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About Melissa brown

Trying to navigate this life without my husband and helping my 3 children thrive without their dad.

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  • Date Widowed
    03/21/2019
  • Name of Spouse
    Damon
  • Date Widowed
    March 21, 2019
  • Cause of death
    Rectal cancer
  • Spouse's Age
    41


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  1. Alma, thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry this happened. I lost my husband on March 21. He was also 41. He also had cancer. Not quite 6 months without him. We were married for 18 years. And we have 3 children. It's been tough. If you ever want to talk, let me know. Also, I love the tattoo.
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    I Got A New Car

    Laurie, good job. Same color as my car. Proud of you.
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    Speechless

    People do not understand, but I have encountered good people with stories that are just as heartbreaking as ours. I am grateful for those stories because it makes me feel not so alone.
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    Asking in-laws for help and feel ashamed

    Hi Lauren, thanks for sharing your story. I am sorry you are in this position and to what happened to your husband. It sounds like you are doing a great job. It also sounds like you have a great relationship with your in laws. It sounds like a tough decision, but I say to ask them. Maybe allow more time with them and your daughter to be together. Not sure how far you live from them. But they sound like they love you and your daughter very much. Good luck. Not sure I helped much but I believe I would ask. Take care, Melissa
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    New Here 💕

    Peg, honestly I cry and spend alot of time at the cemetery on hard days. I also talk to people who are close to me. And I pick up the kids and we go do something. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't .. I also come here alot to look around and I usually find something that makes me feel better. Grieving sucks. I never ever thought it would hurt this much. Stay strong.
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    New Here 💕

    Hi peg, My husband passed from rectal cancer in march. He was 41. It's been four months and I feel worse now than I did in the beginning. I think I was in so much shock that I didnt feel the pain I do now. So i think you are normal in feeling this way. I am glad you found this forum. It has really helped me. I dont post alot but I come just about everyday to read. It comforts me knowing I'm not alone. Although, I wish none of us had to be here. Hugs. Melissa
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    Widowed one day broke my leg the next

    I am sorry..for both your loss and your leg. Unfortunately I know nothing about the military benefits but hope you find some answers. Only advice I have is to take it one day at a time. Its only been 3 months for me so I'm still trying to navigate my new life.
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    Let's Celebrate!!!

    Oh I feel like a mess. Not brave. I really hate this. For all of us..
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    Let's Celebrate!!!

    What a great idea..congrats on all these accomplishments. I am 3 months out and the biggest thing I've done since losing my husband would be buying a new car by myself. My husband always handled these kinds of things, but this time it was just me and I even managed them to go down on the price.
  10. Kflex, I just read this. Wow. It sounds like me. Same thoughts and everything. How are you doing today. I'm only two months out.
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    Tough times

    A little over two months. I feel worse. I always cry. My son graduated high school today. What did you all do in the beginning to help the pain and grief?? Melissa
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    How to handle triggers?

    I have to agree with the fact that it's getting more and more difficult. It's been two months for me and I still cry multiple times a day. Right now, I find it hard to believe that it gets better.
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    South Carolina

    Does anyone live near me.? I'm in Greenville, south carolina
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    Helping them grieve/ reprogramming

    @Newtothis I like to blab on here and know that you have support. I often too have times like that with my children. I literally feel like I have to learn to parent again. Damon handled the discipline and now that he isn't here..I have to learn to handle these situations. Not sure if it's working yet but it's a definite a work in progress. And @Julester3 you seem to always have good advice. So thank you.
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    Graduations..... These kids keep growing up!

    @RyanAmysMom I am about to watch out oldest graduate next week. And I am so dreading it. This is the one thing Damon wanted to be here for and he won't be. So I am really struggling with this.

About Melissa brown

Trying to navigate this life without my husband and helping my 3 children thrive without their dad.

Personal Information

  • Date Widowed
    03/21/2019
  • Name of Spouse
    Damon
  • Date Widowed
    March 21, 2019
  • Cause of death
    Rectal cancer
  • Spouse's Age
    41


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196 profile views
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