My mum is terminal

  • Posts: 1
    22/11/2017  22:32

    My mum has been given 6-12 months she is my best friend and I don't know how I will live without her, she's only 54 I'm brave and supportive in her company but sometimes the pain is to much for me I feel sick and a state of panic I'm scared I won't cope loosing her I don't know what to do

  • Posts: 135
    23/11/2017  08:27

    Hi Lorna84,

    I am sorry to read about your mum's diagnosis. Being told a loved one is terminally ill can invoke many emotions. Everything that you are feeling is very normal . Many people find it helpful to talk to those they love and trust but also talking to someone who is removed from your situation can be helpful. Not knowing what is going to happen to your mum, and how you will cope with it can be overwhelming and upsetting and it is important to find a way to help you copea and to take time to look after yourself. You may find the information on caring for someone with a terminal illness helpful and you can find it here:

    If you would like to talk to us at the Support Line you can call us on freephone 0800 090 2309. 

    Best Wishes


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