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It’s been nine months since she died


Nine months ago, the one true love of my life, my Barbara, passed away. The pain is only slightly less intense than it was in the first weeks. I was so busy then. There were two memorial services to plan, … Continue reading

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Homework


Went to see the therapist today, for the first time since Barbara died. (We have history, as he was treating her for complex PTSD before her hospitalization, and I was going with her.) The session helped me a lot. No … Continue reading

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Latest on my recovery from Cymbalta


Can’t reach the psychiatrist assigned by my HMO. Left message at intake, and got zero response. Still having physical symptoms. Intermittent nausea, constant headache, intermittent dizzy spells. Brought my dog home. Laura graciously brought her last night. She assumed, rightly, … Continue reading

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A good conversation


Jesse and I went out to Carrabba’s Italian Grill for dinner last night. And for the first time in a very long time, I had wine with dinner.

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People worry about me?


People worry about me. That is such a foreign concept to me. Continue reading

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Last night’s memorial service


The service was well attended, and everything seemed to be as it should be. Several of her friends spoke lovingly of her, the music was well received, and the service ended in one big circle of hugs. Many tears were … Continue reading

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3 Questions


A wise friend warned me that I would face 3 questions in the next months and years.

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