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I’ve lost my sister

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Smurf52 Mon 04-Oct-21 15:58:16

Two nights ago my younger sister passed away in her sleep aged 66. She had hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a lung condition. The likely cause was the sanding down of the original wood flooring of their Edwardian house many years ago. In those days they used formaldehyde and other substances to lay them.

Sadly she was refused a lung transplant due to her age. She was a very fit and vivacious person who did yoga etc and didn’t look her age (see pic taken last year before she had breathing difficulties and had to be on oxygen. She used to volunteer in South America to aid stranded turtles to get back to their natural habitat amongst other things.

I know they have to have a cut off age as there are children and younger people needing transplants but she wasn’t a little old lady near the end of her time, far from it. She had a lot more life to live. I wish they could have just seen her as a person and not her age. Excuse my rant but she was a dearly loved sister.

Callistemon Mon 04-Oct-21 16:54:58

Condolences to you and the family, Smurf
Your sister looks lovely and was obviously a vibrant and caring person.
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Jeanie I am so sorry flowers

Visgir1 Mon 04-Oct-21 16:56:30

So sorry to hear this, my condolences to you and your family such a Beautiful lady.
I too have a lovely friend who has the the same, they aren't sure how she picked this up?
Been very poorly and only just home from hospital. Interesting about the floor. Until recently I had never heard of it, she too has been told doubtful about Lung Transplant.

hulahoop Mon 04-Oct-21 16:59:57

Sorry for your loss I have lost sisters too ,virtual hugs being sent your way.💐

grannyrebel7 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:04:20

How very sad - she looked like a lovely person.

sodapop Mon 04-Oct-21 17:05:11

So sorry Smurf your sister sounds and looks like a lovely lady. flowers

Grandmabatty Mon 04-Oct-21 17:07:01

I am so sorry for your loss. Your sister looks like an amazing woman and has died before her time. Condolences.

nanaK54 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:09:43

Please accept my sincere condolences. Sending kindest thoughts to you and your family flowers

Dottygran59 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:12:46

Oh Smurf I'm so very sorry. She was indeed very beautiful and sounds like she was a wonderful person. There are no words, I can't even begin to imagine your pain, just know that you are in my thoughts

toscalily Mon 04-Oct-21 17:17:48

So sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family.

Ladyleftfieldlover Mon 04-Oct-21 17:19:12

My condolences. flowers

Smileless2012 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:22:41

I'm so very sorry for your loss Smurfflowers

Germanshepherdsmum Mon 04-Oct-21 17:31:53

What a beautiful lady. I’m so very sorry Smurf. As an only child I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been to have a sister. That wasn’t a rant at all. It’s so unfair that your lovely sister was unable to have a transplant to give her many more years. Thinking of you. x

BlueSky Mon 04-Oct-21 17:56:37

So sorry to hear. Life can be cruel. Sending hugs. flowers

muse Mon 04-Oct-21 18:01:09

So sorry for your loss Smurf. That is a beautiful photograph of your lovely sister.💐

BlueSapphire Mon 04-Oct-21 18:04:11

So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. flowersflowers

dragonfly46 Mon 04-Oct-21 18:09:31

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful sister.

M0nica Mon 04-Oct-21 18:40:48

*Smurf, my deepest condolences, I, too have lost a sister, and one feels so alone. Everyone is full of sympathy for bereaved parents or a spouse, but everyone forgets how devastating such a loss is to the sisters of the deceased

You sister looked such a lovely lively lady.

Scaredycat Mon 04-Oct-21 18:42:34

I am so sorry you have lost your beautiful sister- my thoughts are with you

PaperMonster Mon 04-Oct-21 18:49:17

Oh my. So sorry x

Audi10 Mon 04-Oct-21 18:51:12

Really sorry to hear this, sending love

SueDonim Mon 04-Oct-21 19:13:08

I’m so sorry, Smurf, that’s so very sad. flowers I lost my sister two years ago, words can’t describe how it affects one.

sukie Mon 04-Oct-21 19:52:46

I'm sorry for the loss of your dear sister Smurf. She looks a vibrant and lovely lady. Hugs and flowers to you.

merlotgran Mon 04-Oct-21 19:58:37

So sorry for the loss of your lovely sister, Smurf

BladeAnnie Mon 04-Oct-21 19:59:12

So very sorry for your loss 💐 Please accept my sincere condolences

Jaxjacky Mon 04-Oct-21 20:03:45

How very sad Smurf what a stunning woman x