Thanks for inviting me to be your friend! I'm very happy to accept! I just read your "First Anniversary of my loss of my spouse" and thought it was beautifully written. I especially like "my window brain". :) I'm sure that many on here would like their window brain to work better too. I'm very happy to hear that you think your new life, although certainly different, is is like a new beginning. That's how I feel too! It's a new beginning and we just have to allow it to happen and see where it takes us. Thanks again for being my friend! I hope today and every day gets better and better for you and for all the many others on WV. Warm hugs and wishes coming your way! Stan
Thank you Sharon for inviting me into your friendship circle. I sure need them these days. It sure feels isolating being part of this club, then I found this site and wow here we all are. I look forward to sharing and making new friends. My name is Marlene and I live in New Hope, PA. Just before the holidays I started a blog at the encouragement of my daughter. I use writing/journaling as a way of working through any issues. I am leaving tomorrow for my first ever cruise...a promise I made to Pat before he died. I will return on the 13th. Check out my blog www.widow2single.com and it will give you an idea of my mindset these days. Thank you.
Thanks for befriending me. How are you doing since your surgery? I am very concerned to find out that it will be 2-3 months before I will be fitted with a prosthesis. My surgery will be above the knee and I too live by myself. My name is Carol Ferguson and I now live in Lexington, KY. I moved here from southern CA as I could not stay by myself and I have relatives here that could help me. My sister is here and my nephew and his family live here also, This will be the 14th surgery on my leg. I had a knee surgery get infected from the get go. I currently have a fusion which means I can not bend my leg. That was no picnic either. Al least for awhile I could move around some and had a little independence. I am sacred that I will not be able to transfer to a wheelchair or the commode without help. Any words of wisdom you can offer, would be greatly appreciated. My regular email address is email@example.com. That seems to be easier for me to use right now. Take care and God bless.
Hi Sharon, thank you for friending me here. It is indeed a great site and space for sharing, as we all have this awful, horrible bond, and yet there it is. I will be thinking of you on 3/26 :( Be sure to do something nice for yourself. Buy some flowers or go to a movie or whatever might fill you in a meaningful way. I am 7 mos. in to all of this, so there's a few "firsts" I haven't hit yet. The other day I was thinking Mother's Day will be a tough one. I thought, "I will buy myself some nice flowers". That too will be a first. I find it so hard to be nice to myself sometimes. Must be guilt. Well, take good care of yourself. We are all here for you :) --Dolly