Hi everyone. I never would’ve considered posting online about this before but now I’ve read some of the posts here I think it could be really helpful. This seems like a really kind, supportive community.
My mum was diagnosed with cancer last December, to cut a long story short after two operations and some chemo she is not going to get better. We were given the ‘six months’ at the start of the first lockdown. She did well for quite a few months, walks, eating well etc but is now starting to deteriorate.
I can’t bear to think about her in pain or suffering. In a way I would rather it happen quicker to minimise her being miserable. She is very depressed, and I find I have nothing I can say. I try and give her positive news and talk about good memories. We speak every day over WhatsApp, FaceTime etc but I can’t go round due to the risk of COVID (there is also my dad to think about and I work with kids, so God knows how many germs I pick up every week).
I don’t really know what advice I want from anyone. There is none to give really. But thank you for reading this and it is nice to feel I might not be alone.