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the journey is over

karenbeth's picture
Posts: 194
Joined: Sep 2010

My husband Frank, who had ext sclc, passed this morning at around 5:25am. He had been in home hospice since March and sleeping/resting round the clock for the past few days. His breathing had been steady all night. I suddenly woke up and heard silence. At the same time the aide got up and looked at him, then called my name, and said he is going, talk to him now. I didn't get to see his last breath but I told him I loved hm and that we would always be together in spirit. He went just like that; no struggling, just peacefully.

I'm not sure when I last posted here, I have been posting in the caregiver's board. But this board has been a source of support and information for me for the past 10 months of this unbelievable experience and I thank you all.


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Glenna M
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Joined: May 2009

Karen, at times like this I am at a loss for words. I'm sorry just seems so insufficient, my heart goes out to you and your family.

Cherish the memories,

soccerfreaks's picture
Posts: 2800
Joined: Sep 2006

Words simply carry no weight.

It is important that we receive news of this sad, grievous kind, because it is a reminder to the rest of us (including those of us who survive our loved ones), if we are willing to see it, that we should be exulting in all of our days, taking none of them for granted, as they are not guaranteed.

The news, still, is sad.

My sympathies, as well, karenbeth.

Take care,


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luz del lago
Posts: 452
Joined: Jul 2010

Dearest Karen,

I have been keeping vigil with you, all the time praying for this peace for Frank and you. I am so sorry to read of his passing and your tremendous loss.

You have shown love and compassion of the highest magnitude for him. You shall now receive the same, from family, friends and your CSN family.

I am sending you a strong hug, prayers and wishes for your healing.

My heart aches with yours,


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Joined: Apr 2011

My condolences.

angelyn's picture
Posts: 51
Joined: Jan 2011

I am so sorry..... I wish there was something I could do or say.


mamacita5's picture
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Joined: May 2010

So very sorry for you.

Posts: 66
Joined: Jan 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you...I'm very sorry for your loss.

mcflii's picture
Posts: 28
Joined: Mar 2011

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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Joined: Apr 2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for the peace of God to be with you and your family during this difficult time and years to come. My prayers are with you.

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Joined: Mar 2011

My prayers are with you Karen. I know this has been a tough road. God is looking over you. Believe that.


catcon49's picture
Posts: 398
Joined: Aug 2008

So very sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say that might make this easier for you.

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Joined: Apr 2011

so very sorry and sad for your loss. god bless you.

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