Just to let you all know, my sister Karen passed away yesterday morning RIP

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  1. Trollheart

    Trollheart Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 5, 2007
    I'm sure this is in the wrong place but you'll forgive me as my head is somewhere completely else at the moment. Please feel free to move it to the appropriate forum. Thanks.

    I haven't been here for a long time; been very depressed. I was just starting to come out of it when Karen, whom as most of you know is my sister who suffered with MS (Multiple Schlerosis) became unable to swallow and I had to bring her into hospital. To my terror, they took her immediately to the Emergency Resuscitation ward, but she came out of that alive and was moved to a high dependency ward. On Friday they moved her down to a less urgent care ward. I was concerned: she was asleep almost all of the time my other sister and I visited but she woke up a little when they were moving her.

    Yesterday morning at 0800 I got a call from the hospital to tell me her condition had deteriorated and I should get in fast. I broke my neck trying to get a taxi but I arrived too late and she had already gone. I am, as you may imagine, heartbroken. Karen was my world. For 17 years I looked after her, 13 of those as her fulltime carer. I have no idea what I'm going to do now. My whole reason for living for the last almost two decades is gone. I'm numb, I'm hollow, I'm at the lowest ebb I have ever been. My darling, beautiful, kind and gentle baby sister has gone to be with my mother and my auntie Eileen. I will miss her forever.
  2. Crazy 4 Xmas Lights

    Crazy 4 Xmas Lights Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Kanto, Poké-World
    This is one of those occasions when "I'm very sorry" seems insufficient. :(

    Our thoughts and prayers go with you.
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  3. Trollheart

    Trollheart Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 5, 2007
    Thank you you're very kind.
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  4. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Counting All the Sheep in the Sky Moderator

    Jan 10, 2003
    I know that words will largely be inadequate, but I am so very sorry for your loss. All my sympathies to you.
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  5. JoseNoodles

    JoseNoodles Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 18, 2018
    I am sorry for your loss, but I hope you can take comfort knowing that you did everything you could to take care of her. I'm sure she was proud to have a sibling like you.
  6. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    My sincerest condolences. Very few people in this word have a sibling as devoted as you were to your sister.
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  7. Bah Humbug

    Bah Humbug Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    Gary Mitchell¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Florida
    I'm so sorry for your loss @Trollheart. I'm glad that she had you to take care of her.
  8. flandry84

    flandry84 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 24, 2007
    Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
    I’m so very sorry for your troubles.
    As someone above said ,all you can do is take solace in the fact that you did your best by your family.
    Take some time and be good to yourself.
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  9. Mrs. Silvercrest

    Mrs. Silvercrest Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 25, 2019
    I am so sorry. I like what flandry84 said in the above. Be good to yourself and yeah, it is about time. Thanks for sharing, I think it is fine that you put it here.
  10. Non Sync

    Non Sync Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 9, 2002
    Hiding from the NARA, I've said too much...
    My deepest condolences. Try and take comfort from knowing that she is beyond any pain or limitations and that you were there for her when she needed it the most. Find a grief consoling group to help you cope.
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  11. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 27, 2003
    Ottawa, Canada
    Though she was a stranger to me, I grieve with you.
  12. KimMH

    KimMH NOT CrazyEwok. Premium Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    other space
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    At least there is no more pain from doctors prodding…
  14. Finngle Bells

    Finngle Bells Bad Batch of TrekBBS Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006
    Sorry for your loss
  15. Yule Cat

    Yule Cat Geek Grrl Premium Member

    Jul 22, 2021
    Commander Troi - Phoenix AZ
    I'm very sorry of your loss. *hugs*
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  16. Rudolph the Redshirt Reindeer

    Rudolph the Redshirt Reindeer That Guy Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    My condolences.
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