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ReneeG

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Posted: 01/12/21 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm so sorry about your wife. Doing what is best for the both of you is all that matters right now.


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winnietrey wrote:



I don't know if I can live with it, but I have learned to live along side it.



Well said.

One foot in front of the other.
One step at a time.

We keep going.

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Posted: 01/13/21 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would want to be "home" and close to my spouse and the support of friends and loved ones. Best wishes!

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Find what works for you, and keep on truckin, make the best you can with your wife and remember the good years


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Time heals most wounds.

Stay strong!


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Posted: 01/14/21 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would suggest you keep the Aliner for short trips if for no other reason to get out of the house for a while. You don't have to go on long trips, maybe to the lake or local campground just to get out. I assume it's paid for and not costing a lot to keep.

Where my seasonal is at one person lost their husband another lost his wife and they both drew on the support of each other. There might be a support group in your area as well.

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Your story is sad and all too common. Covid makes it even worse.

I would suggest keeping the aliner or at least give it some time. Sadly memory care issues rarely get better and it is likely that the time will come when your wife no longer recognizes or needs you. At a certain point you may need to think about your own life living alone.

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Posted: 01/20/21 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish both you and your wife the best. I had to "give it up" when almost 70 yrs old (6 years ago), following a stroke. I was doing excellent physically and fully expected to be full time Rving into my 80's or even 90's. It was quite a blow to give up the best lifestyle, but eventually you find ways to enjoy life as non-RVers, although it's never quite the same (the call of the open road may always beckon). Nonetheless, life goes on and it's best to keep a positive attitude.

I sincerely hope your wife may see some improvement in her condition so you can both enjoy your golden years. [emoticon]

BTW, I'm single, so I'm not facing the same situation as you.


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Posted: 01/24/21 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you to all who expressed sympathies and good wishes. My bride and I had 20 years camping and traveling and were blessed to see so much of this great land.
I cannot fathom ever enjoying camping alone especially with all the memories with her but like they say, "never say never".
The Aliner, even tho paid for needs to go. Memory care ain't cheap and it's an asset sitting in the driveway.
Again, thank you all for the well wishes.
Lee


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Posted: 01/25/21 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, be grateful for the good times. I'm personally scared to go at it alone.
Take care, and good luck.


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