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Comment by juliefx on June 30, 2011 at 6:46am
thanks mahagen for your kind words. lots of hugs x
Comment by mahagen on June 30, 2011 at 4:04am

I'm still a little bit of a newbie here and don't know how to comment to specific people, so if this goes in the wrong place, forgive me, and please, someone, teach me!  But to Juliefx, you are still so early on your journey.  It is a nightmare at your place in time.  I am 15 months out, and for me it has gotten better.  I have fewer and fewer crying moments.  I can see my life moving on.  I'm ready to make some changes. I still miss Mike every day, but it doesn't paralize me. 


I can't say for certainty, but I really believe it will get better for you too.  Let yourself grieve when you have to, but look for joy in little things.  Talk about Micky, to your kids and grandkids, to friends, on here.  Life will move on, just let yourself move with it.  Hugs and prayers...Marg

Comment by juliefx on June 30, 2011 at 1:19am
not been a  good week it was both our childrens birthdays and it was so hard as we all miss micky so will be 13 weeks on monday and feel that i am still in a nightmare,i try my hardest to do my best but its just not the same.i keep asking my self "why"he was only 54.The house is so empty the nights so long and when i do fall asleep i wake up and have only been asleep for 20mins.I have had a few good days but mostly very bad days.My head is so confused,some people say life goes on,well mine has stood still.sending lots of hugs to you all xxxxxxxx
Comment by Widow in Paradise on June 29, 2011 at 5:44pm
As another Newbie, I just want to say thank you all for your posts as it has been a great help to me.  I am just over 6 months and am riding that roller coaster ride that so many her have described.  I was feeling as though no one else could possibly understand, but I see I was wrong!
Comment by tink on June 29, 2011 at 2:23pm

just hand in there boburly  is does get easier   but you never forget.


at least you have a buddy in your dog.  take care and keep smiling

Comment by shirley on June 28, 2011 at 10:19pm


Newbie here. Lost my husband 2 years ago to cancer. He died a year after he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. I am very lonely and friends have kind of gotten over him being gone while I haven't (of course). It's a lonely existence with empty nest and just me and the dog. A struggle on a daily basis, for sure. My best to all of you with similar circumstances.

Comment by Janet on June 28, 2011 at 7:38am

Hi All,

I'm a newbie here...wish I could have found this website sooner.  I have just walked through my first year of firsts.  My husband received his cancer diagonsis on his birthday, last June 17th then died on June 22nd.  It's been a difficult year but the dark clouds seem to be dissipating...or is it just a mirage?

Comment by wannabmartha on June 27, 2011 at 2:22pm
To the newest members of "Born in the 50's" glad you're here so that we can help each other through the pain!
Comment by tink on June 27, 2011 at 2:10pm

Hi there  everyone  I have been widowed since 2004  .   To all the new members


have faith it gets better with time.  keep smiling everyone

Comment by juliefx on June 27, 2011 at 1:53pm
SallyStarre,i am so sorry for your loss,i am so glad i joined this site as you realize that we are not on our own,i do belive my husband is with me,just like you hopefully the pain will be less severe lots of hugs god bless   xx

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