Death and Funerals

While it has only been two weeks since my husband’s grandmother passed away, my own grandmother has also passed away as well a few days ago. I was told a week ago that my father’s mother had broken her hip, and working in healthcare, I knew at her age that she may not have long to live. So rest in peace grandma, her pain and suffering has stopped now. My own grandmother has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a few years now and the last time I saw her, she did not know who I was.

Above is a photo of my grandmother and I, from the last time I saw her in person.

Life has been full of ups and downs this past month. Both my husband and I lost our grandmother’s, I pulled my son out of school to start home schooling him, my daughter is starting to make progress with her crawling and possible walking soon, and my medication for my depression is MOSTLY covered by my insurance. So some good, and some bad. But I can live with this.

In the midst of all this loss and changes, I did decide to reach out to my PCP and ask to be placed back on my antidepressants . I think that is really the only way I am keeping it together lately. But I knew I might have to fight to get insurance to pay for my medication since it’s one of those “newer” ones. My old insurance refused to pay for my medications but this year I am on my husband’s insurance and they agreed to pay for most of it. I only pay $62 a month, which I can afford.

I have been trying to get things done – I am scanning photos for my husband’s grandmother’s life celebration. The family asked if I could help make a slide show – so I need to call the funeral home to see what kind of slides they need, but I am in charge of scanning tons of photos. I don’t mind. We are also hosting a family only lunch at our home after the funeral as well. I have no clue what to serve.

Sorry for the lack of updates on my blog. I just needed time to myself. And sometimes writing is not best for me. I was angry at family for how the news of my grandma passing went around. I think the news about family member’s death should NOT be passed around on facebook. It is not how you want to find out about something like this. I think a text or call is fine if you don’t live near the family. But not on someone’s facebook wall.

According to a text, my grandmother will not have a formal funeral any time soon. We will be doing something in the summer, in Michigan, for family that want to go up to the grave site (she currently lived in Florida) so I am assuming she will be cremated and moved up to Michigan. I don’t know any dates yet so I am not sure if I can go. I want to. But we will see.

That is all I am going to write today. I just really am down. But I am okay. I will be back to posting regularly soon.

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One Comment on “Death and Funerals

  1. I’m so sorry to hear this. My grandparents are going through some serious health issues at the moment. I have all 4 of my grandparents and 2 have terminal illnesses which should see them taken from us within the next few weeks/months. It’s so hard to see them suffering but to lose them is also very painful.

    Take your time to grieve. The blog will be here when you get back. xx

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