Members tbird1965 Posted November 16, 2009 Members Report Share Posted November 16, 2009 Hi all - I'm new here. My mother died after a two-plus year battle with lung cancer, early in the morning on Labor Day. She lived with my sister, and during the time Mom was ill I wasn't working, so I spent far more time with them in my home town (South Bend, IN) than I did in my own home with my husband and animals. Luckily my husband was earning enough money to enable me to be there to help.I've been back home in Austin TX for a little over a month now, and in many ways I feel like I'm still getting used to the idea that Mom is gone. I'm sleeping a *lot*. My husband and I bought a house in May and so we're still settling into the new place. I feel like a stranger here because I can't find anything...when we made the purchase I was hoping that having a new house to set up and arrange would help me get used to Mom being gone, but maybe it's still too soon for that.I haven't made friends here in Texas because I'm not working and I was out of town so much...I'm only now starting to realize how much of my life was affected by the constant suspense of a two year terminal illness. I have to start living here, and it all just seems like too much work. Mom shows up in my dreams nearly every night, but she hasn't kicked me in the butt to get me moving yet.Anyhow, I'm hoping that joining this forum might help me feel less isolated. Thanks for listening.Tina Bird Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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