By wrmjw1 Latest Reply 2014-09-01 20:46:30 -0500
Started 2014-08-31 10:13:16 -0500

I recently lost my brother. He and I had been living together, right now I feel numb like Ii dont know what to do with myself. I have type 1 diabetes and Ive already started neglecting taking my insulin shots. Im having a really difficult time now and I dont know what to do with myself. What am I gonna do

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deewoelling 2014-09-01 20:46:30 -0500 Report

So sorry for your loss, and soon the pain will ease and your memory will slowly remember him the way he was and all the happy times you had together just have faith in the lord and he will guide you through this storm,,,,,God bless you

GabbyPA 2014-09-01 17:54:55 -0500 Report

You are going to make it through this. Grief is a powerful emotion and we all deal with it differently. Many of us go through loss of some kind and lapse in our judgement because grief can cloud our mind.

The spiral can be scary and we are here to help you get a grip and hold on tight. Just acknowledging that you are feeling this way is a great step in a recovery. What can we do to help you keep a clear enough mind to do what you need to, even when you don't feel you can?

jayabee52 2014-08-31 17:47:26 -0500 Report

Dear wrmjw
I am saddened to hear of your loss of your brother. My condolences. What you feel, the numbness, the listnessless is quite a normal response to a loss like this. I would expect that you may feel this way for quite some time. Take your time to mourn your loss. You may find it helpful to talk to your clergy person (if you have one) or a trusted friend or counselor.

However think of this: Would your brother want you to neglect taking care of yourself? I doubt it. So you can get back on top of your self-care and still grieve for him. I expect that he would really want that for you.

Are there issues of not being able to care for yourself adequately by yourself? If so you may wish to look into the local resources which gives assistance to you when you need.

Praying for you in your grief, and praying you will come out the other side of the grief into your "new normal".


rolly123 2014-08-31 10:51:27 -0500 Report

Hi sorry loss u brother! It hard lose someone close to! Y got stay strong and just morn over u brother!! If feel like if u have close friend could stay with talk him! Do u have any other sibling or mom dad u can stay with! If new this site befriend someone here and u can talk to them personal texts! Hope this helps take day or hour a day don't worry about tomorrow ! Take care
Rolly Valerie