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Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Dec 22, 2014. 3 Replies

    My dear wife had a favorite number and it pops up all the time when I pay attention. ("58") Before we were married our phone #'s had this in each of our phones . I drive for a large truck company…Continue

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Has anyone ever received a condolence card from any of the  personnel in the medical field who were involved with the treatment or care of the spouse after the spouse had passed.Just wondered.Continue

 

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Losing your temper...

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:19pm 14 Comments

I am going through a hard time with the fact, I got angry and mad at times. My precious wife died  Aug. 25 2013. I was her principle care giver for her personal and general needs. Hospice was a big help during the times they came,but I was the everyday provider.As her health diminished and her bodily functions became more stressful,I had gotten mad  and angry...I cannot believe I did this to a person who could not help themselves and was dieing. I have visuals that haunt me and make me feel…

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At 6:29am on October 22, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Hi Max
I typed a long lettER yesterday & it didn't send so I'm typing again:( I"m so very sorry for Elizabeth's death. Living with the memories of their suffering is SO hard. I know-- my husband John was 48 when he died from ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease 17 monthes (APRIL 25,2012)after he was diagnosed & it was HORRIBLE!! He suffered a lot & it ended with me giving him TOTAL care--which I'm glad I could do that for him but always felt like I didn't do enough!! We were married almost 29 years ! Elizabeth KNEW how much you loved her --you showed that with the care you gave!! Yes, this site is better than the 6 o'clock news --having so many others from all over that you can talk too--they understand!! Cathy
At 11:12pm on October 19, 2013, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

I'm so sorry for your loss, but happy your found us. I hope you'll find the same friendship and support here that I have over the past 2 years.

At 7:29pm on October 17, 2013, rodsgurl09 said…

I'm so sorry for the loss that brings you here, but glad you've found us. The Groups are a good place to start; you'll find others in circumstances similar to your own. Look for one for widowers. The Forums offer many topics of conversation, and there is almost always someone on for real time support and friendship in Chat. I hope you'll find the same comfort and understanding here that I have.

 
 
 

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