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My Frank is free

pittsburghgal

Senior member
Joined
Jan 7, 2016
Messages
533
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
11/2011
Country
US
State
PA
City
Pittsburgh
My dear husband of 40 years and best friend, Frank, passed away early this morning. My daughter and I held his hand and he passed peacefully.

He handled this disease with such grace and was always optimistic. He is home with the Lord and now dancing, talking, and especially eating-- all the things he missed so very much.

I have such a deep hole in my heart but am so grateful that this is finally over for both of us. I cared for him by myself and it has been such a very long journey. It will take me a while to adapt to a life outside of ALS.

Thank you to all of you who gave me your support and answered my questions. Thank you, Laurie, for all your help with bipap settings. Thank you, Tillie, for giving us a reason to smile looking at your wonderful koalas. Thank you, Kate, for messaging me when I was so down that I felt I would never recover.

Rest in peace, my Love, until we meet again.

Sharon
 

Jrzygrl

Senior member
Joined
Feb 14, 2017
Messages
611
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
08/2014
Country
US
State
NJ
City
X
Sharon,

I am so very sorry. You and Frank had such a long hard journey. I am glad to hear that his passing was peaceful. In the end, I think that is the best we can hope for them. He is now flying free.

I pray that the love you shared brings you comfort and peace. Hugs, my friend. ❤
 

Nikki J

Moderator
Joined
Mar 22, 2012
Messages
8,432
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
04/2014
Country
US
State
MA
City
Boston
I am sorry for your loss, glad he is free and had a peaceful passing.

he was very lucky to have you
 

KarenNWendyn

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Moderator
Joined
Jul 29, 2017
Messages
3,401
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
07/2017
Country
US
State
OR
City
Southern Oregon
I’m sorry for your loss. Fly free, Frank.
 

lgelb

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Moderator
Joined
Nov 5, 2009
Messages
8,149
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
00/0000
Country
US
State
WA
City
Seattle
Sharon,

You gave Frank everything you had, and then more. There is a life past ALS, though not without it, that you will reclaim.

Much peace and strength to you and your daughter.

Best,
Laurie
 

nona

Distinguished member
Joined
Oct 1, 2018
Messages
279
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
02/2015
Country
US
State
NH
City
NEW LONDON
Sharon, you are in my thoughts.
 

Kristina1

Senior member
Joined
Jan 26, 2017
Messages
791
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
03/2017
Country
US
State
MA
City
Grafton
I'm so sorry for your loss, Sharon.
 

Wilson2009

Distinguished member
Joined
May 4, 2017
Messages
188
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
01/2017
Country
US
State
KS
City
Lenexa
Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your daughter. Fly free Frank!
 

KateEmerson

Senior member
Joined
Apr 23, 2016
Messages
504
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
09/2013
Country
US
State
MA
City
Boston
Sharon,

I am so sorry for your loss of Frank. I am glad that his passing was peaceful and that you were able to share your love to the end. I hope you can find comfort in that you gave him all you had for so many years. Wishing you healing, comfort, and peace. Kate
 

blitzc

Distinguished member
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
290
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
01/2018
Country
US
State
OH
City
Massillon
Sharon, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved.
 

affected

Guru status reached
Joined
Apr 26, 2013
Messages
12,239
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
05/2013
Country
OZ
State
AU
City
lala land
Oh Sharon, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. It is so heartbreaking to lose the very best to this beast. Yet I can tell that Frank has left you with so very much by the person that he was and you carry that forever and it can't be taken from you.
Much love to you - the other side is hard in its own way too, but you have family here 💗
 

JimInVA

Forum Supporter
Senior member
Joined
May 29, 2014
Messages
809
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
04/2014
Country
US
State
VA
City
Poquoson
Sharon - I'm sorry for the loss of your best friend and husband. May you find that he continues to steady you as you make your way in each new day.

My best...

Jim
 

ARCG

Distinguished member
Joined
Oct 12, 2016
Messages
142
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
1/2015
Country
US
State
TX
City
Houston
Sharon,

Sorry for your loss, you we’re an amazing caregiver, hope you find some comfort and peace in that going forward. Annie
 

MarieLaure

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Distinguished member
Joined
May 16, 2018
Messages
242
Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
10/2015
Country
FR
State
Ile de France
City
mortcerf
So sorry for your loss. Hugs
 

Narrowminded

Extremely helpful member
Joined
Apr 30, 2016
Messages
2,591
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
07/2007
Country
US
State
PA
City
Pittsburgh
Sharon I am so very sorry for your loss, and at the same time thankful Frank has gained his wings and is residing in heaven Hopefully he and Brian will meet each other and do some of that dancing together. So happy you and your daughter could be by his side. You are in my prayers for peace and strength.

Hugs
 
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