"I'm still plodding along, I think outwardly I do a good impression of being ok, but it's still all there inside.
I still crave time alone and I am generally still very tired by the end of a work day (is that the grief or the putting on a…"
Good for you for being brave and following your instincts! I am pretty sure you wouldn't have taken this step if you were not sure you could manage financially and it will allow you time to grieve and regroup and see what it is you want…"
"Is anyone struggling with insomnia?
I didn't sleep well all through my husbands battle with cancer and it has continued since his death. I am running on 4-5 hours of sleep a night and it is really taking its toll on me.
I have tried melatonin…"
"Mary, I feel like the grief and sadness of not having my lovely man any more is settling on me more and more heavily as time goes on (it's almost 16 months now).
For me year one was about survival, year two is now facing up to the reality that…"
"Bundles and Hope,
I crave quiet time! People always ask me if I am lonely - the answer is no but I miss my husband horribly. I find being around people is very tiring and by the time I have spent the day trying to be normal at work I am done! I make…"
I understand your desire to lock the door, draw the blinds and hide away. Do you have the option to take a few sick days and do just that, at least for a few hours each day, it might just give you the strength to face the next few months.
"I am feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. Steve died on December 7th 2015, his birthday is December 6th and our son is going to be 21 on November 27th. Steve was to be 50 this year and he and my son had always said they would have a double…"
"I am trying too! I think part of it is that food became such an emotional subject during my husbands later stages of cancer. Having my son home from college makes me cook more but like you salads and soups are a staple for now."
"CanuckGirl, I don't think people really do know what to say. I find being with friends who have done this walk easiest - they get it. Unless you have lost your partner you have no idea of the pain, loss and fear. Our entire lives have changed…"
"Flower - thanks for the reply.
It's nice to know that there is someone closer by from widows village who is unfortunately on the same path. Wet have a small farm in east coventry township. My husband who was 59 died suddenly from a heart…"
I am so sorry about your husband. I can't imagine how terrified and exhausted you must be. That on top of being heartbroken. Do you have family and friends nearby who can help and support you?
I am 49 with a 20 year old son. We had been…"
The holidays are hard especially when you have traditions. When the past is too hard and the future too scary and empty the best place for me to be is in the present. Sometimes I just do the next 15 minutes.
Sending a hug!"
Flower - thanks for the reply.
It's nice to know that there is someone closer by from widows village who is unfortunately on the same path. Wet have a small farm in east coventry township. My husband who was 59 died suddenly from a heart arhtymia and I found him outdoors near a tree he was trying to cut down.
Yes your right is no so raw add it wad early but it's always they in the Bachelor. Sorry of like having a hidden computer program operating in the background. From the pats I know you have a stressful event comng up with your in laws and I'll be thinking of you and hoping ask goes well. Since we are close in location if there is ever a time you need to just get away and talk or vent let me know
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