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    One Year Anniversary

    Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Ezri's death. I met up with her family and we spread her ashes at her favourite place in the woods near where she grew up. It was a good day, the sun was out...
  2. Thread: Forgiveness

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    Kayleigh, Yep, pretty much agree in regards to...

    Kayleigh,

    Yep, pretty much agree in regards to Ezri's friends. But, such is life.

    I have gotten past the bad feelings and memories. Memories of good times are coming back, slowly, but they are...
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    Dina, There are some people that used to be...

    Dina,

    There are some people that used to be good friend's with Ezri, that she had a falling out with over the years. She refused to let any of us get in touch with them while she was a live, and...
  4. Thread: Forgiveness

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    Forgiveness

    Hi,

    Long before Ezri died, I knew there was going to be an important issue I'd have to deal with during my grieving process. And that was the challenge of forgiving myself. I knew when she was ill...
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    Thanks everyone. Re. Kayleigh, Yes, I had...

    Thanks everyone.

    Re. Kayleigh,

    Yes, I had thought about volunteer work, and contacted one organisation I was interested in, The Norfolk Wildlife Trust. That was 6 or 7 weeks ago, and they are...
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    Grief and other things that suck

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been a few months since I posted, and this year isn't going anything like I had expected.

    You last saw me in January, and life was still 'just' a mess then. I'd not long moved...
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    Thank you Boiler, You've been a good friend and a...

    Thank you Boiler, You've been a good friend and a great help. Wish you well. xx Pen
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    Thank you everyone. You've all been wonderfully...

    Thank you everyone. You've all been wonderfully supporting through the toughest time of my life. xx
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    Thank you Skipton and Kayleigh, I hadn't...

    Thank you Skipton and Kayleigh,

    I hadn't thought about my poems, but yes, probably will. I'm including one of my short poems or life sayings in the front of all my books (not that I have any...
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    Last update for awhile

    Hi my friends,

    I'm going to be stepping away from the forum next week. If I get my book finished this year, I'll put up a post so you can get a copy if you like.

    If you want to stay in touch,...
  11. Thread: Life update

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    Life update

    aka... Life After Ezri.

    Has been just over 6 weeks since Ezri died. I've moved home, downsizing from a 2-bedroom to a small 1-bedroom. Still surrounded by boxes. Random pieces of carpet are...
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    I went through my PMs and copy/pasted the ones I...

    I went through my PMs and copy/pasted the ones I wanted to keep to a word document. Then deleted them. It's a bit of a naff limitation really. 50 PMs is nothing.

    Pen
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    There is a limit of 50 messages, that includes...

    There is a limit of 50 messages, that includes the ones in your inbox and sent box. I'm approaching that limit as you and I have been PMing so much (hehe). I've been clearing out old ones.
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    The hospital loaned us a suction machine....

    The hospital loaned us a suction machine. Basically, a plastic tube you can use in the nose or mouth to get out saliva with a suction pump on the other end. Was a life saver.
  15. Thread: Boxes

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    Wow, what a day. Deep breath... Was an early...

    Wow, what a day. Deep breath...

    Was an early start, had to be at the funeral home before 8.

    When I met Ezri for the first time in person, it was so I could give her a lift to a party we were...
  16. Thread: Boxes

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    Hi Kayleigh, I think you're spot on there. And...

    Hi Kayleigh,

    I think you're spot on there. And I know Ezri wasn't angry at me, and I do know she very much appreciated having me around.

    I have come to realise that I actually lost Ezri,...
  17. Thread: Boxes

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words. It helped...

    Thank you everyone for your kind words. It helped me a lot to write that poem, and to share it.

    To Kayleigh, and others that are inflicted by this terrible disease, I have this recommendation:
    ...
  18. Thread: Boxes

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    Boxes

    Boxes
    By Renée Mineart, 10 Dec 2018

    Boxes fill the room in which I sit.
    Cubes of cardboard cover the floor.
    Packing my life away makes me sick.
    Not sure I can take this anxiety much more.

    I...
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    My condolences Twinkle. My best friend died...

    My condolences Twinkle.

    My best friend died just over 2 weeks ago, and it does get easier with time. You'll find you'll start to have a little more energy each day. Don't beat yourself up though...
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    My heart goes out to you and your father Skipton....

    My heart goes out to you and your father Skipton.

    I had created a spreadsheet so I could keep an inventory of all of Ezri's meds, and track what needed to be ordered and when. It was a bit long...
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    Hey Skipton, Sounds like a similar situation...

    Hey Skipton,

    Sounds like a similar situation to what I had, although it was my best friend/housemate. She was diagnosed with fast progressing MND about 12 months after she started showing signs....
  22. Thread: RIP Ezri

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    Thank you everyone for your comments and...

    Thank you everyone for your comments and condolences.

    Has been an interesting week. In many respects, easier than I imagined it would be, and yet tough. I have moments where life feels normal,...
  23. Thread: RIP Ezri

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    RIP Ezri

    My best friend and housemate, Ezri, passed away this afternoon.

    It was all very peaceful. She slipped into a coma (for lack of a better word), and not long after the paramedic arrived and hooked...
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    cc If American Health Care were cars... ...

    cc

    If American Health Care were cars...

    Americans pay the price for a Lamborghini.

    They get given a pick-up truck.

    When all they really needed was a wheelbarrow.
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    Jaxx - my heart goes out to you. Best advice, get...

    Jaxx - my heart goes out to you. Best advice, get outside help. Even a little. Will make a huge difference for everyone.

    eurocamper - good luck with the assessment. Don't let them push you around....
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