I have just joined this forum having never done anything like this before.
I am really struggling to come to terms with my mothers death - and she hasn't yet died. Sounds odd, however 7 weeks ago my 82 YO mum told me she wanted to die, she had nothing else she wanted to do and she wanted just to slip' peacefully away'.
She has no real life threatening health conditions and following a short period of nausea, decided that she may as well stop eating. My dad passed away 5 years ago.
This was nearly 7 weeks ago and after a short spell in hospital, is now at home with carers in and progressing to end of life.
I am finding this really difficult to accept whats she is doing. Not so much from the religious point of view, but from knowing what she has (in my mind) to live for. She has a lot of family quite close by, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has her own home and no money worries.
Has anyone had any experience of this? I really need to find some peace of mind and acceptance of how she is deciding to end her life. Thanks x
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