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Comment by wannabmartha on April 6, 2011 at 1:32pm

Hi shadowandcloud,

Happy Birthday. I hope you have family and friends that celebrate you.

My birthday is in January and the accident that took my husband and son happened in January therefore I HATE January and prefer not celebrating. I'm not very fond of the grey hairs that come with age either. Thank goodness for color from a bottle!

Comment by wannabmartha on March 31, 2011 at 5:10pm

How's everyone doing here? Are you finding your way around this site?

For me, this has been an ideal place to share and find support from others going through the same thing.

Comment by Litlpaint on March 25, 2011 at 7:41pm
Hi! I'm new here, lost my spouse in August of 09. Hoping to make new friends here!
Comment by Skylark on March 25, 2011 at 8:42am

Hi all. I was born in 55, widowed last fall 2010. I went through menopause at age 51. Don't hate me, but it was a breeze. It lasted about three weeks. I later found out it was because of a drug I am on for epilepsy, Neurontin. It helps with menopause symptoms.

  I still do "cycle" with my daughter a bit, though. When she gets her period, I tend to get migraines, so I have to watch what I eat at HER time of the month, and I am more prone to feeling incapable of handling things without Philip at that time.

  I am emptying my nest this spring, so THAT should get better.

Comment by Paula on March 19, 2011 at 2:38pm
Just wanted to add to the dicussion. When my husband was dying, the stress was unbelievable. His two sisters and I had all stopped getting our periods months ago, and yet we all started up again at that time.
Comment by Eowyn on March 19, 2011 at 5:16am

@MerryWidow0826

Exactly, its up to the doctor. I have researched this area and there are risks and I think we should avoid giving medical advice here. That's all I'm saying. Thanks!

Comment by Eowyn on March 19, 2011 at 4:47am
Hi MerryWidow and mle52,,,Emotional stress can lead to having a period again if in menopause. I think we should avoid recommending treatments such as hormone therapy as being 'safe' as we are not doctors and some forms of treatment have been shown to have risks. I think I was still on an emotional roller coaster seven months after my first husband died. I agree, a visit to your doctor may be helpful... going through the change and grief is rough!
Comment by vaj123 on March 17, 2011 at 5:17am

I'm so sorry for your losses, I give you a lot of credit for making an attempt to connect with others who may be in a situation similar to yours. I personally am still trying to process the death of my husband and my life without him. For you and the others who have suffered multiple losses I can only say how sorry I am, I truly can't imagine living through it twice, you people inspire me. I believe that you will find others who can empathize with you, I know that I'm very thankful that I found a place like this.

Godspeed,

Vicki

Comment by daycare2011 on March 17, 2011 at 4:42am
I was born in 1953 married my first husband in 1970 after 7 years of being together.   Widowed in 1999.  He went to work and died quickly of a heart attack.    Married for the second time in 2003 after 2 and a half years of being together and was widowed for the second time On November 19th 2010.   Not sure what I am supposed to do now!
Comment by Carygarcia on March 14, 2011 at 5:52pm
I was born on September 4, 1956. I was married for 30 years plus 8 years of 'going out.' My husband passes away from pancreatic cancer on September 25, 2008. I miss him each and every day.
 

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