TSFFZ said... Steve, I'm sorry for your loss. My wife went through the same process and passed away on October 2, 2007... She was 57 years old when she passed but, she will always be the love of my life and I was bless to have the time with her that I did. TSFFZ
I am so sorry.
You know, it's strange to hear people say to me, "Steve, there's alot of guys who would have abandoned ship when their wives became so ill." I'm quite sure it seems unfathomable to you, as well, that someone, after years of marriage, would abandon a loved spouse during such a critical time. My wife and I were very different, yet she was an integral part of me; a part that's missing. In our sorrow and terrible loneliness, you and I both have to commit ourselves to getting on with life; to live the happy and productive lives that our wives would have wanted for us.
Not long ago, perhaps, a few weeks, I read an obituary for a fellow with whom I used to chat, while our wives had their weekly chemo infusions. Both of our wives passed away within a couple of weeks of each other. His obituary read that "He died of a broken heart, following the death of his wife." I refuse to allow that to happen to me and I pray that you will take the same stance. My children deserve to have the old man around for awhile and, frankly, there are still alot of things I'd like to do.