Originally Posted by applepip
Hi Barbarae i am so sorry about your son i know what stress you must be under did the hospital think it could be all the stress that caused you to pass out it could have been a coinsidense that your potassium is low at the same time of this happening, i cant help with the potassium side of things but i lost both my mum and dad within 10 days of each other i went through a lot of stress at that time and i know it caused me to suffer all sorts of things one of which i did pass out and i know it was down to the stress. what has the hospital done about your potassium level what advise have they given you keep your chin up thats what your son would want i'm sure, i know its a very difficult time for you and your family and you will give each other strenght day by day and that will grow lots of love Applepip xx
Thank you for your reply and condolances, Applepip.
I'm so sorry you lost your parents. To have lost them both in such a short period of time is a double whammy of one of lifes most stressful events. No wonder you passed out!
I passed out because the low potassium caused my heart to slow down and my blood pressure to drop. At the time I thought it was stress related, but it wasn't.
I lost both my father 20 years ago and my mother 15 years ago. I still think of them every day. Something cute or funny will happen and I think... mom and dad would have a good chuckle over this. I've started a personal blog in rememberance of my son. His friends have two facebook memorial sites. I find blogging a release, as I can pour my heart out about my feelings, my ups and downs, remember the good stuff and the bad, the happy and the sad. It gives me a feeling of somehow still being connected with him.
Everyone has a different way of dealing with the loss of a loved one. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you find a way to express your feelings, no matter what they are and realize that your feelings are all valid and ok.
You are in my prayers and thoughts.