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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
"Gary's wife, Isn't it funny the things we remember? So long ago and like it was yesterday. I'm glad you're strong enough now to get rid of the box. Any sooner, i suspect would have not been the right time. But now it has served…"
Feb 12
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I am coming up to the second anniversary on the 28th. I heard this song by Eva Cassidy. Have a listen on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crUm-v6o-0s "I Know You By Heart" Midnights in winter The glowing fire Lights up your face in orange…"
Feb 7
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"Hi Lisa, that sounds familiar to me. My husband Chris died in Feb 2018 from lo long-term neurological disease called multiple system Atrophy, and was his carer for the last 4 years as he became completely disabled. It was so exhausting but also a…"
Jan 11
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Widow brain is indeed a thing. I still have traces of it nearly 2 years on. It’s actually the effect of trauma and shock. You can suffer shock even though you knew your loved was dying. It’s simply the trauma of having them there one…"
Dec 25, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Peace and good memories to you all. Having a low key Xmas here with good friend and her adult kids in Wales. I have a photo of Chris on the table in his Christmas cracker paper crown ( a tradition in the U.K.). Take good care of yourselves - the way…"
Dec 25, 2019
LP replied to Lark's discussion Ugh...Christmas. in the group Born in the 50s
"Lark, it’s doubly hard your husband died around Christmas because you are surrounded by all the “cheer”, whether genuine or manufactured, of everyone else looking forward to the holiday season. It’s galling, yet peoples mean…"
Dec 15, 2019
LP replied to Lark's discussion Ugh...Christmas. in the group Born in the 50s
"If staying home with your pups is what YOU want to do, Lark, then you should do it! I think we each have to do what feels right for us, even if it goes against what others expect that we “should” do, especially if they haven’t had…"
Dec 13, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tekwriter, that’s a great step that you’ve got counseling. I’ve found it truly helpful - a literal lifeline. You are really taking good care of yourself. I’m so pleased to hear that. best wishes, LP"
Dec 8, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I have the same experience. I have no concentration, so the part of my job which involves research has gone down the tubes - which is why I plan to retire early. Some things I can do and others I still can't. I can go to the cinema alone but…"
Nov 24, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tess, I absolutely get that. The best days is life just trundling along. I know that the best is now in the past. "
Nov 14, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I’m so sorry to hear your devastating news. I cannot imagine how desperately awful it must be. Please make sure you get the support you need. You always have an ear here. "
Nov 5, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tekwriter, what a great charity idea! I am so sorry about your pup. My MollyDog was very sick over the last few weeks with a liver infection - a week in hospital on a drip. She's better than ever now, thank goodness, but only because I am…"
Oct 28, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Yes, the season when we have to swat away the dreaded question “are you ready for the holidays?”   People don’t realise that losing a spouse is not like losing a parent. The latter is sad of course, but losing my husband was…"
Oct 8, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I have no problem with Rotties- they can be very sweet-natured (I knew one whose best buddy was a tiny kitten). The problem is with backstreet breeders. It is always a risk. The thing to do is to invest some money in classes with a professional…"
Oct 7, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Of the things I’ve started to do since C died 20 months ago, I have found joining a choir (I never sang before) and volunteering to work in the local gardens (I know next to nothing about gardening) the most enjoyable. I was…"
Sep 28, 2019
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2018
"Dear GKinSD  - Please don't say "even after 9 months" - this suggests that you think you shouldn't be as affected at this stage as you were earlier. But 9 months is early days still!!! Give yourself some leeway. I'm at…"
Sep 22, 2019

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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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