Hi Maree, can I start off by saying I'm so sorry to hear your Mum is so ill. Your post touched my heart - I really feel for you. Your post sounded so much like the way I feel, that I could have written it myself. Maree, I'm new to this site too, and like you, I had gone in search of somewhere I could go to read how others were feeling, and maybe to talk to someone who truly understands what I'm going through. I'm feeling very much alone too. There are people around me who do care, but I guess I just feel like I'm living life in a bubble just at the moment, with only my Mum and I in it. It breaks my heart seeing my Mum so ill, and knowing what she's going through. No-one should have to go through this.
Maree, I feel for you so much. Being given that 6 months would be absolutely devastating. I haven't been given any indication of how long my Mum has, and she has now started "maintenance" chemo, but I know the day will come when I'm given the same news you have received and I dread it with all my heart.
I'll close this here, but I just wanted to say that you are not alone. There are a lot of people out there who understand exactly how you're feeling - I'm one of them. Take one day at a time Friend, and remember you can't be strong all the time. Big hug for you.
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