Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sad News

I'm afraid this blog has had to take a backseat to a tragic event in my life. My younger sister died, unexpectedly at the age of 56, on Tuesday Sept 8. She just laid down to rest, and died and her husband found her on the bed. She leaves behind her dear husband, a daughter and a almost 2-year old grandson, AND lots of friends and other family, across the country.

The autopsy reported she died of Cirrhosis of the Liver. We were SHOCKED. We didn't know and we doubt, that she knew. She didn't like going to the Doctors and only went when she had to. A few times, a couple of years ago, she had some bouts of very high blood pressure. They treated her with the blood pressure meds and Beta blockers. She was concerned about her liver - per her daughter. So she started taking Milk Thistle and Iron.

I have since read, the verdict is out on milk thistle and if you already have a fatty liver, it can make it worse. Iron is HORRIBLE for your liver and a post-menopausal woman, can get enough iron from her diet. If iron is needed, it should be monitored by a doctor, with regular blood tests and only prescription type iron.

I am sad and this leaves me, the only living survivor of my birth family.

Rest In Peace, Little Sister. 

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. It's very difficult to lose a loved one, and especially hard when it's so unexpected! I trust you are finding comfort and healing for your soul.
    Mary Alice

  2. Hugs from me are winging their way to you. My brother died unexpectedly a few years ago and it comes as a great shock and leaves a very large gap in your life. Take care.

  3. I was just visiting your blog that I saw on the sidebar of Nana Diana's blog...scrolling through your posts and had to comment on this one. I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss. I am 57, so your sister was around my age. That is so sad that she was that sick and didn't know it. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family.