Hi i can empathise with you. My mother has pancreatic cancer, and was told by her GP that she could take a pill and everything would be fine. Her surgeon then told her that she was a candidate for surgery after chemotherapy. She tried this, but the cancer grew and metastasised to her liver. About a month ago she was given 2-3 months, but she is starting to deteriorate very quickly and I don’t think she will be with me for much longer. Like you, I don’t have anyone close to me such as a partner, children or siblings for support during this most terrible time. I have never felt so alone in my life, because my mother is everything to me. To lose her at the relatively young age of 68 is devastating. All I want is her, and soon that will never be possible. I also have to deal with the fact that because of COVID-19 my time with her is even more restricted, and I can’t hold her or give her any physical comfort. The depression and anxiety this is causing is causing me is off the charts and I don’t know how I will cope after she is gone. I can’t tell you how to deal with this, because I don’t know myself. What I can tell you though is that there is someone out there whose experience is similar to yours. If there is anyone else out there in similar circumstances I please ask for any advice or support about how to deal with this. I know that I, and perhaps others, would really appreciate it. Thanks for the time that anyone takes to read this.
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