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Marina replied to Gary'swife's discussion For Marina in the group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
"Thank you for your words of encouragement. The whole situation seems surreal. I thought I would bounce back to whatever normal would be by now, but I haven’t. Unless this is my new normal. I pray it isn’t. Knowing that there are groups…"
Apr 15
Gary'swife added a discussion to the group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
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MarinaI saw your post.  I have never used the discussion function before, but thought I would give it a try.   Four months is a very short time.  I know....everyone else thinks you should be better after 3 months or so, but most of us aren't.I lost my first husband when he was 52, and my 2nd when he was 64.   Many, many years apart (I was 20 years younger than my first husband).   It was oh so hard, and I only managed to survive because I threw myself into my job. Sending hugs, and hope this…See More
Apr 14
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"@Tess     Thank you for your kind words.  It triggered a memory of when I went to go clean out the desk of my first husband when he went on disability...about 6 months before he died.  As I was packing up things, one of his…"
Mar 14
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"@KJPE   So sorry.  5 months is such a short time.  It's nice this site is helpful to you.  Sending hugs."
Mar 13
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Watching Netflix tonight and a show called "After Life" came up.  It has Ricky Gervais in it, as a man whose wife died of cancer.  I wasn't sure I could watch it, and I probably could not have before, but as it's been 5…"
Mar 13
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"NoLongerInBergen -  your story brings up memories of when my first husband died of colon cancer which had metastasized to the liver.  This was in 1990, and back then you had to be determined to probably die in 6 weeks in order to get…"
Mar 13
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Dear Lostandlonely I am so sorry for all you are suffering from.  I at one time also had problems driving, which was really upsetting as I had been driving since I was 14 and have driven across country alone with no fears.  But suddenly I…"
Mar 12
Gary'swife commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Yesterday was my 5 year mark.  Can't believe it's been 5 years.  Sometimes it seems like yesterday, and other times it seems like a lifetime ago."
Mar 5
Gary'swife commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Nieta I hope things are going better for you.  You have been through a lot since your husband died.  I am taking care of my brother who had  a stroke 2 years ago.  He (we) adopted a 9 year old rescue dog last Aug., so that has…"
Feb 21
Gary'swife replied to Doug02122014's discussion What to do with spouses personal effects and when?
"Started watching the Netflix show about "Tidying Up"...   tried to watch the episode where the woman was widowed.and had a closet full of her husbands clothes etc.  ..but too much of a trigger.  Now I am in a funk and…"
Jan 26
Gary'swife commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Hope everyone survived the Christmas holiday, and soon New Year's will be over.   New Years Eve was never a big deal for us, so tonight does not hold any special sadness for me.   I am coming up on 5 years...so hard to…"
Dec 31
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Shelley - you make some excellent points about medical care.   I have found that if someone is in the hospital and no one comes to check on them in person, (and can ask some questions), they might not receive as good of medical care. My…"
Dec 10, 2018
Gary'swife replied to Crabby's discussion Random Thoughts on a Rough Weekend in the group Suddenly Widowed
"Crabby...so much of what you write reminds me of what I went through.   I cried all the way to and from work each day in the car, during my 45 minute commute.  I finally realized I could no longer listen to music on the radio when I…"
Nov 4, 2018
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tess   O yes,a magic wand would be nice indeed.  I'm watching the Halloween special on TV, with many songs from Wicked, which Gary and got to see on Broadway.  I miss him so much because he was so smart, and funny, and we…"
Oct 29, 2018
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tess-   I too often want someone to come to my rescue.  My husband has been dead 4 years, and a year ago my oldest brother had a stroke so I am taking care of him.  I will be honest, it's nice to have the company, and he…"
Oct 29, 2018
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Not really have to do with my loss....but my brother's car was stolen 2 weeks ago, found a new one today,but now the key doesn't work in the ignition.  And, a dog we got a couple of months ago appears to have mange...although I was…"
Oct 14, 2018

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At 7:06am on April 25, 2015, leendah said…

sheri baby said it.........takes awhile for emotional healing...........And we wouldn't have the sorrow if we hadn't loved them..........I would rather have loved than not loved at all.

At 9:59am on June 25, 2014, Shirah said…

Gary's wife,  Hello there,  welcome to WV.  This is an awesome site, and the support is caring and loving.  I joined in May and I am so glad I found it.  It's been wonderful to talk to and get to know people who get "it".  Have a blessed day. 

At 12:38am on June 25, 2014, Damianino! said…
Gary's wife,

Welcome to WV, I am sorry for your loss. I neeive over the next fews days and the succeeding weeks, you will come to appreciate this site like all the members here have always affirmed.

I am just about 2 weekS old in the site and it feels lilke I have known these beautiful companions on WV. Way to. Go. Post whatever issues that bother you on line and you can be sure that members with a wide range of experiences would respond to your queries. Cheers!
At 6:12pm on June 24, 2014, Joyce said…

Welcome Gary'swife:  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. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"

 
 
 

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