Take care of the one he/she loved: A Widow’s cautionary tale of the impact of grief on health: AKA: Strokes suck. By Louise McOrmond-Plummer In March 2019, my son was concerned that the left side of my face had drooped, and drove me to hospital, where CT scans revealed that I’d had an ischemic stroke.
by Louise McOrmond-Plummer The crie de coeur of most people when a loved one dies, seems to be “How do I live without him/her”? There’s no doubting that this is one of the most daunting aspects of grief and loss. People are being asked to do what may have been completely unimaginable to them. Certainly it felt
When my beautiful husband, Ken, died from cancer two years ago, there was a sense that my protector, my champion, the person who loved me most in the world, was gone. That was pretty scary. But I’ve had some powerful healing thoughts recently. I’m currently reading a terrific book titled After This, by Claire Bidwell Smith. In
From This Day Forward: A Widow’s Understanding of Continuing Bonds By Louise McOrmond-Plummer The loss of Ken, my beloved husband of thirty years, to cancer in 2016 was so devastating that I am persuaded that the grief may, in varying degrees, be lifelong. However, the speed with which advice to “Let go and Move on”