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Orb101214
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  • Tracy, CA
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Athena53 commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"Bergen, what's happening with the mailing lists is that marketers are required to run their mailing lists against the Post Office database of address changes.  Your change of address form may have, by default, included everyone at your old…"
Mar 15
Rockon commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"This is so REAL! Thank All of You for the brutal truthful comments! This site keeps me sane as I have been widowed/alone for 7 years next month, April 18th. I am certainly not rich and must say that is just fine with me as I have struggled to…"
Mar 14
NoLongerInBergenJC commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"When my husband died a colleague who has no filters asked me, "So did your husband leave you a rich widow?"  And I answered, "If he did, I would not be standing here with YOU right now, you can be sure of THAT." Here's…"
Mar 14
guilloma commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"My husband's son called about his inherited account the day that my husband died.  I had not even visited the funeral home yet to make the arrangements, and his son was calling to claim his money.  People continue to amaze me. For…"
Mar 14
Imogen commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"I found everyone thinks you are rich because your spouse died.  Took my sister about two months to ask for money.  Of course said no. I am very careful with trades people.  I say he is golfing, or something.  My friend leaves…"
Mar 14
Really? commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"Do I ever feel like ppl are trying to take advantage of me because I'm a widow? Yes, indeed. I still wear my husband's ring but I wear it on my right hand. In certain situations, I'll switch hands just bc I've had the experience…"
Mar 14
Orb101214 commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"I was at the corporate store and they said they couldn't help me so I had to call in.  They let me use their phone which is why I was crying in the middle of the store.  I am glad it is done though, one more thing off my list."
Mar 14
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Mar 11
Lark commented on Orb101214's blog post Small Rant
"I hear you! Try dealing in person at a "corporate store." Worked for me."
Mar 10
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Small Rant

Do any of you feel like people try to take advantage of your grieving?  I feel as though I am very cautious of certain people and companies.  I went to call Verizon to change the plan to my name and to close my husband's line. The first time I was on the phone they told me I could take my time to send the DC in and they would take care of it.  I asked follow up questions and after the 5th question I found out they were going to keep the line open and keep charging me for it.  I still owed money…See More
Mar 7
Steve commented on Orb101214's blog post Five years ago was our 'Houseaversary'
"So wonderful! Thanks for sharing that. The ways my partner and i celebrated was thru spending time with each other. We both had everything we needed, wanted, as far as things, so our idea of a wonderful anniversary was a simple picnic at the beach,…"
Mar 2
Orb101214 commented on Maddieluv's blog post Will we ever be okay?
"I think you will be okay.  I tell people I am not okay now, but I know I will be some day.  I have seen people who are okay after losing their spouse.  I have an Aunt who lost her husband when she was a little older than me with…"
Feb 28
Sissy commented on Orb101214's blog post Five years ago was our 'Houseaversary'
"Love It ! Thanks for sharing :-)"
Feb 27
Callie2 commented on Orb101214's blog post Losing your dad at 2
"So sad, it must be heartbreaking. Hugs to you and the children, I am sorry for your loss."
Feb 22
Orb101214 posted a blog post

Losing your dad at 2

My husband received a bone marrow transplant in November.  At the hospital they bring cake after the transplant and sing happy birthday to the patient to celebrate their new birthday.  Our children were too little to visit him in the hospital because they carry too many germs.  He passed away in December from Graft Vs Host.  They let my children come visit once they knew things weren't going to turn around.  Explaining to a 2 and 4 year old that Daddy wasn't going to get better and that we had…See More
Feb 22
vintage56(barb) commented on Orb101214's blog post Five years ago was our 'Houseaversary'
"So sweet!! I had a guy like that too, not a big romantic, but he could always remember the anniversary of our first date, when we moved in together, etc."
Feb 21

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Posted on March 7, 2017 at 7:20am 7 Comments

Do any of you feel like people try to take advantage of your grieving?  I feel as though I am very cautious of certain people and companies.  I went to call Verizon to change the plan to my name and to close my husband's line. The first time I was on the phone they told me I could take my time to send the DC in and they would take care of it.  I asked follow up questions and after the 5th question I found out they were going to keep the line open and keep charging me for it.  I still owed…

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Losing your dad at 2

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 9:05am 1 Comment

My husband received a bone marrow transplant in November.  At the hospital they bring cake after the transplant and sing happy birthday to the patient to celebrate their new birthday.  Our children were too little to visit him in the hospital because they carry too many germs.  He passed away in December from Graft Vs Host.  They let my children come visit once they knew things weren't going to turn around.  Explaining to a 2 and 4 year old that Daddy wasn't going to get better and that we…

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Five years ago was our 'Houseaversary'

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:03pm 3 Comments

My husband wasn't the typical romantic.  I didn't get huge bouquets of roses on Valentine's Day or candlelit dinners for the night of the anniversary of our first kiss, but he would always surprise me in the best way when I really needed it.  Five years ago I was very pregnant and my husband sent me this Edible Arrangement.  I had no idea what day it was, but when I read the note I realized it marked one year since we moved in to our house.  He wasn't typical, but he was romantic.  He made…

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How taking my four year old to the Twenty One Pilots concert saved my Heavy Dirty Soul

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:43am 3 Comments

This past Sunday I took my son to go see Twenty One Pilots perform in Sacramento.  It had been my husband’s idea to take him because our son loves their music and sings along to most songs from their Blurryface album.  Shortly after I bought the tickets my husband was diagnosed with leukemia and 5 short months later we lost him.  He was an amazing person and trying to pick up pieces after losing him has been near to impossible.  I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get through the concert,…

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At 2:16pm on February 13, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Orb101214. 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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