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Comment by Doug02122014 on March 9, 2018 at 2:07am


I don't know what to say except sorry, sorry, and Sorry for your loss !

As the Danny Gokey song lyrics 

Watch "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again (Lyrics) By: Danny Gokey" on YouTube

"At times like these words fall short ".

I was once just like you described excited about coming home after work and expecting to see my wife sitting in her chair in the living room welcoming me home;  and seeing the empty chair.  Just rips right through you and like tearing the scab off a 4-year old wound I find myself emotionally at that spot on my journey. 

I can say that over time it gets better - never  healed at least for me.   I  learned a new normal. 

Comment by Rainey on March 8, 2018 at 8:33pm

Hi everyone,

I joined this website a couple of weeks ago.  I figured it was time to introduce myself.  My husband passed away on January 28th.  He had a perforated colon, which caused bacteria to spread throughout the inside of his abdomen and he went into septic shock.  He went through a total of twelve surgeries and was in ICU at our local hospital for five months. He was a fighter.  The sweetest and strongest man I've ever known.  He fought back infection after infection...ran the gamut of antibiotics.  I thought he'd recover...a lot people did including all of his nurses in ICU.  But the last infection he had just took its toll.  Official cause of death - pneumonia, sepsis, and cardiac arrest. 

The latest posts by DeeDee about dreams and coming home from work...hit me.  I have come home from work...lost and broken and have cried every day this week, still expecting him to be at his desk and to greet me with "Hi sweetheart."  And I recently just dreamed about him a few nights ago.  My first dream with him in it since he passed.  I was happy to finally have one.  And now, I just want more dreams.

Comment by DeeDee on March 8, 2018 at 6:14pm

I dreamed about my husband last night.  He looked wonderful!  I dreamed we had broken up but he was at a family party.  I couldn't talk to him or touch him, but I kept walking past the room he was in to see him.  I wanted to talk and touch and smell him so badly but I was so happy to see him healthy again.

Comment by Hacochbe on March 5, 2018 at 8:48pm

Poor thing Dee Dee I'm struggling every day - 4 weeks for me. Im planning on going back to work after easter but only 20hrs. I'm soooo tired. Everything is an effort

Comment by DeeDee on March 5, 2018 at 6:58pm

I went to work for the first time since my husband died Feb 1.  I came home a mess, a complete mess.  The last month was clearly the bunny hill of grief and pain.  I still feel as helpless as I did the day he was diagnosed.  

Comment by Mich2018 on March 3, 2018 at 4:13pm

Hi Michelle..I'm so sorry. Im just about at the 6 week mark too and completely understand about  expecting him to come home. It is so hard.  I'm sorry youre having a hard time, today and pray tomorrow is better for you 

Comment by MichelleAndyAlways on March 2, 2018 at 10:42pm

Hi all,  first time posting, today is brutal that's all I can say I'm 6weeks since loosing my husband in a road accident when he was on his way home from work I still can't make sense of it and keep waiting for him to come home 

Comment by DeeDee on February 25, 2018 at 3:40pm

Hi Mich!  How's it going?  I'm trying to stay busy too.  My father just passed away in September and my mom's been having a hard time.  We spent the day together and had each other laughing a lot. It helped us both.

Comment by Mich2018 on February 25, 2018 at 11:52am

Oh im so sorry.  I hope today is better for you. I'm hanging in there.  Staying busy

Comment by DeeDee on February 24, 2018 at 5:08pm

Hi All.  I had a good couple of days but tonight is rough.  How are you doing?


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