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Meltdowns - Emotional Triggers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne in Nevada Jul 4, 2015. 5 Replies

It has been 31 months since my wife of 36 years died of multiple myeloma.  We fought the battle for 5+ years, but in June 2012 she was hospitalized and never came home again, dying October 29.  We…Continue

What do you do on those "special days?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Oct 22, 2013. 7 Replies

Since 10/29/12 I have had my anniversary, Valentines Day and today, my wife's birthday. Holidays seem different, they usually involve family, sometimes travel, groups of people.  I'm struggling with…Continue


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patarky replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I lost my wife of 36 years 5 years ago.  We fought multiple myeloma for 6 years, winning a few battles, but losing the war. It surprised me that some of my cherished memories were things that happened at the hospital. (MD Anderson - Houston)…"
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I'm a 68 year old attorney who was married for 36 years to my wonderful wife who died at age 66 on October 29, 2012 after a 6 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Recovery has been slow - I know it will happen and this group has helped already. We didn't have kids, but have parrots and dogs. It's hard to think "I" now instead of "We". I hope to add some photos as I get the strength to go through them.

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At 2:55pm on March 18, 2013, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.


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