I am new here. Dennis and I were married 26 yrs and change. He died after a ten year battle with diabetes and many of the awful complications that went with it: heart disease, kidney failure, transplant, infections, amputations. He was in the hospital 4-5 x a year and the many rehabs that followed. He was a beautiful man. I never experienced such love and caring in my life. I loved him so much. In our first seventeen years we were blessed to travel, have a home with wonderful holidays and birthdays. Summer weekends we were with friends . It was a good strong marriage, with family, friends and church. When he died, I had him removed from life support after multiple organ failure and brain death. This past year has been a nightmare of sadness. I feel wounded and incompetent. More like incomplete. Truly, he was my better half. Thank you for allowing me to share.