But I got my life back.
Trust your instincts. Wishing you the best and good health.
Ed sounds like one heck of a guy, Ramona. x
I had cancer after I had already learned to grieve, so I knew I could survive it. I'm thinking/hoping it can work the other way 'round, too.
You learned so much about how to live from Ed…..he is proud if you♥️
We have said it before - our stories are so similar. Your words spoke to me. It's not having someone to share decision-making with, not having that someone who was there for me for 60 years, and who added so much to my life. I had a dream this morning, I was overwhelmed with things to do that for some reason I couldn't do - or thought I couldn't do. Dan came into the dream assessed the situation and began helping me fix it - in his typical fashion.
You are my hero in so many ways! Keep on being you…and stay well!
Hugs from Ohio!
Behind you all the way, Ramona. Whether you want to talk about it or not. Solidarity...
Our stories have so many parallels Ramona except I was the caregiver and that 12 year age spread was always a kind of unspoken acknowledgement that Don would probably transition before me. Sending you a virtual hug and wishes for some peace of mind. I had an "expectation" at the end of the first year that somehow some kind of "new normal" would have come into being. Now I see more clearly that this is probably a life-long process of "reinvention" as Prue mentioned recently. I like Alice's approach of "trust your instincts". At the same time I have also been told that on occasion I can allow myself to "make a decision not to make a decision" for the moment. Stay well....
Oh...tears. Such tender memories. And here you are, with your will to press on still kicking. Despite the inability to see him physically, I am 100% sure that the vital parts of you and Ed continue to co-exist. He's part of you, and vice versa. Fear not! Your decision-making apparatus is sound! Look at you go!