"To Mrs.D - hi, I'm Booh 2, lost my husband from a massive heart attack in September of 2011. I am currently involved in a lawsuit against his doctor for negligence. I'm not an attorney, but from what I've read, I think you…"
"Joelen - GOOD FOR YOU! It's very difficult because you have to learn to live your life all over again but you can do it. I'm 14 months out and pretty much still hang around the house. Have been blessed enough to…"
"Oh Paula I'm so sorry. That was a horrible way to find out and worse yet that it even happened. I can actually picture the whole thing from your description and know that feeling of total shock. What? Not my husband - you…"
"Hi All - Real name is Terry - am a member of Suddenly Widowed but just found this group. Nice to chat with people in same age group. I'm sorry for everyone's loss and the fact that any of us are here but so glad we have…"
"Hi Simone - I too am new here and understand your "lost" feeling. I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. I've been reading posts for a while but just recently joined. It's really nice to have a place to go…"
"Hi lovie - thanks for your note. I'm so glad you had that retirement time together. High school sweethearts always seem to have something extra special in their relationships. Something to be said for history. You…"
"Welcome Booh 2,
So sorry for your loss.My husband died 9/10/11. That date will forever be in my mind.
I live in So Cal. I joined this group about a mont ago.
People here are very warm and friendly. :)"
"Hi all - I'm new here. I live in California, originally from New York (Brooklyn)and am so grateful I found this site. Everyone is so caring and supportive at a time when we all need that. I lost my husband on…"
I am so sorry for your loss yet I am glad you found us. You will find some great help here on the site and the relationships you will build with all of the great people here. We are all on the other side of life now and…"
"Welcome to our community.... I hope we can keep you company on your journey ahead. Please look around a bit and read this basic introduction to the site. You can find more information about how the community works under "Help!" in the…"
I am so sorry for your loss yet I am glad you found us. You will find some great help here on the site and the relationships you will build with all of the great people here. We are all on the other side of life now and only we can really understand how you feel. I am on chat quiet often and it is scary and overwhelming at times in the beginning. I would like to offer a bit of assistance when you are ready use the chat room. 1. I always advise you watch for a bit, the room gets busy sometimes and hard to follow at first. 2. You will see some joking and even laughter, you will also see tears and breakdowns. The people here are here to support and be supported by peers. 3. Looking at the chat you will see that the left window has a sliding bar that tells you who is online (they may be on another part of the site though) 4. If you click on a name in the side bar this should open up a private chat or PC as we call it. 5. I f you receive a PC a red # will show under the main lobby with the name and icon of the person it is from or if you sent it to someone 6. Your first entry: This is hit or miss, it really depends on when you jump in if lots of folks are chatting you can easily get missed. I recommend just saying Hi I am new and give whatever info you want (hi I am Arnie From NJ and today I am 3 months and 3 days out) this way if others are from NJ they may want to know more. 7. BE READY: Ok once you do go into the lobby be ready as the questions are needed and they are sometimes gentile, sometimes the questions fly at you. Please take your time here as if this is new for you this may open you up emotionally, and it is normal to feel this and from what i am told a needed part of trying to begin to live again. 8. Most people on the chat are women as of now but the men that are involved are very respectful and sometimes fun. 9. Remember almost no one knew each other until they came here. 10. Good luck and I sent you a friend request, lets face it near or far we need support, and with so many from around the world there is almost always someone on. ALSO using internet explorer is problematic with chat so Firefox appears to be the best..
I hope this long winded letter helps you in the beginning and again SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
Welcome to our community.... I hope we can keep you company on your journey ahead. Please look around a bit and read this basic introduction to the site. You can find more information about how the community works under "Help!" in the navigation bar, and we'll send you a few newsletters with tips and ideas in the coming weeks. If you need a little more help, go to the Home page and look in the right hand column to see the link to a "Help Desk" form. We all use the site differently, but we hope you feel comfortable sharing among us in the coming days, weeks, and months. Big hug! Supa site founder and admin
I'm so sorry for your loss Booh 2, but I'm glad you found us. You will find friendship, comfort, understanding and even some peace here. I know I would of never made it this past year without WV and everyone here. We are all here for you when you need us. Welcome!
Welcome Booh 2: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I know 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. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".