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View Diary: The Grieving Room: Losing my Brother Mike (16 comments)

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  •  thank you for this beautiful diary, michelewln... (9+ / 0-)

    (And apologies for inadvertently posting it so early - I need to it do admin business on my phone.)

     I think what saddens me the most about your brother's situation is that if he had been able to ask for and receive better care, so much of it was treatable and even preventable. PTSD and alcoholism carry a stigma that something like cancer does not, and it is this sad reality is especially poignant in the history you shared here.  And I honestly don't believe you could have done anything to make it much better than it was, so I hope you are not being too hard on yourself.

    You were heroic to clean things up before your niece had to face it.  I can only guess at the depth of conflict in your feelings; were it me, I would need help processing the anger and frustration. I hope that it goes easy on you with time.

    Thank you so very much for this diary, and again apologies for the early posting...

    Join us in the Grieving Room on Monday evenings to discuss mourning and loss.

    by Dem in the heart of Texas on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 04:43:09 PM PDT

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