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Unread 05-26-2006, 05:46 AM
My brother's death

My brother died Wednesday evening. He saw his goals through -- to see me through chemo and to see his newborn grandson born and hold him.

His wife, my other brother and I were with him when he passed. I am so glad he is out of pain, but I woke up yesterday for the first time in 49 years without having my brother Larry a phone call away.

Everyone is exhausted, but I am very very exhausted since I still have some of the tiredness from my chemo. Everyone keeps telling me to pace myself, not to get too tired. I did get some sleep last night with the help of Ativan, but today is 10 hours at the funeral home. He will be buried tomorrow.

Right before he died, I told him "Larry, Mom and Dad would be so proud of you, of the life you made. You were a good husband, a good father, a good brother , a good friend...you did good job and mom and dad are waiting to tell you." All my brother ever wanted to do in life was a good job. He died about a half hour after that.

Now, we just have to send him home. I hope I can hold up for the next couple days. I know my blood counts are probably low again, just by the way I feel.

I just wanted to thank all of you -- for helping me through chemo and radiation, and for helping me deal with my brother's illness at the same time. I don't know how I could have done it without you.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 05:52 AM
My brother's death

Dear WillToWin ~ All I can say is how sorry I am that you lost your treasured brother. What a wonderful sister you are to him.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 07:28 AM
My brother's death

My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your much-loved brother. xxx
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Unread 05-26-2006, 07:34 AM
My brother's death

My deepest condolences - you really are an amazing family.



Z xx
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Unread 05-26-2006, 08:04 AM
My brother's death

Huge s Will

If there can be a good death, it sounds as though your brother had one. Surrounded by those he loved best, having met his goals.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
You've got a special angel now watching over you.

oxoxox karenann
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Unread 05-26-2006, 08:16 AM
My brother's death

Willtowin, your brother was very blessed to have a sister like you. I am glad that he got to fullfill his goals before he was called home. I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are feeling. Please know that you are in my thoughts and 's. Please rest and take care of yourself when you can, I know it will be hard. I am sending lots of "s. Carol
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Unread 05-26-2006, 08:45 AM
My brother's death

Tears are streaming down my face....I am sorry for your loss.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 09:06 AM
My brother's death

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. But I'm so glad he got to see his grandson.

You will get through this. You have been through so much. And once you feel better, you can revel in being done with chemo.

I'll be thinking about you.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 09:36 AM
My brother's death

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time

SOunds as if your brother led a wonderful life and was supported by those he loved the most.

Just please remember to take care of yourself during all of this too. another big
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Unread 05-26-2006, 09:48 AM
My brother's death

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Take care of yourself.

Cindy
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