Ruth 5 years ago
I'm still finding it difficult to get any emotional support. I spoke to my :gP but all he could offer was 6 sessions with a counsellor and when I phoned they said it wasn't the sort of thing they could help with. I need to be able to talk to someone about how I feel about dying, my fears etc. I have done an advanced directive refusing all treatment but I worry what that means. Will I just be left unable to breathe? Will I be able to go into a hospice. I dread dying in hospital like my dad. What can I expect? I cant talk to my :gP cos he has only 10mins. I need to talk with others facing the same fears but the local PF support group is just social and I'm the only one alone. My family think im coping really well and I can't talk to them about my fears because that would just reinforce their own fears. Most days I cope but sometimes it just feels too much. I have no close friends or partner so no one to lean on. What hospice facilities are there near me (ng13). I looked on the nhs web site and they couldnt find any. My consultant noted last time that he thought it might be the start of a decline but what can I expect?. I look at my younger grandchildren and know I won't see them grow up.I get so depressed and frightened but I'm already on antidepressants. Is there a local group for people with terminal illness? Any help would be great.