Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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Mary Packer ... Sorry, can't find your message here, but got it in my email. I do understand anxiety and it's very normal when grieving. When upset our muscles tense up without us even realizing it. Restless sleep to our shoulders up to our ears because of the trauma of losing a spouse causes all those aches and pains. I went through it as well.
Xanax is good for anxiety, but be sure that your doctor only puts you on it for a short-term as they are extremely addictive. I know because my doctor didn't and now after years of taking it to ward of panic attacks I can't get off it especially because of my age (75.)
You can also go to a pharmacy as ask for a lotions physiotherapists use here for massage for joint and muscle pain and it's called, 'P3 ... muscle and joint pain.' It has a strong mint smell and other good things in it such as Eucalyptus and it works wonders. I use it and got a bottle of it for a friend of mine who was in a car accident and she said it works so well. Hope this helps.
Please keep coming back for Legacy and let us know how you are doing.
Russ ... So happy to know you are doing OK since the storm and now the flooding. I've been praying along with other friends here in Canada that this soon will come to an end. I know only too well how long it will take for the poor people there to get back on their feet.
Keeping you and your fellow Houstonians in my thoughts and prayers. Hurricane Harvey has brought destruction and devastation to countless many, but glad for your resilience and courage.
Thinking of you and sending prayers your way. Hope your anniversary day was not unbearable. Marker days are always extremely difficult. Hang in there!
Thanks to everyone for your kind words ad prayers. I am truly blessed because I had no detrimental affects from the storm.. Unfortunately for a large number of others that is not the case, It is going to take Houston a very long time to recover from this but we are resilient and we will come out at the other end even stronger and with a renewed faith in the people in our country, whose support has been phenomenal. Again, thanks for your prayers and please keep praying for us. There a large number of people who are suffering and whose life has been turned upside down...Hugs
Deborah........Thinking of you today on what would be your 26th anniversary. There's no easy way to get through these special days. Praying for peace and sending you a hug.
Russ.... I didn't realize you are in Houston. You are certainly in my thoughts. My company has many locations in Texas, Houston being among them (as well as Corpus Christi and Victoria). I've also been thinking about my co-workers in Houston and hoping they're all safe. The GM of that location called me on Tuesday asking me to approve an increase to his company credit card so he could charter a helicopter to fly over our building and assess damages. I certainly feel for all of you.
Try to be good to yourself. Sending love and a hug.
tomorrow would be my 26th wedding anniversary, Not sure how the day will be. I'm so tired of crying and feeling weepy all the time and being sad and all the pretending that I am fine, My prayers are with all the hurt and scared people in Texas right now, praying for peace for them and everyone
Steve ... Thank you for that very soothing song and it made my morning.
Love your sis Marsha
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