Help in early lose.
Hi, I am into my 5th month of this nightmare. From what I have read I'm about on track with most. Very grateful to know this crazy world I live in is a real place and I'm not alone here. Want to share a few physical things that have have helped. I have a teddy bear for when I really need a hug. My husband was a great hugger. Best idea hospice gave me. Hugging it feels as though I'm being hugged back. I journal every day, sometimes all day. Talking out loud to my husband when alone, asking him for help, and advice sounds crazy, but brings some comfort. But...The very best thing has been the body pillow. My bed doesn't seem as empty, and sometimes (just for a second or two) when waking and still half asleep I feel his presence. Comfort. Then I remember and the horror floods back. But, those few seconds of relief are worth it to me. Hope this helps someone. You all have been a blessing to me.
I am in my fifth year, my husband died December 6, 2014. It has taken me a long time to figure out who I am as my husband and I grew up together and went to high school together and graduated. He had a debilitating stroke in 2006 due to sepsis from a kidney stone. I remember the first year it was very crippling. Each person is different, but we’re all the same if you know what I mean. I have a couple of widows that I know, One just recently lost her husband. So we’re all on different levels but we’re all there to support each other I’m glad you found this group, as I need this also because no one understands unless it happens to them unfortunately. Hang in there.