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Oct 31, 2006
Hi all,
I haven't posted here in quite some time but the people on this forum are so supportive.
When I posted here everyone felt like family.

My Wife and best friend "Susan" passed away Saturday night at 10:30pm. I was by her side along with her nurse. We watched as she took her last breath while sleeping. ALS never beat her. She never complained and always smiled. I knew she was a strong person but until her battle with this disease, I didn't know just how strong she really was. Susan is loved and will be missed tremendously.


I'm so very sorry for your loss.

It sounds as if, indeed, she was a true fighter and had plenty of spirit!

I hope you find peace in knowing she is in a better place.
Jon, my heart aches for you, my friend. Your sweet Susan is now free of pain. Als is such a bad disease, it turns our world inside out, and the pain it causes.................there are no words to describe it. I, like you Jon, held my son as he took his last breath. What an experience! I watched my baby be born, I was fully awake as the doc delivered my baby, I heard his cry. I heard the doc say, "It's a boy." (Chuckle) what's so funny is that I felt the "thump" when he laid my baby on my tummy, and then he cut his umbelical cord. Jon, I heard my baby's cry right after he was born, and I was wiping his tears from his face as he was dying. Again, what an experience! Als is a bad disease, hated by so many, but it has a side to it with a little dignity. It gives you a chance to say good bye to your loved ones, it makes such a strong person out of you. Am I making any sense? One thing for sure Jon, once this da#n disease is introduced to you, you will never, ever forget it.

May God bless you, Jon. Am pleased to hear that you could be by your sweet Susan's side, I am sure she was aware of that. May she rest in peace, and may God give you peace and comfort. Don't be a stranger, keep us posted.



I am very sorry for your loss, may your Susan rest in peace.

Baja California, México
Cals to late husband Jorge
Dx 10/17/05
Died 12/30/07
My condolences to you and your family Jon.
I am sorry for your loss, Jon. There really is not much else to say at a time like this. Please keep in touch as you grieve the loss of your beloved wife. Cindy
I hope you can grieve fully and be at peace. I'm so sorry you lost your dear friend and wife to such a disease. But like Irma said, ALS gives you a chance to say goodbye and it definitely makes you a stronger person.
It sounds as if Susan was peaceful and I'm sure she felt such comfort knowing you were beside her.
I wish you comfort and peace as you go through the coming days, weeks, months, and as you see her things lying around. So many memories! Such sadness.
Take care, Jon. I'm glad you have felt like family here. We're all here for each other. Check in once in a while and let us know how you're getting on.
My condolences to you and your family Jon. May God grant you and your family peace.
My condolences to you and your family. Your wife sounded like a strong woman.
So sorry

Dear Jon,

I am so sorry for your loss. Try to take solice in that Susan is in a better place and it sounds like she died peacefully. I lost my husband and best friend to this dreadful disease in April. I am sure your pain is great. Take it one day at a time. Sometimes one hour or minute at a time. You are in my thoughts.
Dear Mike, Your saddest days are coming .When my son died I thought things would get better. I know he is in a better place. I just miss him so much. I still expect to hear the phone ring and hear him say Hi Mom.I hope you have someone to cry with and talk about happier times it is really important. Praying for you. Brenda
Hi Brenda, just read your post, and brought me to tears. I am walking in your shoes, dear. God bless you.

A lot of us remember Chad, Brenda. I know he would want you to be at peace. He was a fine young man. Cindy
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