Widowed Village

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Born in the 50s

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Welcome to this group's coordinator:  Patience (Diane)

Members: 518
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

Positive Thoughts Forum Discussion

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Comment by lonelyinaz 8 hours ago

Jeane, hello new friend.  And, yes just like Maggie said, "they tell us GBM is rare", but we who have lost our loves to "the Beast" as some of us refer to it know better.  Come here often you will find comfort, love and some peace.  Oh, and Maggie is a treasure, we don't care if she is 3 yrs beyond born in the 50's.  Hugs.

Comment by Maggie 10 hours ago
Jeane..I don't normally post here, as Im 3 years beyond this "born in the 50's" group, but I just wanted to say I'm so sorry. My husband too died of glioblastoma in July of '13. He had an abdominal bleed as a complication from the chemo/radiation and a medication he was on, that he shouldn't have been on. A misjudgment, in my opinion by his Oncologist. He died 5 months later. We were married almost 30 years and did everything together. It has been a very hard long struggle that I still deal with. I lost my Mother to ovarian cancer in 1990 and she was my best friend too. But I agree, the lost of a loved spouse compares to NOTHING else. This is an excellent site with very supportive people. I have found much comfort here and I know I'm not so alone in this. I'm amazed at how many I see here with brain cancer. My ex neighbor, a lady of 72, now has the very same cancer...yet they say it's fairly rare. You will always get support here..sometimes family and friends simply can't understand if they've not been thru it...
Comment by Just.me 10 hours ago
Jeanette, I'm also going to a grief share group here in Texas too. My husband had a massive heart attack at home and passed away after efforts from me and the paramedics to revive him failed. We had 28 years together. We were retired and did everything together. It feels like I've lost a huge part of myself as well as my best friend and love of my life. To be honest, I'm lost without him. My grief share group encourages you to let people know how you feel and I'm thinking the folks here really get it and will be easier to talk with than others.
Comment by Jeane 10 hours ago

Glad I found this site.  I lost my husband of 38 years, together 44 years July 16th.  We were newly retired, his second retirement from police work and we were starting to travel in our fifth wheel.  Thought he was having a stroke but found out he had a brain tumor.  Left our home to go to Dallas, Texas for surgery and treatments and was told he had Glioblastoma.  He said he would beat this for at least 5 years but with only seven more treatments he got pcp from the chemo and dexamethosone and died 11 days later.  He had been misdiagnosed in ER but that is the way it goes.  Lost my best friend and still have some bad days.  I have been going to a grief share group and some of the people say it will get better but I tell them it is different losing a spouse.  Just lost my mom 3.5 years before who lived with us and Erv helped care for her.  She was my best friend but it is different when you are with someone 24-7 and you know what each other is thinking just by looking at them.  Thanks for listening.  

Comment by Slick 12 hours ago

Just.me....so sorry for your loss that brings you here...but you are welcomed with open arms by a lot of people who will support you and comfort you..and just be your friend...Peace

Comment by Just.me 12 hours ago
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. My husband passed away 9 weeks ago and he was quite a bit older than me and so were most of our friends. I feel lucky to have found this ste and this group. No snow here. It was in the low 70's today.
Comment by pipin yesterday
I do not think I have been here this year. I wonder how you guys are all doing? Let's all catch up . Have we any plans, anyone doing anything exciting?
It is getting colder here and we might get snow tomorrow, which will mean the whole country comes to a halt. Oh just heard there is snow in the north and one airport closed, hey ho!
It looks as if my court case might finish this year, how proud my husband must be of me . I know all your other halves are so very very proud of you. You have all shown your love and the great times you had together. Love to all Pip
Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) on January 17, 2015 at 10:26am
Dear Slick. Thanks so much for your understanding and support. I really appreciate the friendship! Hugs:)
Comment by Slick on January 17, 2015 at 9:06am

thanks for the support..GW....I feel the same...I really feel I will be a cancer survivor in 4 years...

Jocelyn....you have a lot right now...I used to keep going and going..and not really absorb it...all the heartache would be in the back of my mind but I would keep moving ....then it hit me...now when it does I sit and feel the pain..cry my heart out for days...this is a lot...for any one person at once..and yes you do know what the 2 girls will go through at some point ...it's so sad and so hard...Happy BIrthday to your dad...mine has been gone since'91 and I still sing Happy Birthday to him ...I'm typing words but there really are none..I am approaching 4 years since Bill died March 1...and still have my bad days...I also was up the last 3 nights...and know if he was here I would have slept soundly..we can only do what we can...feel better my friend...this will pass ....and life will be a little lighter for you......((((((((HUGS)))))))

Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) on January 17, 2015 at 2:50am
I should be sleeping. Very sad today. My love has.been gone two years, two months and 16 days. My sweet father, who died from ALS 13 years ago, would have been 83 today. My best friend since kindergarten just had her only sinling dxd w stage iv pancreatic cancer that is already in her liver. It cannot be treated w surgery or radiation, only palliative chemo. My heart is breaking for what both girls will have to go thru now and later. Brings all the emotional pain of watching my husband battle cancer rushing back to my heart and head. Haven't been sleeping well. Miss my old life w my husband. Sorry to be such a downer, but know I will find understanding here.

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