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Discussion in 'Expat Forum' started by Anthony07, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    How very very sad I feel for you and the rest of your family and hope that things do pass quickly it is so awful to witness these last moments of life. Your poor brother must be in dispair! These things happen in families and I know exactly how that feels.
    I'll pray for you and your family!
    Take care Peril xx
     
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  2. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    Thanks SS.
    Decisions, decisions. The brother is insisting we go as planned, as there is nothing we can do here- but we want to support him even if we can't do anything for her. I think this is when family matters most so we're going to have to make our minds up fast. I've checked and unlike last time we had a bereavement we should be able to beat it home fairly quickly without spending thousands. It'll have to be decided today - one way or another.
     
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  3. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    Well good luck and of course you will make the right decision Peril. Things are easier nowadays and flights are frequent I remember when a neighbours mum passed away a few years back, the Turkish travel agents were excellent and she was back in no time. What can you do for now only sit and wait and you may as well do that anywhere, your brother has given his blessings. If you were really close to your sister in law I would be saying stay put but it seems this is not the case. Take care xx
     
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  4. Christine

    Christine Expert

    There's no right or wrong answer.. is there. At the end of the day you've got to go with your gut instinct.
     
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  5. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    You are very right Peril, gut istinct is always good, hasn't let me down so far.
    I hope you make a good decision xx
     
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  6. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    Well we've decided to go- but I've an awful feeling we will only be there before we're back- but as things stand we're hanging around here waiting and not helping ourselves or anyone else. I hope that going turns out to be the right decision - I'm consoling myself with the knowledge that there are plenty of flights with sears available for the rest of this month.
     
  7. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    So pleased you have made that decision you are right you are just hanging around waiting . It may be a short trip but as I said previously in these circumstances the Turkish travel people are excellent in their approach to getting you back as fast as is possible. I hope your journey is uneventful and that you have a safe trip also that you have a little time before you have to return. Your brother is only a phone call away and I'm sure you will be keeping in touch constantly.
    Bon voyage and take care Peril
     
  8. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    Thanks SS- we're here and have stocked up a bit - just not too much in case we've to do a runner. I've become a phone junkie and keep checking RIP- but hopefully I won't be sorry we came over. Time will tell and we're not in charge of deciding when someone's time is up.
     
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  9. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    İ am so pleased you have decided and have made the trip. I hope you find a little peace and quiet. In some ways I hope things back home move on steadily and that your sister in law and her family do not have prolonged suffering.
    Take care Peril
     
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  10. planer

    planer Addict

    Glad you decided to come out. 8 years ago my father had a stroke while we were in Kusadasi. Went in to a travel agent in Kusadasi and they arranged a flight home for us the following day. Home in less than 12 hours. Try and enjoy your time here.
     
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  11. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    Well the bad news has come and we fly home tomorrow, the patient has taken a turn for the worst faster than anticipated. Hopefully for her sake the end is near and she's not in too much pain.
     
  12. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    I'm sorry to hear this news and as you say hopefully she is not in too much pain.
    I hope you have a safe and uneventful journey. It is so lovely that you will be home to support your brother.
    Take care Peril xx
     
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  13. planer

    planer Addict

    Sorry to hear your sad news. Hope she is not in too much pain. Safe journey home. Hope you get back again for a more relaxing time again this summer
     
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  14. jake 51

    jake 51 Veteran

    Saddened hear this P, keep strong ..thinking of you and family..x
     
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  15. KASTAMONU

    KASTAMONU Connoisseur

    Safe journey P & himself ... May she be released from suffering ...
     
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  16. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    Thanks all for the support and the commiserations. We learned just before we left Kusadasi that my sister in law had passed away. It was peaceful and pain free we are assured and all her wishes were adhered to. Requiet in Pacem
     
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  17. sexyshirl

    sexyshirl Expert

    So sorry for your loss Peril, the only consolation is that she is now out of her suffering, cancer can be so cruel
    May she RIP
    I'm sure " himself" Must be of great support to his brother at this time.
    Take care and I hope you have a safe return journey xx
     
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  18. cian gilmore

    cian gilmore Expert

    The Spanish Dancer seems to be touching everbody here at the moment ? Ireland
    seems to have cocooned itself in a veil of cancer related illnesses and morbidity,its
    everywhere ,constantly on the News ,talk shows ,radio and tv,I really think it is
    becoming an Irish Malaise..................we have all been touched .
     
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  19. peril

    peril Connoisseur

    I'm sitting on the side of the bed having just gingerly brushed my teeth, avoiding the areas where, a mere two days ago, two of my wisdom teeth resided. I'm listening to the Dutchman in the house in front of me hammering like billyo, the engineer behind is having some sort of cladding applied to the front of his house, religiously avoiding the massive gaps he left while applying mosaics to the top story last year( which earned him the title of mosaic man in the process). The queen bee herself only arrived for her sojourn yesterday and already mr queen bee has been verbally lashed because it was cold last night, whatever heater he'd been out installing wasn't working or wasn't working to her satisfaction and she is generally going araound with a face on her like a pan of maggots.
    It didn't stop her reacquainting herself with the other members of the coven who were in for cay yesterday evening and we were treated to the sound of the cackling and sniggering- god knows I'm probably the butt of the cackles - I'm glad I'm a bit bothered and even gladder that , because I'm half bothered I don't have to strain myself earwigging and then trying to translate what's being said.
    The prophet and his missus have also returned and we have yet to be treated to him losing the rag and screaming insults at people - but Ramadan is young yet - I'll give him a few more days. They seem to have acquired (or at least she has ) some English and a granddaughter who is read to, smiled at, burped, walked around the site whether she likes it or not and is subjected to incessant singing of nursery rhymes- all well and good but not at 7.30am on s Sunday- please!
    The Irish wan who caused all the fuss with her leylandi trees last year is out and furious that her trees "died". I do believe she's considering more - the dose. They're two far away to cause me trouble but if asked I'll object on principle.
    We're heading of shortly to Ladies Beach to watch some hurling Laois versus Wexford - come on Davys lads and Dublin versus Galway - hoping the Dubs don't end up too badly stuffed like Tipp were last week.
    All in all it was a reasonable week - one I'm glad to have been around for and hoping for many more like that.
     
  20. mbh

    mbh Explorer

    So funny Peril,the description of your sitesi is a mirror image of ours,if you tried it would not be more possible to get a more diverse (strange)group of people sharing the same small piece of the earth!!! We have a mixture of Irish, Turkish,German, English,Australian and Kazakhstani. Our queen bee struts around with her little followers,the definition of a big fish in a small pond and we too have had to endure endless tree arguments ,however the plants that have mysteriously died here are Jasmin. It makes for a sometimes hilarious viewing although I'm sure our household is viewed as equally strange......
     
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