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    Hi I’m new to this. I have been caring for my Mum who is terminally ill for just over a year and get great support from Marie Curie from the sitters service through to regular visits to the Carers Cafe run in our local hospice.

    Am feeling a bit nervous at the moment as my Mum is going in for respite care for the first time so I can have a holiday but still have an element of guilt about it. Wondered if anyone else has experienced the same feelings?

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    Edited by Support 6 years ago

    Hello sandy


    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: 

    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:


    Best Wishes,




    Marie Curie Support Line

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