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pittsburghgal

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Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
11/2011
Country
US
State
PA
Roger, I am so sorry for your loss of your wife. It was beautiful the way you made her last Christmas the way she wanted it. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon
 

Jrzygrl

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Feb 14, 2017
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543
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
08/2014
Country
US
State
NJ
Very sorry for your loss.

You did a wonderful thing giving her the last Christmas as she wanted it. And then she went on her terms.

Wishing you peace.
 

texastc

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269
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
09/2013
Country
US
State
Texas (TX)
Roger, so sorry for your loss. Real glad you had the time. Shes free now, get some rest. You deserve it. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and yours.

tc
 

Bestfriends14

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Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
644
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
05/2017
Country
CA
State
Alberta (AB)
I'm so very sorry for your loss, Roger. It sounds like you truly made your love's last Christmas memorable and special for her.

My thoughts are with you and your family.
 

wmilo

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Joined
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Messages
38
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2017
Country
US
State
PA
Roger, I'm very sorry for your loss - fifty-four years together is amazing. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of those days. It was very touching, and the more so knowing that it pictures the many ways our CALS care for their PALS every day.

With sincere sympathy,
Bill
 

Buckhorn

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Jan 3, 2016
Messages
725
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
12/2015
Country
US
State
PA
Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you one day find peace. Your lady was lucky to have you as a loving CALS in her life.
 

Roger4143

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21
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
05/2017
Country
US
State
TX
I picked the wrong title for my thread. With ALS there really is no “end of the road”. At first I felt so much relief when my PALS passed. I couldn’t make myself miss the trapped person that was my wife. Two weeks later I am sure missing the girl I had before this horrible disease grabbed us. Planning for a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, we chose pictures for the video to be shown there. I assure you, there were no pictures of the last two years. Another reason it was a bad title is that the lessons I learned and am still learning show that I’m still on the road. My compassion for fellow ALS sufferers, caregivers and family included, continues to grow. My appreciation for the stories here, so honestly told and proudly owned, continues to grow. So maybe the title should have been, “sharing the road”. Thanks!
 

Nikki J

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Mar 22, 2012
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7,576
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
04/2014
Country
US
State
MA
I would be happy to retitle this to sharing the road or anything else you wish. Let me know
 

Eldavia

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Joined
Feb 2, 2018
Messages
14
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
07/2017
Country
CA
State
BC
Sorry for late note of condolence.. I find it heartbreaking to hear your story and others so close to my husbands death, so I'm not keeping a close eye here. .. What a wonderful memory you will carry of your last weeks together, doing your best to make her happy . True love, no regrets.. hoping you are surviving this very difficult stage.
 

Jlynn

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Joined
Mar 16, 2016
Messages
386
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
12/2015
Country
US
State
NH
Oh Roger...you are so right. We share this road and my personal experience has been that I am still drawn here even though it's been 16 months since my PALS passed away. Maybe it's because I know that you all know exactly how I feel and what I have gone through on this journey when most around me don't. I read what others are going through and how they are feeling and I feel it, I really feel it and I want to comfort them even if it's in a small way. The stories of all of the PALS and CALS heroes inspire me in life. i think I'm having a bad day and then I come here and read their stories and check myself realizing that others have real issues to deal with and do it with such grace. ALS doesn't just leave us because our loved ones have been set free.
 

Miav123

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Joined
Aug 26, 2016
Messages
47
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
08/2016
Country
CA
State
Ontario
I am so sorry for your loss, Roger. My dad passed away last year after 51 years of marriage to my mom. Give yourself lots of time to mourn and try to surround yourself as much as possible with your friends and family. Big hugs.
 
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