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by CurlyLittleMiss
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Hello all, apologies for the silence for the last few weeks. I somehow managed to make it to the end of what has been the most awful school year I have ever worked through. It just seemed to be one thing after another and then another for good measure. Today though I am feeling guilty. I'm currently...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Hello all, So it has now been five weeks since we lost mum and I'm still not entirely sure where that time has gone. We had mum's funeral last Monday. Everyone tells me it was a good service, but I can't really say I remember too much about it, I was in my own little world. As harsh and as horrible ...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Sat May 28, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Hello all, Things have been very up and down as you'd expect in the last few weeks. Still not really sure how we are now three weeks later, I honestly don't know where time has gone. We still haven't had mum's funeral, which is hard, but with everything we've had to sort and the hold up in being iss...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Tue May 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Hello all, Well, I think it is safe to say mum's death has well and truly hit me today. I'd gone back to work yesterday (after a painful trip to the register office) and was fine, made it through another day today, but then had a phone call from dad just after all the children had gone home to say t...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Fri May 13, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

This has been one of the weirdest weeks of my life. I don't think it has sunk in yet, I'm still very calm about it all (and at times, I feel guilty for not being a complete wreck.) I don't think I appreciated quite how many lives mum had touched through her life. When we have been the ones talking, ...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Sun May 08, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

My beautiful, brave, strong Mum passed away at 12.30am today. Dad, my brother and I were all with her as she finally gave in and went to sleep.
CLM x
by CurlyLittleMiss
Sat May 07, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Afternoon all. Well everything moved rather quickly yesterday! Dad and I hadn't even left to go to look around before they phoned to say they had a bed available today. We are currently sitting in her room with a cup of tea while she's snoozing away. It's all very peaceful here and the staff are lov...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Fri May 06, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Mum is still fighting, she's just told me off for 'nagging' her to drink something! We have agreed that it is probably now the time to start thinking about hospice care, so dad and I are going to look around our local hospice in a while. I've heard nothing but good things about the place, but we wer...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Thu May 05, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Unfortunately, we are now preparing ourselves for the worst. Mum has deteriorated rapidly in the last week and sadly she is getting worse by the day. Thankfully, she isn't in any pain and her morphine dosage has actually been reduced, but she is asleep most of the day and can very incoherent when sh...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Mon May 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

I do understand it must be hard for people who haven't been through this to know what to say, and as I said I don't want it to be all I talk about. But I've just come to see how wrapped up in her own life one of my friends is. I'm one of those people who will give others second, third, million chanc...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Mon May 02, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

We've been told now that mum has moved on to the next stage. Even though we'd already come to that conclusion, to hear it from someone in a professional capacity was still hard to take in. Mum is in bed most of the day and takes her a long time to do anything, which she finds frustrating. Dad said i...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Hi all, Mum has been extremely up and down this week. The morphine is helping with the pain but the hallucinations are there now instead. She knows she's talkin nonsense so then gets frustrated and keeps apologising which then upsets us because she's upset. She hasn't had such a great day today, dad...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

From the way she is sitting with the hot water bottle, I think the pain is slightly higher up, but certainly worth mentioning when the dr comes in tomorrow, so thank you. She's getting frustrated because she knows she's talking nonsense quite a bit (even more than usual!) and we have to try and piec...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...
Replies: 73
Views: 43652

Re: Dealing with Mum's diagnosis...

Thank you all for your messages. Dandygal, the book sounds interesting and may well be worth a read. Unfortunately mum has been suffering a lot more pain in recent days. She finally gave in and let dad call the hospice nurse on Monday who was there within the hour to check her over. Her dr phoned wh...
by CurlyLittleMiss
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 118686

Re: frustrated

Sheena,

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. As so many others have said and thought, I hope you can take comfort in knowing that you did everything you could for him.

Make sure that you take care of yourself too.
CLM x

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