It Has Been One Year Since He Passed Away...

United States
August 16, 2007 2:39am CST
Last year, on August 17th, 2006, my younger brother died in a coma, brought on by a heat stroke, that was brought on by low blood sugar, that was brought on by an eight year battle with Type 1 Diabetes. My brother was 20 years of age. Has anyone else lost someone close to them and this year it the one year mark? Feel free to talk about it. It helps to talk.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
Oh this is a sad time for you, I send you good wishes, so young to leave and it is nice that he has left some love behind, it will always be a time to remember him this time every year, I know the times that I have lost special people in my life is always a time of remembrance for them, I think you can be sure your brother is watching over you...Angel hugs to you
• United States
16 Aug 07
Thank you for that.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I'm sorry for your loss Rogue. Yes I've lost people, plenty of people to plenty of unfortunate things. A few I'm able to note the anniversary, but with so many and losing so many when I was young its hard to track the rest. For me, I do feel sad, its unavoidable, but I can also feel great because I can live on and help them live on in memory. I also feel encouraged and I know those that are gone are proud of what I do. We are all here listening Rogue. I know you feel a bit alone with the loss of your brother, but you've also got us, friends and other family too. Live on for the lost ones, keep them in memory and live your life to its fullest. Share your life too, you may find others who can help you ease the pain and you'll gain some strong companionship too.
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• United States
25 Aug 07
Thanks for your support.
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• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Sorry to hear about what happened to your brother. It was indeed something painful but at least he is now in a much better place. Somewhere where he wont feel any pain nor sadness. Somewhere where he is being comforted. I am sure that you miss him but life really isnt a permanent thing. I wish you all the best.
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• United States
25 Aug 07
I would like to think that he is somewhere nice.
• Australia
17 Aug 07
So sorry for your loss. Yes ive lost quite a few over the last 4 years and my granpa-in-law only only a few weeks ago. We try to celebrate their life and our love and friendship with them on that day. We usually have a bbq and a few drinks sometimes a few too many and we talk about the fun times and things we and they did when we were all together. Not a day or a years goes by where they are forgotten, sometimes when we go camping and have bond fires its like Big Ash is still here with us and we always say "this 1st drink is for you Ash" when we are out there. RIP and never forgotten.
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• United States
17 Aug 07
Yes, today there was a mass said for my brother, most of my mother's family and my step-father's family are Catholic (I am not, I am Agnostic), and they decided to have a mass held for him this morning. Frankly, I am writing in order to remember my brother, I believe talking about it and writing about are two of the best ways to remember him.
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@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
16 Aug 07
I am so sorry to hear that, I am not really sure what else to say. I just want to wish you lots of strength on this day
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• United States
16 Aug 07
Thank you, dear, there really is not much to say. I will say this though to everyone on mylot. Type 1 Diabetes kills. People do not think that it does, but it does, and I recommend that everyone on here see their doctors as often as possible, get check-ups, get blood work done, if you have Type 1 Diabetes, keep your One Touch, your insulin, and food with you at all times. If you go low, have a candy bar, juice, or something with you. Do not let what happened to my brother happen to anyone else. If my brother had just had a candy bar, juice, or something with him, maybe he would still be here.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
Hey Rogue, I'm so sad to hear of your loss, I hope that you and your family are coping well on this anniversary. This year marked the second year since my grandmother passed away, and also 10 years since I was sexually assaulted. I am feeling grateful to have overcome both of these events as I suffered from severe depression after both events. I have a memorial tattoo for my grandmother, of a necklace that she have me shortly before she passed. It helps me to be strong, as I feel that she is with me at all times. Again, I wish you the best in recovering from your loss. Malyck.
• United States
16 Aug 07
I am sorry about your grandmother, and sorry about the assault. I hope that the police found the man who did that to you and they threw him prison. That is another thing, I have a grandmother who is not too well at times, and I fear for her, so I know how you feel.
• India
16 Aug 07
I am sorry.By reading ur discussion,i feel no is permanent in this world.Everyone are temporary.In living in this world God has given some members.So,we should really thank him for giving us those members,but at the same time he takes one among us one by one at some time.But i could not understand why he gives and why he takes.Any way,each and every family faces the family member pasing away situation.It is becoming part of life friend.Ofcourse we feel bad about this,but at the same time we should overcome the situation and till we live in this world u do ur work and help others as much as u can friend. Life is a game we have to play in it. Solve your problems smartly. Achieve your dreams as fast as possible.
• United States
16 Aug 07
It is true, this is life is only temporary, and we can go an die at any time. I believe in Quantum Physics, so I believe that my brother is still alive in another dimension, so he is still living somewhere.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Hi rogue13xmen13! Sorry to hear about your brother. It is really difficult when you are the one who is left behind especially when the one leaving is one of the most important person in your life. I lost my mom from cancer. She is a very kind woman..gentle and so wise. I have depended on her strength and her wisdom but now that she is no longer here, I just missed her so much and sometimes I felt that life is so unfair and unbearable because even though I lost her so many years ago I still miss her and need her so much. Take care and God bless!