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I Miss My Parent(s)

I created this group for people who may be grieving one or both parents. I lost my Mom and Dad within one year of each other. Dad passed away from Lung Cancer and Mom passed less than one year later from Pick's Disease.

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I feel like most people dont understand 1 Reply

Even those that have lost people I feel like they dont often understand what its like for me. My dad went to prison when I was 5 and havent seen him since so he is basically dead and lost my mom 5…Continue

Started by Tanya. Last reply by Brenda Ann Nov 18.

bottled up. 2 Replies

I lost my dad a year and 5 months ago and my moms going to prison so i live with my cheer coach and she won't let me grieve over my dad anymore and i just i need to get it out.Continue

Started by Madison Martinez. Last reply by louraniah Oct 11.

Researching Family Communication and End-of-Life Decisions

Hi Everyone,This group caught my attention because I am part of a research team at Saint Louis University that is conducting a research project about how families communicate about making medical…Continue

Started by Corinne Gibson Sep 3.

I knew this day would come, but not this soon.

I lost my father when I was eleven, he had a brain tumor that had not been properly handled. Went into the hospital walking and came out in a wheelchair. And since that moment he health declined and…Continue

Tags: grief, help, sister, dad, mom

Started by Amanda Aug 19.

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Comment by Emily on December 1, 2014 at 10:55am

Thanks Danny, yes my mom died in Dec 2012 and my dad  in Nov 2014.

Comment by Danny on November 26, 2014 at 9:10am

Emily I guess you meant Dec 2012 and nov 2014 ?

Comment by Danny on November 26, 2014 at 9:07am

Real hard Emily.  My support to you..

Comment by Emily on November 26, 2014 at 8:22am
I lost my mom on Dec 27,2014 and my dad on Nov 18,2014. I feel like there is no a large void in my life.
Comment by Emily on November 26, 2014 at 8:22am
I lost my mom on Dec 27,2014 and my dad on Nov 18,2014. I feel like there is no a large void in my life.
Comment by Danny on September 5, 2014 at 9:55am

Support to you Deb

Comment by Deb on September 5, 2014 at 7:51am

My mother passed away June 25th 2014 at 345 PM, We sat and held her hand, as she was non responsive, and totally relying on a vent for every breath she took, It is so hard not to feel quilt, As we removed the vent held her hand and with in 30 minutes, the life that gave me life, was no longer there. It is the most devastating thing to have to do. even after almost 2 1/2 months It is still so hard. The depression, and how it has all turned out, has been the hardest part.   

Comment by Danny on August 14, 2014 at 2:59am

Not getting the 'gap' is a killer.  Anything less than a year or so can be devastating so Wendy is really on the mark.  I get panic attacks often.  Sleeping was somewhat ok in the first year.

Beth we are here for you but just so you know the symptoms are normal.  Each day of the first 365 days is a grind.

Comment by Wendy (Boabie) on August 13, 2014 at 11:55pm

Beth, I can relate totally. I was in a panic for many months. It's been nearly a year since my mom passed and two for my dad. And I sometimes feel panicked now. As an only child my mom was my world. I know your parents are together in heaven. I know our parents would not enjoy seeing the pain we are in. But, it is so very hard.  It took months before I could really sleep like normal. I was a mess.  Know that we are all here for you. 

Comment by Beth on August 10, 2014 at 12:42pm

I lost my Dad on May 31st and my Mom on June 22nd this year. I am struggling to understand how everything could change so quickly. I am having difficulty sleeping and have moments of panic where I worry if they are okay. I think this is probably normal part of the grieving process, but I feel so lost and disconnected with the world. I hope they are together again...

 

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