Dying of Grief
My wife died suddenly last July. I am doing a lot better although I will still have those sad moments when I am thinking to myself how much fun it will be to tell my wife about something that just happened and then realize I won't be able to. Immediately after I she died, I didn't realize how sick the grief had made me. When I would try to eat, my mouth would turn so dry that I could hardly swallow anything. I could only sleep for two hours and couldn't get back to sleep. I finally went to the doctor when I was getting a prescription renewed and my blood pressure was alarmingly high, easily enough to cause a stroke. He prescribed some pills that helped a lot.....maybe saved my life. I am still not myself yet. Maybe I never will be, but I am not in pain like I was in the first days. I hope that everyone out there has better sense than I did.