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Spouse or Partner Caregiver Forum
Her Fight Has Ended
My wife has been set free.
The disease let her go this morning.
I've been set free as well.
I'm free to never forget her.
Just know that you have been such a faithful caregiver to the end. Thank you for sharing with us. Please continue to let us know how you are doing in this new journey. We care!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. One consolation for you is that your beloved wife is now whole again and free of this horrible disease. Rest and take care of yourself.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your wife. I wish I could put into words what my heart is feeling for you. I am sad.
My Deepest Sympathy.
There are no words........you have gone above and beyond. It is time to rest, reflect and rejuvenate. Peace be with you.
i carry your heart with me. i carry it in my heart.
e e cummings
I'm so sorry for your loss. As Joe Biden has often quoted, "There will come a day – I promise you – when the thought of your son or daughter, or your husband or wife, brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It will happen."
My sincerest condolences.
I am so sorry for the great loss you suffered due to this awful disease. You have been an amazing caretaker and have inspired many of us on this board. My wish for you is for your wonderful memories to eventually overtake the sadness and grief.
Come healing of the heart... Come healing of the mind...
For everything, there is a season. A time to be born. A time to die.
The pain of mourning and grieving is not linear. It does not follow a scientific formula. It is a sacred personal intimate feeling of the heart. The mind. The soul. Not one size fits all. And there is no timetable for this.
Life continues on under the heavens and the season to sing and dance and laugh will come to you, eventually. The tender memories of the season of love with your beloved, it will be a source of strength and light when all seems dark.
My thoughts are with you. Your family. And friends. During this season of mourning and grieving. A time to weep. Without a doubt.
May your beloved rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your loss. . Stay strong and remember the good times.
So sad to hear of your loss, please accept my condolences. Take care of yourself and let the healing begin for you. Blessing to you, John
So sorry for your loss. I understand completely as I am going through the same experience of a LO. My wife has Alzheimer's disease. The brain doesn't show much damage but her crying in despair and desperation to survive is heart rending. Especially after doing all I can to relieve her stress and encourage her to rest. I usually change her environment by going out to relieve her and take her mind off her dilemma. Today, Now is the worst. I'm tired and worn out and trying to do the best I can to help my lovely wife! It has been a terrible experience as you may well know. You are relieved of your caregiver duties now and she is now at peace.
I pray only that I can stay compassionate and stay in control of my emotions. I don't think about the inevitable. It will come nevertheless. I pray for peace and obviously in this evil world it can not happen without a fight to quell negative reactions. Bless you! It is time for your peace and quiet. You have good memories as you say. Rely on those for grief therapy. I do that now to keep my mind off this 24/7 event. I try to keep it light, doesn't always work but seems all I can get.
I appreciate everyone's best wishes.
My wife died this morning at 7 am. I sat by her all night and have never felt so helpless.
I spent the morning with Hospice and then the Funeral Home people who took my wife away.
The afternoon was spent making arrangement for her viewing next week.
I feel lost and empty - I suppose I haven't had a chance to process what's happened.
I expect to feel all of it tomorrow...
Again, I appreciate everyone's best wishes.
I am so sorry to read about this. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Of course your numb today, and will be for several. In trying to make arrangements, etc. do take time for yourself.