I Lost My Teen Daughter To A Prescription Drug Overdose

The death of my beautiful 18-year-old daughter Mikhaila on May 5, 2012 from a prescription drug overdose has changed me and my world forever. I continue to try to find meaning to what has happened and seem to always fall short of a meaning that is acceptable. I wasn't a part of her life until the last year, and I understand my part in her demise. I continue to struggle with this daily and I don't believe I will ever be the same again...
memocentella memocentella 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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No we wont be the same people again, our children were our lives,you are 6 months into your grief, what you feel is very normal, it will take a long time, but time you have to aloud, as the days go by, you will have comfort, and that comes on its own, you don;t have to look for it it will just happen, my heart goes out to you, so far for I to lost a big part of my life, my son Charles, the one person in this world i thought I will never live with out, but I surprised my self and saying here I am, we must live for our child, because in doing this it will keep our children a live, you must prey even in your darkest hours, when we grieve, god hears us, thats when it has true meaning, my heart weeps with you, I grieved like you do, but one two people feel the same, if you have to scream out do so, your love for your child is strong, let it out, there will be time you will fall, and thats ok, it just mean your trying, no one said this was going to be easy, and the lord knows its not, but it takes him to give us strength, so call him, he heres you, If you need someone to call on you can call me, my number is 347-971-8345 my name is Diana, call me at any time I'm here for you, love and many hugs


I just stumbled across this looking for a specific tattoo and I was taken by suprise to see Misha on Google. My name is Dawn Henry and I was at the hospital and also at her service. I am friends with Dayna and her family. I think of Misha often and cannot believe a year is arriving. My heart goes out to you. God bless

Sorry to hear of your loss, and that you had so little time with her. She is beautiful. I know your memories will always be bittersweet. I have four of my own and I know I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel. Hugs

thanks indie. everyday is a struggle. i have a blog, but i haven't been motivated to update it lately........thanks again

Sorry for your loss, i know how you feel. we should go before our children. my son died in march. 6 months already and i miss him more everyday. i am getting counselling and it helps a bit but I am learning we will never stop grieving, we just learn to live with the pain. I am also reading lots of books on grief and self help. take care of yourself

thank you for your kind words.

Hello: I wrote this for a friend, it is nothing but words but I hope it helps..........Doctor GS<br />
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LOSS<br />
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The pain surfaces again;<br />
I feel alone and abandoned.<br />
My tears fall uncontrollably;<br />
My memories sharp and clear<br />
a catalyst to the waves of pain I feel. <br />
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I feel consumed by my loss.<br />
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My thoughts echo in my mind;<br />
My heart races to nowhere.<br />
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I know the journey for her is a new beginning<br />
But what about<br />
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I know light will come again to<br />
bathe me in warmth....but when?<br />
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Thank you

I am sorry to hear about your loss. and sometimes theres just no way of finding a meaning with so many questions. But she will always be in your heart. You shouldnt be so hard on yourself. She was blessed to have a father who obviously cared this much for her. i know you may have wanted her in your life longer but now whats important is the time you got to share with her. i wish you all the best in your grieving time.

Thank you smiley. You are right I am greatful for the time that I had with her. But I would trade my entire life for 5 more minutes to be able to hold her and tell her that I love her.