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Old 11-26-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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Wanted to stop in and say hello to anyone who remembers me! It's been almost eleven months since my husband Don passed away after a seven year's illness. My son Justin and I cared for him till the end.
As i used to talk about on this board, I felt like I lost him twice. Once from the Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia and again when he passed away.
I am doing really well these days. I still have days when I am really down, but overall I am happy. I had forgotten how that feels.
I am going to Ireland for two weeks in May and am beyond excited about that.
I got so much support from the people on this board during the years I was going through it all. So thank you again for that support.
I wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Cherish your loved ones if you are lucky enough to still have them. Life is short.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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Glad things are going well for you!
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Iím so glad to hear from you and also to hear that the good days are outnumbering the harder days. Your DH was blessed to have you.

I was in Ireland last year and absolutely loved it. Beautiful country and friendly people. I hope you enjoy planning for your trip. Happy Thanksgiving.
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to see that you are checking in with PT. I've often thought of you. Your upcoming trip sounds wonderful and I hope you have a great time. Everyone I know who has traveled there comes back with fun experiences and would return in a heartbeat. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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Good to hear from you! Iím glad things are going well and that you have adventures to look forward to!



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Happy Thanksgiving
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to you are yours this holiday. It is so good to hear that you are finding joy and happiness on a regular basis again.
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I am glad to hear you are finding happiness and excitement in your life.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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Deb! So happy to see you. Iím so very glad to hear youíre enjoying this step of your journey.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Good to hear from you. Youíre going to love Ireland.
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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It's good to hear from you. Enjoy your time in Ireland. It's a magical place.


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I am glad that you are able to experience happiness in life again. Losing a spouse and watching him deteriorate over 7 years has got to be rough.

Enjoy the planning for our trip to Ireland. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving as well.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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So glad to hear from you and that you are finding happiness again. Have fun in Ireland. Enjoy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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Glad to hear from you!
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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It's great to hear from you. Please post about your adventures in Ireland. I hope you have a grand time.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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Kyotodeb, it's so good to hear from you! I've thought about you and wondered how you and Justin were doing. Losing someone is never easy and I"m glad to hear you're making a new life for yourself. How is your son doing? I'm sure it's difficult but as you said, you knew you had lost him long before he actually passed away. Hugs to you and enjoy the planning for your trip in the Spring.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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Thank you all!
I am finding my way through this new normal. I went to Ireland in the 80's, so it's been a long time! This trip will show me parts I haven't seen.
As some of you may remember, last year I got my dual Irish American citizenship and my Irish passport. I am definitely planning to spend some time there again after this trip in May.
Who knows? I may find I want to live there part time. I am open to new beginnings.
Deb
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thanks for checking in
Old 11-27-2019, 10:08 PM
 
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I've had good thoughts for you and your son as you cared for (in several senses) you husband.

Enjoy giving yourself both adventures and just regular everyday life.

Do let us know about you. You could do a bit of a diary and let us share a part of your Ireland adventures by posting on here. I'd love a vicarious trip.
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Just checked in today 12/2.
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Great to hear from you and to know that you are doing so well. The holidays are always a little bit hard due to the losses of so many family members over the years and more recently my SIL. I agree that life is short and we need to cherish our loved ones while we can.
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