Sep 5
ccoolcheryl
ccoolcheryl , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Cheryl's Great Adventure

This story all started  the beginning of this year when I had vowed to be more healthy due to the medical conditions I'm living with which are high cholestrol, Hypertension,Obesity, Sleep Apnea, and Osteoarthritis in both knees. I asked my mom, Beatrice Honeycutt-Myers if she can go with me to the walking club from Milwaukee Recreation program. Of course she said yes.I would bring dinner to my mom's house every Wednesday most days, but there were times my mom would fix sandwiches for us.Then my mom and I would go to Hamilton High School to walk on the second floor for an hour. Then I would drop her off at her home before I go home for the evening.Most Wednesday evening, my mom and I would sit in the car for at least an hour talking and crying about everything before she gets out of the car.We perform the Walking Club for 7 weeks. We had 1 more week to go, but on Saturday,March 12th at around 7pm, I received a call from my brother in Long Beach, California leaving a voice mail-I will never forget this following message:"Mom had stopped breathing! Can you go over to the home?"Of course, I went to the home and saw many fire, police, and ambulance trucks in front of my mom's home. then my sister came running towards my vehicle stating the following:"Mom is gone" I passed out on the grass because it was so sudden and unexpected. Days later, we found out that Mom died of a massive myocarrdial infarction(massive heart attack).My mom died at the young tender age of 71. My mom had a massive heart attack at the age of 57 which resulted in Triple Heart Bypass Surgery which was a success. A month later, she developed Congestive Heart Failure and she was admitted in the hospital for 2 days and medically treated only.2 years ago, my mom had a Stroke and was medically treated because she had minimal effects.
Of course, I'm still grieving from this experience. It taught me valuable lessons which are the following:A) I need to improve myself physically, mentally, and spiritually.B) Now that mom is gone physically,she will always will be in my heart and soul.I started my lifestyle change last week by during the following:A) some sort of exercise every day for at least 30 minutes B) eat less food portainsC) Drink lots of water, eat plenty of fruits and veggies D) Restart my grief support group called Griefshare so I can relearn how to grief normally E) Restart my friendships with my siblings and friends and E) Do not eat anything during the course of the time I'm sleeping(I do drink sips of water though).
This journey is to represent the Lord,my mom, and me!
4 Comments
  • Lomapa
    Lomapa,
    I will keep you in my thoughts.
  • keystrokesurvivor
    keystrokesurvivor,
    Dear Cheryl, I want to say, I'm sorry for the loss of your Precious loved one( your Mom). My Dad died when he was 72 of a massive heart attack, very suddenly in our back yard getting ready to cut the yard. He wasn't sick. I tried to be healthy, until I took on a second job, which cause me to eat unhealthy at the end and with additional stress. I went to bathroom before going to work that morning, fell to the floor and couldn't get up for over five hours. I drugged myself to my bed, pulled the covers off the bed. My phone felled off the covers, I called 911. Unfortunately, I became paralyzed on my left side. This happened 21/2 yrs ago. I thank GOD for helping me spiritually ,because I wanted to give up from the beginning. I felt that no one understood. I'm in my early 50s. I'm trying to learn that GOD really loves me (us). You continue to be bless. Janet
  • RodL1948
    RodL1948,
    Prayers for you and your family. I wish you much success on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Kiara
    Kiara,
    My prayers go to you and your family. Please keep me posted on the grief support group. Have a blessed day!
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