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Loneliness isnt loneliness until our dearly beloved has gone.
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I am sitting at my computer crying tonight because I miss my wife so much.  It is like she has been gone for just one moment.  Its been 8 months.    We supported each other, we complimented each…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by AnneJ Jul 26, 2015.

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Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"A message from Michael Thompson to all members of Losing Someone to Cancer on Online Grief Support - A Social Community!In one way it seems like 5 minutes. In another way it seems like a hundred years. My days are filled with despair. My wife died…"
Jun 1
morgan replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael,  It's been four years plus since my husband died.  It took me three years to get a handle on functioning.  Having just passed four years I am not in constant turmoil like I was but when I do go down it is like nothing…"
Mar 5
Michael Thompson replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Morgan, How long ago was it your husband passed away ?"
Mar 5
morgan replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I have not seen a doctor.  I have lived a very holistic life and can recognize symptoms of the root cause.  The root cause of my physical regressions are solely based on losing my husband.  the nausea, the anxiety, the liver spots…"
Mar 2
Lola and Michael Thompson are now friends
Mar 2
Michael Thompson replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Morgan, Thank you for your comment, I could not have put it better myself.  There is a certain comfort in routine, when something happens to slightly alter that routine, all those negative feelings come flooding back. Tell me, have you seen a…"
Mar 2
morgan replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael T,  I wanted to respond but yesterday got away from me.  Rough one.   In particular I wanted to let you know that the tears for me just keep coming. They are different than they were in the beginning and during the years the…"
Mar 1
Lola left a comment for Michael Thompson
"That was very hard to accept"
Feb 28
Michael Thompson left a comment for Lola
"Then your friends arent your friends."
Feb 28
loui gae replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"trying to have good memories but only the memories of the last say remain in my mind only someone who ha lost someone to cancer can appreciate this it is difficult to watch and to  know there is nothing you can do   the reality of this is…"
Feb 28
Michael Thompson added a discussion to the group Losing Someone to Cancer
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I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did.

Hi everybody, its been 2 and a half years now since I lost my lady wife to cancer, and I feel worse now than I ever did.I am constantly bursting into tears, particularly when I have to do shopping or something, because nothing matters anymore, im like a zombie, just going through the motions until my time comes ?It is hard to realise that losing a husband or wife is the most natural thing, so I have to ask why do those left behind have to face such mental and psychological torture ?, because…See More
Feb 28
Michael Thompson and Brenda Ann are now friends
Dec 29, 2016
Shirley Thompson left a comment for Michael Thompson
"Hi Michael, I just saw you friend request and have accepted. I lost my husband of 21 years to cancer in April this year to cancer. He was 45. I miss him terribly. I know the fear, it seems when Jimmy died everything has decided it wants to break…"
Dec 26, 2016
Fran left a comment for Michael Thompson
"I understand what you mean. My fears have expanded. I don't fear for myself exactly...I worry about my adult children(who live with me) driving in bad weather. Doesn't matter if it's rain or snow(which we've had a lot of). I…"
Dec 22, 2016
Michael Thompson and Linda Engberg are now friends
Nov 14, 2016
Michael left a comment for Michael Thompson
"Let me try you. Which one are you? Or try all 3 of mine. I think one lazanZ58 might be an old account. Or give me your email and we can start that wsy. I live in woburn mass if thst helps"
Nov 14, 2016

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About Me:
I am lost without my wife. Its that simple.
About my Loss:
I'm 67 years old, I lost my dear wife to cancer on September 18 last year 2014, after she had a 10 month battle with this rotten disease.

The quiet is deafening. The loneliness is equally so. There is now no rapport to carry me through the day.

When you share a huge part of your life with someone like a wife or a husband, and they suddenly die for whatever reason, everything changes in your life and world, the little things you might have taken for granted each day, became the big things. There is now no rapport, no one to talk with about the things that you talked about, it is like suddenly being in a jail with no windows or doors, you are mentally and emotionally, trapped.

My wife was a Yorkshire Terrier lover all her life, to her these dogs were'nt just dogs, they were little people, part of the family. Although I know I am no compensation for my wife's lap, and all the kisses she got from our now two year old Yorkie pup, I promised my wife I would take care of her as she would have done, please see recent picture.

Thank you

Michael UK
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At 4:11pm on February 28, 2017, Lola said…
That was very hard to accept
At 5:21pm on January 9, 2017, Pamela philipp said…
Hello Michael I was writing to you to check in see how you been doing lately I am not doing very well this month is my husband's birthday honestly I've been a wreck since New Year's and I haven't been on this site for a bit so I wanted to reach out and see how you were doing I hope you are well
At 6:28pm on December 26, 2016, Shirley Thompson said…
Hi Michael,

I just saw you friend request and have accepted. I lost my husband of 21 years to cancer in April this year to cancer. He was 45. I miss him terribly. I know the fear, it seems when Jimmy died everything has decided it wants to break around here.
At 8:54pm on December 23, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Hi Michael how are you doing today my cold is getting better just trying to get through these next few days can you tell me how the Skype works I'm not real familiar with it only talked with my daughter once on it, i've only had this phone since January so I'm still kind of learning to navigate it.take care
At 8:07am on December 22, 2016, Fran said…

I understand what you mean. My fears have expanded. I don't fear for myself exactly...I worry about my adult children(who live with me) driving in bad weather. Doesn't matter if it's rain or snow(which we've had a lot of). I worry about things breaking down around the house. I worry about making the right decisions.  I think it's just that we don't have that support that we had with our spouses.  I was 33 when I got married and had lived alone and managed quite well...so where has that confidence gone?

At 10:33am on December 20, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Hi Michael hope you are doing ok today also wanted to let you know what I do when there are thunderstorms because I am terrified of them I listen to my husbands favorite music loud it helps for a little while keep my mind off the thunderstorms or I look through pictures of earlier times until I exhaust myself to sleep I don't know if these suggestions can help you I do these things because I don't take medication of any kind I don't believe in antidepressants and most medicines I can't take because I have sleep apnea The reason I don't believe in antidepressants if you were wondering is because my sister committed suicide on antidepressants. I also know since my husband passed I have an extremely hard time going in public I don't know if these are things that are happening because he's gone or because of the grief I don't really know maybe that's why you're experiencing what you're experiencing I really don't know i'm sorry hope I was of some help have a good day my friend
At 1:49pm on November 14, 2016, Michael said…
Let me try you. Which one are you? Or try all 3 of mine. I think one lazanZ58 might be an old account. Or give me your email and we can start that wsy. I live in woburn mass if thst helps
At 12:44pm on November 14, 2016, Michael said…
I guess i could set up a skype account. I have the app on my phone.
At 4:19pm on November 12, 2016, Michael said…
Hi Michael
I accepted your friend request. I feel much like you do. Lost. Id prefer to die but don't have the guts. I really can't see going on without my wife Roxanne who died a month ago.
At 1:25pm on October 17, 2016, Diana, Grief Counselor said…
Hi Michael, how can we set this up. Not sure why Skype is not working for us.
 
 
 

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