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Grenville25
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Grenville25 replied to Rose481's discussion Am finding that the more I am alone...
"Yes..the more I am alone, the more i like it. I definitely am not looking to remarry - i was lucky to have 22 years with a wonderful man who can never be replaced, and and I dont need someone....i see girl friends occasionally (probably should do…"
Jan 3, 2017
Grenville25 replied to Alive & Mortal's discussion Widowed by Pancreatic Cancer
"Oh I know what you mean, the things we plan to do. Once he was diagnosed, we thought that was it but instead he became determined. During the two years he was in treatment we went to Barcelona Puerto Rico Chicago and San Francisco, as much as he…"
Apr 5, 2016
Nancyfc commented on Grenville25's blog post new arrival...wish I didnt have to but glad i found this
"Dear Grenville25-  I thought I would be older too - I was 59 when my husband passed.  Thank God Ken's Mom had  passed two years earlier, but by then he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had already had the whipple and…"
Apr 4, 2016
Grenville25 replied to Alive & Mortal's discussion Widowed by Pancreatic Cancer
"o Sue 44 thats so horrible, so young. as i read these posts all i can think is how bloody BRAVE our partners were...knowing what they know but still believing they could beat it..heart breaking...and inspiring for us to are still here."
Apr 4, 2016
Grenville25 replied to Alive & Mortal's discussion Widowed by Pancreatic Cancer
"Lulu I hope my words give you some comfort, my husband was diagnosed November 2012 and passed November 2014, two years later. He fought every day, he took every treatment and wanted to live to thatfive-year mark. The fact that your husband had seven…"
Apr 3, 2016
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Just me, I totally identify. My first year was in shock this was the second Christmas and I thought I was doing OK. Just put away the ornaments etc. and found myself shaking heart pounding very distraught. Had a good cry. Have seen friends and…"
Jan 2, 2016
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"I read these comments and I feel normal now. No I will not put up the tree after the tree out last year. No I'm not sending a Christmas cards I think that's asking a lot of me. No I will try to avoid the Christmas party, and I don't…"
Dec 17, 2015
Grenville25 replied to Jill's discussion What would you ask your late spouse right now if you could? And why?
"I would ask, do you miss me too? Do you forgive me? Am I doing OK? Is there something I'm supposed to be doing? And will you be there when I die and welcomed me with open arms?"
Dec 17, 2015
Grenville25 replied to Lupe's husband's discussion Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead/All Souls Day. Do you celebrate?
"What an interesting discussion. I am in a culture of sweep it under the rug; and maybe its too fresh for me, this week all the Halloween images, at the stores, and on tv the horror movies, to be really honest I am so upset by all of this.I'm 11…"
Oct 26, 2015
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Gwamma, o i walk out of movies, out of Starbucks..I try to do things we used to do - and just can't finish it. I have trouble concentrating at work now - that is a new thing. I also am cranky with people (why do they babble so much). People…"
Oct 20, 2015
Grenville25 replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion For those who do not want to date ...
"I feel the same. I was with Carlos for 22 years and i'm 58...i cannot imagine being with anyone ever again and i dont mean that in a negative way I was blessed to have him with me, blessed to care for him.  Before he got sick we joked, he…"
Oct 20, 2015
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"thank you for letting me join. its been nearly 11 months. sometimes i feel like i am 2 people - the shell that people see, and the internal one that is trying to remember where to go and what to do. i feel like family doesnt include me - when i need…"
Oct 19, 2015
Grenville25 replied to H2obapper's discussion Panic attacks/PTSD
"thanks for this Lisa I am downloading calm.com right now."
Sep 30, 2015
Grenville25 commented on Grenville25's blog post Camp widow Toronto
"Hi DIanne I registered ! I know the workshop email selection has gone out, anxious to get mine. hope to meet in person."
Sep 3, 2015
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's event Camp Widow CANADA 2015
"have workshop selection emails gone out yet?"
Sep 3, 2015
Grenville25 commented on Dianne in Nevada's event Camp Widow CANADA 2015
"ok I have officially registered...pretty nervous...i left a staff bbq in tears, i dont handle crowds well but i figure this crowd i'll have a lot in common."
Sep 2, 2015

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Posted on July 12, 2015 at 5:13am 9 Comments

Hello I am thinking if going to this event. I wouldn't mind feedback from anyone who has gone. And I'd like to know if there are any other Toronto people here?

new arrival...wish I didnt have to but glad i found this

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 1:02pm 11 Comments

hello to you all i am glad i found you. I never thought I'd be a widow til i was much older. but here it is, age 58. I think I am doing ok on the outside. (insides another matter).  I have to say I felt like writing yesterday - when my sister said she was seeking counselling because SHE's lost 3 close family members (our mother, our brother and her brother in law, ie my Husband).. I felt like, thats wrong, to tell me about your pain I am so not ready to be empathetic. if its a contest, I…

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At 11:16pm on September 1, 2015, MaryJ said…

Hi There:

So sorry for your loss.  Thank you for the friend request.  I live in British Columbia and it's nice to know that you are from Canada as well.  Being here really sucks.  It will be three years on Sept 30 that I lost the love of my life, and honestly it still feels like it was only yesterday.

 

At 10:47am on July 12, 2015, Callie2 said…
Hi Grenville25,
Good to meet you though so sorry for the reason you are here. Thank-you for the friend request. Callie2
At 5:57pm on June 30, 2015, Joyce said…

Welcome Grenville25: 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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