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Fiona is Gone….

Posted on March 23, 2012 in Cats Grief

We put Fiona down at 5:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time. She appeared to have pancreatitis and something that was damaging her liver in a big way. It was going to cost us $2000 to have a 50-50 chance of keeping her alive. We had already put down $2500. I think the vet encouraged me because […]

Depression Finds References Everywhere

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Bipolar Disorder Depression Grief Mania

Sorry for my absence. I got word a few weeks ago that my mother had a [[glioblastoma]] growing in her head and had only a few weeks to live. Since then, I have been swinging from depression to mania and back again, with a day or two here and there where I feel neither condition. […]

Wrestling with Angels

Posted on August 9, 2006 in Grief Journals & Notebooks

You never know the nature of a person’s glue until they vanish


Presence of an Absence

Posted on August 8, 2006 in Grief Milestones

I want to pick up the phone, dial her number, and say to her “What’s this death thing you’re on about? “


Code Blue

Posted on December 1, 2005 in Compassion Grief Hope and Joy

What she said made no sense.


Denos Gazis 1930 to 2004

Posted on August 8, 2004 in Grief Milestones

Lynn’s father passed away at about 3 am Eastern time last night after a seven year struggle with bone cancer.


Tracy Comes Home

Posted on April 9, 2003 in Cats Grief Milestones

Tracy came home yesterday, via UPS.


Tracy’s Bum

Posted on April 5, 2003 in Cats Grief

I’m not going to clean your bum!



Posted on April 3, 2003 in Cats Grief

“Oh, my poor baby!” I cried, as if she could still feel it. “I’m so sorry!”



Posted on in Cats Gratitude Grief

Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to my news of Tracy’s death last night. And thank you to those who will offer their comfort.


Tracy Tu Tu Wa Wa (1986 to 2003)

Posted on April 2, 2003 in Cats Grief Milestones

She died as I said, in my lap, crying only once, near the end.


A Worry

Posted on January 4, 2003 in Grief

Four months after his dog died, my father suffered his fatal heart attack.

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