August 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm #89518kris9Participant
Your words on this site brought so much comfort to me as I took care of my mother last year and then after her relocation in October. You allowed me to see this disease from the patient’s point of view and helped me to feel like I had done everything I could for her. You really are a wonderful person, and I wish you and your family peace. I am thinking of you often.
KristanAugust 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm #89517gavinModerator
Mick Jagger says it well, but you say it much better my friend. As always with you, you always make the right choices and do everything in the most dignified of manner as well. Quality of life, my dad would so have agreed with every single word that you just said there. I think of you often Duke and wish only for good things for you and your family.
Much love to you,
GavinAugust 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm #89516darlaParticipant
Your courage, strength and wisdom are amazing. I hope you find you get what you need on your journey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Aimee.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaAugust 25, 2015 at 3:57 am #89515malinger2Participant
Duke, I have never really written directly to you but for the past year and a half that I have been in this forum, I have enjoyed your “shoot from the hip” approach at fighting the good fight. You have been an inspiration to me and my husband, and now, as you make your decision to focus on quality, I once again find inspiration. I only hope that when the time comes for my husband and myself, that I can be as brave and eloquent as you. Love the Stones quote…it’s so you.
God Bless you and your family as you continue your journey.
Melinda AAugust 25, 2015 at 3:17 am #89514lainyParticipant
Duke, I love you and I want to be like you when I grow up! You are one fantastic HUMAN! Proud to call you friend!
I asked for strength. God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom. God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity. God gave me brawn and brain to work. I asked for courage. God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for patience. God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait. I asked for love. God gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favors. God gave me opportunities. I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed. By Aaron HoopesAugust 25, 2015 at 2:59 am #89513marionsModerator
Duke….no one could say it better….accepting with dignity by focusing on quality of life. Your wisdom and courage is never ending and forever engraved in my mind and in my heart.
Love and hugs,
MarionAugust 25, 2015 at 2:31 am #11635dukenukemMember
Of course there is something to be said about ending at the beginning,
I was feeling better and wanted to see what more testing might show. But then I got worse. I realized it was a shadow game and decided to end it, Aimee and I agreed that it’s time to stop fighting and accept relocation with dignity. This, folks, is what quality of life is all about.
To all you caregivers, I thank you on behalf of your patients. Take strength in all you have accomplished. This site will continue to provide you help. To patients, Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve been given until you’ve looked back, Keep up the fight.
Rolling Stones : “You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometimes well you might find you get what you need”
Love to all
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