My best friend in the world (34 years!) lost her husband and our dear friend Thursday after a LONG battle. If you think diabetes is hard, and I do, this was devastatingly difficult on levels I never considered. We were there with close family on Thursday and I have been on deck since. So emotional on so many levels. Oddly, glucose levels have been fairly OK--a little low, but treatable.

As I get older, I find that this is exhausting me. I am about to have a very rare very dirty martini, and take a really good book to bed. Will probably be sound asleep by 8:30.

Needed to talk. Thanks.

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I'm sorry for your loss! I agree that getting old makes me very nervous. I've lost a few friends over the years (motorcycle accident, suicide, cancer, etc.) but as I get older, particularly with diabetes, I realize I'm sort of in a cohort that could drop at any moment. Plus my parents, friends turning 50, etc. I'm not a huge fan of dirty martinis but I have a bottle of Wild Turkey here...

Sorry about your loss, Spock. Two years ago I lost a friend I'd known since high school (with a long period in between we didn't see each other). By the time I got back together with her she had had a chronic debilitating illness for 10 years, 20 when she died. Her suffering was way beyond anything I experience (or expect to) with D that it really gave me perspective - oh and she rarely complained and always was interested in other people. I've lost many people in my life and it never gets easier.

My condolences for your loss Spock. This is the part of aging that I fear most. My own aging process doesn't bother me nearly as much a losing friends and family.

So sorry to hear about your loss. As I've gotten older I've lost more friends and relatives and the loss gets to be more draining and so much more exhausting..you deserve a nice stiff one...enjoy it.

Beem there just this week.One of My best friends lost her indentical TWIN sister, also my co-workwr and friend, to an asthnma attack on Wednesday, which just happened to be my 58th birthday. At 58 this is the seaon of life I am in, many of my , family friends and cohorts have, as my father did this past Apri become sick and die. I am comforted; by my faith and I believe that my loved ones have transitioned to another place, whereI they are so much morer at peace. I miss them so.Losing loved ones IS hard. but take it one day, one hour at a time...You will eventually remember them with joy that they were in your life.

God bless.
Brunetta

I'm so sorry for your loss. My wife's cousin lost his beloved wife of 40 years recently. She was a very classy lady. These events are very tough and as we get older, more common.

Take care,

Maurie

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