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Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"It's been quite a while since I last posted....my life has changed so drastically still coming to terms with all of it.  I am still waiting for a closing date on the sale of my house but in the meantime I have moved out.  I had to…"
Aug 26, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Good morning, my friends...it's been a while since I've written or even followed the forum.  This past Saturday was my stepdaughters bridal shower - it was very difficult.  Felt so strange to go to it and not come home to talk to…"
May 31, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Good Morning everyone....just got through reading all the supportive posts and thank each and everyone of you for them....I did meet with the realtor and my son was with me...grateful for that.  Signed all the docs to list the house and he even…"
Apr 27, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Having a tough day today....my anxiety is high and I'm stressing.  Meeting with the realtor tonight to sign all the papers for putting my house on the market.  I know it's what Joe would have wanted me to do but just having…"
Apr 26, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Just following up and reading all the comments again - seems like I stay away for a week or so and then catch up on all the reading...I want to thank everyone for the kinds words written to me...I hope to someday repay the favor!  Right now…"
Apr 12, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"It's Friday afternoon and I'm already dreading the weekend at home...my son moved back in with me but it's just not the same.  My weekends are so boring - they used to be filled with all kinds of running errands and seeing…"
Apr 8, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"It's Friday afternoon and I'm already dreading the weekend at home...my son moved back in with me but it's just not the same.  My weekends are so boring - they used to be filled with all kinds of running errands and seeing…"
Apr 8, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Harold and Marsha:  Thank you so much - also thank you to everyone else posting...it really is helping.  I got through yesterday - cried the entire drive home from work (45 minutes).  I love the idea of the helium balloon and if I…"
Mar 24, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Good Afternoon all....I haven't been reading much or staying up with the website lately but just got back on....the last few weeks have been so hard for me...lost my husband on December 23rd - way too close to Christmas that we decided not to…"
Mar 23, 2016
Patti and Sara Murphy are now friends
Mar 14, 2016
Sara Murphy left a comment for Patti
"Patti,  I was reading a comment you left for Anita.  I can totally understand you wanting those few days back prior to his death.  My husband also went into cardiac arrest while in one of the best hospitals in the country. …"
Mar 12, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Today is 2 months 9 days one hour and 41 minutes....I wonder if that will ever change for me!  I have to say I am fortune my two stepkids are awesome...and my son is amazing.  I'm lucky to have them and a very loving extended family -…"
Mar 9, 2016
Patti commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Sara:  I find myself thinking the same thing - I'm 45 but the thought of going on has been overwhelming to me most days.  Somehow we need to find a way to do this - someone told me just take it day by day....I need to take it minute…"
Mar 9, 2016
Patti left a comment for Anita Jeffery
"Anita:  My husband went into the hospital on December 18th for a scheduled hernia repair and died five days later from massive pulmonary embolism.  It was completely unexpected...we tried to move him to another hospital that could help him…"
Mar 8, 2016
Anita Jeffery left a comment for Patti
"I totally understand Patti.  It sounds like you did not expect your husband's death to happen?  I'm sorry, that's an awkward way to ask, had he been sick for some time?  I had the experience that no one ever wants, of…"
Mar 7, 2016
Patti left a comment for Anita Jeffery
"Thank you so much for adding me as a friend.  It still feels like yesterday to me - I've stopped myself from crying myself to sleep every night - I don't know I just feel like that is not what Joe would want me doing but most nights I…"
Mar 7, 2016

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At 10:31am on March 12, 2016, Sara Murphy said…

Patti,  I was reading a comment you left for Anita.  I can totally understand you wanting those few days back prior to his death.  My husband also went into cardiac arrest while in one of the best hospitals in the country.  I was in his room when it happened and it happened so quickly and then he was gone.  The doctors were not expecting any such thing however like you, if I had known he was going to die I would have done many things differently.  I already mentioned I feel cheated out of a final goodbye because of how quickly it happened.  If I had known, I would have taken a leave from work and spent every day/night in the hospital with him.  We can't get that time back so now I just talk to him and remind him everyday that I still love him and to wait for me to join him.  I hope we're both able to find the peace and strength we need to get through life without our soulmates.

Sara 

At 3:38pm on March 7, 2016, Anita Jeffery said…

I totally understand Patti.  It sounds like you did not expect your husband's death to happen?  I'm sorry, that's an awkward way to ask, had he been sick for some time?  I had the experience that no one ever wants, of hearing the doctor say, your husband is terminal, he might have a year, but that would be stretching it.  You experience a different type of grief, and then go into the caregiver mode...knowing you still have to deal with your loved ones death, and knowing that there are things you have to deal with and say before that happens.  Any way it happens is beyond what most of us think we can deal with.  As far as selling the house, I also felt I would do that.  However, my grief at first prevented me from dealing with it, and we had been in this house for 18 years.  Every single thing in it feels like a reminder, and I too understand how difficult that is.  We always chose all our furniture and pictures for our walls together.  We did tiling and built a deck, and numerous other DIY projects together.  However, after 14 months, I can say that I am comforted by most things about our home.  I may end up selling, but mainly because we created a beautiful, large backyard together, and I worry that it will be too much for me to manage.  Additionally, I live in snow country, and at 59, well shoveling snow is getting old.  I have also had the advice not to do anything about the house for at least a year.  I believe that because I feel my depression after my husband's death may have done me the favor of giving me time to really think about what is best to do.  In the meantime I have learned to do quite a few little fixes on my own, which has made me feel a little like I am capable of handling the house, and secondly, that my husband would be proud of me :-).   Everyone has different feelings of course, and we seem to be compelled to do whatever our minds and especially our hearts tell us to do.    Take care of yourself! 

At 3:09pm on March 7, 2016, Anita Jeffery said…

Hi Patti,  I sent you a friend request, which I hope you will accept.  I lost my husband to cancer on 12/28/14.  It still feels like yesterday much of the time, and after 14 months I still cry daily.  I bought a new bed 3 months after my husband passed away, and a new quilt, one I knew I would never have chosen for both of us.  I felt I needed to make the bed mine...I needed to accept that he was gone, and the bedroom was mine.  Since then, while I use both his old pillow and mine to sleep, it has become somewhat of a haven for me.  I feel that he's still with me when I'm there, and that I'm protected from everything in a place that we shared.  I know that he would approve.  I hope in time you find enough peace, and maybe comfort in being back in your bed.

Sending you comforting thoughts!

 
 
 

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