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Tell us about your loved one.
Nathan was the most loving and caring person. Funny, quick witted and always had an ear to listen to any ones problems. Nathan had a brain tumor that was removed in 1999. Years of physicians giving him pain meds then suddenly stopping them when in the last year they have been cracking down on physicians giving pain meds forced my son to heroin. His body was already addicted to opiates that had been given to him for the last 13 years.My son suffered from horrible seizures that he had had since the tumor removal, which he lost the right temporal lobe of his brain, paralyzed his left side, took his vision from left of center in both eyes and gave him problems with short term memory. Once the doctors took the pain meds that they addicted him to they left him no other options.
Tell us about Nathan's struggle with addiction
Once pain meds were taken from him, he struggled to function so he started experimenting with heroin in 2010. I thought we had beat it and was shocked when his autopsy came backand it said heroin overdose, it wasn't even on my radar, total shock.
What made Nathan smile?
His son Ethan, he loved his son better than life. He loved to joke and kid with anyone especially his brothers
What do you miss most about Nathan?
His voice, we talked most times daily, I miss his quick wit and sense of humor, I miss him being the first one most times to call me on special holidays to wish me a good day and tell me that he loved me. I just miss him every second of every day. He is the first thing when my eyes open in the morning and the last thing on my mind before I drift to sleep. Nate I love and miss you with every fiber of my being.