I’m sorry to read about your mum’s illness but pleased to hear that you
are getting care from our nurses and your local hospice.
As you and your mum are accessing respite for the very first time, it
can be normal as a carer to experience a wide range of emotions including
nervousness and guilt.
Caring for someone who is terminally ill can take up a lot of time and
energy. Having some time to yourself is an important part of looking after your
own health and well-being. We feature some information on the importance of
looking after yourself as a carer and how it may benefit both you and your mum here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/support-carers/your-needs
We hope that you will find this information helpful and that you manage to have a relaxing break.
On our Support line, we are here to offer a listening ear to anyone
affected by a terminal illness. If you ever need to talk, please get in touch
with our Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309. You can also chat to us via
our web chat function here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line
Marie Curie Support Line