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Shortly after Elaine died, I looked for some web sites on grief and found a couple. Someone later (I don't remember who she was, but I owe her a great debt) told me about Widowed Village. My experience, as with others I have talked to, is that I never went back to the other sites.
I recently started getting Facebook posts from one of the other sites (which shall remain nameless) and the tone of them was quite different from Widowed Village. I started reading the posts more…Continue
One year ago. One trip around the sun. Twelve months ago today was the day the world turned upside down. The day I came home from work and tried to wake Elaine to have dinner, only to discover that she wasn't asleep. One year. Easter. Our anniversary. Fourth of July. Her birthday. Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years. My birthday. Valentine's Day. All celebrated without her.
A year ago, I didn't take any medication at all, now I have my personal pharmacy. I have pills I take in the morning, at mid day, and at night. Due to widow brain, it's difficult to keep track of them so I got a pill container that has seperate compartments for each day of the week. It's now Sunday morning, which means it's time to refill the weekly container.
I fill all seven compartments, and then retrieve the morning pill. Why did I put it in the container and then…Continue
This grief journey is an odd thing. Sometimes things are going along calm, or at least as calm as they can be. Then you get hit by something that makes it worse. Other times, you get hit by an avalanche.
Yesterday was an avalanche day for me. First I get to work and look at next week's pay check (we can do that on line.) It seems a bit light, so I look at the deductions. I had changed my deductions to single and this was the first check reflecting that status, I knew more taxes…Continue