Heart Attack

by Sara R
(Washington state )

When he was little

When he was little

When he was little

My family and I lost our brother/son/cousin/best friend on March 16th, 2013. He was 40 yrs old, I am 21, his youngest sibling. He was not only my best friend and brother but, my father figure. The last four years he was battling sever heart failure which then tied to many other major medical issues. On March 16th, he was helping a family move some stuff that fell out of the pickup on the highway, he was just released from the hospital due to ammonia, that was putting fluid on his already weak heart. He stopped at the store, picked up his dogs that were at a friends home, and was driving home. When he picked up the TV (what fell out of the truck), he had a massive heart attack and died. Right there. In the rain, on the road. One of his dogs jumped out of the truck and went to him, by the time the police got there he was already gone. My brother is dead. It sucks, really bad. I am in college and he was my main mental and emotional support. I love him and miss him. I know it's only been a week but some days I feel fine. Others I don't.... Night is the hardest... He has a huge heart, the kindest man I knew. He would give his shirt off his back to anyone no matter what.

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Apr 17, 2013
I understand your loss and am sorry
by: Steveski

I am really sorry you lost your Brother.

My only Brother Mick died in February. It was sudden and unexpected. We were close and talked often. It has been a very difficult thing to experience. It is getting easier each day but I still think of him often and always will. What helps me is his lasting legacy. He touched many lives and did so many selfless things for people. We spent the holidays with him and are really thankful we were able to do so since we lived so far away.

Remember the great things your Brother did and never forget the bond you had - my Brother was a great person and although his time was short on this Earth, the dash between his dates were filled with fantastic things. These things I will always appreciate and remember.

Apr 11, 2013
Too young to die
by: Anonymous

I too lost my brother on March 15, 2013 - he was only 41. For most of his life, my brother was a pretty big kid. He loved food. He wanted a change in life and i'm happy to say that i'm proud of him for he had changed his image - he ate healthy, worked out at the gym and became a body builder. One morning, during his routine workout at the gym, he collapsed. That day changed my life. As sibilings, life's journey takes us in different paths, we have our own families, have carriers and tend to take it for granted that we will see each other during the holidays. I will never see my brother again! That wrenching pain in our heart. May we continue to keep the wonderful memories alive in our hearts - I love you my brother, until our spirits join each other again. I promise to help your wife look out for your twin boys and help them to become good young men. Your sister.

Apr 01, 2013
My older brother died too
by: Anonymous

My older and only brother died a few days before yours so I feel your pain. It was on march 9, 2913 he had a massive heart attack too and I'm still having a very hard time dealing. Good luck. People keep telling me time heals but it is so very hard.

Mar 26, 2013
Heart Attack
by: Doreen U.K.

Sara I am sorry for your loss of your older brother to a sudden death. It has only been one week you say since your brother died. This is far too soon to think you should be feeling better. You may have some tough days and weeks ahead. Because you are studying you may be so busy that grief will only intrude every now and then. It is a different story for each of us. But if you find yourself struggling. Remember you can always see a grief counsellor who will be able to help support you through the worst pain when it hit you all of sudden out of the blue when you don't expect this.
It is usually our most beloved people in our life that we lose. Whilst our enemies are the ones who are always around us and in our face sometimes. Life is so strange. It is also very fragile and none of us knows when our time is coming to an end so make the most of the time we have with each other and make each day count.

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