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Kris and Hans,
As always, I am thinking of and praying for you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Do remember that , dark as these days are, we will see our loved ones again some day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Oh Kris, I remember having almost that same conversation with Butch, and know how difficult this is for you both right now. Just keep remembering that you are young and strong, and we will all ask God prayerfully to “kick Leroy’s (and Junior’s) butt”. We are with you in spirit.
Thinking of you , your family, and your Dad – and said a prayer. Baby Jack must be a joy, and it was good to hear from you.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. It is my prayer that God will comfort you in your loss.
Hello to all my friends,
I am looking forward to the day when we can all meet somewhere – it would be wonderful. Darla, I am so glad that you and your friend have each other for company and freindship – I don’t know what I would do without my friends here. Tomorrow I am going on a bus to the Philadelphia flower show, with two of my friends that I met through the bereavement group. I still attend those meetings – tonight , as a matter of fact – 1st Monday of the monthy.
It is a “Wisconsin” winter here in upstate New York, also – we got out worst storm of the winter last week – 18 inches of new fallen snow – I hope it was the last bad snowfall of the season – we always get one in the middle of March, however, and that is the last hurrah!
I agree with Janet about the parallel universe – time does pass oddly now, I think. For the most part, though, it is picking up speed – they say it does, as we grown older!
I am interested in hearing about SUe’s holdiay – hope she has a great time!
Pauline – I hope the time in Italy was good for you, and that you returned to work rested. I know it is difficult for you to go there without Anthony, but it sounds like such a lovely pace that I hope it brings you peace to be there.
Love – Joyce
We are all reading this and pulling for you and Tom. Keep up the good fight. I had a book – when Butch was ill – called something like “the clean liver diet” – is this the one you mean? I recall it was very helpful to us – written by a lady Doctor.
We truly do understand what you are going through now. The suffereing was what made it possible for me to accept that he must go from this world when the time came. My husband wasn’t on hospice as long as yours has been, but it was agonizing. I pray for strength, peace, and that God will comfort you and your husband at this time.
Joyce C.February 8, 2010 at 11:40 am in reply to: Widow gets VA benefits due to husband’s death from cc #35407
Is that wonderful lady Sheila Harrison – from Elmira? She is the person I first “hooked up”with myself – Darla knows her also – she collects the data on winning cases submitted & helps other people around the country. She lives about a 1/2 hour from me and we had lunch one day – she is the nicest lady, and she travels around the country – talking about this subject – I gave her a stack of the brochures we had made.
Joyce C.February 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm in reply to: Widow gets VA benefits due to husband’s death from cc #35402
Yes – if there is any question, Vietnam Veterans or their families should file papers to ask for a ruling. I receive “DIC” (survivor benefits) for Butch from VA. Butch was shipped to Vietnam with ULCERATIVE COLITUS, Iif you can imagine they did that!) and served there 17 months. He became VERY sick – almost died there, and received a medical discharge. Because his consquent diagnosis’s of PSC and cholangicarcinoma both stemmed from that original diagnosis , the the liver flukes “thing”, they approved my claim. I think his was a pretty clear cut case – but – other people should try – VA has approved a number of these cases over the last year that are NOT so clear cut.
I don’t know about Korea, Lainy – it would be worth inquiring into, I would think.
This takes my breath away – I can’t imagine what must be going through your mind. I will be thinking of you, and praying for you, my young, brave friend. My only child – a daughter – is your age, so I always follow your story very closely. What ever your decision, God will be with you.
Love – Joyce
I am doing a happy dance for you – so happy to hear this news.
I like February, and – I had a pulled pork sandwich for dinner last night! Delicious.
Lainy – I’ve forgotten – did we ever send those letters on to Ellen, after you tried Oprah??
That is so wonderful to hear. Stay strong and healthy and thanks for giving us good news and hope for tomorrow. To all of you out there who are fighting this struggle – battle on – you are – each and every one of you – brave and courageous and I pray for God’s blessings on all.
I am so sorry about Brian. Nothing we could posibly say can convey the thoughts that we all want to say to you, but just know that we are here for you, and we understand how you feel.