I think the term for the knowing that someone you love has a mortal illness is " Anticipatory grief". I'm not sure but I think that's it. Im glad for your sake that some of the acute pain is under control and I also…"
"Hi Susan, I've asked myself the very same questions. I think that the fluctuations in feelings are normal and necessary. It has been 17 months since my husband passed and sometimes I even have more than one day ina row where I feel almost…"
"Hi Sissy, I totally understand how it's like half of your core being has been ripped out. Trying to become whole has been a huge challenge. Actually one thing I did, you also did, we came here and found understanding like nowhere else.…"
"I understand exactly how you feel, and I appreciate your understanding too. We never know how these momentos will affect us before such a thing happens and I find myself surprised but eventually there should come a time where we can either listen,…"
"From my own experience I can say that the two kittens I adopted on February 4 this year have been a huge source of joy and comfort. I had had cats all my life and lost my 18 year old Asha in November of 2014. Coming home to the almost tangible…"
"On February 4 this year I adopted two kittens. I had had cats all my life and had Ben sans pet since November of 2014. I lost my husband in November of 2015 and found the house so silent and empty you could cut the air with a knife. It was actually…"
"When I first lost my husband in November 2015, I was in a constant high grade anxiety. I knew nothing about Estate law or even how to proceed with all the other forms, documents, certificates etc. I quickly learned and handled these things but in a…"
"I'm so sorry you've had such a series of losses. I'm no expert but having been raised my a mother with a personality disorder I recognize the signs ythat your mother might have that distorted perception that comes with that. It's…"
"Hi Sissy, I'm an avid Gardner and I know you will feel joy when you see signs of growth. If you planted seeds it's a thrill when they sprout! gardening can be very rewarding, I speak from experience? It brought flashes of joy even in that…"
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