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TamTam

If there was ever a time I regretted  leaving South Africa it is right now. My mother passed away over the weekend after being ill for two weeks and I was unable to be there due to waiting for a RRV. The pain of losing your parent compounded by the pain of not being there is just too much.

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ChrisinBris

That's very sad and so soon after arriving in Aus. Last year my father-in-law took a rapid turn for the worse. My wife got on the plane and travelled to his bedside and got to spend 30 minutes with him.

 

It's good that she got to do that, but the cost to us was immense. 

 

Condolences and I am truly sorry for your loss. 

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ChrisH

Sorry to hear @TamTam, I think this is most people on this forums biggest fear.

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FingersCrossed

Condolences @TamTam for your loss. Wish you all the best through this difficult time.

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Gecko
7 hours ago, ChrisH said:

Sorry to hear @TamTam, I think this is most people on this forums biggest fear.

 

@TamTam.. there are no words to bring you comfort. I am just beyond devastated to hear this has happened. You and your entire family are in my thoughts. *Big hugs*

 

@ChrisH hit the nail on the head. Its my biggest fear for sure! Its hard enough losing a parent (or any loved one).. but we are all in the same boat with this one.. its extra painful for us because we cannot be there for them, we cannot be with our other loved ones to give and receive support. Ai man - this is the ultimate price we pay.  :( 

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March2
On 10/30/2018 at 1:21 AM, TamTam said:

If there was ever a time I regretted  leaving South Africa it is right now. My mother passed away over the weekend after being ill for two weeks and I was unable to be there due to waiting for a RRV. The pain of losing your parent compounded by the pain of not being there is just too much.

My deepest condolences to you and your family @TamTam.  Wishing you strength and love during this very trying time.

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Nev

Sorry TamTam, that is a lousy one

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Bonny

I’m really sorry to hear that TamTam. This is one of the biggest drawbacks, when you feel so far away. Thinking of you and your family.

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Candshow

@TamTam, heartfelt condolences - thinking of you all xxx

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Shellfish

Deep condolences, TimTam. Thinking of you and your family.

As my parents and in-laws are aging, this is a huge worry for us xx 

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Riekie

Sorry about your loss and all the emotional conflict you had to experience.  It sucks. Hang in there and hold on to the reasons you're here.

 

Anyone who says that moving to Australia (or anywhere else in the world)  is taking the easy way out, obviously never had to go through this.  

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