David Coronado

I lost my life partner to ALS (lou Gehrig's). It has been about 3 weeks since she has passed. She was the best person one could have ever known. The life expectancy for someone with AlS is 2-5 years. Debra lasted 7 months.

I was not alone, God was with me the whole way. He sent me my son and daughter in law just at the right time. We took care of my love the whole time. Yet I cannot get over her.

Today, this is about me. I am having such a hard time with the aloness that comes with this. What can I do to ease the pain?

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Apr 29, 2012
You are just beginning the grief journey
by: Janet


I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, Debra. I am sorry you have become a member of a club no one wants or expects to join. You are just beginning this journey. Tuesday will be six months for me since I lost my husband, best friend, partner, soulmate, and companion. I am just beginning to have more good days than bad ones.

Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Remember to take care of yourself. Everyone grieves differently, in their own way and their own time. There is no right or wrong in this journey we are on. Remember your memories with her and they will help you get through this.

I have found that we cannot go around grief. We have to go through it. Remember one breath, one step and one day at a time because time is all we have. I hope that you have some good days ahead.

Apr 28, 2012
The Grief Journey Has Just Begun
by: TrishJ

I wish I could tell you what to do. The pain is something like we've never experienced before and it is overwhelming. I spent the first six months after losing my husband, in total survival mode. I just drifted through the days. Nothing makes sense to you at this time.
Just do the best you can. I told a friend that the only thing I could think of that would be worse than losing my husband was not having had him in my life at all. I thank God for the time we had together. I believe that when we are the care givers for our ill loved ones their death makes it worse. We were so needed and all of a sudden we are on our own with a lot of lonely days stretched before us.
Take your life one day at a time. That's all you can do. I pray every night to have a wonderful dream about my husband. I look for the little signs to know that he's still around. They are very subtle.
I hope you find something to smile about today. Remember the love you had for her. That can never be taken from us.

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