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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #735 on: 11 September, 2009, 09:25:21 pm »
I really admire your perspective on this Mike, but I can't pretend to know how it feels (not yet had to face the trauma of inevitable parental mortality). Nobody can avoid death, but a 'good' death is precious - sounds like your mum is getting care and is surrounded by a loving family, so however painful it inevitably is, there are worse ways to go.

Hope the above doesn't sound glib, 'cos I know it's always going to hurt like fuck. Tell her that loads of anonymous geeks around the country (and the world!) are wishing her well  - what does she make of that?

Chin up mate.

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« Reply #736 on: 11 September, 2009, 09:30:03 pm »
I told her the other day, she was genuinely touched.  As am I.  I can't possibly express how much knowing the goodwill of you anonymous avatars has helped us both.  I was going to tell my brother earlier but I got choked up and couldn't manage it. 
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« Reply #737 on: 11 September, 2009, 10:41:10 pm »
Aw Mike, that's terribly sad news.  I know it's something we all have to face (if we're lucky), but for what little it's worth you and your  family are in my thoughts.

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« Reply #738 on: 11 September, 2009, 11:24:02 pm »
Sad to hear how things have deteriorated lately Mike.

For what it's worth, I am my mother's carer now. Nearly lost her to an infection she picked up in hospital but she battled through intensive care. Every day she's still alive is a bonus.

Take care.

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« Reply #739 on: 11 September, 2009, 11:27:51 pm »
I hope you and your family pulls through this loss.
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« Reply #740 on: 11 September, 2009, 11:31:23 pm »
Our thoughts are with you Mike.

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« Reply #741 on: 11 September, 2009, 11:37:09 pm »
I'm very moved by your posts Mike. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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« Reply #742 on: 12 September, 2009, 11:02:13 am »
You and your family take care, Mike.

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« Reply #743 on: 12 September, 2009, 12:56:11 pm »
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« Reply #744 on: 12 September, 2009, 01:10:50 pm »
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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« Reply #745 on: 12 September, 2009, 04:02:02 pm »
As I've said elsewhere Mike- if you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. I know the anonymous wishes of comic-fans whom you don't know from Adam can't possibly make it any "better", but it's all we can do, sadly. I hope you manage to summon the strength to come through this... you seem a damn site stronger than I think I would be in a similar situation. But I know that appearances can deceive. Thinking of you, anyway.

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« Reply #746 on: 12 September, 2009, 04:29:10 pm »
What they all said.
You'e a brave man, Mike. Stronger, I think, than I would be in the same situation.

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« Reply #747 on: 12 September, 2009, 04:47:07 pm »
I have been through all this with a very close relative so i know what you are going through.

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« Reply #748 on: 12 September, 2009, 05:36:24 pm »
Thanks everyone.  Getting this heads-up that it's soon is a lot easier than my dad who just went without warning with a heart attack while climbing the stairs one day.  I've been my mum's carer for a while now and I've known it'd be sooner than later for a while.  This way I get to make every memory count and they're all great.

Sample follows.

MUM: "Mikey, you've been great this past year.  Do I ever tell you that?"

MIKE: "Yeah mum, you say it all the time."

MUM: "Yeah, I'm an awful liar." *squeezes hand and laughs*
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« Reply #749 on: 12 September, 2009, 06:16:10 pm »
Nice post, Mike. Best wishes,

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