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In retrospect, what do you look upon differently?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Athena53 May 30, 2017. 3 Replies

    I've been thinking a lot about the past. It's one of the only things that comforts me. I still wear my wedding ring because it reminds me of the wonderful 5 years of marriage I had with my dude,…Continue

Need some advice please?

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So I lost my husband Mark just about 3 months ago. He was only 37, and he fought a battle with cancer for 10 months prior. His birthday is coming up on April 23rd. The Saturday before I wanted to…Continue


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 I've had a rough day and have been feeling pretty angry. I think it was triggered by going to church this morning. My loss is recent, my hubby Mark just passed in January from cancer. I used to…Continue


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At 2:28am on March 21, 2017, Larryh0823 said…

Ashley,  I understand exactly how you are feeling.  This is such an up and down trip that it is difficult to know exactly what is going on.  I understand about the texting too.  I am unable to have Sandra's cell phone disconnected because I still want to be able to communicate with it from time to time.  When I really want to talk with her it is the only way I know to do it.  I have joined an in-person group.  It is Grief Share,  I have been going for several weeks now and I was fortunate to get in a group where most of the people there had lost a spouse.  Most people in this group lost their spouse in the past 6 months but some have been longer.  Sandra and I did almost everything together so now that she is gone I am having to learn to do almost everything on my own.  We were married for almost 20 years and met later in life.  Now I am 62 and having to attempt to start my life over without her has been difficult.  I retired in December to be her caregiver.  At the time I retired we thought that this was a recovery process that we were going on.  It was not until the last 30 seconds that I realized that this was not going to come out the way we expected.  Hopefully, as you continue to go through your support group there will be other people that will join the group that have suffered the loss of a spouse and then you will not feel so all alone.  This road is long and full of obstacles but hopefully you will be able to continue to find ways to rebuild your life.  If you feel the need to continue to talk please feel free to reach to me anytime you desire.


At 4:46am on March 20, 2017, Larryh0823 said…

Ashley,  I have been on the roller coaster that everyone is always talking about.   Today marks exactly 2 months since my wife died.  Some days I can deal with things other days it just hurts so bad.  I have one of those big what ifs.  My wife had a serious infection around her colon and if the doctors had discovered it soon enough with the antibiotics she might could have been saved but they didn't discover it until it had already gotten into her blood system.  I hope you are going as well as can be expected.  If I remember correctly you date of loss was pretty close to mine.  Hopefully, talking will help you some.


At 4:23am on February 7, 2017, Inafog213 said…
Hi Ashley, I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my husband in August due to colon cancer (it's been 6 moths) and we have a 4 year old. All my daughter knows is that daddy was sick and the medicine stopped working. I worked in corporate America for 29 years and stopped working last June. Everything has changed and since I'm now a single parent, not only do I need to be there for my child, I want to be there. I don't want to deal with the stress and BS.
I actually started my own business where I can work from home and I'm growing it. It's allowed me the flexibility to grieve and it's also a distraction.
It's still early for you and I'm sure your probably still in a fog. The first few weeks are hard. I'm here if you want to talk. Sending you hugs.
At 10:08pm on February 6, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, ashleynicole8378. 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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