My wife's passing.

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Pigslayer posted this 09 July 2019

My wife passed on May 22, 2019 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It's most always fatal. She suffered terribly. She was so happy & full of life. She was diagnosed at the end of March & passed on May 22nd. We had been together for 21 years. I am starting to do a little better with it now. Thinking that I should do more casting & shooting. It'll get me out of my own head. Sorry for my absence. -Pat

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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Urny posted this 09 July 2019

Sorry to read this, Pat.  You and your family have my sympathy and prayers.

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RicinYakima posted this 09 July 2019

Condolences and best wishes Pat. Hang in there, it will get better.

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JeffinNZ posted this 09 July 2019

Thank you for checking in Pat and there is no need to apologise.  The forum/Assc is here when you are available and given the circumstances now is a good time for you to share with us.  I'm terribly sorry to hear of your loss.  Keep engaged with us and others.  Best wishes.

Cheers from New Zealand

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M3 Mitch posted this 09 July 2019

I'm sorry for your loss Pat.  Your son, as I recall, a few years ago and now your wife.

With time it should get better. 

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Brodie posted this 09 July 2019

Pat,

I am very sorry to hear about your loss.  As Jeff said there is no need to apologize.  If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.  We are here for you.

t

B.E.Brickey

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BudHyett posted this 09 July 2019

Condolences and best wishes Pat, my thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Farm boy from Western Illinois, living in the Magical Pacific Northwest

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John Carlson posted this 10 July 2019

Thoughts and prayers for you and yours Pat.  

Holding public office should be viewed as an obligation to serve, not an opportunity to rule.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 10 July 2019

Pat,

Take your time to grieve and do what is best for you. Life goes on, but memories will always be there for you. So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. 

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MarkinEllensburg posted this 10 July 2019

I'm sorry for your loss Pat!

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G.Chapman posted this 10 July 2019

Pat, my first post after being a member for two years.  I can't imagine your pain.  My wife had to be away for a week recently, and for just such a short time away from her I was in bad shape. There are no words.  My thoughts & condolences.

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Shopdog posted this 10 July 2019

Yes,hang in there Pat.

Condolences,tough letting them go.

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Bill2728 posted this 10 July 2019

Loss of a loved one can not be explained.  You have my sympathy and prayers.  I hope you can resolve your funk quickly.

 

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gnoahhh posted this 10 July 2019

Ah, man. So sorry to hear this, Pat. I'll let you know next time I'm out there and maybe we can spend the day at the range.

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tlkeizer posted this 10 July 2019

Pat,

Sorry to hear of your wife"s passing.  I sat with my mother a month in hospice due to the same thing.  You have y sympathy and condolences, and prayers.

Terry

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delmarskid posted this 10 July 2019

I am very sorry to hear of you losing your wife. I know how that feels. 

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gpidaho posted this 11 July 2019

My thoughts are with you today Pat. Always painful to hear of a friends loss   Post here when you feel up to it as it's always good to hear from you.  Best Gp

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John Alexander posted this 11 July 2019

Pat,

Sincere condolences, I was sorry to hear of your loss and send my sympathy.

When you feel up to it I hope to see you back on the forum.

John

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pat i. posted this 11 July 2019

My deepest sympathies Pat. She'll always be with you in your heart.

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Coydog posted this 11 July 2019

I am sorry for your lost ,Hang in there. 

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BigMan54 posted this 11 July 2019

I am so Sorry for your Loss.

My Deepest Condolences.

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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max503 posted this 12 July 2019

Sorry to hear that. Today's our 27 year anniversary.  Sometimes I forget to be grateful.

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shootcast posted this 12 July 2019

Pat, We have never met but live not more than 30 mile apart. At times like this I’m at a loss of words. Only time will help and wonderful memories. Sorry for your loss.

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Scearcy posted this 12 July 2019

Pat

I lost my wife of 50 years to the same form of leukemia on May 18. My heart felt condolences to you. I have no useful advice other than to try to end each day still breathing. I am told we each grieve differently and I am told someday it will get easier.  I believe it will but not yet.

I have turned to my cameras to help me get out of my own head. My desire to shoot will return too - soon I hope.

May God give you the strength you need to carry on. If I can be of help just PM me.

Jim

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R. Dupraz posted this 12 July 2019

Nothing can replace your loss Pat but I can tell you from personal experience that help in carrying your heavy burden is there for the asking. 

Foot Prints in the Sand

 

R. 

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Qc Pistolero posted this 13 July 2019

My thoughts are with you.I guess you are on the right path when you say that casting and shooting will help you through it;not to forget but to get a few moments away from the exhausting pain.

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Pigslayer posted this 14 July 2019

May 18, 2019? I am so sorry. I'm just adrift in a sea of emotions . . . for you . . . for me . . . for our wives. I know that I have to keep doing the things I used to love to do, until I love to do them again. Thank you so much for your post. Guess I'm not alone.

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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Pigslayer posted this 14 July 2019

Where do you live? -Pat

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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Scearcy posted this 14 July 2019

Pat

Yes May 18, 2019. I live in a suburb of Minneapolis.

David, forgive me but I am going to post a none shooting picture. Pat I find this picture describes my emotions many days. I took this picture on a forlorn stormy morning on Sanibel.

Jim

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Tom Acheson posted this 14 July 2019

Jim,

That is a powerful photo. I can see how it exudes the turmoil, solitude and dreariness that you must be felling.

Thinking of you frequently.

Tom

 

 

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Pigslayer posted this 15 July 2019

Jim, Your photo reminds me of when I lived in Monterey, CA.. I would go to the beach at night, under full moon and watch the wave breaking. It was mesmerizing. It took me out of my head. Thank you for your picture.

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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