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Going Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Callie2 May 24, 2015. 5 Replies

I've already had to return to work. This is my second full week. I'm doing okay, some days are easier than others, I noticed I'm somewhat forgetful but trying to double check myself so I don't miss…Continue

Double Grief-how to make it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by breistl Jun 5, 2015. 6 Replies

Regrettably I am a new member here. My beloved husband, Rick died April 17, 2015 from Acute Meyloid Leukemia. He had only received his diagnosis on March 30th but we were told immediately he had a…Continue


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Posted on August 19, 2015 at 7:36pm 7 Comments

Many times a week someone will tell me how strong I am, how well I'm taking care of my boys or how encouraged they are by me that I have kept going. I smile and say thank you but inside I feel like a complete and utter failure. Am I the only one?

I feel like my family is broken up. I try so hard to stay close to my boys but sometimes I feel like they resent that it's me that's still here. They were so close to their father that I sometimes felt like an outsider and now they are stuck… Continue

When Your Bottom Finally Drops

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 10:07pm 6 Comments

I lost my best friend & husband, Rick, on April 17th of this year to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. We have two boys who are 10 & 12. When this saga began with his illness in March I did my best to keep the status quo going. I went to work, the boys went to school and Rick managed the best he could at home as he was in-between jobs. I didn't know it at the time but he was really sick and resting most of the day. Once he started back to work all he could do was come home and rest. I wanted…


My son's pain

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 6:32pm 2 Comments

This is getting harder day by day. My youngest son told me today he didn't understand how sick Rick was when we brought them to the hospital to explain his cancer and prognosis. I remember having to tell him he wasn't coming home anytime soon because of the cancer. I tried to explain it without scaring him but I guess he couldn't accept it. Now he's angry and in pain. Tonight was a milestone, he's transitioning to middle school so the school had a ceremony. He plastered a smile on his face and… Continue

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At 3:39am on May 11, 2015, LifesAJourney said…

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You will find caring support and friendship here.

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