Unusual side effects

  • Posts: 1
    12/03/2018  16:32

    I've very recently lost my Dad after a three year battle with prostate cancer. It was so heart breaking to see what he went through in the last few weeks of his life so it was almost a relief when he passed that he was no longer in pain . I've recently been suffering with delayed grief. Feeling very unwell and having a tight chest. I have spoken to my GP who suggested this page for support. Has anyone else had odd things after losing a loved one?

  • Posts: 173
    12/03/2018  18:12

    Hello Josie


    We are sorry to hear about the recent loss of your dad and all that he went through during the final weeks of his life.


    It’s not unusual to experience a sense of relief when a loved one dies and witnessing your dad experience all that he did with his illness and for such a long time, must have been especially distressing for you to watch.


    Whilst we are not medically trained here on the Support Line, it can be common for our bodies to produce physical symptoms as we react to our feelings. We have some information on our website about the physical symptoms of grief you may experience and how to cope with these symptoms here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/coping-grief-teenager/physical-symptoms-grief


    If your symptoms persist or you are concerned about anything at all, we would suggest that you have a follow up conversation with your GP about this.


    Whilst it can be comforting to reach out to others that are going through a similar experience to yourself, we have information on our website that you may already be aware of about getting support which you may find helpful. You can take a look at this here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/bereavement-or-grief-counselling


    We hope this information will be of use to you. If you ever need a listening ear or would like to talk about things in more detail please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat: 


    Best Wishes


    Marie Curie Support Line