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Born in the 40s or Earlier


Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Started by Judyrose. Last reply by EAZYTZ Jul 10. 9 Replies

Hi I’m new to the group. I lost my husband May 29,2019 after 48 years of marriage. I keep hoping it will get easier but it’s not some days it’s worse. Some of the things I have read on here have…Continue

40 years

Started by Carol E. Last reply by sweetlady May 21. 17 Replies

I'm new to this group. I lost my wonderful husband suddenly Jan. 23 2019. I can't believe it's been a year and it is still so painful. He was my partner and the person I could trust and count on. …Continue

Spreading Ashes in the Ocean from a Cruise Ship

Started by dolly. Last reply by dolly Apr 22. 14 Replies

Has anyone had a ceremony of spreading ashes from a cruise ship? I am thinking about doing that and wonder if there is anything I should be especially careful to consider. I am looking at Carnival…Continue

Married 62 years

Started by phyllis. Last reply by Sleepless In Seattle Jan 8. 37 Replies

I lost my husband Barry who was 87 years old on August 27, 2019.  We were married 62 and a half years. W Although my children try to be understanding, none of them really can fathom how lost I am…Continue

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Comment by Faolan on June 21, 2020 at 10:24pm

Cee, thank you. I am currently in a unit for " rehab" learning to walk, balance and do other physio. Whilst still being looked after. I have lost so much muscle. I am weak too!, but once I get the hang of things I will go home  with a care package.

Comment by Cee on June 21, 2020 at 12:44pm

Faolan, Thinking about you and hope your recovery is going well and you are stronger and more active each day, HUGS and prayers

Comment by Faolan on June 7, 2020 at 6:17am

Thank you. A bit breathless and loss of muscle tone but just started  convalescence at a nursing home. Until I'm ready for home

Comment by laurajay on June 7, 2020 at 6:10am

Faolan.  Sorry  to  hear  you  have  been  suffering.  Sending  you  healing  wishes.  I   know  with  your  attitude  you  will  heal.  Just  gonna  take  time.  Follow  protocol  and  have  patience.  Know  far  away  others  are  wishing  you  well.  Stay  in touch  so  we  know  your  progress.  Virtual  hugs.       lj

Comment by only1sue on June 7, 2020 at 1:01am

So sorry to hear that. I hope you have a good recovery. I had the viral pneumonia in 1990. I had ten days on penicillin shots, which was the recommended treatment then ten days in hospital with what was then new medication. Four weeks convalescence at home before I got back to something like normal. Thankful that you are still with us. 

Comment by Faolan on June 6, 2020 at 8:38pm

I'm in hospital recovering from covid19 and pneumonia. Today I go to convalesce in a nursing home. 

Comment by Faolan on June 6, 2020 at 8:38pm

I'm in hospital recovering from covid19 and pneumonia. Today I go to convalesce in a nursing home. 

Comment by only1sue on June 6, 2020 at 5:56pm

My 73rd birthday came and went, I was alone for the day but had a few phone calls, emails and even a few cards arrived. Trevor's present arrived on the day as did a card sent separately, a tablet cushion that I am using now. I am hoping this is not the new normal. I went out with two girlfriends on Friday, our birthdays are close together and as widows our families do not make a fuss of us so we go out to lunch together. Is the virus an excuse for not getting together now? I hope not. Our restrictions are slowly changing now so I have a couple of small meetings coming up and a picnic in the park next Wednesday. It is winter and cold so not really outdoor weather but our Craft group needs to meet and make some descisio so we are doing it that way. Hope your world is coming back into balance again, it is all we can wish for it seems.

Comment by only1sue on May 24, 2020 at 11:10pm

Elaine we are all living with regrets, with broken relationships and stolen dreams. We are all being braver than we ever thought we were capable of. I know when I get up in the morning with the regulations here due to the corona virus that my day will be spent alone. If I am llucky I might have a phone call or two. This will not last forever and one day things will change again. In the meantime it is chin up,,be brave and keep on doing whatever you can to keep cheerful.

Comment by sweetlady on May 23, 2020 at 1:49pm

I lost my husband 20 yrs ago in Israel. Was devastating but still hurts I have two sons one single and one religious with five children and he just got over treatment with chemo for the tedticles. Problem being we never were on good terms still not but try to talk with me with concern and other things. It not politics as he supports him. It’s a shame when gpthetecis disagreement and conflict. I still work. Have to i the schools schools are closed because of this corona virus and all the deaths we have incurred because o four so called leader as he doesn’t care I struggle everyday isn’t easy and overwhelming if u wish to write please do this year would have bee. 48 yrs Itoo be well and safe. Elaine


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