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Old 10-21-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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That is a long time that you struggled while he was alive. My mom lived only a few months after her last stroke. But I think about PTSD because I am always replaying the scenes in my head where she was screaming while being bathed, or having a cath put in, etc. Probably more from the realization of what was happening to her, than physical pain.

I replay everything - the moment of her stroke, her last moments that she knew who I was and she touched my face (she could not speak), to the end when I don't think she knew who I was. As she was slipping away, she pulled her hand away when I tried to hold it, so maybe she didn't know it was me? That makes me sad, too, her thinking I was not there for her in the end.
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