Friday, July 24, 2015

Moving on

First of all, I noticed that my post about Marshall's death was dated July 23.  I wrote that he died "today" on July 23 but I wrote that in the wee hours of the morning on July 23.  Marshall's actual date of death is July 22 at 6:30PM.  Just wanted to clarify that.

I spent Thursday making phone calls (heart wrenching) and then finding phone numbers for the
VA and Medicare and other places I needed to notify.  Tricia prepared a lovely obituary and I submitted it to the local newspaper.

I walked around the house missing Marshall terribly and realizing that I may need grief counseling.

Today I went to the VA in Pueblo with some paperwork and I took Marshall's wedding ring to a jeweler to have it sized for me so I can wear it as a memory.  I started to feel a little better today.


  1. My husband and I have followed your blog for some time now. I am so sorry for your loss. My husband had his prostate out in January this year after a myrid of testing. His cancer was situated only in the prostrate. It was a tough decision to make but he did it. Hopefully there can be more light shed on prostrate cancer. It is much like breast cancer used to be, hush hush, don't talk about it. Most men I've asked have NO idea what a PSA test is. Thank you for allowing others to share your journey. Mary Kellogg

  2. I absolutely love the idea of your wearing his wedding ring, Marilyn. What a great way to always keep him with you!!!