Members ahurtingheart Posted October 3, 2022 Members Report Share Posted October 3, 2022 Hi everyone, I would welcome your suggestions and wisdom as I navigate this difficult upcoming season. A week ago, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastasis. Currently, our family does not know what the prognosis will be and how long we will have left with her but it looks grim. This diagnosis came out of nowhere, as she had previous normal investigations and screening after battling breast cancer twice in her lifetime. What I am struggling with the most right now is anticipating the lost of my mother while relatively early in my 30's and mourning the life events that she will not be able to attend; seeing me get married, delivering a baby, raising her grandchildren, upcoming birthdays and holidays. My mom, much like many others here, is the heart of the home and glue of the family. She makes the holidays and special moments a celebration. She thinks of the little things that truly make you feel cared for, loved and cherished. She is able to comfort and counsel me through the immense pain of the past and even through her own diagnosis and anticipatory early death. I am worried that when she leaves, there will be a gaping hole and no matter how I try to patch it, i will be unable to try and fill the void she leaves in the family (dad and younger brother). I would appreciate your advice if you have any on how to make the most of the time we have and if there is a way to use whatever time we have now to soften the hurt and pain to come in everyday moments and milestones without her. With much heartache and appreciation, A hurting daughter 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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