I've recently found out that my dad has liver cancer for the third time and will need chemotherapy again. The prognosis isn't great, particularly as he's in the 70+ age bracket. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to prepare mentally and emotionally for the death of a parent. I am only 20 so none of my friends have gone through this before, and I feel quite alone in it. I am at university at the moment and not sure whether I should come home immediately to make the most of my time with him, or whether I should try and distract myself with work and uni mates - especially as he could still have years left. But it's all feeling like things are slowly winding down for him. He spoke to me today about his will and creating a joint bank account. I feel so completely ill equipped to deal with it when it does happen, and lost.
thanks for the support,