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Riley
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  • Winder, GA
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Susan replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi!    Paul didn't die in our bed.  He had a hospital bed from Hospice in the family room. It happened in there. That's why I couldn't go in there for so long. Susan"
1 hour ago
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Athena53, My husband used his own stem cells and it still killed him.  They take out your stem cells and then you go through 8 days of chemo and then they put your stem cells back in.  Mike and I had no idea how dangerous this is. To this…"
2 hours ago
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley, I spent a lot of time on a FB page for people with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and their loved ones and, in a way, stem cell transplants are the most reliable treatment because your own unhealthy cells are replaced by donor cells.  The big…"
2 hours ago
Susan replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi RacingFan,     I still sleep in our marriage bed. But I have " stuff " on his side of the bed. It's a King Size bed. I'm 5 foot 1 1/2 inches. My next bed will probably be a queen size. I can just imagine him telloing…"
4 hours ago
Mary H replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I actually did pretty well at my event yesterday, I had a good time, and I left on a high note of having connected with people instead of after standing around alone awkwardly.  Of course, how I feel about that depends on what I compare it…"
5 hours ago
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"RacingFan60,  Oh my heart aches for you, because I have a similar situation.  My husband was fighting lymphoma.  The doctors said he absolutely needed a stem cell transplant.  So we did what they said and he got the stem cell…"
6 hours ago
Racingfan60 replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"I can relate to everything you ladies are saying I lost the love of my life due to a pulmonary embolism on July 27, 2016 and nothing has been the same since I try to stay brave for my 2 sons ages 25 and 20 the lonliness hits hard especially at night…"
6 hours ago
ImTheMarigold replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I don't have the three year old, but I'm 37 and was widowed in late 2016 as well. I don't fit in anywhere, and because we hadn't gotten married yet there are many who think I'm not a widow. Plus I'm young so I'll…"
20 hours ago
Christogigi replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I understand where you are with all the loss. I lost my mother a month before my husband died.  I didn't get to attend her funeral because I was at MD Anderson with my husband at the time, and could not leave him because he was so very…"
20 hours ago
Prissy replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hello everyone! I have been following all the postings today. Very active day here! The "experts" all say get involved in "something", be with people, etc. But that is easier said than done for us introverted types, people who do…"
22 hours ago
originaloregonian replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Mary,  I understand what you mean about feeling like a misfit.  I was widowed in late 2016; it's been just 15 months or so.  I just turned 40 this week, and I have a 3-year-old.  I feel like I don't fit in with the…"
23 hours ago
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Mary H, I think I just replied to you in another group.  I totally identify with your above discussion.  I am caught in the middle.  I fight feelings of  grief, loneliness, boredom, regret,  and shame for even thinking about…"
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Riley replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Mary H,  I feel like a misfit too. I'm 58 and I never expected to be on my own at 58.  I was just sitting here reading all the responses, and I just realized some of my continued pain is because I have nothing immediate to look…"
yesterday
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"One-shot events such as concerts and lectures probably aren't the best place to meet people;  the single, gorgeous, kind, brilliant person ahead of you in the refreshment line is more of a movie plot line than reality.  I've done…"
yesterday
Susan replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Mary,    Back History Notes so you know where I'm coming from:  Paul was diagnosed in 2015... then passed in Dec. of 2016. ( He had Glioblastoma , brain cancer)      First off, I'm sorry for all of…"
yesterday
Susan replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Fran,    I am a one on one person also.  Paul and I always had each other. We didn't feel like we had to have a large group of friends. I have 3 girlfriends from school days. ... I have friends from where I use to work.... But…"
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At 6:44pm on April 12, 2017, Kirsten said…
Hi Riley. Feel free to email me anytime [email protected] We are both in the same unfortunate boat. I'm here for you . Much love, Kirsten
At 3:35pm on April 11, 2017, judy said…

Hi Riley,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving 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.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.

 
 
 

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