His fight began about 3 1/2 years ago. 2 1/2 of that was spent in remission. Now I leave caregiving and begin mourning. What's ahead?
Everyone wants to help but how much can they really do? My family has helped tremendously with phoning almost everyone and helping make all of the necessary arrangements. Neighbors and casual friends offer help but what can they really do?
I'm protected today because family is here to buffer me from the phone for the most part, but real life is still to come and I will have to notify Drs. and any people with whom my husband had made app'ts. and so forth. I've never done this before. I must also try to satisfy my husband's mother and many family members in PA who would like his ashes present for a service up there. So, in effect, a double service.
A new world for me. I hope I cope well but it's a big unknown for me.
I have also missed hearing from you as you were struggling with a sad burden we did not know.
Hugs to you. May your head and heart be lifted up by the Saviour.
Condolences to you. God Bless!
I like to ask: "What Do You Need? ".... instead of IF you need anything.......
Tell well meaning people what you need.
The tough times are ahead, when everyone returns to their respective lives, and you embark on your own, in an unknown journey. Get support, get busy, and take good care of your health.
My heart goes out to you and we'll be here for the next phase. Stay in touch please. Mulata88
If any little job occurs to you, jot it down on a pad near the phone. The next caller who says "if I can do anything... gets that job. I know. Easier said than done. Lists have always been a sort of therapy for me.
It's comforting for family to be with you at this time and help you through some of the planning. I do hope they stay with you for awhile afterward to offer their support as you move forward.
I'm so sorry you lost your dear husband.
One day,One step at a time.....
Take care of Yourself,