This is my first post. I am not newly bereaved. My Dad passed away in February last year very suddenly and whilst I have come to terms with his death, day to day life is somewhat of a challenge.
I miss him terribly but the hardest part is coping with day to day life without him. My mum is not coping at all and although she’s still fairly young (in her sixties), I feel like I have become her parent, nurse, carer, cleaner, PA She needs me obviously but I am so busy worrying about how she is coping it has really taken its toll on my mental health.
I am a nervous wreck most of the time and after struggling for what seems like an endless year I have finally given in and am asking my GP for help.
I am not surprised I need some help. My dad’s illness came out of the blue and from diagnosis to his death was just 2 weeks. In that same year I was also getting married and moving home and we now have mum spending every evening with us until she feels she can go home and go to bed by herself.
Life’s tough but I am hoping this won’t last forever and that life does start to resemble some form of normality (if that’s possible) soon.