Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dying of a broken heart

This is an interesting article.

I don't think I am necessarily dying, but I am sure in a lot of pain. I find that when I think about Dylan, it's hard to breathe. I feel a heaviness come over me. I wonder if there really is a knife cutting a hole in my heart. One that is too big to ever fill.


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  2. I don't know how literal "dying of a broken heart" can be, but there have been days I thought I would die of emptiness without my son. Thank you for the advice you gave me :-) Today was a little better. I'm glad to know you!

  3. ((HUGS))

    I know this exact feeling you're talking about. Like you have to take a couple extra deep breaths to even feel as if you're getting enough air. I don't do this so much anymore, but for the first couple of months, it happened to me. Every now and then, it still happens though.

    I think it's that our bodies and hearts are so overcome with grief, and in the moment when we think of our angels, it's like a ton of bricks was dropped on us all over again.

    But I really do think that people can get sick over a broken heart. That and literally have pain in their chest - I did. There was no other reason for it than stress and being so utterly sad all of the time.

    I do hope you start to feel better soon hun...

  4. I know exactly what you mean. I felt very "heavy" and as if it was hard to even breathe normally as well. I want you to know I am thinking about you and that it does get easier to breathe as time goes on. Hugs.

  5. It really does get easier. There were days when I was just sure my heart would stop beating it hurt so bad. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. {{Cyber Hugs to you}}, and one day it will get better, not perfect but easier.