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Born in the 40s or Earlier


Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Joining seven weeks after my wife's death

Started by Neush. Last reply by Widow2015 Apr 7. 6 Replies

We seem to have been blessed.  We had a long (43 years) and happy marriage, jobs that we both enjoyed, two daughters and four grandchildren that live nearby, a home and neighborhood we enjoy.  We…Continue

Unfortunately finding myself here

Started by InsideLove. Last reply by Summergirl Feb 28. 6 Replies

My husband died on Aug 28, unexpectedly..I have a grief counselor- her husband passed away at 47 years of marriage too and so, she traveled this path. I do have a grief group, 4 widows 1 widower.…Continue

Joining the Club that no one wants to belong to...

Started by EarthSpirit (Carol). Last reply by EarthSpirit (Carol) Feb 27. 5 Replies

I am new to Soaring Spirits and this particular group. I find myself here as a result of my beloved husband Ralph’s passing on October 5, 2017. It seems like a lifetime ago, although only 4 months.…Continue

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Comment by Frank on March 27, 2018 at 10:18pm

Visiting overseas for all that time.  Sounds like a severe case of driving on the wrong side of the road combined with the time difference, and the jet lag..  wow!  Perhaps a good shower and a bit of tea with just a nip in it ....

Take care Elaine, you are doing fine.  



Comment by elaine on March 27, 2018 at 10:54am

Hello everyone, haven't posted for a while because I have been in the Uk and spent 12 days with an old friend who lost his wife last year.  Now I am really confused and distance is the major problem.  Just thought I would let you know.  

Comment by barbee on March 25, 2018 at 8:28pm

Sue, that is such good news! Nice to hear you are out and about again, if only for part of a day. Keep it up!

Comment by Barzan on March 25, 2018 at 5:43am

Good for you Sue.  Little steps lead to bigger steps.  I'm glad you have support from daughter and other widows.  Get well soon.  Sending good karma your way.

Comment by only1sue on March 24, 2018 at 10:13pm

I did two things today in the hope of getting back to normal, I went to church and I went out to afternoon tea with a girlfriend, in both cases about an hour and a half was all I had energy for a.fter four weeks at home that is not surprising. At least it is a start.

Comment by only1sue on March 10, 2018 at 12:47pm

Just out of hospital after a week's stay with an infection. Stayed in a transit ward as I was post-op and expected to only be in a couple of days. The care was less than satisfactory as they were installing a new system for booking medications and the nurses clustered  around the computers alll day. I was glad to get back home. If anything this experience has shown me how important other widows are now in my life as they are the ones visiting me and helping out. My daughter has been my strength through all of this. I hope to be over it in a month or so more of recuperating.

Comment by Don on February 28, 2018 at 2:41pm

Y'all need to move to Redding, CA We get 88% of the available sunshine and the scenery is lovely.  Golf all winter long.

Comment by Bonnie on February 27, 2018 at 2:18pm

Sue, glad you are recovering.  I hope you are soon back full steam!

Comment by Bonnie on February 27, 2018 at 2:17pm

Thanks laurajay.  It is helpful, as your posts usually are.  I understand stuck.  I just hope soon-approaching Spring may help to lift your spirits.  It has been hard here with unusual cold, lots of rain and just a late winter slump to move anyway at all, at least for me.  I hope we can both find a little more sunshine in our days soon.

Comment by barbee on February 26, 2018 at 9:38pm

Hey, Sue! You survived it all! Now, lay back and enjoy having someone pamper you and care for you. Don't consider that you are getting old. Consider it a reward for good behavior! Remember, even if it is baby steps in recovering, any step forward is still a step forward. Take good care.


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