My Dad

  • Posts: 1
    12/11/2017  22:43

    I lost my Dad this July just a few weeks after he diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was 69. My dad had developed multiple sclerosis at age 55. The cancer was a complete shock to us all. A couple of weeks before he died we lost my mum's sister. In fact out of a family of only 7 we have lost 4 in the last 3 years. It is only now that it is sinking in he''s gone. Up to now I have been OK I thought. I feel very low, cry every day. I'm heartbroken as I was close to my dad. Right now I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel. There's only myself and my mum left and I worry about her. I live 200 miles away. I just want to start feeling normal again.

  • Posts: 198
    13/11/2017  10:36

    Hi Marshmallow,

     

    I am sorry to read about the recent death of your Dad and the other loses that you family have been through. Grief is a very individual thing and it is normal in the early days to be able to manage and cope as adrenaline is produced in higher amounts. Crying can be the bodies way to relieve stress and can be a normal reaction to grief, however if you feel it is impacting on your daily life then it might be worth speaking to your GP. Many people tell us that talking to somebody outside of the family can help, and whilst we are not qualified therapists on the Support Line we are here to listen.

     

    We have information on grief which you may find helpful here. If you need a listening ear, you are welcome to call the Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat:

    https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help

     

    Best Wishes

     

    Brigette

     

    Marie Curie Support Line 

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