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Sibling Loss / Re: Information about the Sibling Loss Board
« on: March 01, 2008, 10:15:12 AM »
A coworker gave me an article about your website. I'm so grateful to find a place to share my grief. I loss my brother and best friend on December 18, 2007. He and I were as close as siblings could be and I'm having an awfully hard time dealing with his death. I have cried 76 days straight since his passing. I'm only a speck of the person I was before his death. The only thing that keeps me going is my wonderful 19 year old son. I don't know how to begin healing, even when I pass places in the city, or someone mentions his name, I cry. I am so sad and I can bearly function. I am a Katrina survivor. My brother was a police officer in New Orleans. The stress of the storm and life in New Orleans contributed to his unexpected death. He was only 48 years old. I'm angry, hurt, and depressed. We shared everything and I feel that a huge part of me is dead too. I don't laugh anymore, I'm not interested in socializing, my faith has weakened, and I wake up, go to work, then come home, sleep and repeat the process. I have a hard time at family gatherings because he is not there. I'm miserable and angry because of his sudden death. Ive never been in so much pain and I don't know what to do or how to begin to heal.

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