My mother passed away tonight


    It's been a long road, taking care of her over the last 4 years since she got cancer along with her 7 back and 3 neck/spinal surgeries for cancer related kyphoplasties as well as degenerating disk condition. Not to mention the broken fusions on both her ankles that they didn't want to risk reparing, making her non abulatory for most of the 4 years. I posted last year when she attempted suicide. She succeeded but I found her just a minute after she stopped breathing due to hearing her aspiration sounds, and did CPR and she breathed on a machine for a week before waking back up.

    Since then, she's been in palliative care here at home, the 19 bed hospital and no hospice in her home town made palliative home care her only option, as the closest assisted living is 1.5 hours each way from her home and family support. Fuck that. So we've been taking care of her at home since then in shifts, the last 3 months since she lost the use of her arms as well meant hand feeding her food, water and meds for several months. On little to no sleep, I've been in the drone zone for the last 3months and have been awake for 4 days straight now as she'd lost her ability to take in fluids, recognize me, etc, so forgive me if I babble or make even less sense than normal.

    She fought, it was 4 days of hell, watching someone who has starved to death (she lost 65 lbs in 3 months and was 85 lbs instead of her normal weight when she passed) isn't especially pleasent. I've seen enough people leave this earth in worse manners, but not the woman who brought me into this world exactly 3 hours from now 44 years ago. Not the best birthday gift I've received, but not nearly the worst, as her pain is over at last, and that's all I can ask for.

    Being able to throw the odd post in here while sitting at her bedside really helped keep my mind off things, and keep me busy doing something while sitting in that chair.

  • So very sorry for all she was going through and for all you are and were going through, Gman. You are an amazing son to her. I really can't imagine a more loving and devoted son.

    Now both of you can rest. She's in a far better place now.

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  • very sorry to hear this, gman. I know how difficult and hurtful this is for you. All the best to you and yours.

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  • That's horrible. My sincere condolences for your loss Gman. Cancer took my Mom in 2009. Thankfully her ordeal took "only" eight months. The worst day of my life was when she begged me to kill her. A part of me still wish I had.

  • I don't know what to say that anybody else already hasn't but I dread the day that I will lose my mother.

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    - If the unknowns respond with precise, regimented rifle fire, they are British.

    - If they respond with heavy machinegun fire, they are German.

    - If nothing happens for a few minutes, then your whole position gets leveled by artillery, they are American.

    - If they surrender, they're French.


  • That's terrible. So sorry for your loss.

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  • Condolences.

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