Marjorie Willcox
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Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Beth did you read my message about the online grief relief programme I've just completed with Denise Dielwart? Just google her name. she offers a free telephone call to start you off."
Apr 12, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Beth, if you google Denise Dielwart programme all the info. will come up. Best Wishes  Marjorie"
Apr 8, 2018
Marjorie Willcox replied to Trevy Thomas's discussion Healing in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Beth I want to share what happened to me. I have been a widow for 19 months. I was so traumatise by my husbands sudden death that I had a nervous breakdown & was hospitalised. I have been in pain ever since. I then enlisted on an 8 week…"
Apr 8, 2018
Marjorie Willcox replied to Trevy Thomas's discussion Healing in the group Lost My Spouse...
"I too have 'turned a corner' and am determined to embrace life."
Apr 7, 2018
Marjorie Willcox replied to Trevy Thomas's discussion Healing in the group Lost My Spouse...
"What an an uplifting thoughtful and sensitive post."
Apr 7, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Marjorie Willcox's blog post Loss of my husband
"My goodness Maria how awful for you. That must have shaken you to the core. I can relate to the Siamese twins it was the same for us and I fear I'll never experience happiness again.i would settle for contentment but how can that be possible…"
Mar 20, 2018
Marjorie Willcox replied to Maxey's discussion Has Not Happened in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Maxey, How I feel for you and can empathise so much.I ask myself that question How can we have been loved & cherished all those years and then be expected to move on within our lives. I too read inspirational stuff & have a psychiatric…"
Mar 19, 2018
Marjorie Willcox and Maria panettieri are now friends
Mar 19, 2018
Maria panettieri commented on Marjorie Willcox's blog post Loss of my husband
"I know your pain , my husband and I were like Siamese twins, we were on a holiday in Italy when I woke up to find him dead beside me. My whole world has fallen down , he was and still is the live of my life. I guess this is the ultimate price one…"
Mar 19, 2018
Marjorie Willcox and Sheila Ferguson are now friends
Mar 18, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear dear Linda we feel for your pain."
Mar 17, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I feel the same way. "
Mar 16, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan I hear you and feel the same about my relationship with my husband. I am cut adrift from the intertwing of our souls and live with such deep pain I cannot cry I wish I could"
Mar 9, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Couldn't agree with you more Alice. "
Mar 8, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Also as Morgan, Linda & Bluebird."
Mar 3, 2018
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"JenShep I feel exactly the same."
Mar 3, 2018

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About Me:
I am 71 years old and retired
About my Loss:
I lost my husband 16 months ago to pancreatitis
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At 11:42am on February 4, 2018, Radoo Raavi said…

so sorry to hear about ur loss.  Mine died on 10/10/2017 and i just cant comprehend how he vanished in front of my eyes

At 12:47pm on January 28, 2018, Linda Engberg said…

Marjorie,

I rescued her the year after my Husband died. She was 9 years old and she has done nothing but bring joy to my life. She is my companion.  

At 6:15am on January 26, 2018, Linda Engberg said…

Marjorie,

The only reason I see my therapist is to kept me sane and I can talk with her about my feelings, my family and friends just do not understand why I am still grieving. Thank God for her or I don't know how I would be able to go on without my Julian. I do have a dog Babie J would gives me a lot of comfort.

At 6:26am on January 25, 2018, Linda Engberg said…

Marjorie,

I made that statement to Maxey because despite seeing the therapist. I was so close to my Husband, he was my soulmate and the love of my life. I just feel it will last until I die. I go on with life, but am just existing.

At 6:21am on January 25, 2018, Linda Engberg said…

Marjorie,

The first year my Husband died I saw a grief counselor given by Hospice, I was still not doing good after a year so my grief counselor suggested a therapist and gave me her name. You can ask your doctor to give you some names and just make an appointment to see one.

At 3:20pm on January 24, 2018, Linda Engberg said…

Marjorie,

Yes, I have had complicated grief for five years, it gets a little better every year, I see a Psychotherapist and a Psychiatrist for meds. I am told by them that is does not last forever, I hope so.

At 4:57pm on January 22, 2018, Fran said…

I will be 64 in March and I feel the same way. Right now I am near panic because weather tomorrow(I live in the States) forecasts a rather major snowstorm. My son faces a 1 hour commute and was already in an accident last week and now needs to drive MY car. For some reason God is really testing me and mine. I used to be a more positive/upbeat person. Now I just worry. Having that other person really did bring balance to our lives and made challenges easier...

At 4:30pm on January 22, 2018, Fran said…

Please don't measure your grief against anyone else's. Each of us grieves differently. I'm sorry your grief overwhelmed you to the point of having a breakdown. Sometimes I think I may have one, too. Things that happen in everyday life I now find difficult to handle. I  agonize over making decisions. I worry about everything. Thank God for a couple of good friends who are always willing to listen. Just be kind to yourself!

At 9:51am on January 22, 2018, Fran said…

Marjorie, I'm so sorry you have had to join us on this because it means you've lost your other half! I"m 3 years into this "new normal".  I don't have the numbness I had in the first year. I'm able to "function" in everyday life but...not a day goes by where I don't wish for my old life back. I want my husband and the life we had together...I retired months after losing Bill because I was sucked dry. I am a nurse and just didn't want to be responsible for anyone else's life. My 2 adult children live with me but I'm afraid of smothering them because they are all I have...all I care about. Let yourself grieve. There is no time limit on grief and only those of us who have experienced losing our other half understand that. How long were you together? And how much do your friends and family support you? Please know that this is the perfect place to voice how you feel and noone will judge you....

Marjorie Willcox's Blog

Loss of my husband

My husband died 17 months ago of severe acute pancreatitis. He was perfectly well one day and the next day I had to drive him to hospital with severe gut pain.3 days later we were told there was nothing more they could do for him and we had to withdraw the life support. The enzymes of the pancreas destroys itself and the other surrounding organs. They said it was caused by drink but he only drank half a bottle of wine a night. The first few months I was 0.K. Then I crashed and had to be…

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Happy Father's Day to my Husband Julian in Heaven. I miss you so much."
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I started to compose a blow by blow sequence of events of my loves illness and passing but it became too painful and couldn't continue.  Here we share how we are feeling grieving our lost Loves.  In reality, most of my underlying…"
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"M Adams, I totally understand; I detest being around happy families, and especially happy couples. It's not that I want anything bad to happen to them, I definitely do not. It's just that they have what my beloved and I should still have,…"
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M Adams commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"usually I find your comments really clear, Linda, so I don’t think it’s not being good with words, more that it’s hard to express these things in words.  Actually I couldn’t follow what Joe said either, but it’s…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hello M Adams Joe explained in his post of how I feel. I am not good with words on explaining things but Joe you said it perfectly. I just want to thank everyone here for sharing their thoughts, as we are all in the same boat together."
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Speaking for myself, I identify with Linda.  My Love left our world and I know it, and accept that she crossed over into another realm of existence and can't come back.  I want her back and I live in HELL every day without her. …"
Saturday
M Adams commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Linda, not sure what you mean here when you say you can accept the loss of your husband but not being able to change it is your whole problem — do you mean not being able to change the fact of the loss, or not being able to change the way it…"
Friday
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan, Like you mentioned in your post, there is no normal in my life. I just take each day as it comes and just wait for death. I can accept that Julian is gone but not being able to change it is my whole problem."
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"Hi Haven't been writing recently as have had so much to organize in my life I just haven't had a moment and when I do I am so tired.  So grateful to everyone else who continues to write though.  I look here daily to read.…"
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