Posted by bethesdabob on November 10, 2004, at 11:26:47
In reply to Re:To Bethesdabob, posted by ed_uk on November 10, 2004, at 7:11:14
Many thanks for your kind reply.
I have no reservations about people jumping into this thread and saying whatever they like, I welcome any and all opinions.
Following my wife's death a physician relative raised questions to me about wife's death, referred me to a legal group he thinks highly of, said it was worth a "free look". Group requested medical records of all her doctors, most were received within two weeks, waited 4 months for records from the psychiatrist.
Received word from the group two weeks ago that a board certified psychiatrist would testify on my behalf, was told that records were now being reviewed by a neurologist and psychopharmacologist.
Wife was diagnosed epileptic as a teenager, she had many small seizures in the months before her death, had visited a neurologist/headache specialist weeks before she died about her migraine headaches.
Wife lost her father to lung cancer when she was 14, she became depressed and suicidal after his death, her mother committed her to an institution in the 70's, she was diagnosed manic depressive.
Before we met she lived pretty recklessly when not institutionalized, had many drug and alcohol issues, engaged in all kinds of risky behavior, psychiatric medicines and Alcoholics Anonymous saved her life, we met and got married, she maintained her sobriety, contributed much of her time to church and our community and was a great mom to our three sons till she died.
There were times in our marriage when wife would get depressed or stop taking her meds and would need to be admitted and stablized, she would get bummed out and say that she was a burden to us and that the kids and I would be a lot better off if she were dead, I hope that she can look down on us from wherever she is and realize just how wrong she was.
I come to this board everyday and read what people post, I feel so bad for many of the folks and the pain that they suffer with, really had no idea about all that wife had to struggle with until she died and I started educating myself further. Regret that I was not more proactive in her care.