Thank You!

Thank You!

My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease four years ago. This disease gripped him with a mighty ferocity and devastated him in very little time. Caring for him was probably the hardest thing I've ever done...I grieved for him, laughed with him, cried with him, because through it all it was my absolute mission to ensure that my dad was at home and surrounded by the people who loved him the same way he had always loved us.

Sunday night at 10:06, our Heavenly Father relieved him of his suffering and took him home. Not only is he relieved of his suffering, he is Back Together Again with my beloved mother, the love of his life for 71 years.

Finding HealthUnlocked was a Godsend. Reading everyone's posts, especially Randy's first person accounts, reading your responses to my posts were amazingly supportive. Even more so than my actual support group. Thank you for being here. I cannot express what HealthUnlocked has meant to me.

I pray God's blessing on this community, to those of you who are walking this path and to the caregivers who walk it with you.

Stephanie

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  • Stephanie -- What a beautiful photo portrait of your father! I feel I can see in it the person he was as a young man. I wish you all the best in your years ahead.

  • Thank you for sharing this Stephanie. All the best to you.

  • Stephanie,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know first hand how difficult this loss is yet at the same time it is such a feeling of relief that your loved one's suffering is finally over. At first, the feelings of relief gave me some feeling of guilt. I've come to see this was wrong. I was correct in celebrating their freedom from pain and suffering. And you should be too. Celebrate your father's life and all that you shared, remember the good but don't completely forget the bad, those were bonding moments as well. And thank you for your kind comments, I can only pray that I was able to lend you some measure of comfort along the way. Please stay with us and visit often. You are valued. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    Randy

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