Daddy has left us

Hi all. I'm sad to say this morning that daddy passed away yesterday afternoon. I'm very sad to have him gone, but thank god that his fight with this horrible disease was short. Going from not knowing anything was wrong in May of 2016 having a fall and hip surgery and then finding out in June that he has this disease and the trauma progressed it to the point he never walked again. Then suffering a stroke 2 weeks ago and I believe that trauma progressed it quite a bit further. My heart still aches for all of you still going through this. You all have great advise and are such an amazing support group. Thanks to each and every one of you.

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  • Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • My sincerest condolences to you and your family

    Sending much love x

  • Condolences. It's been a hard and fast slippery slope for you all. I am sorry. But like you said no more suffering. I hope you too can recover and move on...mot the same as it used to be but with pain comes wisdom ...I suppose....


    He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds Psalm 147:3

  • Dear Lucy, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your father. May he rest in peace, finally free from this evil disease. I hope you can take comfort, that his decline into PSP was a short and he didn't have to suffer the indignities of the illness for many years, like so many of our loved ones have had to suffer.

    Sending big hug and much love

    Lots of love


  • Dear Lucy, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Perhaps sometime if you care to you might tell us something about his life and yours. I have come to feel very passionately that we should celebrate the lives lived, and too often all we know of a person in this lovely community is that he or she had psp or is caring for someone with the disease. Love and peace, Easterncedar

  • Hi Easterncedar. Here's a little about my father and a funny story. Dad was did electrical work in the construction field most of his life. We grew up in a small town so we always were together as a family at dinner time and in the evenings watching TV or just horsing around. We lived in the Midwest area of the US and later moved towards the southwestern part of the US. He continued in the same line of work. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved going to bluegrass festivals and listening to music. He and my mom would travel all around the area to the different festivals. He loved playing with his grandchildren growing up. His name was Clyde. One time when he was in the hospital his nurse came in and introduced herself as Bonnie. He told her his name was Clyde. She looked offended and stomped out of his room. A few minutes later she came back and was laughing and said "Your name really is Clyde." He wasn't always the best patient, but he always made the nurses and CNA's laugh. In his last few days all the staff in his nursing home came in to see him with tears in their eyes. I'll always miss him, but thankful he didn't have to suffer long. I pray someday there will be a cure for these horrible diseases, or better yet a way to prevent them.

    Thank you.

  • That's wonderful, thank you! Your father sounds like a really great guy. The nurse must have been a bit chagrined!

  • Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family. May bright angels surround you all and carry your father home to God and peace.

  • I lost my husband 5 years ago today I can understand the way you must be feeling we found out only in December 2011 of his pep and he passed away 22nd February 2012 courage to you all xx

  • i agree with everyone

    lol jill


  • Condolences to you and yours Lucy.

    I'm sorry, but as you say he is free of it now.

  • Thinking of you

  • So sorry for the sad loss of your dear father. God bless you and your family. Marie

  • condolences to you all.He is now at peace from the dreaded disease xx

  • Dear Lucy 602. What a sad loss, but what a blessing too, for your father. Sending you love and prayers. X

  • Dear Lucy, I'm so so sorry for your loss, perhaps it was a blessing his suffering was short, both for him and for you and your mum....

    Sending you both my love....

    Pat xx

  • May you and your family find peace.

  • So very sorry to hear. Xx

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