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MartyT

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About MartyT

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    Grief Counselor
  • Birthday 02/10/1943

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  • Your relationship to the individual who died
    mother, daughter, friend, pet parent
  • Date of Death
    5/26/67, 9/3078,10/06/93
  • Name/Location of Hospice if they were involved:
    NA

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    tousleym
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    http://www.griefhealingblog.com
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    Female
  • Location (city, state)
    Sarasota, Florida

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  1. I'm so sorry this happened to you, Kay ~ but it's the first time in all these years that I've ever heard of such a thing. I notice the email you received mentions the GH Blog, and not the GH Discussion Groups site. I have no idea how this company got your email address Needless to say, I'm also sorry that you're dealing with so much nonsense in preparing for your surgery. What in the world is happening to our so-called healthcare system?
  2. I'm so very sorry for your loss, my friend ~ but as I read your story, I cannot help but believe you did everything humanly possible to improve your Gertie's chances, but the cancer won and in the end, you did what was best for her. Sometimes, in the face of impossible odds, we think we're doing everything we can to prolong our animal's life, when in reality we're prolonging their suffering and dying. The guilt and questioning and wondering are all part of the process that most of us go through in the aftermath of having made this awesome, life-or-death decision for our beloved companions
  3. Not just you, Gwen. ". . . when you are young and experiencing lots of new stimuli—everything is new—time actually seems to be passing more slowly. As you get older, the production of mental images slows, giving the sense that time passes more rapidly." -- Physics explains why time passes faster as you age ♥️
  4. "Sunshine comes to all who feel rain." Beautiful, Kieron. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece. ♥️
  5. I so appreciate and admire your willingness to search for understanding, my friend. That alone will put you on the path to healing. These two books are an excellent start!
  6. Might you consider listening to any of the audio programs offered by Belleruth Naparstek / Health Journeys, designed specifically for anxiety relief? Each program in her catalog offers a link so you can listen to a sample from the recordings. Sampling this clip from Relieve Stress will give you an immediate idea of what guided imagery is.
  7. Wonderful. Good for you. Another one you might find inspiring is When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner ♥️
  8. I suspect that in this difficult year of 2020, as you say, we're all feeling as if we're "living some sort of twisted nightmare" ~ and we all need something to hold onto as we struggle to find our way. Have you ever read Viktor Frankl's brilliant book, Man's Search for Meaning? If not, this may be the time to do so. And in addition to those articles that Kay suggested, I encourage you to read these as well: Replacing A Pet Who Has Died: When Is It Time? and Finding Meaning in Your Loss ♥️
  9. Meditation: Helpful to Those Who Grieve ♥️
  10. Yep, as my daddy used to say, "Horses sweat and men perspire, but women only glow." (Thanks for the memory, dear Marg!) ♥️
  11. You've every right to be angry, Kay, and I hope it helps to know that you can rant and rave all you need to here with us! We are pulling for you ~ and for Gwen too ♥️
  12. Not weird at all, Gwen. You might appreciate this article: Pet Loss: Keepsake Yarn Spun From Pet Hair ♥️
  13. I'm so sorry, Kay. Might you consider an evaluation by a physician who specializes in pain management ~ to see if something short of surgery could help alleviate your pain?
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