My dad passed away and I'm not handling it well - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 04-14-2014, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
eren710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dad has been battling brain cancer since November 2012. On February 19th we found out that he had a few weeks to live. We always knew this would take his life, but he had been doing well and responding amazingly to treatment. He passed away on March 25th. We just moved to a new state and so on top of being profoundly sad I'm very lonely. I was having a hard time getting through the day I was so sad that I just sort of stopped feeling anything and now I'm realizing how angry and sad I am. I feel like I could explode. I don't know why I'm posting this. I just can't keep it in. My husband thinks I'm doing okay even though I've tried to tell him.
eren710 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 7 Old 04-14-2014, 06:50 PM
 
TCMoulton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 4,077
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
My life is so very similar - I lost my beloved dad on January and every day feels like I'm replaying that moment in my head.
I cannot write more now - Witt my girls and I know just writing about it will bring the tears back. I will write more tonight but until them please know you aren't alone in your grief.
TCMoulton is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 04-19-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Katica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

I am so very, deeply sorry for your loss.

 

My Dad died this past Christmas Eve. I live on the other side of the globe (literally) and I could not attend the funeral. I find myself thinking about him daily, just random little memories of what we did  together or how he was. Some memories bring tears others make me laugh. Allowing myself to remember all the fun (or not so fun) things helps me to process his death.

You are not alone. Sending you lots of :Hug


Me sleepytime.gif DH violin.gifand the kiddos run.gif   Follower of Jesus heartbeat.gif
Katica is online now  
#4 of 7 Old 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Mylie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
I am sorry greensad.gif My dad passed away Jaurary 4th after his long battle with Cancer...I have good days and I have bad days..it just takes time...HUgS to you....
Mylie is online now  
#5 of 7 Old 04-21-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Spiderpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gone forever
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm sorry- for all of you. :grouphug

 

Have you considered having grief counselling? Personally I found it so helpful. My real mother died tragically, and fours years later my brother Adam in August last year and then my father, an alcoholic. I had grief counselling for all three. I can contact my counsellor any time I need. It really does help.

Spiderpig is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 04-21-2014, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
eren710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you all. I'm so sorry your losses as well. I should probably contact a therapist of some sort. I had one where we lived last who I really liked, but we just moved so I need to find a new one.
eren710 is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 04-21-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Spiderpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gone forever
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eren710 View Post

Thank you all. I'm so sorry your losses as well. I should probably contact a therapist of some sort. I had one where we lived last who I really liked, but we just moved so I need to find a new one.

 

Your bereavement will take time, but gradually (speaking personally), things will become easier for you.

Spiderpig is offline  
Reply

Tags
Grief And Loss

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off