From MamaRo from WI

Last weekend I came here when I was at the end of my rope. I found compassion and understanding and I had hope for the first time in a long time. I have spent this week reading dozens of old posts and learning so much. The strength, courage, patience, perseverance, caring, and loving spirit on this forum is amazing. I am humbled by the incredible stories of all of you. Your care of your ISs and each other is unbelievable.

Thank you for your kindness toward me, it made all the difference in my life this last week. I look forward to getting to know many of you much better as time goes on.

From Langley27 from AZ

Thank you for your posting. I feel like my feelings have been validated. I love him more than I realized but weekly I change his colostomy bag - very unsexy!!! I feel like he is my brother not my husband.

Money is another issue that is new for us. We have always had what we needed and enjoyed a good life. This last year has been really hard financially. His medical billsĀ have put us in a position I never thought we would be in. I know that my husband feels like he has let me down.

The term you used "rolling grief" is right on. I feel like I am standing at the edge of an ocean getting hit by waves at the same time I am being sucked under. The hits keep coming. I constantly think "what will happen next?"

When I see the effect we're having on people's lives who discover the WSA for the first time, I see how important it is to keep this work going. I encourage you all to keep up or increase your efforts in the New Year.