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Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by judy on November 20, 2009 at 1:01pm
My dear, sweet husband, richard died feb. 10,2009.My depression is worse than ever, and I really dont know if i am going to live through this. I wish i had died, rich could have handled this better.I miss him so very much! judy latty
Comment by Sheryl on November 19, 2009 at 8:13am
I lost my husband Nov 2, 2009 at home. He suffered 3 1/2 yrs with Pancriatic Cancer. Surgery and an early diagnosis gave him the extra time, but the last yr. was the hardest. I have been in denial that I would loose him, and now it is really tough. Going back to work this week was harder than I thought, it is like the grieving started at day 1 again. I can relate to sherry eagen with her husbands loss. All the paper work associated really aggitates me, although my husband really thought ahead and tried to do all he could to prevent extra work for me. He was the love of my life for 39 yrs., we met when I was 16 and he was 17. He served in the Marines for 3 yrs., Vietnam vet and father of 3. How do I find out who I am now, and how do I go from here. We did everything together.
Comment by Alberta L Priest on November 19, 2009 at 12:44am
I lost my husband on 10/20/09 of lung cancer i miss him very much i have a hard time cooking for one because he cooked for the both of us Geema 325
Comment by Pam Freeman on November 18, 2009 at 9:11am
I am new to this group, but have been grieving the love of my life for just over two years. He left this world of pain on November 4, 2007, two days before my birthday. He died of complications of MRSA, which had slowly shut down his organs. He received an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) in 2006, which did the work of the left side of his heart. That miracle gave us an additional 18 months together, which I treasure and am eternally grateful for, but it was so difficult to watch the MRSA slowly kill him. I am still grieving terribly. I have shut a lot of people out because of hurtful but well-meaning comments. I don't think I will ever marry again. My man, fondly referred to as my "hunka burnin' love" was my forever love, and I am still struggling to find my identity without him, feeling ripped open and torn in half. I feel so badly for those of you who have just lost your mate. The first year I was numb and robotic. The second year was when the pain of my loss really set in. As I face the next year, I have hope that the grief will lift a little more, and I can begin to see life after this horrific loss.
Comment by sherry eagen on November 17, 2009 at 7:01pm
My husband passed away Nov. 7th, 2009. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer Oct. 8th, 2009. He was at home when he died and I was his caretaker. I seem to be doing ok, but then a thought of him comes into my head, or I touch something that was his, and I start crying again. How long will this last...
Comment by Kathy on November 17, 2009 at 10:51am
I'm new here. Removed my husband from life support two years ago today and he passed away on November 19, 2007. Reliving the pain again and having a hard time.
Comment by Linda McMurtrey on November 16, 2009 at 1:52am
Lost my husband on 10/9. I am still numb & having a hard time getting by, day by day.
Comment by hazel dickerson on November 15, 2009 at 4:20pm
I lost my husband Suddenly November30th o8 to Cardiac arrest he died in front of myself and two of our sons it is almost a year without him and people tell me that the grieving process get better but to me it does not get any better and the loneliness seems to get even worse I came over here from Liverpool England to join my husband who was stationed at Croughton AFB in England i moved over her in the 70s but since he is no longer with us i feel so lost I do go to bereavement groups and find some comfort from going i was glad to read some of the other letters as you feel as though you are going out of your mind sometimes sudden death is the worst thing you can imagine.
Comment by Ericka Bryant on November 9, 2009 at 10:25am
To Bernadette: I know what you mean about not wanting to be here any more, but life does go on and you'll start to find a new normal. It won't ever be the same, and your husband's death is a part of your life now. Allow your friends and family to do things for you, and lean on them for support and comfort. No, it's not the same thing, but it is better than nothing. Call up a friend you can trust and have them come over or meet them for tea or something. Talk about what you need to talk about. Let the tears flow. It's all part of the healing process. Big hugs to you!
Comment by Liz on November 9, 2009 at 7:46am
In 10 days, it will be 10 months since the I found the love of my life dead on my bedroom floor. We didn't know he was sick. He was 27 yrs old and I was 6 days away from turning 28. Never did we imagine this would happen to us. We had 2 kids who were 2 and 1 at the time. I wouldn't wish what I witnessed that morning on anyone, not even my worst enemy or the person that caused all this to start. But my comment to Bernadette is this, you can find love again. It may never the same level of love that you had with your soul mate. But I wouldn't want that level again bc the love my husband and I shared was so special and it comes around once in a lifetime. But u can find that person who loves u unconditionally and knows u have been through he'll and is accepting that while they may not be the love of ur life, they know u love them more than anything and are willing to support you through it all. They are out there. They may be few and far between but they are out there
 

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