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I lost the love of my life Friday evening. My wife, Linda, passed away around 9:15PM Friday, January 6, from complications of her Alzheimer's. She will be missed but she is in a better place and no longer struggling with pain. Her mom and I were able to be with her in the last few hours of life. The last thing I told her was I loved her and it was okay to let go. She actually reacted to what I said and I'm so grateful that she heard me.

The greatest joy for me was being together on the boat in the Bahamas for 5 wonderful and glorious years. What a great time we had and we did it when we were young enough to have enjoyed it!!

My wife had been declining rapidly in the last few months, her motor skills were all but gone. She no longer could walk and could only with assistance or tolerate solid foods. One of the last things to go was her ability to swallow, no oral meds or even liquids.

Hospice was great, my wife was struggling for breath but the nursing staff could only administer small amounts of morphine which simply was not enough. When hospice took over her care they were able to give her enough to make her significantly
more comfortable, it made her passing much easier.


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Prayers and Sorrow for your loss, hope you can find some peace.
 
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Prayers for your wife and your family. My condolences.


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I'm so sorry.


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Sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers




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Sorry for your loss.

Remember those years on the boat.


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Hospice is an absolute blessing. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife. If there is something we can do, please don't hesitate to ask.


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Thanks for sharing with us a little bit about your lovely wife.

I'm glad she's finally at peace. God bless you both.


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Prayers for you and your wife. What you wrote is a notice to us to take advantage of "now". My condolences.



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Prayers for you.

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I'm sorry for your loss. She's in a much better place now. I'm so happy you got a moment of clarity to say you love her and goodbye.

You will be in my prayers tonight.



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I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory always be for a blessing.




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I'm so sorry for you great loss. My condolences.



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I'm so sorry, Jim! My deepest condolences!


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my condolences.

I'm glad she is no longer suffering and at peace


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I'm so sorry for your loss, Alzheimer's is such a horrible disease. Prayers for you and your family.



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Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
 
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Terrible disease, enjoy the memories of the many good times you had together.
 
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