HT Café invites readers to share some of their experiences. Jyothi Soni on the loss of her brother-in-law.Updated: Mar 06, 2009, 17:04 IST
My 39-year-old brother-in-law was very close. He was almost like a son to me. I lost him two months ago. He had been ailing for long.
He was suffering from a rare ailment, amyloidsis, in which the body gets malnutritioned because the kidney cannot control the proteins that are being thrown out of the body. It is incurable, it killed me to see him fighting for his life. But he was very optimistic and wanted to fight till the end.
He’s my husband’s youngest brother and was always pampered like a child. In turn, he pampered all our children. He has left us with so many memories in the short period that he lived with us.
His memories will always inspire all of us to fight all the adversities in life.
I want his young kids to be happy forever. Life will never remain the same for all of us.
His death has made me realise the importance of life. It also taught us what life and death was all about.
It also made me feel that the death of a person close to you, does not hurt if that person dies after a prolonged illness.
I want to create awareness about amyloidsis.