Hi all, I got the dreaded letter today! Even though I was expecting it, it was still upsetting to read it! I haven’t been on this site for awhile as my husband Lionel passed away. I got shingles, still have the neuralgia pain! I then fell, dislocated my shoulder & broke a bone down from my shoulder. But, I’m lucky as I have family nearby, already missing hugs! I have a garden. I also have Dylan the villain a rescue dog, a chihuahua, at first perhaps he was my insanity, but we’ve been together nearly a year & we’re good, he’s now my sanity, very much so! It amuses me that my husband of 42 years would have said about Dylan “Call that a dog, it’s more like a rat on a lead!” He would have still spoilt him though! Basically, I’m trying to be grateful for all that I have & not be ungrateful for what I haven’t got! Stay safe everyone. Love Jane xx
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My heart goes out to you Jane. What a nightmare of a time you've had. The one blessing that you have got though is Dylan the Villain - I love that name (you have good humour) and also that you have family nearby. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband - were the shingles because of the stress of your loss? How are you coping with the Covid-19 fallout. Take care. xx
I had a little wobble (cry) last week when my GP in a telephone consultation told me and I think on your receiving the letter no doubt the reality hit home. Again you are missing your husband and it is so hard, I finished some bereavement counselling a few weeks ago as I was a carer to both my parents and lost both of them over a few years (dad six months ago) and now after decades of putting others first, I was starting to get out and starting to do things in the community and was planning new ventures as I love the outdoors which now has been brought to a halt and now I am isolated again, so I do hear what you say. I'm glad to hear you have family near by and hope it wont be too long before you and they can share lots of hugs. It sounds like Dylan the villain is quite a character and is keeping you entertained no doubt with his antics. Thank you for posting again, I think it's a strange time for us all and you are right about being grateful and right now take each day as it comes and make the most of it. Keep strong and stay safe. x
Well Jane. It does take a village! An e- village!
Funnily enough, I misread- thought you lived in a village called Dylan. ( Wales... possibly? )
I thought- right! I’ll google Dylan - you can google Hunt Texas- my small town- an English or Welch person would definitely call it a small village.
Then I realized my mistake- Dylan the villain ... a chihuahua?
But really- he’s your village right now after all!
Perhaps now is the time to learn ... Spanish!!!! Great apps! (😄Olé! )