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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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M Adams left a comment for Michael Thompson
"Thank you for posting your tribute article - so evocative and insightful.  What you said about things you did together and also things you did alone being stripped of all meaning is exactly true.  Everything is emptied out."
Jul 20
Michael Thompson and M Adams are now friends
Jul 20
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hello everybody.  Roughly a year after my wife died of Bowel Cancer following a 22 year marriage, we married in 1992, my wife died in 2014, I decided to write an article to my local paper about grief from the left behind spouses point of view,…"
Jul 19
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hello everybody.  Roughly a year after my wife died of Bowel Cancer following a 22 year marriage, we married in 1992, my wife died in 2014, I decided to write an article to my local paper about grief from the left behind spouses point of view,…"
Jul 19
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hello everybody.  Roughly a year after my wife died of Bowel Cancer following a 22 year marriage, I decided to write an article to my local paper about grief from the left behind spouses point of view, whilst also playing tribute to my late…"
Jul 19
Michael Thompson replied to Jennifer Nuss's discussion Not only do I miss her, feel like I lost my purpose. Why go on? in the group I miss my Mom!
"Hi, my heart goes out to you, I know how you feel, precisely!.  I lost my wife to Bowel cancer in 2014, we were married 22 years.  Although this happens everyday to people all over the Western World, its a very personal thing to lose…"
May 29
Ginger 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 lost my daughter to cancer almost 2 months ago. I felt if I let myself go and laughed I would be forgetting about the memory of my  daughter,but recently I began to laugh at jokes but then I would pull back and remember my daughter and what…"
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Jennifer Nuss and Michael Thompson are now friends
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Michael Thompson replied to Jennifer Nuss's discussion Not only do I miss her, feel like I lost my purpose. Why go on? in the group I miss my Mom!
"Hi, I lost my wife to bowel cancer in 2014, we were married 22 years.  Now I just exist also.  There is nothing anybody can do.  Scan your local paper and read the obituaries page.  Maybe you could write a letter to your local…"
Feb 24
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I miss my Mom!

If you have that hole in your heart that you get when you lose the woman that you shared a body with....
Dec 23, 2017
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Morgan, how beautifully written...And spot on!"
Jul 23, 2017
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Linda, I dont know, but am told by many woman who are in this awful situation, that men suffer the worst, that's what grieving widows tell me. Regarding God, I am an agnostic, it was my late wife who was believed in God, she was also a non-…"
Jul 23, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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About Me:
I am lost without my wife. Its that simple.
About my Loss:
I'm 69 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.

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At 4:38pm on July 20, 2018, M Adams said…

Thank you for posting your tribute article - so evocative and insightful.  What you said about things you did together and also things you did alone being stripped of all meaning is exactly true.  Everything is emptied out.

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.
 
 
 

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