4 months ago I lost my Nan, she was like my mother and had helped raise me my whole life.
In January 2011 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and 12 months of chemo and radiation followed. In 2012 she was diagnosed with secondary liver and lung cancer. She was admitted to hospital 2 months after being diagnosed, and was there for a month. For the last 2 weeks my mum and I slept there multiple times because she could have gone at any time. It was traumatic seeing her in the state she was in, she was in pain, confused and unsettled, but she truly is in a better place now. Although she was much older then your mother, she was perfectly healthy before hand so it was just as surprising for us.
Time does help, I still cry but it's much less often, and I've started uni and started to move past my grief a little.
I hope it becomes a little easier for you to, grief is exhausting and consuming, but it will get better.
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I've just recently found this site and I'm hoping it's what I've been looking for.
I'm 18 and live in a small town in Victoria. I've lived in this town with my mum and nan, with the rest of my family living 6 hours away. My Nan was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then secondary lung and liver cancer. 4 months ago it claimed her life. It was very hard because she was always there, and watching her in pain was very hard to do, and not having her here anymore is still sinking in. I was going through my Year 12 exams when my nan passed away, it was a really traumatic time because I was supposed to be celebrating finishing school forever with my friends.
I hope to find someone that understands how it felt or who went through a similar process.
Thanks for reading my story 🙂
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.