know there are a lot of people that will help in you in most any capacity you may need. Good luck with fighting/dealing with the emotions that come with such trauma. Make sure that if you need something, you ask the community and PM those whom have offered - it's never good to sort these things out alone.
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