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Discussion BoardI'm scared too was posted 08/01/2004 08:30 pm by Alan
My wife Teddi has done so well I have taken it for granted. To see a post
like yours remindes me how quick things can change. I guess you have to take
one day at a time and not dwell on what's to come but not be surprised when
it does. I'm scared because it's just me - I have no one to help me. Hospice
eventually, I'm sure, but it really will be just me. Some friends will drop
by but as things get worse I don't know - some people just can't be around
this type of thing. Teddi still says things like 'next spring we will...'.
What should I say? Do I say let's do it now because in all likeleyhood you
won't be here? What's the balance between facing reality and useless
worrying? I think she's just fooling herself - but in a good way. I, on the
other, hand have to talk to someone about what's likely to happen. About what
I'm scared about. There are so many things I can't talk about with her. I
refuse to make her feel bad!
Anyway, I guess it all comes down to the old cliche' 'one day at a time'
I hope I have it in me - I have to.
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