Dear Magic and Teresa,
I think I know exactly what you mean - I sometimes read posts and think "that person will be gone soon" but I can't say it, can't take away their hope based on my own experience (and I could be wrong), and I don't want to be a downer. So I usually stick to the Grieving and Remembrance sections when I want to contribute. My mother lasted two months after diagnosis, and it's not a story people want to hear if they're still fighting this disease - and I certainly don't blame them. But I do think there's a place for those of us who were left behind so brutally and quickly by this horrible disease. There's a small band of us who are devastated and feel free to vent and express all their emotions. I know I've dealt with - I'm STILL dealing with - anger, depression, hopelessness, guilt and just plain grief.
So please, Magic and Teresa, please know that there are many of us here who are in a similar boat and we want to hear what you have to say. Like I said, the Remembrance and Grieving sections are perfect for letting loose with all the thoughts that are burdening you - and you can be heard by people who truly understand, because they're going through the same thing. No one expects you to put on a smiling face or "get over it." You're entitled to all your feelings and it may help to share them a bit. I know it's helped ME.
Darla, you are a darling and I wish I had your way with words. What a comfort you are, to so many people. Your husband was so lucky to have you.