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Re: my brother's late stage
      11/08/02 08:41 AM

Dear Georgia: Whew = this is rough going for you; even under the best of circumstances it is not at all easy to deal with the alcoholism of another and mixing alcohol with HIV meds is not conducive to Tim's long-term well-being. Georgia, it doesn't sound like you can do more than you are doing. Your brother seems like he may be on a self-destruct path and he has to want to change that; you can't do it for him. Georgia - look into some info on co-dependence etc. because if the alcolic thing has been going on for a long time and involves the whole family etc., you need to prepare to take care of you. You cannot FIX your brother. And you cannot subject yourself to an inordinate amount of abuse (though this is going to be the hardest part because of the guilt involved because he is dying etc.); I will tell you that Karl did not use "the I'm dying card to manipulate although substance abuse is often associated with HIV/AIDS for pain relief; to forget etc.. People normally die the way they lived Georgia; and your brother does not get a complete pass because he is dying; people need for you to be able to set limits for you; then you will be able to be there if called upon. Again, I am sooo sorry you are going through this; I will keep you in my prayers and please keep posting OK. Take care!

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* my brother's late stage georgia 10/21/02 09:05 PM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Anonymous   02/20/04 05:45 AM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Anonymous   10/22/02 03:53 PM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Karla   10/22/02 07:48 AM
. * Re: my brother's late stage georgia   11/01/02 10:09 PM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Karla   11/05/02 03:43 AM
. * Re: my brother's late stage georgia   11/06/02 10:55 PM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Karla   11/08/02 08:41 AM
. * Re: my brother's late stage Anonymous   02/12/03 09:51 PM

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