lost 5 family in 8 months

by jo
(uk)

my mum was diagnosed with entometrial cancer in nov 2010.. it was late stage she had op on xmas eve followed by radio therapy . my mum was a full time carer for my handicapped brother who could not speak whilst she was recovering from the op shaun was staying in respite care they told us he wasnt eatting well but the dr had seen him and said he was ok .shaune came home the last week in jan 2011 he died on the 11th feb 2011 . my husbands aunt then died of osophagus cancer in june . my aunt in july then in sept we were told mums cancer had spread to her lungs and was terminal she had 3 months at most she coped well for about 3 weeks then got very weak then on 5th oct whilst i was with my mum at the hospital for an mri scan her patner david died of a heart attack .. my mum died on nov 4th 2011 .. it is now april and it is only just sinking in what has happened to my family and can no longer cope i shake all the time .. i feel as if i`m an alien as everyone around me carrys on as normal and i just want to die too

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Apr 06, 2012
thank you
by: jo

thank you for your kind words i have given in and finally asked for help . i went to see my dr who has referred me for some counseling so i will let you know how it goes x

Apr 06, 2012
Minute to Minute
by: Helen

Dear Jo, I would just like to wrap some words of love around you and give you the biggest hug.
Your pain and grief at this time is overwhelming, and you still maybe in shock from the suddenness and death of so many family members.
My dad died two months ago, unexpected and I
too went through a lot of pain, why am I here, shaking unexpectedly, not wanting to leave the house etc
Give yourself some time and space to grieve, and find someone to talk to about all your tragic losses. Come back here and express your feelings with others who know and have experienced some of the pain you are going through.
You must have a strong heart to have come through each loss, look after Yourself and allow yourself to grieve and be gentle with yourself and take life moment to moment.

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