"Memorial Day is upon us once again and I have such a feeling of sadness. My husband was so patriotic and proud to be a marine who served in Vietnam. He loved to tell anyone who would listen about his experiences. My husband…"
Had my total hip replacement surgery on April 25th. Spent 1 1/2 days in the hospital, then to rehab for 8 days. Coming home was a real adjustment due to the restrictions. Saw the surgeon on Monday. They gave me…"
"Thanks to everyone for your kind words. Im so looking forward to just being able to do errands and home stuff without being in pain. When I went to the education seminar I got quite a few of the aids--grabber, long shoe horn, sock…"
"Hi Everyone--Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all!!
Have been really busy preparing for my total hip replacement in just about 2 weeks. Had to go for blood typing, medical clearance physical and a 2 hour educational program which was…"
"Everyone--thanks for your support. It's just so hard to do this all alone. When my husband was sick, I went with him to every appt. Never thought it would come to this for me--I was always a pretty healthy person. I…"
"Barzan--Good for you! I bet you are happy to have gone thru with the surgery and now you are pushing on. I am scheduled for total hip replacement at the end of April and I am scared to death. My husband was my rock and…"
"Ceilya--Tried to send you a message to your inbox but I guest I am not on your friend's list. If you friend me, then we can talk privately. I think I sent you a friend request??
It's so sad all the people who are affected by…"
"Kerryn--Wow your kids were so young when you lost your husband. I cant imagine how hard that must have been for you and them. My daughter had just turned 40 when Robby died.
It's true Breezy and Kerryn--we all need someone to…"
"Kerryn--You're so sweet--I am in Northern New Jersey. A little too far. How's the weather there lately? It's been OK here, so far no snow.
I have a really nice dermatologist close by. Have gone for a few…"
"Kerryn--So I went to the ortho and as I expected he told me I need a total hip replacement. Another thing for me to stress about and figure out how the hell am I going to do this. Of course I drove home crying even though I knew what he…"
"Good Morning Ceil
Sorry you had one of those days--we never plan to have a bad day--but sometimes there it is. Every time something goes wrong I seem to say this would never happen if he was here with me. Crying--that;s all I seem to…"
"Ceilya--I also hope the site doesnt change too much. Its funny, once you stop working like I did, you no longer learn any internet tricks. When I worked I had an IT Dept and that is pretty much how I learned. Jeez, it took me weeks…"
"Hello to everyone in this 2010 group!!! It's so great to see everyone's posts and seeing how we are all doing. I never really drifted away from the site--I always read the posts, but, lately Ive felt the need to reach out…"
"Slick-----I never lived alone either. Got married at 20, he was 22 and just out of the Marines. He was 63 when he died from cancer of the esophagus. It was such a shock--he was never sick, never had any symtoms. One evening…"
I am in Northern NJ and the maintenance fees for the over 55 communities are high--in the $350 at the low to $500 monthly. My townhome community is in the $300 range. My problem is Im on three levels, which was great when…"
Thanks for the nice comment on my ring! I am so glad you are still wearing your rings. It makes me sad when I hear of everyone taking off their rings. I plan to wear mine forever. No reason to ever take it off. I don't ever want to date and I want to always show the world how much I love my Scott and how committed I am to him, even if he died first.
Thank You so much for your kind words and understanding. It sounds like our husbands had alot in common. I agree with you I miss his grumpy days too. I miss everything about him. I hate having to call for someone to reapir something that I know Jim could fix somehow, but it is what it is I guess. Thanks again and thank you for the friend request, I need as many understanding friends as I can find.
Hi! I saw your earlier comments. I am almost at three years too. I could so relate to your comments about friends. This has not been a fun road but it is getting a little easier. Hope you are starting to feel some peace.
Hi. I lost my husband suddenly on August 16, 2012 to a massive heart attack. We would have been married 35 years on February 10th. We had so many plans that we put on hold as my mom had lung cancer. Lost her on October 15th. I am in the process of selling her house in NJ. My daughter is living there now but is moving closer to me in Nc in June. Life will never be the same. I cry everyday. Oh how I miss John and mom.
feelinglonely..........boy that's a perfect name. Lonely discribes our situation perfectly, Thank you for your kind words and I'm sorry for your loss as well. It's only been a year for me but, a totally lost one. I'm having trouble navagating around on this site. I hope to figure it out because I think it might help to "talk" to others that understand. Dusty
Welcome feelinglonely: 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"