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LP
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  • Cambridge
  • United Kingdom
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LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I wish you a Happy and peaceful birthday. Your husband must have loved you so much.  I remember how mine used to give me cards bearing silly messages from the cat and dog. I miss that. "
Apr 12
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Spring is a hard time, because for everyone else it means hope and rebirth, but for us it means another year without our loved ones and a year further away from the time when we had them. It’s so hard but I find it helps to think I carry Chris…"
Apr 11
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Spring is hard because it heralds a new year more distinctly that January 1st. I find it particularly hard as I lost my Chris on the last day of February last year, just before spring broke. We had a late unexpected cold snap with snow on the day he…"
Apr 2
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"You feel worse because grief is a rollercoaster. It’s not a straight upward path to “recovery” or feeling better.. perhaps over a very long the pain will ease, but there will be ups and downs along the way . Like two steps forward…"
Apr 1
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Here are the words I Would Give Anything Bread You sheltered me from harmKept me warm, kept me warmYou gave my life to meSet me free, set me freeThe finest years I ever knewWere all the years I had with you And I would give anything I ownGive…"
Mar 29
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"You all may get this- driving this morning, song comes on the radio- Bread’s Everything I Own. Me- buckets of tears. Can’t see to drive. "
Mar 29
LP replied to Kmelli3 (Kate)'s discussion Going out is so hard in the group Widowed in 2018
"Hi Kate,  we know what you're going through here. Your reaction is totally normal. People who haven't lost a partner often try in a well-meaning attempt to get the bereaved person to go out and do things to distract them from their…"
Mar 29
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I’m with you on the “single” thing. I never agreed to not being married. I’m C’s wife and he will always have a claim on my heart. "
Mar 26
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hi Maggie I think you’re right- it is what it is and sometimes there is nothing that can lessen The pain of regret except time perhaps. I don’t expect all pain to go away but it might soften its grip. I was lucky enough to have had a…"
Mar 15
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I too have come off Facebook. The relentless cheerfulness of others only puts my own unhappiness into sharper relief. I feel bad about that, since I think I ought to feel good for the good fortune of friends, but I’m just not there yet. One…"
Feb 25
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I think it's important for all of us to be able to acknowledge our feelings and accept that - for better or worse - those feelings are real and we are entitled to feel the way we do. Goodness knows we get enough people among the…"
Feb 12
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thank you for that, Maggie. Beautiful poem. "
Feb 12
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I know what Melissa means. I just want to get to the end already. My husband was 20 years  older than me,  I don’t want to live as long as he did - he had me,  but I will have no one (and don’t want to), so all I want is…"
Feb 10
LP replied to LP's discussion Neurodegenerative disease MSA anyone else? in the group Long-Term Illness
"Hi Denise, parkinsons and related degenerative illnesses are so cruel. Your grief starts long before your loved one dies. It’s starts as you lose them bit by  bit - when you are no longer  walking with them, sharing a meal (where you…"
Jan 24
Denise replied to LP's discussion Neurodegenerative disease MSA anyone else? in the group Long-Term Illness
"My husband passed away May 2018 from complications of Parkinson's Disease.  He was diagnosed at age 50 and had it for 18 years.  The meds they gave him at first were pulled off the market because they caused scar tissue in your organs…"
Jan 23
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Sometimes all you can do is sit tight and know that the really rock-bottom bad feelings ease up. They may not go away entirely, but they do lift a bit. I know the feeling - when everything becomes bleak. I just feel the pain and cling to the thought…"
Jan 22

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I lost my husband of 23 years to Multiple System Atrophy. I cared for him at home for three years. He died at home next to me.

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At 3:21am on June 2, 2018, Patience said…


Welcome to Widville, LP.  I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the "help" link at the top of page. You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. And the "chat room" is open 24/7.
Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.

 
 
 

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