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Barzan
  • Female
  • Arvada, CO
  • United States
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Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I have 2 outings lined up for today and tomorrow with 2 of my gal pals.  This is the 1st since I returned from Philly on June 15.  I think I'm making strides. One thing I keep reminding myself of is that if you keep turning down…"
Jul 5
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Very hard for me as well.  My son has his family and friends that they’d get together with as does my brother.  My mom is in a rehab facility following a stroke so spent my afternoon with her.  While my husband was still alive,…"
Jul 4
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Princess, Thank you.  She is making great strides daily but may not be able to regain her freedom.  "
Jul 3
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Slick, I would have written earlier to your sad post but my Mom had a stroke a week ago and I’ve dine nothing but be at her bedside, check her mail and take care of things for her.  I really hope you hang in there with us.  I have…"
Jul 2
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Wow Shelley!  That sent chills up my spine.  I don't think it was a coincidence.  I really feel he was sending a message.  Perhaps he's telling you he's passed on but still with you.   Last week, I kept…"
Jul 1
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hello Wood,  Welcome to our group.  This is not a journey any one of us wants to be on but comforting to know you have a place where you can share your grief to those who understand.  So sorry for the loss of your wife.  Your…"
Jun 29
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thanks Mike.  I just signed up for Widows and Widowers.  Always good  to have access to several avenues of support.  "
Jun 27
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Shelley,  I feel your pain.  I must be brief as my mom is in the hospital after suffering a stroke and heading there. My best remedy was to go for long walks in the park.  I would drive to different city parks and walk while enjoying…"
Jun 23
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"I hit 7 years yesterday.  With my girlfriend and MIL along, we have been spending the week in Philly and filling each day with lots of sightseeing and interesting activities that have been so therapeutic in passing a milestone. Family, friend,…"
Jun 14
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Rite and Melissa, your letters remind me of my first few years.  I’d read a good book or watch a good movie and think to myself that Barney would enjoy this.  Then I’d get so darn sad at the reality of him never getting to see…"
Jun 4
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"LP, so sorry you had this painful experience with your friend.  Sadly, it will happen again and again.  We here get it- those outside can’t.  Give them a wide berth because one day they will be in our group as well.  Stay…"
Jun 2
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Reading all your posts about guilt reminds me of how I felt when my husband was diagnosed and we were told that the cancer had metastasized and there really wasn't too many options for him.  He'd been hiding his illness for at least a…"
May 31
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"When my husband was diagnosed, it was at the hospital where I worked with the medical staff and therefore, he was seen by the chiefs in the specialty.  Needless to say, his care was excellent.  At the hospice, because of my connections, he…"
May 29
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Riet and Whoever else is interested, I was given a book soon after my husband passed that helped me immensely day by day.  It is "Living With Loss" by Ellen Sue Stern.  These are meditations for grieving widows.  It is like…"
May 24
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hello Riet,  I'm going to chime in on not making any big decisions the first year.  I had hired several handymen to do some work on the house and yard a few months after my husband passed.  All three took advantage of me because…"
May 22
Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Dear Riet, those of us who find comfort here in this group do so because we all had wonderful spouses and we miss them so much,  Please take time to breathe and know that he may be physically gone but he lives on in your heart, your children,…"
May 20

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I am recently retired from a very demanding profession and am still learning how to be retired. I keep busy with my jewelry designing, sewing and art. I will be volunteering at our history and science museum. I love the arts, gardening and travel.

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At 2:32pm on May 10, 2016, sweetlady said…
  • 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
At 6:38pm on March 15, 2016, Joyce said…

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" 

 
 
 

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