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8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Doreen Apr 23, 2014. 33 Replies

Hello:   This is the first time I have posted and hope someone can understand what I am going thru.   Been widowed for 8 years and now find I have made so many bad decisions.   Now trying to get back…Continue

Is it our hearts or our spirits that suffer the most!

Started by Kathleen Abbott. Last reply by Barbara Apr 14, 2014. 29 Replies

Hearts are broken every day, unfortunately but "such is life".  With resourceful use of our time, hearts mend and pieces of it will always be reserved for those we lost and loved.  I fear for my…Continue

8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Rocketship Apr 14, 2014. 13 Replies

Thanks everyone for all your input.   I was making progress about getting my life back and now am sidelined with more stress.   My dog had a fall a week ago and did not see the vet til Thursday as…Continue

Is LOVE a VERB, a HAPPENING, a MYSTICAL CONNECTION???

Started by John Syme. Last reply by John Syme Jul 29, 2011. 11 Replies

Is love essential to happiness, something two people can grow into (or out of)? Does "friends first" work, or when two people who are good friends get intimate, does it always spoil the friendship? …Continue

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Comment by Rocketship on February 4, 2015 at 6:58pm

So glad that all went well Linda l!!!

Hugssss.....

Comment by Linda Blaschek on February 4, 2015 at 5:46pm

Hi Ladies,

Everything went really well. The friends from church attended en masse, the pastor and assistant pastor were very encouraging and inspirational. The funeral home went out of their way to facilitate everything. We definitely celebrated her life. Now that I am on the other side of all this, I realize that I have been mourning her for the past 7 months while she had her ups and downs in the hospital. Enough about that topic.

I am sure your daughter in law will be thrilled with her hand-made sweater especially now!

Keep us posted on your son's progress. Thank God for modern medicine however... hugs, Linda

Comment by Rocketship on February 4, 2015 at 2:09pm

Yikes Linda!!   Blood is thicker than water.... and money is even thicker.

Yes, relatives often forget the wishes of the deceased and want what 'they' feel will make them feel good.

Hang in there!!   Hugssss.....

Comment by Cynthia on February 4, 2015 at 2:07pm

oJust lost my whole letter, maybe it will show up somewhere else on this site.

You are doing a great job for your friend, she would be thrilled with you for handling all off this...so you Go Girl.

I don't seem to have any side effects , so hoping all OK.

I have finished the sweater for my daughter in law in Edmonton, she will need it with the weather there. I out the buttons o as the last sweater I made her never did see the buttons....we have had a good laugh over it.  Am I repeating myself....that is older age int it???

Dry here today but does not look too promising.

My son is coming down from Penticton in March, must be half term. It will be lovely to see them all.

Started work on a Monday instead of Wednesday, tried the 8 in the morning shift, well it was dead, not one person in Emergancy, funny that, everyone waits till 10 o'clock to feel sick enough to come in??????

Came home early will try another time next week.

It seems that my son does have that Ancylosing Spondilitis....bet that is spelt incorrectly.  Still waiting on more  Scans for  lungs and Spine. Hanging in there!!!!

Comment by Linda Blaschek on January 29, 2015 at 6:54pm

Let's just say I needed my big girl panties today! Having been through what we on this group have been through, it amazes me at how petty bickering can occur at this time. Common sense says that it should be all about the loved one, but some people prefer to argue about silliness. Anyway, all the services will be complete as of Sunday and then I can grieve my friend my way. Right now I am in "action" mode a.k.a auto-pilot.

Cynthia, I hope your doctor told you to keep an eye for side-effects. I am not a doctor but is he having you start both at the same time? BP pills can cause light-headedness when you first start so be careful not to lose your balance. Be well!

Comment by Rocketship on January 29, 2015 at 6:31pm

Yes!!   A bright sunny day seems to lift our spirits for sure!!

We didn't get into our 70's by being faint of heart, eh!   We put on our 'big girl panties' and get things done!!!

*5!!!!!

Comment by Cynthia on January 29, 2015 at 6:27pm

Beautiful day in Vancouver, sun is shining for a change, it makes everything  a little brighter doesn't it. Feeling a little better it takes a while to think things through, but now I am in Mama Bear mode. I will be able to handle this.

D put up the thyroid meds and put me on high blood pressure pills,

lordy, lordy is this the start of my 70 decade, I hope not..

Hope everything will be straight forwad for you Linda as sometimes it can get messy.

Comment by Lynne G. on January 29, 2015 at 6:35am

Rocket, I couldn't see Linda's post, either.  I see it is in its proper place now.    ?????

Hope you are well, and you have a bright sunny day ahead!

Comment by Lynne G. on January 29, 2015 at 6:33am

Linda...sorry to hear about your friend.  Her family will do well under your guidance, I'm sure!

Comment by Rocketship on January 28, 2015 at 6:58pm

Hi Linda,

Sorry to hear about your best friend.  Being strong to get past all the legal hodge-podge can be exhausting.... good luck with that.

 Hope that the family is co-operative.

I understand the feeling!!   Hugssss......

 

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