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Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:22pm 9 Comments

I've been having a bit of a rough time for the past few days. Thanksgiving wasn't too bad in and of itself.  My mother and I ate lunch with my grandmother (aged 94) and two of her friends (aged 98 and 102).  My mother was the only non-widow at the table. We never really had a big celebration and we never had dinner at our house, so I was spared that emotional minefield - only to be hit by a different one driving to my mother's.

On the radio I heard the Simon and Garfunkel song "Old…


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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:59pm 3 Comments

I said goodbye to my houses today.  They're both slated to close in the next 10 days which will be a huge relief to me financially if it all goes through as planned, but today when I finished up with them I was sobbing.

It is so incredibly difficult to let go of these physical manifestations of the dreams I had for our future.  The house we were rennovating was supposed to be the one we grew old together in.  Corey never even got to see it finished because he died before it was done. …



Posted on October 25, 2012 at 3:00pm 7 Comments


This is one of my favourite photos of Corey and one of the most bittersweet for me because I know it was taken the last time he was truly happy.  His contentment and happiness just radiate from the photo. We spent the week before Memorial Day 2010 in Colorado skiing at Arapahoe Basin.  This had been…



Posted on October 20, 2012 at 2:04pm 8 Comments

I had meant to write this before C's bday, but never quite got it out.

For those who have cared for a loved one with a serious illness, there is no way you can forget that person's birthdate. I can't even begin to tally how many times I had to give his name and birthdate to the endless stream of nurses, doctors, PA's, LPNs, dieticians, respiratory therapists, priests/rabbis, physical therapists, transport staff, IR staff, social workers, secretaries, and likely even some cleaning…


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At 10:48am on April 28, 2013, Mac said…

Hugs to you Telechick on the one year anniversary of Corey's passing. Sending good thoughts your way.


At 4:38am on April 16, 2013, Diane said…

Safe travels to you, Liza and looking forward to meeting you on Thursday by the pool!

At 11:29am on April 15, 2013, Diane said…

Hi Liza....  I should be there for the 4:00 pool party.  I imagine there shouldn't be that many people there, but I will sure keep an eye out for you.  I am staying with another WV lady named Mariann Goff (smallfish) and our room is in her name.  How are you getting to Myrtle Beach?




At 9:35am on February 18, 2013, Dianne in Nevada said…

Thinking of you today ... I know birthdays can be hard. Hope you're surrounded by love and some unexpected laughter today.

At 4:37pm on September 19, 2012, TammyRI said…

Thanks for sharing that!  Very powerful! 

At 6:30pm on September 13, 2012, Sunflower37 said…

Hi Telechick, nice to "meet" you. Thank you for the friend request.

At 4:19pm on August 28, 2012, mark2112 said…

Hello! Were part of the chat group earlier today?

At 11:32pm on August 19, 2012, LucyGoo said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!  Just today, had a big event at my house - the oneyear anniversary of his death -- I said an "open house" for a few friends and there were about 50 people here!  He would have loved it - always had folks in our home -- if you met him once he was your friend for life...

At 9:35pm on August 19, 2012, SpiritWalker said…

Hi telechick..ur doing good. Just a few months out and your stepping out and exploring that takes courage and strength.  We have all heard the one about the journey of a thousand miles...Its starts one step at a time.  It took me awhole year to move my wifes shoes out of the living room, just couldn't move em.  But there were somethings that i could do quickly..dug through everything and packed it up shortly after...but couldn't move them dang shoes.  Keep on trucking and when or if you hit a wall..take however much time you need it will be waiting for you when you get back to it.  I have found in this grief thing that how we feel and behave is so selective, each to thier own and nothing more.  So follow where your heart leads you and you will find your path whatever that is...I like your comments..they're very enlighting..Hugs  

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