"Izzie, I also wear my husband’s wedding ring. Bob passed almost 5 years ago. About 2 years ago when I reached into my jewelry box to take out my wedding ring I picked up his wedding ring instead, and I have worn it everyday since. Peace to all."
"Housework is very good exercise. I have a large house and do all my own housework. I no longer do any yard work. I live in Florida and it is hot most of the year. Now and then I do think about selling my house and moving to an apartment. Bob and I…"
"Faolan, I take 3 classes of gentle (chair) yoga a week. I have been doing it for several years and find it very beneficial. I have a torn rotator cuff and a tear in my ACL, and I have not had surgery for either. I feel well and do not take any pain…"
"The only time I discuss Bob’s passing is with my sons and seldom with a few close friends and on this site. It is a difficult subject. I do talk about Bob. Bob had a good sense of humor and when I feel it is appropriate I will share stories. I…"
"Bob had dementia for a long time and I was his caretaker. When he died I felt relief that he wasn’t suffering anymore and I felt grief at the same time. At times I feel guilt that I survived him, and it is difficult to deal with. Peace to all."
"Solo vacations are very liberating. You do what you want, when you want, without consulting anyone. We are responsible for our own lives.
Bob and I always did everything together and I never imagined that I could do solo traveling. I am fortunate…"
"Slick I have found the best way to meet new people is to get involved in activities you enjoy. I have joined my Y and take classes in cardio and gentle yoga. We also have social activities for older adults. Just had a dinner dance for the holidays.…"
"My husband died July 2013. We were married 53 years. I thought I had adjusted to my new reality. This month my energy is very low and I feel depressed. I have to force myself to do my regular activities, which include yoga and cardio classes at the…"
"In my experience I have come to the conclusion that judgemental people are afraid of people who are different. They live in a very narrow world. I have been fortunate since childhood to being exposed to different people. I am not a religious person…"
"Beloved Peach, I agree with MFARM. I am 78, my sons are in their 50s. My friends ages range from mid forties to 106. Some are widowed,some divorced, some couples. Here at WV we share the same painful bond, and the need to express our pain. Peace to…"
"I was very fortunate no interior damage, did not lose utilities. Cleanup outside. My son had to evacuate and stayed at my house until his utilities were restored. We experienced 120 mph winds and it was scary.I feel badly for people who had 185 mph…"
"Two months ago was the anniversary of Bob's passing. I am also more at peace. I live in Ft. Lauderdale and after going through hurricane Irma I realized I could handle tough situations. I am feeling stronger and more confident in myself. Peace…"
"I am in the Ft. Lauderdale area and the bands of Irma are over us now. I decided not to evacuate. My son and his wife were in an evacuation area and they are staying at my house.I was afraid of being caught on the highway. There are no hotel rooms…"
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