Hi I’m Celia / just lost my lovely husband - keeping busy but keen to share experiences with other widows esp in the bath area - and of course hearing the gems from the collective brain on the different experiences I may expect . :woman_shrugging::sunglasses:thank goodness for sunglasses - in case of sudden waves of emotion - gives me privacy !


Hello Celia

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community. I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through, emergency sunglasses included!

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that might be helpful.

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care, Rhi

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Hi @Celian Celia,
Welcome to the group we all wish we didn’t need.
I’m not a million miles from you, being in Monmouthshire.

I lost my seemingly fit and healthy 60 year old husband suddenly after he had been playing football in April 2022. It’s a devastating loss but I believe I am doing ok in general.
My main coping strategy is staying busy. In the summer I threw myself in to working on house maintenance, which Richard used to take care of. Now I am looking after the sheep who are grazing our land - also Richard’s domain before.

I am determined to make him proud, which does keep me going. I believe he’s watching me and would hate me to give up.
Hugs to you xxx


That’s so kind . And good advice . I am that busy sort of person too - I guess the trick is to balance racing around and giving myself time to think about my hubby . Looking after sheep on your land by yourself takes some doing especially in grim weather although it’s great for dopamine to be out in nature but I bet that’s really tough physical work - well done you . Respect x thanks for your message - it’s very inspiring for me