Brenda from California

My husband George was such a wonderful man. We met on the job. We were coworkers and he grew to be the love of my life. And remained the love of my life until he passed away 9 years ago. In the spring of 2010, his death was kinda sudden. He started having real bad migraines and had to miss a lot of work. I helped cared for him while we was trying to figure out what was going on. I ended up having to do most of the cooking and housework on my own. I didn't mind. I just wanted to see him getting better. The day before we was scheduled for a CAT scan he passed away of a brain aneurysm. This was a sudden thing. From the time he started having migraines till the time of his death was only a matter of several months. Sometimes I sit and wonder if there was anything we could have done sooner to have saved his life. I miss him terribly. This year we would be celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary.

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