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An_241262 posted:
My husband, John, & I were married 51 years and I knew him for 56 years. He died in May this year after a long and difficult degenerative brain disease (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). For the last few years I've been his caregiver. I am now 69 and alone for the first time in my life. I have a wonderful dog, Gina, and family nearby, but I am getting more depressed. I am in poor health with limited mobility; I feel like I'm on a sinking raft. Any suggestions? Thank you,
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear one,

I don't know how your post was missed over two months ago but somehow it was...

How are you doing now? We've just come through your first holidays without him and I know how hard that can be.

I'm so glad you have Gina and family nearby but really encourage you, despite your physical limitations, to find ways to connect with others. Look in your community (or church) for free support groups for those who have lost someone dear to them. It may really help you to talk with others.

Take steps to take care of your physical health and talk with your doctor if the depression continues to deepen. You may want to consider one on one therapy. This is a huge loss and I am so very sorry. ((((softhugs))))


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