I feel as though I'm suffocating.

by ELC
(Arkansas, US)

It all began November 22, 2011, the call that changed my life so far. My little sister, 19 at the time calls and tells me that Dad died...(suffocating begins) It was so unexpected and I'm still trying to deal with it. 2 months later, my mom calls me before work to tell me Grandpa had passed away of a heart attack. It was also unexpected because it was my Grandmother who had been real sick. 2 months later my Grandma was put into Hospice and died 2 weeks later. The next day, my Grandpa's brother also passed away. Dec 28, 2012 While still mourning my losses, my best friends baby girl only 2 weeks old died while in the hospital from a rare disease. (Suffocating). March 6, 2013, my dads sister was admitted in the hospital for dehydration from chemo treatments for ovarian cancer. March 16, 2013 we learn that the cancer spread to my aunts brain and she had little time, only 4 days to be exact. (Suffocating)

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May 26, 2013
I feel as though I'm suffocating.
by: Doreen U.K.

ELC I am sorry for all the people you have lost in your life in such a short space of time. It is no wonder you feel as if you are suffocating. You have not had a chance to process all these losses and grieve them individually. You could benefit for good grief counselling with a professional who will allow you the time and space to heal from these losses. Especially as you feel as if you are suffocating see this as a priority. Many people have reported having had bad experiences or no benefit from seeing a grief counsellor but this is not always the case. don't give up till you get the right person. It is possible for you to be supported and lose this feeling of suffocation.
This amount of loss is hard to deal with by yourself. The feelings of grief are so painful losing one person that I can't imagine how you feel with your immense loss.
You may be feeling numb with all the loss that often the body and mind can't handle this and so denial sets in and so does numbness. Which is why support is necessary.
I hope you get the help you need to help you cope with your grief and Heal from this in time. Remember take only one day at a time. Even this may be hard just now. May you be comforted in your pain and loss of all the people you have lost from your life.

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