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Nance63
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  • Gloucester City, NJ
  • United States
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the brain on grief

Started this discussion. Last reply by widow85 Jun 6. 27 Replies

My husband died 8 mos ago. I have found myself still in a state of shock and bewilderment.  My brain feels fractured. I am ordinarily pretty intelligent, but I find myself really changed. I am hoping…Continue

 

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Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"I will try that. My local library is quite small and somewhat limited. Last week, I paid for membership at another library where I used to work, a very well funded library. I might find that to work better there. I have used search terms but…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
" Lovely photo of a happy day! Everything FEELS so much more, now, doesn't it?  I'm sure that gender reveal party was bittersweet also. My daughter's for her twins was the last time my husband was with everyone, and we had no…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"Susan, your Sissy is so pretty. I'm sorry you lost her also. My little guy, a Russian Bolonka named (St.) Basil brings joy and comfort. I'm sorry you miss your Sissy! I am wondering what novels you read with widows as protagonists getting…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"oh, gosh, Susan, the posts are really meant for all! I have been getting these posts in email these last few days and have wanted to join in but my schedule has been too awfully tight, so I am taking some time to respond individually instead of one…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"Lindi, 3 mos is still so recent, so raw. I was frantically searching for books on grief and widowhood at that time, and found some very helpful reads. I was not able to focus on much else. Now I am. I am (maybe compulsively) reading fiction and non…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"Susan, grandchildren are such a blessing, congratulations on expecting  your first soon! I'm so sorry your husband will not be there to see the newest family member, but you know he will still be near and better able to see than we…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"Shirley, I also bake, and was accustomed to making cookies from scratch very routinely. My husband died rather suddenly (had a cardiac arrest at home, was hospitalized a week unresponsive and died after being removed from machines) a bit more than a…"
Aug 12
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"I also like that book, "Healing After Loss," ShirleyB.  There's another one that I have found especially helpful, also, with each page a question and reflection. You can open to read whatever suits you at the moment.  _A…"
Aug 12
Nance63 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"While all the posts impact me and call up deep empathy, Tiffany, your post sent me up to my desktop to respond with a resounding YES! Me, too!  I'm not as young as you (I'm in my fifties), but our choices had me a stay at home mom…"
Jul 23
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"Yes, you CAN! I still have a hard time with novels that have widow characters. If they don't fit my own mood, I'm irritated by them.  I find I am irritated by quite a lot, though.  ...working on that...  But non fiction…"
Jul 21
Nance63 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"My husband died a year ago. I have always been a voracious reader, and right away I looked for books to help me understand or work things out, so early on I got a lot of grief books, but I also was not able to concentrate and really read them…"
Jul 20
Nance63 replied to booktime (Susan)'s discussion Feeling really alone for the first time
"What a gift that you have her journals!"
Jul 20
Nance63 replied to booktime (Susan)'s discussion Feeling really alone for the first time
"Susan, I'm sorry you've lost your mom recently!  You are unmoored.  I have had deaths in my family since my husband died a year ago, but none so close as a parent! and they've affected me, deeply.  I can understand how…"
Jul 20
Nance63 replied to catapan's discussion What can I write? in the group Widowed in 2016
"First of all, Catapan, I want to offer you my condolences for the loss of Peter, AND for how it might raise in you some renewal of the intense feelings that the loss of your own Stuart ignited. And then, I'll say that I think you ARE…"
Jul 20
Nance63 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same, but for heavens' sake!  Did the policy specify ONLY heart attack?? that doesn't exactly cause death: cardiac arrest IS death.   You might want to ask the hospital for…"
Jun 18
Nance63 replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"sara, just saw your post. Please don't apologize for your terrible grief and sadness. Your experience is very sad! You're so alone and without needed support. I am so very sorry!  Keep posting here, anyway; it's helpful to…"
Jun 6

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At 7:33pm on October 16, 2016, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Nance63. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

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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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