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irishlady (jan)
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irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tekwriter...I wish you the best of luck. I had to go in for a colonoscopy just 4 months after my husband died. Same hospital. Very stressful. I just went in this summer for another one...5 years since the other, and I practically had to pay my kids…"
Nov 28
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Riet...the same exact thing happened to me in a supermarket. I followed a man in same size, same hair, same walk..everything. Left me sad. And when my Father passed away I swore I saw him walking into a local store. Same looks, same clothes. …"
Nov 26
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"shelley....Just take it one step at a time...one day at a time. I agree...do not try to look to the future. Just live in that moment and get through it. that's what helped me anyway. I always felt this journey to me, was like pushing a…"
Nov 21
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I am at 5 years. I just moved to a new apartment.. I am missing my husband so much. I go to counseling for my depression and told her that I think it is part dark early nights, the holidays and the move. I would love to be looking forward to having…"
Nov 19
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I am in the process of packing to move to an apartment near my daughter,. In the process of packing, I came across an old carhart jacket of my husbands, It is tattered and very worn. I used to threaten to toss it out, but my husband always begged me…"
Oct 14
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"So, I live in subsidized housing. Right now I am in a small city. I have 2 sons near me, but one is very busy and the other doesn't see me as his girlfriend doesn't like me. I have the opportunity to move back to the state I lived in for…"
Sep 27
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"LP...I have always disliked the weekends since my husband died 5 years ago. Everyone is busy with family and activities, which I totally understand, but I can go the entire weekend without hearing for anyone. I think it is just because when he was…"
Sep 2
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"No longer BergenJC: Your post hit home with me. I did not stay at the hospital overnight, just days. I could not sleep, I had a dog at home to take care of so I went back and forth. I have always regretted that. Had I known my husband would have…"
Aug 23
irishlady (jan) replied to ron323's discussion Anxiety in the group Born in the 50s
"Ron..Have you tried a grief group in your area? I found one very helpful after I lost my husband of 43 years. I found two widows in the group that I am still friends with. they understand. Until you have been through this the person will never truly…"
Aug 17
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Athena...so proud of you. I know how hard it is to part with things. But, you did it. I don't know if you are on facebook or what part of the country, so this may not apply. But often there are for sale groups in your town or area on facebook.…"
Aug 12
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Melissa...I feel for you about the weddings. I attended my friend's son's wedding 16 months after my husband died. She and friends were whooping it up and wanted me to join in, but I just could not.  All I kept thinking is...my…"
Aug 1
irishlady (jan) replied to Tess's discussion The hardest time of day in the group Born in the 50s
"Days are the worst.. too much time to fill and not always enough things to do. I went to my counselor today and I told her that I told my son. I come here for 1/2 getting better and 1/2 something to do and someone to talk to. I really miss having…"
Jun 5
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irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Maggie...ditto on the mom thing. I so wish my Mom was still here. She would have listened and hugged me..she was my best friend too. When I was in a grief group just a few moths after my husband died, there were maybe 10 in the group and out of…"
Jun 3
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"LP...So sorry for the way your friend acted. I lost friends or people I thought were friends. Found some who I THOUGHT liked me..nope..it was my husband. And people can say the cruelest things. (((hugs))) Melissa....So sorry to you about what your…"
Jun 3
irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Barzan...What wonderful words...he had free will to seek medical care. I blamed my myself too for not having understood the seriousness of my husband's illness and being more proactive...making him stop smoking etc. But these words are so true.…"
May 31

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At 6:05am on November 3, 2013, LifesAJourney said…

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

Here is 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 will find meaningful conversations taking place.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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