(Closed) NWR – I feel so helpless

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I just lost my great-aunt, who was like a grandma to me, five days ago so I know how it feels. Can you take a few days off work or something? 🙁 Take care of you, most importantly. Don’t feel like you have to be strong or that you can’t cry or be sad. Just let yourself feel how you have to feel.

Post # 4
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3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@KatNYC2011:  Oh sweetie.  ((HUGS)).  My eyes welled up while I was reading your post.  I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way and going through this.  Distance is so difficult during times like this.  It’s so great that you were able to say some words to your grandmother and that you said she sounded like she was at peace once she finally got to speak with you and your sister.  Just know that she loves you as you love her.  Hang in there.  My thoughts are with you.

Post # 5
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I just wanted to say that I’m terribly sorry. I know exactly how you feel. My grandmother was 91 when she passed, and I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye like I had wanted to. I saw her that weekend, which was great, and she was her normal, happy self. My mom had called on Monday and let me know that she had found her about 4 hours after she had a heart attack, and she passed away on the way to the hospital.

So, though she was 91, and we knew it was coming eventually, it was still a shock…b/c she wasn’t sick. So, I’m very glad that you at least had the chance to tell her to sleep well and for her to be able to register that. It’s a wonderful memory that you’ll be able to have of your grandmother and though it’s only a matter of time, she’ll be at peace soon and be watching over you.

Post # 9
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

@KatNYC2011:  I’m so very sorry, I’m glad she went peacefully.  Hugs and thoughts to you and your family!

Post # 11
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KatNYC2011 – I cried reading your post.  I posted this on Monday, but to recap – – my grandmother suffered a massive heart attack Saturday night, and remains in critical condition.  She has a balloon doing all of her heart activity, and the doctors have advised my family to stay close, as they don’t see her coming home.  My grandmother is a hilarious, stubborn, beautiful woman.  She is my best friend, and my biggest ally an defender growing up.  She always listens to my crazy ideas, and encourages me to no end. 

I drove 3 hours each way to see her Monday and Tuesday, and although she’s very ill, she’s in good spirits and was joking with me and Fiance.  I love her more than words can say.

I have been a little numb and dazed all week – and tomorrow is my first wedding shower.  I feel so out of it I hope I can at least act like I am enjoying it.

I’m praying she can hold on and prove the doctors wrong – I want her here so, so badly.  I am the first grandchild to be getting married, and I want her to be there for every minute of it.

I am praying for you and your family during what I know is an emotionally devastating time.

Best wishes and hugs,

L.

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