I have lost my husband

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Maymab, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Maymab

    Maymab Registered User

    Oct 8, 2013
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    I lost my dear husband of 56 years yesterday on our wedding anniversary. He had a six year tussle with Alzheimer's and a six day battle with pneumonia.
    I want to say what a blessing TP has been and I sincerely thank everyone who has posted.
    The knowledge I have gained has been a godsend in these last weeks particularly, and it is a wonderful source of comfort to know that you are not alone with this awful disease, and that others are always ready and willing to offer help and support.
    Thank you all.

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  2. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,475
    London
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family sending you a virtual.hug xx
     
  3. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,239
    Cotswolds
    Dear Maymab, I am so sorry to hear your news. Sending you my sincere condolences and wishing you peace and strength at this difficult time.

    Lindy xx
     
  4. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    Oh Maymab, I'm so sorry. How strange that he died on your wedding anniversary. It may sound a bit far fetched, but I wonder if somehow in some part of his brain he knew and waited until that day. I had a friend whose husband (quite young) had a brain tumour and he died on their 2nd wedding anniversary.
    I don't know what your family circumstances are but I do hope you have support around you.
    Sending you love and a huge hug. I hope you can get some rest tonight so that you can tackle the next few days. Do be kind to yourself. Es
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    I am so sorry Maymab.
     
  6. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,815
    UK
    So sorry Maymab, hope you are keeping friends and family close to you.
     
  7. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,352
    I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Wishing you strength in the days ahead x
     
  8. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,653
    south-east London
    So sorry to hear of your loss, especially on such a poignant day. Thinking of you and may the love that surrounds you bring you the strength you need at this horrible time.
     
  9. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,156
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm so sorry, especially that it was on your anniversary. My condolences to you and your family.
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,948
    Female
    Dundee
    I'm so sorry to read your sad news Maymab. Sending my condolences and wishing you strength.



    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point mobile app
     
  11. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    Maymab, please accept my condolences. Please keep posting if you can and let us know how you are coping

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  12. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,347
    Merseyside
    I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you xx
     
  13. lizzybean

    lizzybean Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
    1,366
    Lancashire
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. Thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.
     
  14. Feline

    Feline Registered User

    Oct 25, 2012
    164
    East Devon
    Please accept my condolences, I hope you have plenty of support and find strength for the future. Take care of yourself and keep posting when you feel the need.
     
  15. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Sorry to hear your sad news maymab x
     
  16. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,499
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I am so very sorry you have lost your husband. I hope his passing was peaceful after suffering so much.

    I thought for a moment we shared an anniversary but as I wasn't on TP yesterday, which would have been our 54th wedding anniversary, I see that of course your's was the previous day.
    So very poignant for you. xx
     
  17. disi

    disi Registered User

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
     
  18. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,475
    Radcliffe on Trent
    Very sad news. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary too so I can imagine how especially poignant it must be for that now to be the day you had to say goodbye. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
     
  19. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,992
    Suffolk
    Sending my thoughts and condolences, maymab.
     
  20. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    839
    Fife Scotland
    sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to you and your family.
     

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