Sometimes reality can be too much  

Darkhorse705 48M
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8/24/2005 5:54 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Sometimes reality can be too much

My younger sister called and I'm on my way to help her. Her partner is in the last stages of MS. They've been together for over 10 years, but most of that time has spent battling this crippling disease.

The hardest part for me is seeing the strain that is being put on both of them. The both look so pained and as the big brother I want to be able to "make it right". But I know I cannot. Maybe it's the "wasting away, in front of my eyes" that I find hard to take. But I know others have been in a similar situation and I take solace in that.

When last we spoke she had started to think about the upcoming funeral and the arrangements that have to be made. It seems that the "mother-in-law" will stick her 2cents in... I said that would be fine as long as they picked up half the tab for the funeral!

I am a celebrate life everyday kind of person, one who wants to live life to the fullest. Maybe this is why I feel like I do.

Oh well. One does what one has to. I want to be able to spend more time with them and to help any way I can.

I told her that and she said that "I've been wonderful and they really appreciate the time I've spent with them".

I guess in the end that is all that really matters!


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