"Dearest Jas, Your story broke my heart. My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Not only are you grieving his passing, you are also confronted with his kids choice to absent themselves totally from your life. …"
"Marsha and Gaining,
Being on this unfortunate journey, we have unpredictable triggers that can set of a variety of emotions. We don't have warning, they just come. Sometimes a commercial on tv can bring me to tears or profound…"
"Princess and Gaining Strength,
Finally had a chance to read the posts. Yes, the Roberta Flack song is so beautiful as well. There were some amazingly beautiful songs back then.
My week has been taken up with clearing branches and…"
"37 years ago today, my husband I tied the knot in a mountain chapel in Colorado. The song we picked to play just before we said "I do" was If by Bread. Just listened to it on YouTube and the words just struck me to my…"
"Joan, glad you are doing as well as you are. Yes, it is far more difficult without our spouse and I thought of that nearly daily in the first 3 weeks post-op. I'm confronted with many things in my life that confirm that having my…"
"lj, I had my knee replacement surgery on March 20th and due to pain meds, rigorous PT, elevating and icing the knee, I didn't get on the computer for about 2 weeks. We are all different in our recovery time so I wouldn't start to…"
"GrandmaH, Along with the other posts, I agree that 6 months is so early in this painful road you're on. This site has been a blessing for me. It helped me realize that I was not alone and gave me comfort knowing that I could…"
"Barbee, Thank you for asking. I am doing so well following knee replacement surgery. I was very disciplined with my physical therapy so now walking without a cane. I still have trouble sleeping but that will improve with time…"
"Elaine, I completely understand your situation. When my Bella had to be put down one year ago yesterday, I missed her terribly. I had to wait to get another kitty because I didn't think I could give a new pet the love it…"
"Everyone, I haven't been posting lately because I spend all my time recovering from knee replacement surgery. There is so much physical therapy, elevating, icing and exercising that I ran out of time for anything else. I did…"
"I belong to another support group through WV but felt I needed this group since we are all at the same stage (roughly). I, too, have more good days now than those dreaded bad ones. Would love to find people who live in Colorado to meet…"
"Haven't had much of an opportunity to check in but want to report that I have had my total knee replaced Monday and am doing well. The exercises are at times a killer but am pushing through. I can hear my husband urging be on. …"
"It's been a while since anyone has posted. I hope all is okay in the group. I am going in for a total knee replacement surgery on Monday. Not having my husband with me proves to be such a hardship right now. We have…"
"LJ, You are most likely right. I think the excitement of seeing and hearing him got the best of me and I wasn't thinking rationally. Not surprising as many things have triggered unusual reactions since his passing. I…"
"Earlier tonight, I was dusting the VCR tapes and DVDs that are in the entertainment cabinet. I came across the videotape that we made on our 1st cruise in 1990. I tried several times to make the player accept the tape. Finally, I…"
"Jim, I understand how you feel abandoned by God by him taking your Mabel from you. I also questioned why. The best I can surmise is that I am grateful for having had my husband for 31 years. You were fortunate to have had…"
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i am a widow much longer than u douhave children are they closewithuthathurtsidontknowhow olduare but thetimegoesby very quickly auditsashamewhenu are at odds with ur own flesh and blood cant go to him as i am worried he will start with me and at this point i just cant take it.im not retired as u have to work maybe that keeps me going but not haooyas i should be hope we can be friends.elaine
Welcome Barzan: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat.You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"