"The professionals say second guessing is counterproductive but how do you stop? And when you've got the closest person to you on earth -- well, used to be -- telling you that you didn't try to save her father, you begin to believe that…"
"That's a great suggestion, Riley!
My husband was in complete denial, telling everyone his dramatic weight loss and cadaver-ish appearance were Crohn's disease. After he finally submitted to a CT scan he lied about the devastating…"
"How are you doing? Should be so much better and would be, 2 yrs and 4 months out, were it not for the agonizing fact that my (adult) daughter blames me for her father's cancer death -- that I could have/should have done more to "save"…"
"Mary, this is the first time I've seen a comment that echoes my own sadness. I, too, have a daughter who's been angry at me from shortly before her father died (cancer.) We had always been so, so close (I thought) and yet she…"
"Apparently in Victorian times a widow just disappeared into her home, never to be heard from again; and that was to be expected. In those genteel times, I suppose widows had the "decency" not to impose their condition on the world…"