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Gone but not forgotten

1 Dec 2017 20:42

my mum passed away this morning and I’m devastated. She was only diagnosed 7 weeks ago and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this time. 

I’m trying to help my dad and cope with my own grief. 

Im not looking for any reply. I’m just ranting. Sorry 

Re: Gone but not forgotten

1 Dec 2017 23:37 in response to Harrijo
Sorry to hear this X I've been there, I lost my mum 22nd Jan 2011 & it broke my heart! 16 weeks after diagnosis. She was 52. My dad had a routine chest X-ray Tuesday Wednesday he got the news there's a shadow on his lung & he's been sent for a CT scan this morning & we've already got a consultant appointment for Monday. I'm terrified it's cancer! It's nearly 7 years since I lost my mum (I was 25) it feels like yesterday though & I'm so not ready to lose my dad! I dont think I coped brilliantly with losing my mum, I suffered terrible grief & anxiety especially for the first year but slowly over time you will heal & the roller coaster of emotions settle & the tears get further apart! This last few days and taken me right back to the moment my mum died. What you're feeling now. My heart hurts my stomachs in knots. I'm so sorry for your loss Sending love x

Re: Gone but not forgotten

2 Dec 2017 09:00 in response to Harrijo

Hi Harrijo, 

I just wanted to stop by and pass on my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mum.

I'm sorry that the time you had together after her diagnosis was so short but I want you to know you're not alone and that we are here to listen and support you whenever you need us.

I know it's not much but I have included some information we have on our website about coping with grief which I hope will be of some help to you and your dad at this time.

Best wishes to you both, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator