OT A very bad month.

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OT A very bad month.

Post by MandyG » 24 Dec 2013, 00:35

I somehow feel that, although I haven't met many of you, you are all my friends. This has been a very bad month for me. First I was made redundant a couple of weeks ago, and today my best friend of 50 years died.

Liz had been fighting an auto immune disease called mycenia gravis for a long time. About seven or eight years ago she developed cancer as a result. A few weeks ago she got another auto immune disease, polymyolitis which was severe inflammation of the muscles. She'd been in hospital for a couple of weeks but in the end it was all too much for her body to bear and she had a heart attack this morning and died. She was 58.

Her son, my godson, Jacques, is only 23 and I am so worried about him. Liz was also my niece's aunt (my sister and her brother got together for five minutes!) so she was like my sister in more ways than one.

I am heart broken and have been crying all day. Phoebe has been wonderful giving me cuddles and licks and staying close to me. I don't know what I would have done without her.

Think of the people you love and hold them close this Christmas, you never know how long you'll have them.
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Love and licks, Phoebe and Mandy

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Post by MrsAdmin » 24 Dec 2013, 00:41

So sorry to hear about your friend :cry:

I have friends who went to primary school with me, and am the same age as you and your friend. Although we rarely get the chnce to meet up I hold them dear to my heart.

Try to remember the wonderful times you shared together as those memories are her legacy to you.

Our Doodles are a great comfort in times of sadness. They just know when we need extra loving.
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Post by Liz!! » 24 Dec 2013, 01:04

Oh, that is so terribly sad - I'm so sorry to hear this, Mandy. 58 is too young to die.

There is really not a lot to say for comfort - except that you must have many happy memories, and she must have known how much you loved her.

Sending you a hug from me and Lola, and best wishes and hopes for her son and family.
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Post by linny » 24 Dec 2013, 01:20

:( :( Feel for you Mandy,...... sending a BIG hug.

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Post by Doodle Dee » 24 Dec 2013, 08:23

I am so sorry to hear your news but I read this "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

I know words cannot make anything better but our thoughts are with you at this time

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Post by dexysback » 24 Dec 2013, 08:39

Thats so sad, thinking of you at this sad time.
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Post by suebedo » 24 Dec 2013, 09:00

Such horrible news for you on top of being made redundant. It never rains but it pours doesn't it Mandy :cry: .

My thoughts are with you as you try and get through the next few days where everyone is expected to be happy and cheerful, sometimes circumstances just make that impossible. I hope that you and your godson can help to comfort each other and will be able to support each other through the worst of this. Take care xx
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Post by casa42 » 24 Dec 2013, 11:11

So sorry to hear your news, just wanted to say I'm thinking of you x
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Post by pixie's mum » 24 Dec 2013, 12:40

How very sad for you all
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Post by Gracie's mums » 24 Dec 2013, 13:02

Sending you so much love and energy at this hard time Mandy. Like others say, no words are enough right now, but I truely believe the pain we feel when we loose someone is a measure of how much we loved them. Maybe she will find a way to let you know she is still with you all.

Hoomans hugs and doodle kisses heading your way

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Post by Helen & Rigby » 24 Dec 2013, 14:09

I sympathise we too have had a rough time. There is no pain like losing a loved one. Thinking of you xox
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Post by Glenda » 24 Dec 2013, 14:55

I am so sorry to read of your loss Mandy :(

What a good girl your gorgeous Phoebe is being :D :D

Take care xx
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Post by oakesr » 24 Dec 2013, 16:36

So sorry to hear your sad news Mandy, I hope you can find some comfort in the lifetime of memories you will have made with Liz. Hug your little dood tight; she will be a wonderful comfort to you and force you to get out and about, even though you won't feel like it.

Sending you lots of love xxx
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Post by Masil » 24 Dec 2013, 17:12

Mandy I am so sorry to hear about your friend Liz. Thinking of you and sending hugs to you and the lovely Phoebe xx
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Post by MandyG » 24 Dec 2013, 20:40

Thanks so much for the kind thoughts and wishes. Time will help but meanwhile doodle licks and cuddles are the best medicine.
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Love and licks, Phoebe and Mandy

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