"I worked on an Oncology Floor and I was horrified, SO many times at the patients who were on their deathbeds and STILL, they had them scheduled for Chemo, that same day! WHAT?????
Can anyone explain to me, why they would put a…"
I am hoping by getting away, it might be ''good for the soul".
I am sorry, and know how you must be feeling as that first year date comes up.
Wishing you and all of us, the comfort and inner peace we are searching for."
"I have to work on Thanksgiving and am actually......relieved.
I don't have to juggle family, or get-togethers etc and I KNOW it is an escape mechanism for me, but for this year---it works. I had to deal with the big holiday hoopla last…"
"I feel so often too, that I am in this and all alone. --But, reading this, it is VERY apparent, I am not!
I really have tried NOT to burden my family too much (although, at first, I know.....I know I did cry a lot on the phone to…"
"I just moved a couple months ago. It was 2 years since my Husband died. I was actually, going to put the house up for sale ASAP, after he died, but had so many conflicting thoughts on it. (I also got VERY sick for 6 months, after he…"
"I am with Cristina, Jordan and the others who decided against filing a lawsuit. My husband died of a Hospital-borne infection from a ''world renowned'' hospital. An infection that is passed by hospital personnel not…"
"Christine, thank you so much for that link. I am a nurse and my husband had a DNR *do not resucitate* order, in place for the last 4 years of his life. However, he had this unquenchable thirst for life and kept thinking he truly would…"
"Oh my gosh! Helen!
That quote you posted ("
In one brief moment you have lost your place in your personal history, your life role, your daily status, and the echo of who you are. Genevieve Davis Ginsburg") truly resonated with…"
Is your Mom on Medicare? I am thinking with Hospice, if she is on Medicare or Medicaide, a Hospice Facility would be covered for the finances. Can you check with her Hospice Nurse on that? They would know--or could…"
"Poster Steve said:
"I can see "Grief eyes" in people I see on the streets, and I know they have been thru hell on earth without even asking."
Oh my gosh!!! Is that ever the truth with me, too! I work at a…"
"My Dad would not go until he was convinced we all were going to take care of my Mom. Is there anyone in her life, she might be worried about, that "needs to be taken care of"? Would she need that reassurance about that and…"
(Tis me!! :)
Oh gosh. I am SO sorry you are going through just so darn much and so soon...
My heart is so with you and thank you again, for leading me here! You are the best!
I am hoping you can find the strength and solace…"
"Oh......My GOSH!!! THAT (and poster Patricia's) experience, sounded sort of like my Husband's Memorial, except my Husband just had one "ex". She was not loud though and not fighting or yelling. Just making…"
"What beautiful, touching stories I am reading tonight. Thank you all for posting these sad, but wonderful stories.
My Husband donated his body to a Medical School. His most ardent wish was to somehow, some way, help someone else who may…"
Welcome to our community.... I hope we can keep you company on your journey ahead. Please look around a bit and read this basic introduction to the site. You can find more information about how the community works under "Help!" in the navigation bar, and we'll send you a few newsletters with tips and ideas in the coming weeks. If you need a little more help, go to the Home page and look in the right hand column to see the link to a "Help Desk" form. We all use the site differently, but we hope you feel comfortable sharing among us in the coming days, weeks, and months. Big hug!
site founder and admin
Welcome really_trying: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".
I'm so very sorry for your loss, really_trying, but glad you found us. There is caring support and friendship here. Here's a good place to start: Basic Site Info
Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations. I look forward to getting to know you here.