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Some things I've found helpful
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I made a scrapbook of our life together and it helped to keep it all in one place for me to go back to whenever I want and also as a visual closure (not that I have accepted it yet).  Also I got the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maura Simms Oct 23, 2011.

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Jul 2, 2012
Maura Simms commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"I just went through the most hellish June.  My father went into hospice on my husband's 1 yr memorial; my father died the day of my husband's memorial and then my father's memorial was the day of my husband's birthday/and…"
Jul 2, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Halie Smith's discussion Lost the love of my life in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Obviously age has nothing to do with this; I am nearly 60, been married twice and assumed this time I would get it right and have someone with me through my golden years; my beloved Ricky used to tell me every day with me was like Christmas morning…"
Jun 1, 2012
Maura Simms commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Anna, its funny to hear someone talk about hockey, let alone know what it is down here in Louisiana.  Don't know how I'm going to sell those snow shoes or skis here!  Yeah, its great to think about the routines we created with…"
May 31, 2012
Maura Simms commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Thank you so much Jeanne Potter; I hear you!  I hope we get to a better place together!"
May 31, 2012
Maura Simms commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"xo Anna; blessings to you and your family too!"
May 31, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Dave Frank's discussion Newbie seeking support in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"That was beautiful; I just was reminded of the soft waxy skin when the life drained out.  It was quite exquisite and beautiful though; like a butterfly.  I am fun too, what the heck$%^&*(I guess we can't let this ruin everything…"
May 31, 2012
Maura Simms commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Its been a year, when does it get better? "
May 31, 2012
Maura Simms left a comment for joni
"Thank you for expressing what I can't!  Can't go back but can't go forward; are we in limbo or is it purgatory?  Its bloody awful."
May 30, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Halie Smith's discussion Lost the love of my life in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Well, that's what we all say, why him/her, why not me?  Why are we left here to suffer more than the brief experience of death that they had; they are the lucky ones.  I asked God the same thing; ya got these spirits over here and…"
May 26, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Dave Frank's discussion Newbie seeking support in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Everyone is different and there is no right or wrong; the only thing is we carry that awful shocking, I don't want to feel this way pain the same.  I am very sorry this has to happen to us at one time or another; I found consolation in…"
May 26, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Joanne Welch's discussion Bad day
"Hi justkate, I am sorry you are in the dumps, my dog just threw up today too!  Maybe they are feeling our sadness.  We have to be strong for them!  Some people are callous about grief or is that strength of character, I don't…"
May 26, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Joanne Welch's discussion Bad day
"Hi Debra, My husband died of liver cancer too, diagnosed 4/20/11, gone 6/6/11.  Not much time but am glad we had time to say goodbye.  In those 6 weeks, I felt we fell in love all over again; everything we ever first felt for each other…"
May 26, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Joanne Welch's discussion Bad day
"Aw, my husbands are sitting over the fireplace too; I made a shrine with some of his things.  It will be a year 6/6 and I guess that's my life now, enduring torture and enjoying a few good times now and then.  I just saw that movie…"
May 26, 2012
Maura Simms replied to Shauna's discussion Father "dating" 71 days after Mom passed
"He is freaking out, wanting to numb the pain, probably wanting things to be "normal" again.  I guess you'll have to humor him and hope for the best.  I feel for the women in his path and hope they have the compassion to…"
May 22, 2012

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About my Loss:
My loving hardworking husband of only 8 years died suddenly of the vicious disease, liver cancer. He worked very hard for us to have a good retirement and now our dream is gone; he'll never got to experience all the things he worked so hard to enjoy. There were no symptoms until it was too late and I hospiced him at home. The shock, the stress and the speed it took was unbelievable.

6/12/2012. Now my father passed away, the guy that told me to drive 900 miles to see him so he could give me a hug when my husband passed. I just have my dog now, its weird, but a loving warm breathing creature can bring alot of comfort.

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At 7:13pm on November 18, 2011, Carly Michelle Hoskins said…

Thank you. That really makes a lot of sense. God bless you. (:

At 5:02pm on October 23, 2011, Mary Catenacci said…
Hello Maura, I wanted to say thank you for your Comments. Thanks for telling me that my post helps you feel less alone. Mary
At 9:22pm on September 24, 2011, Amanda Ab said…

Hello, Maura. I read your post about the sign. That is so nice and awesome. You are so lucky you got the sign. I really hope, pray and wish so much I will one day get a sign from my husband. Take Care

 
 
 

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