Tomorrow will be 1 week that my world was devastated.

Good evening,
It will be 1 week tomorrow that my husbands ventilator was turned off and I lost my world. It’s been so difficult and I’m just not coping at all. I’ve registered his death and I’m wondering if this pain will ever go away. My children have been fantastic and if not for them I would give in. I hope these emotions will stop because they are all consuming.

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Hello Yorkie,

I’m so sorry to hear about your very recent and devastating loss. Understandably you are finding things really tough, it’s very early days, But I’m glad that you’ve been able to share how you are feeling here, and I hope that you find the community a good source of support. Everyone here has experienced the loss of a loved one and will understand some of what you are going through.

Sue Ryder offers an online bereavement counselling service. This is a free service and sessions are held via video chat so you can attend from home. There’s more information about this service here:

Another good place to get support is Cruse Bereavement offers a helpline, email support, and counselling and support groups through their local services: 0808 808 1677,,

Take care,


Online Community team

Thank you for the message, I really don’t think I’m doing very well and finding everything I do a struggle.

Take care, Yorkie,
I am so sorry that your husband passed away.

Hello Yorkie. Hopefully the community will respond to your post quite soon and you will find some comfort in their comments. Please do consider contacting one of the helplines giving in my previous message, the counsellors are good listeners, sympathetic and informative. Take care.
Online Community team.

Hi Yorkie, I am so sorry you have lost your lovely Husband. I have been where you are and know exactly what you are going through and how you are feeling. Just getting out of bed is an achievement when you feel like you do. You are still in shock and disbelief that this has happened. You need to keep going for your children, they will be your saviour. It’s been six months for me since I lost my amazing Husband and I wont tell you any :ox: :poop: you will feel despair, sadness and anger for a long time. We grieve for the one we lost but also for the future we thought we had together which has now gone in the blink of an eye. I can’t tell you if it gets better as I am not at that stage myself yet but stick with the forum you will find lots of amazing people who understand exactly what you are going through, we all support eachother and I have made wonderful friends who have helped me every step of the way and I am sure you will too. Look after yourself lovely xx


Hi Yorkie I lost my husband 8 weeks ago all on here know the pain I am not going to lie to you it’s unbearable the emotions we go through I miss Mick so much there are many days I want to be with him but I have 2 children and a granddaughter I have to think of. I found this site helps in talking because you don’t want to burden family it’s each minute hour day hope you find you can talk to anyone on here if needed xx

Dear Yorkie,
I know what you are going through! I lost my own darling husband of 35 years three weeks ago and my heart is broken. He was on a ventilator fighting Covid for 3 weeks but despite wonderful NHS care they could not save him. My two daughters have been wonderful but the loss is overwhelming and we miss him so much.

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Hi Yorkie. May I say you are not alone in your grief we are all suffering and it will not go in a week or 6wks. I am 12wks down the line and still cry most days for my husband of 2yrs. He was only 64. Use this group as your support and you will slowly start to feel better but it will take its time and everyone is different. Xx