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Riley
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  • Winder, GA
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Miket replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"It is harder for a guy to wear his wife’s wedding ring on a chain and my finger is too big anyway. So I had the diamonds and sapphires removed from her ring and mounted onto a guys ring and now I wear both her and my wedding ring on the same…"
Apr 15
Rudy replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Lost my husband July 2016.  That pang of sadness hasn't gone away.  It's softer most of the time but it can come back with a vengeance as well.  Working full time helps to get through the day but waking up alone in the…"
Apr 15
Riley replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"I understand.  I know what you mean by loving your wife now more and more.  "
Apr 14
Miket replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"I just want to say that I still say “our”, “us”, “we” and so on. I find when I talk about my wife in the past tense I sort of feel like I am betraying the two of us. It just feels so right to talk about us still…"
Apr 14
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"It's been a really mixed bag.  I'm doing better than most- DH was on a downhill slide for 2 years and by the time he faded away in November, 2016 at age 78 it was almost a relief.  Since his death I've had some wonderful…"
Apr 13
sunshine replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"What a great expression of your reality, transparent, and poignant!  I can say many of the points are also my reality.  I get it. "
Apr 13
Riley replied to catapan's discussion Maybe this is what I miss? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Susan, I do that.  It's awful!  I do that because I'm lost without my husband. "
Apr 12
Riley added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016
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How are you doing?

How is everyone doing?  I thought I'd list some things I'm still feeling and new feelings or realizations.  I'm still lonely. I still have nightmares.  I love being with my grandsons, I'm starting to really get into gardening, I got a new yearling filly, I'm starting to gather up my husband's clothes and take them to goodwill, I still wear my wedding rings, I need something to look forward to, I don't want to hear anymore from married friends that want to tell me all about their trips together,…See More
Apr 12
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Gosh this is just terrible.  Can't believe it.  "
Mar 7
Susan replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"... Oh yes, I hate those words.... " I'm Fine ".  His patent answer to everything.     If only we knew that his brain cancer was spreading to his spine. But they didn't run tests on his neck and spine. They just…"
Feb 27
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Through two brain tumors and lymphoma in his body plus the SCT , Mike never complained or asked for help.  It was so frustrating!  Why do men have to be so brave???  I was there to help and the nurses there to help, but he…"
Feb 27
Susan replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley,     Some of that sounds familiar. His last few days before coming home from the hospital, Paul would lie and argue with the nurses. They kept telling him to call the nurses station if he had to go to the bathroom. ( He had lost the…"
Feb 27
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face in the group Widowed in 2016
"I recently talked with one of the doctors at Emory about Mike and his death.  He said it has had an impact on them.  He said they are going to pay attention more to patients mental state.  Mike had quit eating and drinking, and we…"
Feb 26
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Mary, thank you for posting here .  I totally can identify with this statement from your post, " its just not good enough to be the chair filler in other peoples lives".  "
Feb 26
Lark replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"Mary, this is the first time I've seen a comment that echoes my own sadness.  I, too, have a daughter who's been angry at me from shortly before her father died (cancer.)  We had always been so, so close (I thought) and yet she…"
Feb 19
Mary H replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I'm further along than most of you, I came into 2016 for this thread, but I lost my husband in January of 2015.  He was fit and healthy and only 51 years old, a force of nature, and he died in his sleep one evening while he was away half…"
Feb 19

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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.

 

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