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  • Just joined the site and this group. I wish it didn't have to exist. My husband died 8/1/2019 after an almost seven battle with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). He was 69 and we were 7 weeks shy of our 36th wedding anniversary. I am 61. My husband had been retired 2.5 years prior to his diagnosis but I still work (thank goodness). Our only child lives 2400 miles away and what little family I have is also several hundred miles away. My in-laws are close by and they have been there for me for the most part. The loneliness is crushing though, and I am still traumatized by the months of intense caregiving. Am hoping that connecting with others who have had similar experiences will be helpful. Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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My husband will be gone 3 years on Sunday.  My sister died  4 years prior to my husband.  Those two were who I confided In, cried to and even gossiped with!! I' m a very private person.  I joined a online grief support group for awhile after losing my sister.  It helped a lot, along with, starting a "fairy garden" in the backyard.... very therapeutic !!

I tried a walk in support group offered by the hospital.  I went one time and decided it wasn't for me.  Joined this group before last Christmas and so glad I did.

I sympathize with you and I'm sorry.  Really glad you are working...that's one positive!

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss MattsMom. My husband passed away 1/23/2019 from a heart attach suddenly, but he had been battling lung cancer for 3 years. He was in remission, but the drugs are very hard on the heart. Even though the person you love has been sick, the shock of actually loosing them can not be understood until you experience it. Reaching out to people who have also faced a loss is important because no one can really understand how it feels. I'm going to a Grief Share program at our local church and that has helped a lot. You might want to check into something like that in your area. You don't have to belong to a church or be a believer to go to the program, although it is bible based. I'm sure this site also will be a great comfort to you. Blessings - Carol 

 Hi, I also recently joined this group.  My husband's journey started in Aug. 2019 with a stroke diagnosis, rehab, tumor diagnosis, and ended after 6 weeks in the ICU on Dec. 11, 2019 with him passing away from glioblastoma and listeria menangitis infection. Work was my "thing" to get out of the house and away from all the memories there, but now with the quarantine I'm home all day and it has been very hard. Two of my adult sons are living with me now, but it's still lonely when the person I could have talked to, laughed with, and loved during this time is gone. I too am hoping that connecting here online will help. Take care.

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