Feeling pretty down today, Sorry

Used to play Crown Green Bowls many moons ago, Met a lovely elderly couple there and I and my then husband became firm friends,I divorced, But remained there friends About 7yrs ago his wife died, and Joe 82 was left alone, I used to pop in twice a week see how he was doing and help, until I became ill but I still visited if only to listen to some of his wonderful stories of the war years,rationing et and his favourite sports, Last Friday he fell and broke his hip, they operated on Saturday and unfortunately he suffered a massive stroke while under the anaesthetic and was in a coma, I was informed today that his body functions are shutting down and his brain scan showed no activity, They are moving him into a private room to allow his body to shut down slowly and in peace. It was such sad news as I was hoping he would pull through, He's in no pain they say,but he will never awaken now, God Bless You Joe, sleep soundly mate xx

It's made me rather weepy and weak now,

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  • So sorry. Not sure what to say except take care.

    Sue x x

  • Sorry to hear you are facing such a sad time. I hope you find comfort in your memories and know that we are here if you need us


  • So sorry for you.It's sounds like you had a lovely friendship and I am sure he will take that with him wherever he goes(Heaven)and you must keep your fond memories.I am sure he would not want you to be sad and was glad he had you for a friend.

  • Thanks everyone, yes he was a good old soldier, he'll be telling God all about the good ole days as he used to say to me. Thanks any way, The best to everyone. x

  • So sorry to hear your sad news. I am sure he cherished your friendship as much as you did his. Try and think of all the happy times and stay strong - I am sure he would hate to think of you being so sad. It will get easier although it doesnt feel like that right now. Sending you a *hug* x

  • Sorry to hear your bad news. I'm sure he will be taken care of in his final days. Remember the good ole times you spent with him. Thinking of you x

  • Am so sorry to hear your sad news, and i am sure when you are able to reflect a little without so many tears that you will be glad that he has shaken his earthly shackles, no more pain, and that he dear wife and he will be together once again. God Bless you and stay strong, for your dear friend xxxx

  • Sorry to hear your sad news, think about all the happy memories, take care, Mandy x

  • I will be thinking of you at this sad time. Take care x

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