I have for about a year and a half been writing of my brothers heart condition. Of his need for heart surgery and of the seemingly endless tests he was put through as doctors decided the best course of action, being how to perform the surgery.
We were so relieved when all was decided and even the date set, July 17th. This was to be surgery that would restore his heart health to what it was about 15 years ago. So much to look forward to.
Sadly, this was not to be. Last evening my brother Robin passed from this world. He leaves behind wife, Debbie and sons Trent and Travis. I ask for prayers please.
I am a 61 year old male. At the age of 52 I was told by my doctor I am dying. For the past 4 years, I have done my best to deal with both congestive heart failure and a brain tumor, while knowing my days are indeed numbered. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences, I can encourage others faced with the same situation. I hope to also help the families of those individuals to have an understanding of the process and deal with the fear or dread of being around the dying.
I am not a doctor, not a man of the clergy, I am not a therapist. I am just me, Bill Howdle, I am merely sharing my thoughts and ideas. I write of death and dying, understand this is my personal prospective, based on what I am encountering.
I’m so sorry Bill. My prayers are with you and the rest of Robin’s family.
Thank you, Jennie. Kind thoughts and prayers really are appreciated. I have missed hearing from you.
My prayers and condolences are with you and Robins Family.
Thank you Beatrice
I’m so sorry to hear this. Of course, given your own heart conditions, it further proves that we truly will never know when it is our time. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Thank you so very much
My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family! Prayers are being sent your way.
Thinking of you often…praying for you always, Wiseman.
Hi Irene and thank you. So nice to hear from you, it has been to long
prayers & much love from across the pond xx
Hi Mark, thank you and the whole family on that side of the pond
I’m so sorry. Prayers and thoughts from me too.
I am so very saddened to read of the passing of your brother Robin. My deepest condolences to the whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Thank you Betty
So sad to hear it Bill. Prayers go out to you and to Robin’s family as you all grieve the loss.
Thank you Lydia
When my sister died I reminded myself that while death had stolen her life, it could not steal my memories of her. It brought me comfort through the emotional turbulence that we experience as we grieve and I dearly hope it may bring some small comfort to you in time.
With love xx
Thank you. It is so nice to hear from you my friend, it has been a while. Excellent point death can take a life but not the memories. Cherish the memories and be grateful for the time we did have.
Dear Bill – this is so sad to read … my thoughts for his wife and family and for you all .. and you as his brother … with peace – Hilary
Thank you Hilary
Awww–tough times, sir. Tough times. We can think we have it all figured out and be wrong, as you and I well know. I’m sorry to read of Robin’s passing. Saddened that the solution was within an arm’s reach and he didn’t get to utilize it. G-d’s plans….sometimes I don’t ‘get it’, but that bigger picture gets murky–especially when it’s directly attached to me and mine
My heart felt condolences to you, sir. And to the family…..and to all those whose hearts will be heavier by the loss.
(((((( Bill )))))))