This isn’t the first time my blog has gone quiet for an extended period of time. I thought I was doing pretty good keeping up with it there for a while. Then tragedy once again reared its ugly head.
It is with much sadness and an extremely heavy heart that I let you know that my sister passed away on February 9th. She was a single mom and leaves behind two children. I struggled with whether or not to share the cause of death, and my family’s right to privacy in this difficult time. However, I also know that by sharing her story, it might save somebody else from going through what we are going through. I think she would have wanted that. If sharing our heartache saves somebody else, then I’ll do it.
Basically, a couple of the medications she was taking for her Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and a few other health issues decided to interact badly and took her from us much too soon. I’m not going into details about what exactly it was she was taking because the bottom line is that it doesn’t really matter. Any medication has the potential of doing the exact same thing, apparently at any time. These are medications she had been on for several years. Why it chose to react badly now we will never know. And it happened in an instant. I beg you to research what you are taking. Read the caution statements. Ask your doctor and your pharmacist if they need to be taken together or with time in between if you are on more than one. And please check into natural solutions as well. They are not always safer, but they often are, and they can help you not have to be on so many prescriptions.
I have so much I want to say, yet at the same time, just writing this post I have tears streaming down my face. I’m having a hard time focusing so I’ll keep it at this for now. There may be many posts coming over the next few weeks and months and even years as I deal with this and try to find the new normal in life.
Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we adjust to life without her.