I see so many new faces/names on the site. I've been busy for months caring for my Mom in CA (I live in SC) and I haven't been on the site for a bit....
My Loving Mom wanted to pass on at her home with myself and husband caring for her and by her side at death. She was afraid of dying alone and of dying in pain. We made SURE that neither of these things happened (with the help of hospice). My Sister is still useless even in the latest weeks... amazing.
Anyway - she was a fighter to the end (which I wished she wouldn't have been)... but she died with us present and in no pain, managed with drugs every two hours. Tired yes... regrets, None.
Yes, she passed from her 3rd bout of Cancer - breast, breast again, then metastesized. But it started over 10 years ago. While the last year has been hard for her (she was 82)... she had a good, long life that I am grateful for.
I will miss our shopping trips... I will miss how we could spend HOURS rummaging through jewelry sales at the stores... I will miss her love for riding behind my husband on our motorcycle and so much more.
I was her voice on this site - and I read her MANY of the posts from so many of you. She would THANK YOU for the support and kindness not just for herself, but for her daughter... me.
Judy & Mom (whose name I never mentioned... and it is "Dina".