Marjorie Willcox
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Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Linda I feel for you and me   I feel my life is over but I have to go on living"
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Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I'm on mertazapine which I take mid evening.it makes me sleep all night but have no trouble waking up."
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Marjorie Willcox commented on Marjorie Willcox's status
"Know just how you feel "
Feb 9
Paul commented on Marjorie Willcox's status
"It's been a little over 10 months since my wife passed and I can't derive pleasure from ANYTHING.  I just want to be with her again."
Feb 9
Marjorie Willcox posted a status
"My psychiatrist says I've got to look for others to relate to & derive pleasure from intermediate things"
Feb 8
Marjorie Willcox replied to CH's discussion Two loves die - Sudden Death worse for griever in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Linda I follow your postings and feel just as you do. Life for me can never be fulfilling because I WAS fulfilled. Now I'm an empty shell."
Feb 6
Marjorie Willcox replied to CH's discussion Two loves die - Sudden Death worse for griever in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear CH. Two lost loves that's really hard. I lost the love of my life to a sudden death t to 17 months ago and I know I'll never get over it. Like you we were retired and travelled the world. After 3 months of coping I had a full blown…"
Feb 6
Radoo Raavi left a comment for Marjorie Willcox
"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"
Feb 4
Marjorie Willcox replied to Maxey's discussion Total numbness in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Maxey I feel just the same. I have 3 grown up boys and feel ashamed that I just want out of this pain. I can't risk taking a load of pills because I would more than likely botch it & end up in hospital and then back in mental hospital when…"
Feb 4
Marjorie Willcox left a comment for Radoo Raavi
"Radio am feeling the same and it's been 17 months since I lost my husband to a sudden illness. Am still in shock & denial.."
Feb 4
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Exactly!"
Feb 4
Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I feel just the same way"
Feb 4
Marjorie Willcox commented on Marjorie Willcox's status
"Indeed I did Alice more than myself."
Jan 30
Marjorie Willcox posted a status
"Is there anyone out ther who has had a nervous breakdown after the loss of a spouse like I did?"
Jan 30
Marjorie Willcox posted a status
"I just want to die but I have 3 grown up boys who need me"
Jan 30
Marjorie Willcox posted a status
"I can't find any meaning in anything"
Jan 30

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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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Marjorie Willcox commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Linda I feel for you and me   I feel my life is over but I have to go on living"
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"Thank you marjorie, i worry about everything now especially when it involves my children x"
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