1 year ago
Edited by Alexia 1 year ago
Welcome to the Marie Curie Community.
I am very sorry to read about your mum and I am pleased you
have felt able to contact us.
I can assure you that what you are experiencing, and how
your mum is behaving, is completely normal.
Some people who have experienced similar situations have
said it is like being on a rollercoaster, with wide ranging emotions and it can
be extremely tiring.
It is understandable that you would like to help your mum
during this time. Your mum is probably working through complex thoughts and
feelings, and you are there to listen to these.
We have some information on our Marie Curie website about
talking to a loved one about their future https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/terminal-illness/planning-ahead/talking-about-future-plans
Also, our pages on how someone diagnosed with a terminal
illness may feel and how you can support them may be helpful for you-
It is important that you can talk to people, should you wish
Hopefully, other members of the Community will feel able to
share their experiences with you. In the meantime, please do use this as a safe
space to express your thoughts and feelings.
We are here to listen and to provide you with a space to
If you would like to call us our number is Freephone 0800
Thinking of you
Support Line Officer