It's been a while since I have been on HubPages - since December 28, 2010 to be exact. On the morning of the 29th my beloved husband suffered a massive, catastrophic stroke and passed away in the early morning of the 31st. Haven't felt much like writing, haven't felt much like reading, haven't felt much like communicating period. My dad passed away just over a year later in January of this year. So, I thank those of you who have followed me regardless of my absence and those of you who have left comments that have gone unacknowledged. So here I am, dipping my fingers in the waters of Hubpages once again and am looking forward to catching up with some old friends and meeting some new ones. N' maybe, just maybe, I'll start writing again!
This sends chills through those of us of a similar age. My mother-in-law passed away around the same time for the same reason, so I can imagine what it was like and dread the thought it might happen to one of my other loved ones one day. Glad to see you back. Writing can be therapeutic.
Have you read the book 'My Stroke Of Insight' by Jill Bolte Taylor....it helps. My husband read it and said it described exactly what he was unable to put into words. It also provides a great deal of understanding and enlightenment with a good splash of HOPE
I've been thinking about you lots. We were supposed to get together in January but.......It's not that I'm a commitment phobe...I can keep appointments it's just that life has had other plans for me. I am tentatively beginning to get back in the driver's seat....just got to clean the dog hair off it first!
I never got the chance to know you here in Hubland, but as one compassionate Hubber to another, let me say how sorry I am for your losses. I've been there, and I know how bad it hurts. My husband died in 1988 and I miss him every day. My thoughts are with you. Welcome back.
It blows a gaping whole in one's universe that I know. I let myself feel everything that comes up and I let myself feel him too....it helps, 'cept when it doesn't. I look forward to getting to know you through the forums and your hubs.
What a touching story - I didn't know you back then, because I'm new, but my heart goes out to you. I think many people who have been hit by sudden trauma shut down, withdraw or otherwise change their daily pace in order to cope and survive. I'm sorry for your loss, and sorry for the difficult time you've had since you were last on the site. And I look forward to reading your hubs.
Welcome back - I'm sending you some cyber-hugs and an image to reflect on.
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