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cindykay

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Registered: 6/5/09
Life
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 11:21 AM
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Just updating life as it is. I read the struggles each of you continue through and I remember the pain and anguish. I feel so fortunate that my daughter will have 19 months clean and today is my inspiration and hope. The tables have turned and she is there for me as my father suffered a stroke in May and was recently diagnosed as being in the final stages of pancreatic cancer. He is currently in Hospice and we live each moment with him as if it is our last. My little grandson born 4 months ago was recently diagnosed with albinism and I am attempting to come to terms with the realization he is legally blind. I continue to state the Serenity Prayer and Let Go, Let God. I pray for peace for all on this forum and again, miracles can and do happen. I ask for prayers of peace and comfort for my dad in his final days. As my mom told me last week, the path has been made, we now just have to follow the footsteps and know we are being led.


JLP2

Posts: 64
Registered: 2/22/10
Re: Life
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 6:44 PM
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I'm so sorry for all you are going through. I send prayers for you and your family as you join your dad on this final journey. It is hard yet such a privilege to be a part of it and a good hospice team is an absolute God send. I know little about albinism but I have a feeling you will find good and this child will have special gifts, never discovered without it. I'm so thankful for your daughters recovery and I think of her often as I look for that ray of hope for my own son. Thinking of you.


heartbroken mom

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Registered: 8/16/10
life
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 8:17 PM
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life as parents of an addict: today my addict stopped by with "the boyfriend" he works, and amazingly has the same hours as my daughter the opiate drug addict. i find every day conversation difficult. I am depressed and i see a counselor & a LADAC specialist. I am still angry and sad that my addict can not deal with everyday life. she likes living with other peopling and not haveing responsibilities. I am drinking more.


Ann

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Registered: 6/6/09
Re: life
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 10:25 PM
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Heartbrokenmom,,,I know the feelings that you are having all too well. My heart goes out to you. I know it is so very hard but please remember to take care of yourself. Addiction is so heartbreaking and can almost paralyze us,,,so much so that we begin to become sick too. I know that I have been guilty of that and sometimes I still am.
Thinking of you tonight,
Ann


Ann

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Registered: 6/6/09
Re: Life
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 10:21 PM
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Cindykay, I think of the miracle of your daughter's recovery often. I am so sorry that you are going through all of this right now, but I am thankful that your daughter is well and supportive. I will keep you, your father and family close to my heart. I pray that your Dad's final days are comfortable and that he feels peace.
Love,
Ann


An addict's Mom

Posts: 143
Registered: 6/4/09
Re: Life
Posted: Aug 20, 2010 1:16 AM
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CindyKay, I am so sorry for your challenges and will pray for the right outcome for you all. What a far cry your relationship with your daughter is today and how lucky you are to have her. You are right. Miracles can and do Happen. Losing a parent is a tough life event no matter what age we are when it happens. And, what a shock to be told that your grandson is legally blind. Take care of yourself... I am thinking of you. Laura


cindykay

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Registered: 6/5/09
Re: Life
Posted: Sep 14, 2010 8:25 PM
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I just want to thank everyone for their prayers. We lost dad on August 19. After the diagnosis of the cancer, he hung on for a week to the day. He had no pain and we feel very fortunate for the months we watched him rehabilitate following the May 2 stroke. He showed all of us what a fighter he was. He was up and walking with a walker after doctors said he would never walk again. My addict daughter is such a comfort. She continues to call me daily to "check up" and see how I am doing. What a role reversal!!! Stay strong all of you and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


waterdance

Posts: 624
Registered: 6/10/09
Re: Life
Posted: Sep 15, 2010 1:00 AM
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Dear Cindykay, I'm sorry to hear about your father dying. It is so good to hear that your daughter is doing well. She's a strong woman. You are in my thoughts.The best to you and family, Deb





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