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    Just popping in to catch up and wish you well for...

    Just popping in to catch up and wish you well for your op tomorrow, Saffie. I'm not posting so much at the mo but I do pop in and see how people are doing. xx
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    I thought I would say watching both my parents...

    I thought I would say watching both my parents die.

    But other than "everything" I think I would single out the following things as being particularly challenging for me personally
    - trying to...
  3. really interesting question. Yes I think it would...

    really interesting question. Yes I think it would matter what kind of memories were being recalled and what part of that person's lives was paramount. For most people it is the teenage years that are...
  4. It's a standard letter. I got one the other day...

    It's a standard letter. I got one the other day and was a little embarrassed because I hadn't thought to let them know that mum had died.

    I'm sorry it was distressing though. I think they do have...
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    my condolences to you.

    my condolences to you.
  6. Thread: Simon Mayo

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    yes, I found myself with wet-eye whilst listening...

    yes, I found myself with wet-eye whilst listening to it tonight. I love the confessions, but this one wasn't really a confession was it?

    I am glad the young chap made that old lady very happy by...
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    You could not get a bed in the lift at mum's...

    You could not get a bed in the lift at mum's nursing home either, but it did fit a wheelchair. She was bed-bound but they got her up to her room in this wheelchair and then she was stuck up there in...
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    Glad to hear she has accepted the care home and...

    Glad to hear she has accepted the care home and seems to be happy there, Issy.
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    I hope your day is full of comforting memories of...

    I hope your day is full of comforting memories of Dhiren.
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    I am sorry to read about your mum's...

    I am sorry to read about your mum's deterioration.

    I remember feeling similar as I watched my mum go in the last year. Our circumstances are quite similar, mum was 71 when she died in January, my...
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    Yes swearing an oath at any solicitor only costs...

    Yes swearing an oath at any solicitor only costs 7.

    Sounds like it will be easier than you thought, Saffie. :)
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    just get a valuation or two from your local...

    just get a valuation or two from your local estate agents. They are free. They will just come round and advise. I don't think zoopla is very accurate.

    There was 40k difference in valuation...
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    Thinking of you and sending my condolences.

    Thinking of you and sending my condolences.
  14. Thread: The funeral

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    I would have loved to have met your dad too. He...

    I would have loved to have met your dad too. He was obviously a character. Thank you for writing about him, and I hope you are pleased he had such a lovely send off.
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    Thinking of you Jan. Did you keep the cake tin in...

    Thinking of you Jan. Did you keep the cake tin in the end?
  16. It's very hard. My mum had vascular dementia...

    It's very hard. My mum had vascular dementia which was diagnosed in 2009 although we believe she had it for at least a year before that. She lived for 5 years after diagnosis and was bedbound for the...
  17. Thread: Johnboy

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    I think my dad wanted to be buried in a natural...

    I think my dad wanted to be buried in a natural burial ground so that we didn't have somewhere to go and see him. He didn't want to think of us having to go back and tending a grave. But I really...
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    I am sorry for your loss Number3Daughter and...

    I am sorry for your loss Number3Daughter and weechris. My thoughts are with you.
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    Yes, mum's face changed over the last two weeks -...

    Yes, mum's face changed over the last two weeks - much like what Grannie G described. Sunken eyes, more prominent cheekbones. She wasn't eating at all though.
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    I'd just like to second what Noorza says.

    I'd just like to second what Noorza says.
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    Do what you need to. It IS unfair and it IS...

    Do what you need to. It IS unfair and it IS unjust and if you want to scream and cry, make sure you can do that. Don't bottle it up.

    It is a scary time when you know what is looming but you don't...
  22. Thread: Mum has gone

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    My condolences to you at this sad time.

    My condolences to you at this sad time.
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    Mum used to say "you think I'm doolally, don't...

    Mum used to say "you think I'm doolally, don't you?". I think she was aware that she had problems for a long time. But after a couple of years she stopped questioning it. I think I read something...
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    I second what Owly says. Stick to your guns and...

    I second what Owly says. Stick to your guns and refuse to have him home, you must not agree to have him back when the care home can't manage him themselves.
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    Thinking of you at this sad time. My mum also...

    Thinking of you at this sad time. My mum also passed away 18 months after my dad. x
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