'I'm still standing - yeah, yeah, yeah'


Registered User
Sep 19, 2007
Hallo Everyone. I have just passed a full calendar month since my laddo died. My head has been in some of the darkest of places and I didn't know such sadness was even possible. But I am still standing - taking an hour at a time. Days are just about OK but the evenings and nights are horrible. I am back at work although sometimes I dash home when I need to have a good blub. Last weekend I went for one night in a hotel with my brother and his wife and my little dog 'Jack'. I was amazed I managed it. I am having some decorating and recarpeting done and, much as I thought I needed to clear some of my laddo's stuff out, mine seems to be the greater clutter! I have found a wonderful book for those who have lost a partner and in that book is an excellent website


which has a discussion forum just like this - except it deals with losing a partner.

Love from Sammyb


Registered User
Aug 29, 2006
SW Scotland
Dear Sammy

Wonderful to hear you sounding so positive. Of course you're still standing I expected nothing else!:)

Take it easy, expect the bad days, they're normal, but keep on standing!

Stay in touch,


Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
Hello Sammy

You are always so positive. It`s good to know you are still standing.
Take care xx


Registered User
Mar 7, 2004
Dear Sammy, thank you for sharing your recent time with us.

taking an hour at a time.
Well that is the way forward, although some hours will seem darker than others I guess.

Stay strong. Sending love'hugs.


Registered User
Jun 29, 2007
North Wales
Dear Sammy,

It isn't easy is it ?

We keep busy but.........

It hits you when you're alone in the car and you tell yourself to control it. And when someone says something nice. And ......

I suppose we all develop some way of coping, but it's taking time - and you sound the same. Maybe 3 months, 6 months, I don't know.

With love,


Registered User
Sep 19, 2007
Too true Cliff. It is people being nice - the flowers and cards are still coming. And then there are the well meant comments like, 'It was for the best wasn't it?' and 'I bet this has changed your retirement plans?' Just a bit!!!

Love from Sammyb


Registered User
May 19, 2008
Hi Sammy

Hope your night away was okay with your brother and family.

I have been on the website that you spoke about and found that nearly everyone goes through the same feelings.

I also hate the comment 'perhaps it was for the best'. How do they know unless it has happened to them.

Hope you are okay and managing to cope at the moment.

Lots of love