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Widowed in 2018

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Going out is so hard

Started by Kmelli3 (Kate). Last reply by Heidi57 Feb 25. 5 Replies

Hi there, I'm fairly new to the site.  My name is Kate and I lost my husband of 20 years (Tom) to cardiac arrest on November 23rd at age 46.  I am so lost and devastated.  I have been asked to…Continue

Identity Crisis?

Started by sis. Last reply by Heidi57 Feb 20. 5 Replies

I lost my husband March 18, 2018 from a cerebral aneurysm. We were together 49 years, married 43, with grown boys. I guess it's because of the holidays, but lately little things are smacking me in…Continue

New to this group and site

Started by Heidi57 Feb 20. 0 Replies

My husband of 42 yrs passed away on Sept 22/18. (age 64), due to heart & dialysis complications (long story.) We met July 3, 1974 the day before my 17th birthday.  Our first date was in August…Continue

Love is Like the Wind, You Can't See it But You Know It's There

Started by sis. Last reply by KJPE Jan 8. 4 Replies

I borrowed that quote from the movie "A Walk To Remember", but as I was washing dishes this morning, it felt so strong in my mind and heart. I was washing the sugar and creamer bowls, when I broke…Continue

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Comment by familia1 on March 29, 2018 at 2:00am

We lost him a little over 2 weeks ago and I don't have any answers why yet....I feel like I'm in shock

Comment by Weemunk on March 28, 2018 at 12:42pm

Familia1 how and when did you lose your husband

Comment by familia1 on March 28, 2018 at 12:32pm

Weemunk, I feel the same way,  I'm trying to process the reality of it all.  I feel like I don't want to tire those close to me with listening to me but all I want to do right now is talk about it...

Comment by Weemunk on March 28, 2018 at 4:54am

Hi Everyone, My husband passed away December 19th. A non-smoker, healthy 49 year old man who got lung cancer. It will never make sense to me. We have a 14 year old daughter. I feel miserable, alone, angry, cheated, victimized and it feels like my life is over. No one truly understands what I am going through or perhaps they don't want to be bothered with my grief, so I came here hoping to connect with others who understand.

Comment by familia1 on March 26, 2018 at 12:08am

There are no words for the pain.  It comes in waves. Im sorry for your loss

Comment by Hacochbe on March 25, 2018 at 6:32pm


its so hard isn't it - 7 weeks today for me and getting harder as the reality sets in :(

Comment by familia1 on March 24, 2018 at 2:17am

Hello.  I just recently lost my husband almost 2 weeks ago.  He was 47 years old and we have a 15 year old together and he raised my now 25 year old son.  I can't believe he is gone.  It was so sudden.  We were separated at the time of his death.  It is so painful not knowing the reason yet. I keep replaying it all, the phone call to tell me he isn't breathing, seeing him, seeing the devastation in my children's eyes.  the brutal wake and funeral.  I brought his ashes home last night and it all feels like a nightmare that I can't wake from.  

Comment by Mich2018 on March 20, 2018 at 3:08pm

Hi all. So today is the 7th week mark of my husband's passing. Every Tuesday morning the entire horror of the morning plays in my mind...from the start of the day, to him leaving for work..the call..the ambulance etc etc . I'm basically a grief stricken panic attack filled mess..until 10:54, which is the time of death.  Then..i can breathe again and it subsides until the following week. This week,  though, it changed.  My brain movie ran until the time he kissed me goodbye and left for work. Then it stopped, just popping up here and there. This time, at 10:54, I was filled with comfort and a peaceful thought.  He was an organ donor and a few weeks ago I was told 2 blind women can see again because of his gift. Until now i found little comfort in that but today it filled me with peace and comfort.  A small blessing to my heart that I wanted to share. Peace.

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 Lucky 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.


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