If you have any questions you would like our Support Line Officers or Information and Support Nurses to answer please post them here and we will respond to them as soon as possible.
Support 5 years ago
I am sorry for delay in my response to you. It can be very natural and normal for people to feel afraid of the final stages of their illness. Is the person able to pinpoint exactly what it is they are afraid of: being alone? Being in pain? Or something else? If they are able to articulate their fears, a professional such as a nurse, doctor, spiritual leader etc. might be able to help in some way. it is also worth knowing that people’s fears are often different from the reality.
(Marie Curie Support Line)
There are a range of ways we can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home.