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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 9:02 am

As some of you know we had my mother-in-law move in with us so we can care for her last summer when she was diagnosed with bone cancer. This week things took a turn for the worse and she passed away at 1:20am this morning in her sleep surrounded by her two brothers and daughter (my wife) and was deeply loved.

After in-home hospice was contacted and hugging and crying died down I went outside for a smoke to reflect. I grabbed the jar of aged Dark Star that @blackhorse gave me some months ago and realized that she was the reason I switched back to pipes from cigars. I was stressed and smoking 4-5 cigars a day which is financially nutz. So I came back to rejoin the brotherhood here and reconnect. I find the ritual of the pipe much more enjoyable and relaxing than cigars. You guys have been great help for me mentally.

Thank you all!

-Geoff
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 9:58 am

So sorry to hear that Geoff. Hope things are going as they can in that situation
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 10:13 am

Sad thing to have to go through. Cherish her memories Geoff. My sincere condolences.


Cheers,

RR

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ftrplt

ftrplt

Age : 72
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 10:35 am

All sincerest condolences!! Tough losing a Mom!!! Sad FTRPLT
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BriarBeagle

BriarBeagle

Age : 47
Location : Laguna Niguel, CA
Registration date : 2016-11-08

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 11:20 am

Very sorry for your loss, Geoff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in reflection of all the good memories you have of her as a healthy person.

Best regards,

Loren
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 12:07 pm

This is something we all dread. Sincere condolences to you and your family members.

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Zanaspus

Zanaspus

Age : 56
Registration date : 2009-12-27

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 12:07 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sad
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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 60
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Geoff, sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere condolences from our family to yours.
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm

My condolences to you and your family also. I understand. Many of us have been caregivers to our parents in the past. My M-I-L was my smoking buddy! We would sit on the deck on a nice day. I'd light her cigarette for her and then light up a cigar for myself. Remember the good times.
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptyFri May 03, 2019 4:25 pm

Thank you all for your support! Whole thing seems so surreal. Family is doing well.
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Timbo

Timbo

Age : 43
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2015-01-18

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 12:53 am

My deepest condolences to you and yours Geoff, loosing the family matriarch is a sad day.
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 8:01 am

Again thank you all for allowing me to lean on your shoulder. This week developed quickly. She went to her doctor on Tuesday and doc told her she needs to go to the hospital. She refused. Doctor got in her face and asked if she understand the consequences of her decision. She said she did and her doctor cried. We got in-home hospice the next day and she deteriorated quickly. In-home hospice care was great and we had a number to call 24x7 if we had questions and we did. They handled everything.

I will likely be changing my general doctor to hers. Not often you find a doctor that cares.

Thank you all!

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eggman

Age : 48
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 9:18 am

So sorry for you and your families loss. Being with a sick family member in their time of need at the end is very hard. I went through it with my dad. I took a weeks vacation just to be with him 24/7. It was the hardest thing I ever done but so glad I did. I’m sure watching a sick family member was very hard for you too. Any person who can bring a elderly sick family member into their home and care for them til the end in is one hell of a great person.

My mother in law is going down slowly and will more than likely become my new roommate soon.


Again I’m very sorry for loss. And you are a awesome person for taking on that responsibility.
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Alottalatakia

Alottalatakia

Age : 52
Location : Brazil
Registration date : 2019-04-05

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 9:23 am

Sorry for your loss. My deepest feelings towards you and family.
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Stick

Stick

Age : 49
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 10:09 am

Tough news, Geoff and never nice to hear.

Reflect on the good times and may your grief ease soon.

No pip pip,

Stick.
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Fight'n Hampsters

Fight'n Hampsters

Age : 41
Location : Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-28

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySat May 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Sorry brother
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Rough week   Rough week EmptySun May 05, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks guys! Means a lot to me.
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