"The house problem is a difficult one. I’m very lucky in some senses. Before Chris got ill, we downsized and designed and built a small one-two bedroom house within the gardens of our old house (we owned a couple of acres of woodland and split…"
"Thanks, Susan. You put it exactly into words when you say that your Ed was the constant backdrop to everything. So was my Chris - I was happy in doing things because he was there. I would take trips for work to far flung places…"
"As I mentioned, I have taken up singing, which is one of the few things that gives me pleasure. I've decided to go for my Associated Board exams to give me something to focus on. I'm starting at grade 3 (starting low!) and I've chosen…"
"Hi Shelly - Yes, I'm at 16 months now, and the lack of exercise (except for dog walks) and wine consumption means I don't eat anything but don't lose weight - I'm still slim but very flabby. Sofa, wine, Dead to Me After Life on…"
"Those ads must be so galling for so many people - terminally ill people, and their partners, the bereaved. Luckily, we don’t get such ads in the UK - our health service is nationalised, and although it has its problems, I cannot fault…"
"Thank you Nolongerinbergen for your reminder that year 2 can be gruesome - I'm 3 months into year 2 and one of the hard things, besides the continuing but different rollercoaster of emotions, is the expectation of everyone else that you are on…"
"Yes, I'm going through that too in my second year - i feel no enthusiasm for anything. Don't get me wrong - I have tried - went on a hiking holiday in Mallorca with a good friend, met friends for coffee and dog walks etc. I've tried…"
"This is what freezers are for. Cooking is pretty joyless just for one, but if you set aside a Saturday, afternoon put on your favourite music and cook up a pot of something - chilli, curry, soup, stew, whatever - and then freeze it in small…"
"“One day at a time” is better advice than you may think. It can sound glib- people say it all the time- but for us here, it really is true. The idea of a future stretching before us without our loved ones is too awful to…"
"I’m so sorry to hear about these children. Maybe it frightens them to see a parent in need, when for all their lives you were the one who sorted them out. Im lucky - C and I did not have kids of our own, but his daughter and I are very close.…"
"It’s the buttered toast diet over here for me. I can’t taste things but I crave salty and crunchy. I add cheese for protein. And wine just because. But weirdly, I’m still healthy. Even after over a year. It works for me but I…"
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