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It's been one month yesterday since I got the call that my mother was found dead in her home. They said she had apparently died after overdosing on duster. For the last 9 years my mom had severe issues with abusing prescription drugs, she had been on slow release morphine everyday for her chronic kidney disease which only fueled her problems. She battled severe depression and I think she just needed that something extra... so around January earlier this year my 17 year old brother had started catching her huffing computer duster. She had manipulated everyone around her for months that she had quit but continued using it. She later flipped her car into a Starbucks drive through after what we think was huffing considering the circumstances. She had gotten banned from walmart after she bought some there and lost it in the bathroom to where someone called the cops. She never stopped my brother and my sister and i kept catching her. My brother had to move out and move in with my uncle this last August. .. She had tried counseling and out patient rehab but after only a few weeks of actually going, she huffed for the last time. There is nothing worse than seeing your parent slowly destroy themselves. I always thought she'd die from abusing her pills... never would of imagined this disgusting poison wold kill my mother at such a young age of 42..I miss her soo much...
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May I begin by sending my prayers, and a big hug.
I know what you describe, the pain of watching a loved one destroy themselves slowly. You your mother, me my husband.
My husband died 4 months ago.
Grief is so hard, and so personal.
Even though the person we love is gone, we still love them and miss them.
We hurt, daily.
My faith in God , and prayer has helped me. I also joined an online support group for people that have lost a loved one to addiction. It's called GRASP.
That has been a group that understood mg pain, and me theirs.
We are here for u to support u as you walk on your journey of grief.
Im open to talk, listen, or support. You can email me or call me,
Claudia __________________ Cc
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Prayers to all those posting who have lost loved ones. I lost my son to huffing, one week ago yesterday. Prior to getting addicted to huffing, he had an addiction to opiates. My son was brilliant, witty, and loved by every single person he ever knew. My son had a Computer Engineering degree, with a minor in Ekectrical Engineering. The demon of addiction is no respecter of persons! My husband, his brother and sister, and our entire family, along with his friends, are distraught and shocked!
Now that's my story, what the hell is going to be done about it? I've read articles about the ingredients being compared to oxicodone and heroin. It's like being able to buy a double-barreled shotgun, for under $10 off the shelf at Walmart, for a round or two of Russian Roulette! Why does canned air have to be laced with poison? I plan to DO EVERYTHING in my power to do my part to getting some changes in place!
Anybody willing to support this movement, please message me back, my son's life will not be in vain!! He was robbed!
__________________ Erett Burychka
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I'm on board with you. Whatever I can do to help with getting rid of this can and raising awareness, you have my support.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org __________________ Cc
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Khathon, you mother was obviously sick. I'm sorry you all were shown such misery and haven't been taken care of the way you should. In no way does her choices embody your value or worth. Everyone walks this path making their own choices, not understanding how much they are affecting those around them. But we as the supporters, and ones that love, it's not our fault, or that we aren't lovable. I'm so sorry for all of your losses. To know that someone we loved self inflicted this much harm is beyond understanding.