Memorial Day is a whole new experience this year for me. Some of you may be experiencing the same thing...or perhaps are continuing the observance in honor of a lost loved one.
Since there are no bereavement groups where I live, I have welcomed 3 invitations to memorial services with the upcoming 'holiday.' One from the Hospice who helped care for Dad, one from the local VA hospital where Dad spent the last 2 1/2 months of his life, and one from the Federal VA hospital. Each have asked that I bring a photo of my Dad for the memorial tables, and that I stand on his behalf at the Veteran services.
I don't think I have ever felt a bigger sense of pride, than to have the honor of standing up for my Dad, and you can bet I'll be wearing my mesothelioma awareness ribbon for all to see. I will be advocating for everyone stricken with or fighting alongside a meso warrior. This Memorial Day, Tom Koske's daughter honors him, and is proud to be his daughter. Love and miss you Dad, every second of every day.
from your "Di"
p.s. "We're gonna be ok!"
Caregiver of Thomas (my Dad,82)
Pleural epithelial meso
Our battle ended March 16, 2012. Together.