"So... we all think we know do we? I've watched this feed all week with some fascination. If I have learned anything it is that grief is different for everyone. Why wouldn't it be? We are only human and none of us are the same? I come here…"
I am truly sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. Keep reaching out.
God bless all bike riders on the road - my husband and shared many summer road vacations on his harley. As the warm weather approaches my heart aches even now as I hear the…"
I'm so sorry for your loss - I hope you find some level of comfort here as you meet others who have traveled the same path as you. I found the subject of DNR can be a strain when you need to share feelings... It makes others squirm. I…"
Terrible.. Fact is Valerie died of metastatic lung cancer... these cells traveled to her brain and ended her life. I learned much about.the way of metastatic cancer... my husband died of melanoma - tumor found in his leg. It was removed…"
Time... It's the one commodity you realize you don't have enough of when someone is dying. All those things on my list were a must to get through if I was to survive. Now the dust has settled and all is quiet - I think that is what…"
"Hey there Susieg...
Someone told me after all said and done that it would take me 5 years to feel like I had my life back. My response to them was I didn't feel I had 5 years to give. Cancer was a mighty teacher for me if nothing else it has…"
I'm sorry about your partner, Paul. The one thought that has kept me sane is this mess is how strong my husband was during his year with melanoma. He never once felt defeated. He never once gave up. I admired his courage so much that…"
There is no better or worse time for losing someone... I had one year with my husband and it was filled with doctors, MRIs, pain killers, fear, uncertainty and worry. That monster (cancer) lived under our bed and every night I would hope and…"
"Thank you Dianne for responding...
Journaling/blogging during my husband's year with melanoma helped me process what happened to both of us. But now I miss him even more because of the companionship. He was such a good listener, companion. No…"
"Husband - May 27, 2011 ~ melanoma
Mother - May 19, 2011 ~ lung cancer
Facing the 2 year anniversary soon and still feel like the wind has been knocked out of me. Signed up for counseling (# 4 so far) thinking this will help me sort through my life…"
I've been watching your thread this week reading everyone's response to you. After losing my husband 1- 1/2 yrs ago sometimes it can still feel like yesterday.
I am sooooo sorry you are here but glad you found this site to help…"
I am also sorry about your double loss - but glad you found a place to connect with others. I agree with Jeannie... sometimes it is the numbness/shock of it all that protects us from ourselves. I didn't really realize that fact until I…"
Uh, 60 is still young in my book. I think there is also a group for the over 50 crowd as well. Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother! There is nothing like the gentle spirit of another living being to soothe the soul. My little dog does that for me.
Welcome HoneyImHome: 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 us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".