Dad fading away

Im about to lose my dad to cancer, ive never felt anything like this, how do i get to grips with my emotions? I feel in a very dark place atm and just dont know where to turn


I’m so sorry that your dad is dying, @Clarzie78. Thank you for bravely reaching out - many of our members have lost someone they loved to cancer and you are not alone.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to let you know that Macmillan Cancer Support also have an online community for people affected by cancer, and their loved ones. You can find it here:

Macmillan also offer a support line. If you need to talk, you can call them on 0808 808 00 00.

Take good care,

So sorry about your dad my heart goes out to you i also lost my Mum and husband to cancer i lost my mum Oct 2019 and my husband Oct last year if you ever need to talk i am here for you xx

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I dont have much to add except that I lost my mum end of Dec and the lead up to that was pure agony.
I take antidepressants and had to inc my dose-I know theyre not for everyone but maybe a consideration? Ive also had counselling through GP but thats ended now. Im on a waiting list for more.
If you keep reading on here youll see so many people feeling the same despair, so it feels a bit less isolating.
Mazza x