Recently widowed fifth generation Japanese American funeral director, LOS Angeles native
About my Loss:
My beloved wife died unexpectedly from what I now understand was an accidental overdose of pain and anxiety/ depression medications.
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I am a funeral director- not sure that it counts but I have close to ten years of experience in that realm. previously. I was a unit manger for a family practice Urgent Care clinic and was also a former paralegal/ workers comp hearing rep
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Thank you so much for accepting my request. Im so sorry about the loss of your wife. I hope you are doing ok Ok I left a comment somewhere asking you a question although I don't know where it went I don't see it. I just joined this site and have no idea what im doing or where im supposed to be posting..so no telling where my a question is but if you don't see it please let me know and ill repost it. thank you very much
Tank you for your truly understood words. It is the words of those who have experienced the sudden loss of a truly beloved spouse that resonate with me. I am in the darkness you write about, and the pain is agonizing. I cannot sleep until my body reaches the utmost exhaustion, and I awake realizing he is gone. unexpected moments can trigger my uncontrollable tears, while other times, I am a rock. I am sorry to hear about your loss and how you must have, and continue to, grieve her loss.
it's now been just over a month. The holidays are coming and so are anniversaries and birthdays. They now hold little meaning, if any.
How do you face these days that are meant to celebrate one another?
I wish I had some advice for you because when I sign in, I notice that you often sign in I guess to check if anything new has been posted. Being lonely after losing your Love after so many years together is a major part of all who…"
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"Baby steps is such a good metaphor — I think when we’ve been traumatized by terrible loss, many of us lose our resilience, and basically have to baby ourselves, setting very tiny goals and challenges, slowly working our way forward.…"
"Theresa, it's hard for me to be positive about anything. I always feel like something bad is right around the corner. That's because every time I thought mom was safe and had cleared another hurdle, something else would go wrong. It's…"
"It's been a little bit since I shared but it seems like I'm just stuck, out of sync with everything included myself in a way. It's been like one long endless day. I don't know how to explain it even. I'm…"
"Brett you are right that is the "dark" side, it scares me too
That is so great about the phone call from the directors at the center, that must have made you feel like a million bucks.
You are making a positive impact, I know…"
"Avi, I actually looked up the EquoVox. I couldn't find an English link for it. I'll keep looking. I'm just really curious how it works. And I want you to make your own decisions. I just want you to be happy."
"M, I'm half Catholic, and Theresa is 100% Catholic. This is a huge part of Catholicism. Ouiji boards just scare the crap out of me. I listened to a lecture series from a Vatican exorcists. There was a question and answer period. Someone asked…"
"Brett, it gives me such a lift to hear about your new gig — sounds perfect! Lucky kids too, great when they can connect with an adult who also makes them laugh.
Your comment re the spirit world app that Avi came across brought back a…"
"Avi, things like that scare the crap out of me. I mean, how do you know that you are actually communicating with your mom, and not something bad? I believe that you may open yourself to something that may attach itself to you. That's just…"
I send you my heartfelt condolences as well as a welcome to our website. It is a safe place to come and talk or vent about your loss. Talking is very helpful in sorting out how to move forward. I would like to share a paragraph from what…"
"No we should not, God is the only communicator Avi, you are right.
We should not disturb the deceased, they are in peace, it is us who are not in peace.
I still struggle everyday, I just have come to recognize that this is my new life. "
I m sure everyone on our forum had a very bad day. I just kept myself very busy all. Since I live in Florida and it is in the 70's I worked outside all day long. I feel Julian is with when I am outside. He knew I just loved the outdoors…"
Few days back I came to know an app EquoVox which can help you communicate with your loved ones who are deceased. It seems be fake to me but have seen some videos on you tube people claiming its real. Did anybody on this group…"