I recently lost my father to cancer and it was very sudden and unexpected, he seemed to be fine... then one day he went into hospital and within less than a week he had deterioated to the point of palliative care and passed away.
I am struggling to understand how he must have felt and also feeling very angry for myself and for my father. He had no time to prepare, was extremely confused and scared and wasn't even able to communicate with us in his last few days.
Im am receiving professional counselling, but would also like to make contact with anyone who went through a similar experience.
I don't know how to get through this... I still can't accept that it has happened and I can't get the images of his last gasps for breath out of my head.
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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.