Ever had to..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Txquadhunter, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Txquadhunter

    Txquadhunter Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Nevada, TX
    prepare yourself for something that you wish you never had to? That's what I'm working on dealing with now. Cause I got bad news today on my Mom's battle with cancer. Said she may not make it thru the night or may make it a few weeks. She told us today that her fight in it was done, Now it's up to her and God with the battle. I'm just at a loss on how to prepare myself for it with everything I've over come in the past almost 8yrs since my accident. When I get asked here how am I'm doing with it, I tell the I can't say right now because it hasn't happend. Am I wrong for doing it this way?

    Sorry for asking you guys, But my brain is spinning 100mph not going any where. I needed to talk in some form without them breaking down in front of me. not looking for pitty either just a way to get this off my chest with the most caring and understanding group of people I've met online.
  2. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    You have my simpathy......

    Loosing a relative is always hard......even years later.

    I don't believe there is any way to prepare yourself.....

    I think the only variable in the whole equasion(sp)? is how and when will the person mourn the loss...
    Some do most of it up front, some hold it in and do it later....but sooner or later it will catch up to you.....

    10 years and I'm still bothered by the loss of my grandfather....

    I guess it can be a comfort that she is right with God and she will be in a much better place when she passes......

    I friend of mine...in fact in the last few years several friends of mine have passed away......I envy them both.
    Heaven I've been told is a pretty nice place....and I believe it.

    Sorry about your predicament.


  3. mameral

    mameral New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Northern California
    I am terribly sorry for your situation.

    Hopefully you can come to terms with your loss, some people take years. As men we are often trained to hold everything in and appear to not show feelings. It is probably much better to deal with what is going on so that the situation isn't compounded.

    Come back anytime you need to talk, there seems to be some very caring folks here.
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    I lost my mother and my sister in the space of two years. I really know how tough it can be.

    Hang in there......the pain will pass over time.

    I hope you can take some comfort knowing you're in all of our thoughts and prayers.
  5. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    TQH, I'm so sorry. We can all say she's going to a better place, she won't have to suffer any more, and you already know that in your mind. But your heart wants her to stay here with you. You're obviously very close to your mother, and it's going to be hard when she goes.

    You say "I tell the I can't say right now because it hasn't happend. Am I wrong for doing it this way?" You're not wrong for doing it this way. None of us knows how we will handle the death of a loved one until we actually have to do it.

    It is important to know that there is no right and wrong way to grieve. Don't feel guilty if you don't cry. Don't be ashamed if you do cry and can't stop. The most important thing is not to try and go it alone. Talk to your friends and loved ones. If you have a church family, lean on them for support. And of course, we your TFF family are always here for you. We will help you in any way we can.

    In time, the pain of losing her will ease and you will be able to remember the good times. Hang on to that promise. It WILL get better.
  6. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Tx, I feel your pain. My mother-in-law is dying of Cancer also. She was sent home to die and her Dr. told the family she had maybe, 2 weeks to live.

    Well, that was ten weeks ago. She has good and very bad days but that is to be expected. Only God knows when the time will come. We make her as comfortable as possible and spend all the time we can with her.

    My father-in-law died from a massive heart attack about 4 weeks ago. My wife hasn't had time to mourn because she has been her Mom's caregiver for 5 months.

    We will keep your family in our prayers.
  7. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    So sorry to hear about this, TQH.

    There is no special way for anyone as they must find their own and then be comfortable with their grieving. Each person is different and has lived different experiences.

    You can take comfort that she is right with God and you can be assured of where she'll be once she passes over. She will be entirely free of pain and in such a better place that we can rejoice in our sorrow.

    We are all here for you and welcome your sharing. Know that you and your Mom are in our prayers and that out of the pain you feel now will come better things. God has a plan for all of us and we can take comfort in knowing that in the end his plan will triumph in all ways.

    Please keep us advised and continue sharing.
  8. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    My simpathy, TQH
    Remembering that she is going to a better peaceful place, helps!
  9. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    TQH, I am very sorry for the pain you are feeling. I lost my Mom two years ago and know what you are going through. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. If you need anythng, call me.
  10. BlueTic

    BlueTic New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Tx - Sorry to hear - I don't know if I have advice or should even try. I lost my Father almost 6 years ago - but it was a sudden thing. I went to a counselor 3 years after cause I could not get my head straight - so it took me awhile - and I do not believe in shrinks (and old thing from when I worked corrections).
    It helps to get your mind clear if you talk to someone you trust - not just a professional but someone who knows grief.....
  11. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    :( oh, i'm so sorry for your situation. i havent lost a parent yet & God willing, i wont for quite some time. i'm not sure i can offer much advice or expertise in the matter. i have lost other loved ones that were close to me & i do understand the grief of loosing someone close.:( :( i believe somewhere in the bible it says to mourn those who are being born & to celebrate those who have passed away. maybe looking at it from this perspective would give you a little comfort?:) also, let your mother's peace bring you comfort. she's at peace with this, so keep that in mind. dont try to hide your true feelings!! if you feeling crying your eyes out, DO IT!! if you dont feel like crying, DONT..... when my grandmother passed away, i think i was the only one in that church w/ dry eyes, also, i didnt see her in the funeral home, i stayed away, even though everyone was trying to FORCE me to go. i didnt want to go, so i didnt. while my grandmother was alive, she KNEW i loved her!! i didnt think i was required to make that appearance. once your mother is gone, do what YOU feel you need. dont let someone else force you to do something that you know you'll regret. hang in there & may God grant you the peace & comfort that you need. :)
  12. Txquadhunter

    Txquadhunter Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Nevada, TX
    Thanks for all your prayers Guy's and Gal's.

    The in home Nurse has been here this morning and she said like the rest she's doing great. Just the Nurse that came in yesterday saying all the above. It hit us all wrong. My faith is still full that she'll pull thru this, If she does I got a big fat NANNER! ready for that nurse. but only time will tell

    To the other's who lost someone and has a loved one battling the same yall are in my prayers too.
  13. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    That's great news, TQH. Hopefully, the intentions of the nurse yesterday were good in trying to prepare you for the worst, but we are all praying that your mother will pull through. Please keep us posted on her progress, and feel free to unload on us whenever you feel the need. That's what a family is for.
  14. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    well that's great new tqh!! :) please keep us posted on how she's doing.:)
    i got a question for you tho! i dont want to offend you, but have ya'll exhausted the natural options yet?? (meaning diet & herbs) i've read some really positive stuff in the past about herbs & certain foods fighting & reversing the effects of cancer. :)
  15. Txquadhunter

    Txquadhunter Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Nevada, TX
    Really just Chemo she started back in mid Oct. The 3 Cancer Dr's that bounced her back and forth, They didn't give her anything to help build her body up during the Treatments. Which a lump formed in her throut where she wasn't able to get any food past it to eat. The Dr's messed around saying they couldn't find anything left her to try to force anything down. I got tired of these Dr's paid out of pocket for another Dr he found the lump and it was shingles in her throut. So at this point he gave her something for the singles and something to keep the cancer dormant until her body builds back up with the add of a feeding tube. We can all see wieght coming back slowly aready and she just got the Tube last friday. As weak as she has gotten and feeding tube works out to build her back up, he thinks the Chemo will finnish off it's job on the cancer.

    So now it's a waiting game to see what happens. Just hopefully no more in-home nurses come in saying like that one, unless it's true. The other nurses keep telling us she's looking better each day. Lots have told us they wouldn't have let her go from the hospital if she's to bad. I told them no because she didn't want to pass in theb hospital, she wanted to be at home if she did. I'm sticking to all her wishes to the T. So we've got a full of the thing-a-ma-jigs she needs in case she don't make it.

    Dr's who just jack around and do nothing but want money p*$$es me off. This Dr I paid out of pocket for has been great. only charged us the $165 office fee, The rest of the few they usually charge for lab and his hospital visit fee he waved and said free of charge and wants to keep seeing her for nothing. To me thats a Dr who cares and not after money. Even thinking about swapping my main Dr over to him for this reason.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2004
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