"Richard, it's good to hear that some progress was made. I agree with the others. Take care of yourself, because you are important. Thank you for openly sharing with us. (I find myself calling out for…"
"Richard, I am putting you on my prayer list. God still works miracles today. I don't know if you are in california, but I do know that (here) , they are not allowed to refuse to provide medical care (at emergency…"
I am sorry for your recent loss. My husband also refused to go to the hospital until i called 911. ...don't feel guilty.
This might not sound very comfirting, but someone told me a few months…"
"Angela (need to retype this because my computer won't let me find the comment i started.) Anyway, Angela. They say to wait one year before making any big decisions. It has been one year and 4 months since Joe went to be with…"
"Sometimes God takes our loved ones away, to heal them. Angela, I can't imagine losing two of the people I love within such a short time. God must know that you are a very strong person . I lost both my son and husband,…"
"Maxy, I have to have some sort of background noise. It is usually music or the tv. (Have been watching a lot of Hallmark movies lately.) Gospel music calms me down. Sometime I have to take a melatonin or Camomile tea…"
"Michael, you are probably right about your stats. I'm sure that all of us are different. But you (and the rest of us) know ourselves, more than anyone else can. You brought up some good points to comtemplate.…"
"Yes linda, I spent new years eve with my dog. My husband and I usually stayed home for new tears. That's right...no one to kiss at midnight! .... talked to a few friends today (new year's )....then I watched the Packers game!…"
"This is my second christmas without my husband. Yes it is very hard. The medications do not work. I find that camomile tea calms me down. I also use melatonin at night. My family (mostly my sister-in law-) is open to…"
I am really sorry if I hurt your feelings. What I said was just meant to be a comment, not a judgement. I guess I should watch how I speak. My comment was for myself too. I always have to remind myself that…"
It's good that your family is coming over. You should not be alone for Christmas. I know how you feel about the fake smiles as if everything is ok, just try to open up to them, and express those…"
Elynn, I am big on praying too. I find that when I'm just about ready to give up and end it all, I start praying. I don't even know who I'm praying to, I just start talking. I do beg and plead. Oh boy do I! I beg that Rocky will come see me in my dreams. It never happens, at least not the way I thought.
I don't know. I get so sad reading these posts where everyone has been years into this and yet they are still in so much pain. That is what I have to look forward to? I can't stand it.
But I keep plodding along. I go to a job I hate, but one that I need. I try to get involved in a hobby, but then drop it because it just feels stupid. I spend all my weekends alone except for my pets. No one calls, no one knows whether I'm alive or dead. So what do we do?
I am so sorry that you are having to be here on this site because like all of us you too are searching for ways to manage the pain of what has just happened. I lost my husband of 35 years three years ago and it is taking me along time to try and reconstruct any kind of life for myself. I have after this long come to the conclusion that we never get over the death of our spouse. If it was a deep connection no matter the time we spent the loss is unbearable. All we can do is try to take tiny steps towards doing basic tasks like hygiene, eating and getting our financial affairs in some sort of order (which is a herculean task in and of itself) and let the rest of the world work itself out because we don't have the energy anymore to do much else.
I ended up having to sell our home and relocate which was difficult although we had lived several places during our marriage it wasn't like I was giving up a special location it was just that it meant I was packing up and moving to be alone. It was hell. But I could not have afforded to stay where I was. Now I find it has nothing to do with location because all that love was inside me not outside me. So downsizing and coming to a new place was not the pain so much as it was the emptiness of him.
Now having had some time pass I still have really hard days. I truly know they will never stop. But I have days thankfully where the pain of the first couple years has subsided. It's unimaginable that a human being can live through years of the kind of pain I have been experiencing. And I cant say I am out of the woods either. The fog can easily descend on me and I have no control just like I had no control for the first two years.
I don't want to make this any worse than it is I am just trying to provide a little tiny bit of perspective on what is a horrible nightmare. That your brain will slowly, ever so slowly, find a few places where it will turn off the pain and allow you some relief. I don't count it as recovery I just count it as the release from the ongoing pain. Anything I can get now that allows me to function without feeling as though I am about to explode is welcome.
41 years is a very long time to get used to another person. No matter what the more difficult parts were (and we all had them) the loss of that individual flesh and body who held us close to them in so many ways is not soothing the brain or giving us reason to live. Until we are given our ticket out we, each of us, bear this tremendous burden and still breathe.
This site (and there are others, although I find this one the best for communicating between individuals) will be a lifeline that I have used to keep myself from digging too deep into the hole. It somehow helps to know that your own misery is also someone else's.
I hope you will find a bit of the light that you will need by walking with us and sharing your grief because we do all understand.
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