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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Waiting to die   Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 am

We think we have problems only to learn that there are others with greater problems.  The following email I received this morning:
"Hello friends and family,

Dad took two very hard falls this week, ending up in ER and CCU both times. He is, as of today, in hospice with severe head bleeding, fractured ribs, on oxygen and pain meds. He is not expected to live much longer.

Unfortunately my fiance', John, is in the same hospice and has been in for 2 months due to cancer. He is paralyzed from the chest down.

Please share this with friends and family as I may have missed some.

Penrose Main Hospital
2222 N. Cascade Ave.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907

Merl is in Hospice room 616 
John Bobbitt is in Hospice room 610"

Note:  I received this email from my cousin, Elaine.  Merl is my last surviving Uncle. I am concerned about Elaine who is dealing with this problem alone.  Any suggestions to help her deal with the sorrow she is facing is appreciate.   
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:11 pm

How sad. I am sorry for your friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 am

Thanks Alice.  Elaine is more than a friend, she is family.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:20 pm

Abe,  your poor relative,  I felt better when my relatives were passing to have folks call me and talk.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:05 am

Thanks Alice.  The geographical distance with the difference in time is a problem, however I'm working on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:11 am

My Uncle Merl passed on the 21st.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:23 pm

I am so sorry for you.   Please accept my deepest condolences.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:48 am

Thanks Alice,  he was the last remaining Uncle I had.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:03 am

Oh Phooey,  That is no fun at all.  It is always good to have  a historian.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:01 pm

I am quite late with condolences.  I hope she has a religious faith.  I envy those with strong religious beliefs as that seems to provide comfort in the most difficult situations.  I have faith of a sort which also sustains me in my worst times.  

The older I get and the more suffering I see the more I believe that our journey on this earth is not meant to be easy.  While some people seem to have an easy time of it, most people spent some portion of their lives in one trial or another.  That seems to be the normal way of things.  Our life's journey is just that - a journey.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:52 pm

.. and a difficult one.  I lost my Christmas book.  Will get another one.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:55 am

Today is the day that John will be given the doctor-prescribed medication to end his life.  It is difficult to imagine the difficulty and sorrow associated with this decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:08 am

Today is the day that John will be given the doctor-prescribed medication to end his life.  It is difficult to imagine the difficulty and sorrow associated with this decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:59 am

dkchristi wrote:
I am quite late with condolences.  I hope she has a religious faith.  I envy those with strong religious beliefs as that seems to provide comfort in the most difficult situations.  I have faith of a sort which also sustains me in my worst times.  

The older I get and the more suffering I see the more I believe that our journey on this earth is not meant to be easy.  While some people seem to have an easy time of it, most people spent some portion of their lives in one trial or another.  That seems to be the normal way of things.  Our life's journey is just that - a journey.
Thank you DK.  She does have religious faith and that is comforting as you mentioned.  Our life journey continues fraught with the challenges of surviving.
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to die   Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:49 am

Concluding this thread informing you that John passed at 6:10 pm on the 19th at Colorado Springs.
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