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Suddenly Widowed

For those widowed suddenly or unexpectedly by any cause. 

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Since He Died...

Started by Crabby. Last reply by Pualili221 Jun 23. 9 Replies

People are always telling me how strong I am.  I don't feel strong.  It's rare that a day goes by when I don't cry.  You could probably count on one hand how many days I haven't cried since July 29,…Continue

He deserved so much more love

Started by KJPE. Last reply by Mrs Bear May 22. 11 Replies

At least once a day, I feel intensely frustrated & sad because my husband was exceptionally wonderful to me, and I keep wanting to give him more love and cannot believe that I can't any more. …Continue

Walking the line tonight

Started by BlueRoses. Last reply by lulu74 May 15. 3 Replies

The line between what is and what was. It is more of a tightrope, that often at this hour starts to fray. My sailor, soared last August. He was a young, bright, tenacious man, who left this planet at…Continue

Old Mementos

Started by Crabby. Last reply by Roxi May 1. 3 Replies

Tonight I was going through boxes in the basement, trying to declutter some because I have to move.  Don died 9 months ago yesterday.  i went out to get pizza, and when I came home, I found him. He…Continue

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Comment by Kerri H on January 18, 2011 at 7:09pm

I lost my husband to suicide on April 30, 2008.  I was in the hospital after a meltdown.  My mom showed up at the house because one of the kids left their backpack in her car and called 911, there were dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the house so the boys needed to go to the hospital.  They were 11, 7, and 5.  They didn't see him, my mom found him and kept them from him (he had barricaded himself in the garage).  My mom told me in the hospital and I had to sign papers allowing her to take the boys from the hospital.  Then, DHS got involved and "evaluated" me to see if they needed to remove the boys from my custody.  All I could think was that if they took the boys from me too then I really would have nothing to live for...  Of course, that wasn't really accurate thinking.  They dismissed the case so no problem and the hospital released me the next day.  It's been a struggle but I think we are making progress.


And, oddly enough, I am taking EMT classes so that I can be an EMT, then later a paramedic or a nurse (not sure yet). 

Comment by bps1314 on January 18, 2011 at 5:52pm
I was widowed suddenly when my husband was killed in a motor cycle accident on his way home from work.  Witnesses stated he died at the scene but they resuscitated him because he was a donor.  When they finally notified me I went to the hospital to find him on life support with a severed brain stem due to his neck being broken.  I made the decision to take him off of life support.  He died 6 minutes after they took him off.

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