My father was diagnosed with terminal cancer before Christmas and we have been advised the time frame is looking to be less than a year. I am 28, recently engaged and at the moment I have been struggling to cope. At the beginning when dad was ill and being diagnosed, I think the adrenaline kicked in and put all emotions and thoughts on hold. Now he is back home and things have settled down, it has given me time to think and I suddenly feel overwhelmed most of the time.
I try not to think about the what the future will hold, I am just focusing on being there for my dad, mother and siblings, but I just feel a mixture of emotions on a daily basis and my mind cannot help but wander to what will inevitably happen.
I have a fantastic partner, friends and a supportive job who have been brilliant in giving me the time that I need with my family.
It is strange how, yet being surrounded by people, you just feel so alone during this time.
Can anyone share any thoughts or experiences on how to cope and what I could do to make this situation just a little bit better for my dad and family?
Thank you x