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I Have Been Alone Since My Wife Died

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    Tha Pain And The Numbness....

    What does it mean when people say "my heart is broken"? What is the meaning of being numb?Before June 14, 2011, I don't know any of them. Now, I can tell you what they are.My wife dies that date in my arms. The very last breath she took was the time my heart was broken. The...
    kfw9413 kfw9413 51-55 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    S____, my wife of 37 years,

    passed away last week. She died after of a yearlong battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer (triple negative breast cancer). However, the long-term suffering she so nobly endured began 30 years earlier. Had the cancer not taken her life, S____ would have continued a...
    cmcona53 cmcona53 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    We Were One Entity; Now Half Of Me Has Gone

    I feel for you, I lost my wife of nearly 45 years (and 48 years together) at the beginning of May, 2012.. She had been ill for some years with Multiple-System Atrophy but she died from something as simple as a urinary infection. I can't believe it and I am totally distraught...
    ruth2angela ruth2angela 66-70 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    My Heart Was Just Crushed

    For about the past year and a half, I cared for my wife at home, as cancer grew throughout her body. Early in the morning on April 4, 2011, she was "air-lifted" to a hospital about 50 miles away. As I watched the helicopter slowly rise from the field just east of my house, I knew...
    longing1 longing1 46-50 4 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Always Treasured, Never Forgotten !

      It has been 11 years since my wife  and 2 children passed away                                              as a result of a car accident   My...
    animalrescue animalrescue 46-50, M 19 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Lost And Lonely

    My beloved wife of 28 years (59) died March 12th after a week in the hospital where they couldn't find out what was wrong. I feel so alone, even though I have three grown children in the area. I see no future as we were so close to being able to retire and enjoy our golden years...
    rick478 rick478 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    "Her Absence Is Like The Sky, Spread Over Everything."

    And my sorrow at her departure is like a fine layer of dust, clouding and tainting everything.We met twelve years ago. We couldn't be more different from each other. We fell in love. We got married after going out for six years. We had a kid after another three.Our son is now...
    Skyfire1968 Skyfire1968 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    My Dear Wife

    This past April 16th my beloved wife of 35 years passed away after battling colon cancer for 3 years. We were as close as two people could ever dream to be. We relished, savored, and cherished our time together We were inseperable since day one. Devoted to each other, loving each...
    streetboogie streetboogie 66-70 6 Responses May 18, 2013

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    My Best Friend?

    I lost my wife 12/30/12 after a 7 year battle to cancer. I have 2 children, both 12 years old, twins, a boy and a girl. I am lost, not knowing how much my wife, their mother did for them. I miss her, not only for what she meant to me, but all that she did as a stay at home mother...
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I Lost My Wife To Cancer

    On October 6,2012. I lost my beautiful wife and soulmate to a 8 yr battle with cancer. I married her 3 yrs ago and have been together 24/7. We have vacationed around the world, loved lived and experienced true love. We were the storybook couple of our city. Moe and Hanya. With a...
    Moemakke23 Moemakke23 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    My Wife Died March 3

    My wife died suddenly we have 3 kids. A. 7 month old and twin 4 year old. Lost. Need help. How will I get through this. Miss her
    Franyod Franyod 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    Devstated

    i found my wife dead in our bed when i got home
    jay19731987 jay19731987 41-45 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Never Got To Say Good Bye

    the last thing we talked about the day before was our mother and she was leaving the a&& she had married we talked about the peoplei worked for and there request for my wife to be transfered to them. we talked about the last 7 days we had spent on R&R in japan she talked alot...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Scleroderma

    My beloved wife of almost 12 years succumbed to scleroderma 20 February 2012 just 5 days after her 58th birthday. Her sister, 2 of my daughters from a previous marriage and I threw her one heck of a combination Valentine's/birthday party while she laid in the hospital bed at...
    dawg3091 dawg3091 56-60, M 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    Lost My Partner To Cancer

    I recently lost my partner of 10 years, my beautiful fiancé to cancer! Rachel was pregnant with our first child and became very ill towards the end of the pregnancy. The doctors took a view and decided to deliver our beautiful baby boy at 4ld 6oz, he was 6 weeks premature! A...
    Gary2908 Gary2908 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Miss My Wife

    Hi everybody thought this might help me and was seeking some advice from people that have gone through the same thing instead of hearing people giving there advice about something luckily they have never experienced. 5 months ago my wife was diagnosed with advanced stomach...
    Rick1979 Rick1979 31-35 5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    I have found the following things to help; 1)

    I go to a bereavement group 2x a month at the local hospice, it doesn’t cost anything and though at many times its easy to find an excuse not to go I make myself go. You just have to trust me on this one. It might not seem like it is helping much the first few months but...
    Stew1234 Stew1234 51-55 3 Responses May 29

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    My Soul Mate

    5 yaers ago I lost the love of my life,,she was killed in a head on collison,that wasn,t her fault we were married for 22 years the pain is still very bad I feel I am living in a nightmere every day it is horrible,I have thought about her every day sinse she was killed,I Feel...
    paullroney paullroney 51-55 3 Responses May 31, 2011

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    I Would Rather Be Back In Bloody Combat Then To Have Lost My Wife

    MY GREAT WIFE DIED OCT. 05, 2009 AND I CANNOT TAKE BEING WITHOUT HER.   ITS TOTALLY KILLING ME.    I KEEP BUSY BY WRITING NEWSONGS AND POEMS ALL DAY LONG.   I COOK FOR MYSELF AND EAT BY MYSELF.   I CRY WHEN I LOOK AT HER PICTURE.    I NEVER SMOKED EVEN THOUGH I...
    KOREAVET KOREAVET 70+, M 6 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    How I Got Back My Ex Love After Breakup By A Spell

    I'm Andrey Lara from Cyprus, I want to testify of how i got back my boyfriend after breakup. After 4 years in relationship with my boyfriend he left me for another girl, i did all i could to get him back but went to no avail, i was emotionally devastated and confused until i saw...
    Larrar Larrar 22-25 Aug 26, 2013

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    Missing My Dear Wife, She Was My Purpose In Life

    My wife and I were married 36 years. She passed away on 5/10/2013. She was 57 years old. We had 2 children who are grown and doing ok as professional people. She died of cancer, and although I had a nurse and aid come for 2 hours a day over 3 months, I never left her side and was...
    GaryDM GaryDM 61-65 6 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    since her heart dr. killed her.

    My wife since 1978 had tumors on her ovaries and uterus they were removed when she had a total hysterectomy one was the size of a nerf football. In that tumor they said she had stage one cancer grade 3 because it was clear cell. The medical experts said we should do cemo just...
    bigal43h bigal43h 56-60 Mar 18

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    BARBARA ZAHNER DIES AT 71 WEDNESDAY,

    MAY 27, 1942 TO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Barbara Jean Velps-Zahner, age 71, of San Jose died at 6:30 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Citrus Heights, California under Hospice Care at the Bethesda Senior Care Home and its owner, Victor Buracheck. She passed after a nearly five...
    DeeZerInSanJose DeeZerInSanJose 70+, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Lost My Wife/Best Friend To Cancer;(

    I lost my wife a year ago to an aggressive skin cancer( not from the sun) ,she was 36 years old. We have 4 boys together and 3 still at home. She got real sick after she had our most recent son , ultimately cancer was the diagnosis. A year has passed since her death and it does...
    Emburnett Emburnett 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    My Precious Wife

    my wife 69 passed away on 24th october 2012 with cancer, she was amazing, she had to be to put up with me, i have been a truck driver most of my life, so she had spent a lot of time on her own, i retired on april 22 , and she went into hospital on the 24 april this year, we...
    dugslins dugslins 61-65, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    The Realisation Of My Ultimate Fear

    Two months ago, after a near on 3 year battle with cancer, my amazing wife died. She was my best friend, my confidant and my soul mate. My partner my sidekick and my leader. She was absolutely everything to me and I dedicated the lions share of my time to her. Now with her gone I...
    sephsykes sephsykes 26-30 5 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    My Wife Ded

    My wife died from cancer feb 5 2012. I miss her every Minute of every day.the pain is getting worse I have not slept more than 3 hrs a night in the last 3 months.I cannot stop crying don't know what to do. We were married for 9 yrs we dated for 7 yrs before that. I loved her from...
    Ffejj Ffejj 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Update! There's hope guys - don't settle! Last time I posted it had been only one month since being cheated on - and I was a mess. Only thing I was sure of is that there was no way...
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