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Liss
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  • San Marcos, TX
  • United States
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Nance63 replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"I do think that the shock of what happened has to affect the brain, but I'd not heard of the physical impact. I like to understand these things better, and not only take them at face value. Thanks for sharing what the doctor told you about the…"
Mar 18
Imogen replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Hello My husband passed away suddenly so I had shock to deal with as well as grief.  My doctor told me that the human brain actually shrinks when we go through a shock like that.  On a MRI it is actually smaller, it has to reconnect the…"
Mar 18
Nance63 replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"This is a recurrent topic thread. I started one elsewhere myself. It was suggested to me to write things down and I explained that I can't even hold the thought long enough to get it written.  Today I was thinking that if I DO get…"
Mar 15
Liss commented on lowrsr (Sherry)'s blog post Putting Away Our Life
"Hello Lowrsr (Sherry), I understand the pain and ambiguity you are feeling about putting away your husband's things. Only do this if the time feels right to you, and not a moment sooner regardless of what anyone else thinks. I have given away…"
Nov 6, 2016
Liss commented on only1sue's blog post soon
"Hello, Sue. Having been a widow only two months, I am appreciative of the insights of those who have been bereaved for much longer. The promises of "soon" and the gradual transition to "now" give me food for thought. I lost my…"
Oct 16, 2016
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Jigsaw puzzles. 1000pc jigsaw puzzles are much easier than the smaller 100 - 750. http://social-psychiatry.com/jigsaw-puzzles-good-brain/ Our brain naturally slows down during grief to focus on the process of healing. One explanation below…"
Oct 3, 2016
crowlda (Dave) replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Excersize seems to help for a little while at least"
Oct 3, 2016
Liss replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"I have always liked To Do Lists, but now I find I can't even remember things long enough to get them on a list. Voice memos on my phone maybe if I can make them immediately? I know part of the fog is the "Why am I here when he's…"
Oct 1, 2016
HillbillyWitchDr replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Hello Liss, it's been 14 months since my husband passed and I still have some brain fog...one of the things that I have found helpful is to make lists of things that I want to accomplish at home and at work.  This has been really helpful…"
Oct 1, 2016
Liss replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Thanks for your thoughtful reply, Melissa. (I am a Melissa, too. Liss was my family nickname). A big shout out to your work as a principal, as I am a former teacher. I have grown step children, but no biological children. I suspected that the fog…"
Sep 29, 2016
Liss replied to Starlight's discussion Introductions? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hello, Starlight. You must be so very tired. Beyond exhaustion emotionally, physically, in every way possible. I am so glad you have your therapist. I lost my husband of 31 years unexpectedly, so I can only imagine the strain of your hospice time on…"
Sep 29, 2016
Melissa replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"It will be 3 years in January, and I still struggle with it (I'm 47).  The first 6-8 months were the worst.  I usually did fine at work.  As an assistant principal, I was always so busy and deeply involved with the students that…"
Sep 29, 2016
Liss replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"Thanks for your feedback Sus. The world can't really slow down for grieving people, I know. If I make, or rather, when I make mistakes, it just has to be a part of life without George, just like not eating or sleeping and all the rest ."
Sep 29, 2016
sus replied to Liss's discussion Brain fog? in the group Born in the 60s
"I was 36 when he died, and I had the brain fog for several years. I had gone back to college when Alan was diagnosed, and was on the last couple classes before graduation when he died. I can remember sitting in front of the books, my head in my…"
Sep 29, 2016
Liss added a discussion to the group Born in the 60s
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Brain fog?

At 56, my brain has enough mileage to wear off some of the tread, even before the loss of my husband this August. After his death, though, I find it so much harder to remember details, make decisions even about simple things, keep a train of thought, you name it. I have a family business to keep afloat, so I was wondering if anyone who has experienced these aspects of grief has some insight about how long brain fog can last, or if there are any countermeasures or strategies that might help?…See More
Sep 28, 2016
Liss replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Hello mommawoodys. In the midst of all your grief and the responsibility and duties of parenthood, try to carve out a little space and time for yourself everyday. It might be a time to just be quiet, to cry, to sit outside, but whatever it is, keep…"
Sep 27, 2016

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At 9:18pm on September 26, 2016, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Liss. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.

Be sure to check out the HOME page for the latest news.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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