End of Life Support Group
The end-of-life online support group is here to help you through all the difficult decisions and emotions involved in the before and after of losing a loved one. Connect with others willing to listen, and get support for end-of-life challenges. Learn how others are coping with grief, and post your tips and advice too. Come as often as you need to share, vent, ask questions, and feel less alone.
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My sister (age 51) died in October and a very close cousin (50) died a few days ago. I am getting little support from friends. This is on top of many diseases and health conditions that I have. I hurt a lot about cousin dying. Sister was awful to me for the last 30 years of her life. I was raised by a narcissistic mother and an enabling father. Now the only siblings I have are brothers. One in Alaska and one in Colorado. I was non-contact with all except brother in Colorado. How do I get the ball moving with conversation again w/ brother in Colorado? We always had a fun relationship and I love him very much. He didn't speak a word to me at the funeral.
about 1 month ago
I never dreamed grief could so hard to bear. Dad hasnt eaten for over 21 days and 2 weeks ago , I had to make decision, no drip. A week later had to make choice, no more drinks with nutritional value. Dad asks , when can he be alloed to die Every Day. He is showing all his bones, but is still aware most of time. Hospital staff, keep on top of his pain, but he is sick a lot. I try to stay strong for mum and dad, but cry easily. This is my dad and mums husband ,they met when she was 16, now mum is 80 this year. I double hurt, my losing dad and watching my mum hurt so so bad. I love my dad, but like others before me , want dads ever so long journey come to an end. Letting go is so hard, but dad lived a good life, was honest and cared for others and worked hard. He deserves to rest and mum and I will catch up later. I wish peace of spirit to all, and I know I am more fortunate than a lot of others, I have a chance to say goodbye.
Hail Mary said...
about 1 month ago
I'm not sure what stage my husband is in...he has some lucid moments but for the most part thinks he is somewhere other than home. He gets angry and insists on going to work and asks for car keys. He hasn't driven in 6 months. Most of the time he thinks I am someone else. When he sleeps his entire body jerks so much that I have to put cushions on the floor. because he has fallen out of bed several times. He is incontinent and sometimes refuses to change clothes. He will eat if encouraged but lately just wants sweets. I feel so isolated and frustrated.
My husband who has Alzheimer's is in the advanced stage - no longer walk, bedridden for two months, having issues with eating so we started him on puréed meals. He still loves eating, need a lot of patience feeding for it can take Two hours or more each meal. I would like to know when do you call hospice, and what does hospice do? This is an end of life issue in a sense. Thank you for any information.
2 months ago
I am kind of in the same situation but it's my aunt and I'm 21 seeing my aunt start out with stage 1 renal failure now to a stage 5 on top of that the liver has stopped working among others you can read my post. I also have epilepsy and now how hard and stressful things can be. But just know that she will be ok. Maybe in a way you or I can't see but I am a believer in Christ and I know if your mom is sick and in pain God will end that pain. If it is her time just know there's no more pain or suffering. I know it's hard I have lost my dad and grandpa in less than a year my dad died due to epilepsy and a tumor in his brain. I am so sorry someone like me so young is going though this I'll be praying for you guys.
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