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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 08:32 PM
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First, let me say how badly I feel for both your Mom and yourself. I was lucky enough to have both my parents pass away in a rather straightforward manner. My dad had a number of heart attacks along the way and a few strokes, with the last one leaving him in a coma for 2 days before he passed. My mom, who was never sick a day in her life, complained of a shortness of breath. At the time she was staying at my older sisters home on Long Island. My sister called her internist, who came over and examined my mother, pronouncing her "OK." The next morning the symptoms reappeared and my mother was taken to North Shore Hospital. As she was being taken into the emergency room, my sister told her "Mom, you're going to be fine. Remember what the doctor said yesterday." To which my mother said "I wouldn't give you a nickle for that doctors opinion." Then she died. In both cases, we, as a family, were lucky, because we didn't have to see them suffer, either physically, mentally, or financially, and we get to remember them as how they were, prior to death, viable, wonderful, loving and caring parents.

I've been looking into long term care insurance for my wife and I, because toward our end-game, I really don't want to rely on my son to either take care of me, or to have to find a "home" for either of us. The older you are, the more expensive it is, so for someone approaching 50, who has some money, it might be a really good investment. One of the good things it does, besides providing many housing and medical benefits, is it protects a goodly amount of ones estate.

Again, Dig, I'm sorry for your situation, but you should know, she still loves you a lot, even if she can't express that to you.

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At one time or another we all have to face the worst life may have to offer. Try to think in all the good times your Mom gave you, to atone for the frustrating sorrow to see her deal with her present predicament.
My best wishes go to you, J.V.
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God bless you, for being you.

I'm just a singer in my own mind.
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Wow, this is a bummer. Good luck dude. Makes you appreciate life more when reality strikes like that.

God bless.
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It is unfortunate that the wonders of our success with medical technology runs out, leaving us with this very difficult end of life set of circumstances. I feel for you. Jim
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here, here.. good luck bud.

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