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I Held Someone As They Died

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    My Grandma Mumsie. May She R. I. P.

    When i was drinking back in my late 20's and early 30's, i moved in with my grandmother so my mom could keep working fulltime.  i had nothing else going on, so i would spend half of my time with her and then the other half drinking at the bar.But i was there.Through the broken...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Apr 15, 2011

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    Final Goodbye

    My dad was always my biggest cheerleader. I could always count on him to cheer me up when I needed it and calm my fears when I woke from a bad dream. So when after 2 yrs of chronic emphysema and countless weeks confined to hospital bed on a ventilator, I was were he needed me to...
    Losingmymind Losingmymind 51-55, T 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Death Is Part Of Life!

    I've held hands and prayed for numerous family members as they passed. 3 uncles-dad-a brother to suicide- 4 aunts and then the hard one---MOM. THIS IS A CALLING ALL MUST EVENTUALLY HEAR. it is as certain as anything in this world. just like facing a fear of height by looking down...
    existenceisfutile existenceisfutile 51-55, M Apr 15, 2012

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    You Never Know What You Would Be Called To Do Out Of Love

    At 25 years old learned my dad had cancer. Went through all of the stuff that comes with cancer. With test, surgeries, chemo, and test holding your breath. Some good times in between because surgery bought that. Then down 7 tumors in the brain and radiation treatments, which...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    Dad

    I held my dad when he passed away, the hospital rang me at about 2am I rang my brother and just ran to the hospital, it was all locked up, but I found a security guard, he let me in, I ran upto the ward, and sat by my dads bed, he was struggling breathing, shotly after that he...
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    My Brother And His Cancer

    My brother was only 40 years old when he passed away a year and a half ago. None of our family members have had cancer, so to us, it was "way out there"..., something that happens to other people. He used to work for a major TV network, always surrounded by people and...
    sunnysungirl sunnysungirl 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    I Did

    Its not something I will ever forget, for all the wrong resons. I wouldn't wish it apon ANYONE.........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    Remebering Isabel

    My family and I were out for a drive. We were at a stop sign ready to pull out on a six lane road. Traffic was heavy. There was a car across the street waiting to turn in where we were. Some men in a truck waved the car to pass and cross even though the car driver couldnt see...
    Shellykins Shellykins 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15, 2009

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    It Happened To Me Twice

    I work in a field where this sort of thing sometimes happens. The first time was a man with emphysema, who had compensated as far as he could and then just suddenly went downhill in the space of a few hours. I was in his room, and I saw him turn the corner from being able to...
    joesdog joesdog 41-45, M Jan 25, 2011

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    I Held Daddy's Hand Until the End

    May 19, 2006, my daddy went home to be with the Lord.  He had just had a birthday on May 8.  He suffered from C.O.P.D. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)  This disease is harsh and has mercy on nobody.  Daddy was a good man in every way that he could...
    mycatgus mycatgus 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    I Held My Dad's Hand And Gave Him The Permission To Pass

    I held my dad's hand as he died from cancer and gave him the permission to pass to a world of no pain. My sister and I were laying on the bed with him. He was in so much pain from the cancer. I never did stop talking with him. As he got close to the end, my sister and I both...
    marthajc marthajc 56-60, F Apr 18, 2011

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    When I was really young (I believe it was the

    second grade), I was forcibly introduced by seating arrangement to a pretty (but bratty and snobbish) little brunette girl named Sheri who used to tease me to the brink of insanity. We were from completely different worlds in almost every aspect (socio-economic backgrounds...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I Was 18 And Just Came Home From School

    I can remember the day as if it was right now. My grandfather was dying and I can remember my mom calling me to let me know that he was gonna go soon, I remember speeding home and listening to this weird song by the killers with the lyrics "everything will be all right" and I...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I Was Honored!

      I HELD SOMEONE AS THEY DIED. It happened in the early 90’s.  I had befriended an elderly lady and became close to her.     Though her children lived there in the city, I was the one who did much of what she needed.  I was the one who would...
    SHAWNTWAIN SHAWNTWAIN 51-55, M 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    It Was An Accident

    i was 16 years old and it was friday the 13th 2005. i was never supersticious before this tragic day. i had just got off from my waitressing job, and so did my 15 year old friend. this friend was the jerk friend that would do things just because he knew you didn't want him to...
    nikki6788 nikki6788 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    My father died when I was 9. I feel like I missed out on getting to know him as an adult. I'm not close with his side of the family, by my own choice. I feel like I am who I am...
    LoveMusicDreams LoveMusicDreams 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My brother just died suddenly because of pancreatitis. My mother found him on the floor of her basement and called 911. At first, we were hoping he would get better. But the next...
    justasiam justasiam 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    The closest person to me in the whole world died last summer, he was my best friend and the man I planned on marrying and having kids with. Everyday for the past year and a half...
    manning222 manning222 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    does anyone else ever really miss someone they barley know but no matter how hard they try to stop thinking about then they keep thinking about the person anyway...? any...
    kittenlover2014 kittenlover2014 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    After I'd adjusted to living next door to a daycare, my mom started drinking coffee with a lady who had a boy my age. He was some bigger but way stronger than me. At times he was...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 5 hrs ago

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    I seriously wish! I wanna be held so badly.
    Devinwevin Devinwevin 18-21, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So I broke my ribs the other day and I waited a long time before going in and I guess my ribs punctured something in me so I almost died of internal bleeding :/
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    when i was a year old i got real sick couldnt keep down any fluids had a high fever low blood pressuer after a weel they began to make funeral arangments for me. as a last effort...
    verdeguy verdeguy 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    I think so... This happened in July: I went to the annual carnival with my boyfriend. He thought it opened at one, but he was wrong and we sat around until opening time at five o...
    milldc milldc 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I have an emotionally unavailable, passive aggressive husband. Where does he get it? His parents. His parents are divorced and both had a part in ruining him but his mom had the...
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F Nov 24

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    A really good friend of mine passed away in the last week. He got sober about the same time as me about a couple of months after I stopped drinking so did he. I met him on his...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 27

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    My boyfriend died a year ago today....it was our 1 year anniversary and he was taking me to a fancy restaurant but we had to go through a really bad part of town.(we were both...
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F Nov 22

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    I am so depressed 10 weeks ago my husband went to the doctor with hip pain they thought he had bursitis and gave him an injection, a week later he was no better. He was then sent...
    maggiemaemore maggiemaemore 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My grandpa...the only one that meant anything to me out of my blood relation. I never met him until I was 13. We weren't super close, we didn't visit often, but I could completely...
    orchids2blu orchids2blu 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My goat died 3 days ago she was a mother and suppose to have another baby :.( she died mysterious she was health she was put up with the other goats Yesterday my boy goat his name...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I feel like everyone has this ideal person that they would fall in love with, the perfect combination of good looks, intelligence, and humor. That person is physically attractive...
    loverofthelight95 loverofthelight95 18-21, F a week ago

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    it's hurts the most when someone uses you it hurts even more when you fall in love with them and you tried so hard to help them just for them to addmit they used you
    dannydarko178 dannydarko178 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Someone offered to do me a favor on Friday without me asking and then rescheduled last minute for Monday . Didn't find out until Sunday night they was a bust too. wtf ..... Woosah...
    Sanonymous1 Sanonymous1 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Just had the call, my mum was in tears, a part of our American family has died after a long battle with ill health. Though you know it's coming it doesn't take away the...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    'Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the house. Not a creature was stirring...Except for a mouse. She'd curled up with her kerchief, After a few nightcaps, And was...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    When my boyfriend passed away I didn't want to see his body. I went to the funeral home at the last minute. He was scheduled to be cremated... They said because I called all they...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    53 outrageous but honest thoughts that go through most people's minds when someone doesnt text them back for a couple days! 1. OMG hes ignoring me 2. What a player 3. Probably...
    Mandycandi3 Mandycandi3 18-21 1 Response Dec 2

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    I came back from shopping on a Monday morning some years ago and there was commotion in the park near our place. A guy had a bucket of water and wet towel over his head. A team had...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn...
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F Nov 28

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    My ex boyfriend overdosed and died. He drank himself to death, among other drugs. I stopped talking to him a few months ago because I was afraid I would get into trouble being...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    It's been 8 months, 22 days and 5 hours since she died and it still feels the same when I first heard the news. Jozlyn. My darling niece. The day she died, I collapsed to the...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F Dec 3

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    My best friend Andro (I have no idea why he didn't spell it "Andrew") died about 3 years ago. He just developed an arrhythmia out of nowhere, and he was dead by the time the...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M Dec 4

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    I have a necklace that ever time I open the locket I cry... It has a breast cancer sign on the outside of the locket When I pone it i see a pic of my dead grandma She died from...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    My best friend growing up died over 2 years ago. I still find memories of him float up in my everyday life. I joined this group to see what is more common with grief. He was...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm starting to get pretty damn lonely. I haven't ever been held at night but for some odd reason I like to imagine someones arms holding me.
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    In March, my family lost one of its most beloved members. Her name was Kelli and for nearly two years she fought chordoma, a spinal cancer. She was so courageous, inspiring, and...
    greatgig91 greatgig91 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It's been a while since I last was hugged with love. Or held in someone's arms when being under a warm blanky. I need a place to die in peace. Or just someone to comfort me irl...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Nov 22

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