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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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David.....I commend you for getting out and having that breakfast. I know it's so hard to do. I too fluctuate like that. I think it's one of those "normal" things we feel but it doesn't feel normal to me.
When a loved one passes on there are a lot of lasts and firsts - that last trip together, that last goodnight/that first night alone, that first meal out w/o him.
This morning I went out for breakfast to intentionally break our 35 years of going out together - we almost always went together.
Well, you can imagine; I sat there staring at that empty seat across from me waiting for David to place his order, but there was no one else, just the single me. "Single"
It was awful, but I did it; I broke it - for whatever that's worth.
I know that there will be a lot of firsts and lasts.
I fluctuate between avoiding and embracing: I want to die/I want to live.
I just had say this
Diane......Thank you for posting the quote. It'll be 2 years in January and I still truly believe nothing will ever fill the void. Reading that quote gives me hope.
Love the quote. Says it all!
Thank you for sharing that Diane.
It has been two years for me and I still talk to Melanie daily. I probably always will.
It's been 5 years for me, and this is exactly how I feel. I know everyone here is struggling and as soon as I read it, I thought of all of you..... Hugs!!
Hello everyone, been a while since I have posted. I stay in touch by reading everyone's posts. I received this in my morning affirmations and thought I would share it with all of you.....
When your grief is new, all you can feel is the emptiness; the missing, the wanting, and the needing to see them one more time. There is truly a vacuum in your heart and life; a deeply empty space, and you’re sure nothing will ever fill the void. And, for a long time, nothing does. In fact, I don’t think it’s a process of filling the space, but rather one where the space shrinks ever smaller. It doesn’t go away all together, but it will become less through time.
Love and Peace to all!!!
Went a.nd saw surgeon. It's stage two aggressive cancer. They don't feel it's gone anywhere else so they are going to do Mir and pet scan. She said with chemo,radiation,and surgery it is curable.I told her no do the tests and just a lumpectomy. I will not live 10,15,20 years without him. So, five years give or take is ok. She said too that maybe ill change my mind 6 months from now and it will be too late. Told her I won't change my mind. The Dr was ok for now that I agreed to have the tests done. It is 3 centimeters. They will have the ok in a day or two. I know it will be approved cause I have same coverage my Marshall had and they...insurance...approved his pet scan and Mri. I got the impression that they are going to move pretty fast on this. With the lumpectomy I will be in the hospital one night at most . The surgeon said I'm too healthy otherwise not to have chemo and radiation. Not doing it. It will be a miracle if I live the five years. Could be more, could be less. I want to be with my Marshall and that's all I want, it won't change. The lumpectomy will give me a little more time to get things in order and will stop all my friends who mean well to let me be. I AM going to try something but it's not long term. I'm only existing, not living. And without my Marshall that won't change.
i am sorry for the Cancer diagnoses .
i would like to wish you good luck.
may God be with you.
David.....One thing I realized after I lost Ken was that I didn't realize I had felt "normal" before. We all go about our days, going to work, making dinner, weekend plans etc. Ken and I were very close, did everything together and were basically 2 people living 1 life. We spent 30 years building that life and still, I didn't realize I felt normal. I never realized that normal was a feeling until he was gone and my world turned completely upside down. You, my friend, are not going insane. I think you too are realizing you no longer feel normal. People throw around the phrase about finding a new normal very casually but it's not a casual thing to do. I don't think I'll ever feel comfortable in life again.
Sending you a hug tonight,
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