"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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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