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Widowed in 2018

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Wedding rings

Started by Kris63. Last reply by allofus on Thursday. 9 Replies

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Moving Forward

Started by Margie Sep 6. 0 Replies

   This is my first post to the group! I lost the love of my life February 11, 2018 to colon cancer. My husband and I would have celebrated 30 years together last June. It would be an unforgettable…Continue

New to the Group

Started by kk24. Last reply by GKinSD Aug 24. 7 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am new to the group and the site. I lost my wife 12/12/18 to lung cancer. We were together 28 years (over half my life) and I feel so lost without her. We found out in May that she had…Continue

new to group

Started by Eddiemoney. Last reply by modfrkt75 Aug 24. 5 Replies

Hi everyone I am new to the group. I lost my husband 12/27/18 to throat cancer. This time last year he was undergoing treatment at the VA. Doctors felt optimistic about his prognosis, even when he…Continue

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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.

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 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 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?

Comment by rec2200 on February 20, 2018 at 3:01pm


My husband passed away on January 10th. He committed suicide. It’s been hard getting use to being a single parent, but I just fake it I make it. Anyways nice to meet all of you 

Comment by Hacochbe on February 20, 2018 at 1:03pm


My husband died on the 5th Feb so just over 2 weeks ago. It was not sudden but still doesn't make it any easier. We have 4 children 22, 18, 16 and 7. We are all heartbroken but trying to get on with life as thats what he wanted us to do.

Comment by DeeDee on February 20, 2018 at 11:45am

Thank you Mich2018.  I'm sorry for your loss and I'm glad to know I'm not alone here.  


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