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Grief

I lost my beloved Nana recently. She had been poorly for quite some time, in addition to battling advanced dementia at the grand age of 92. We were very close and had a wonderful relationship, and it goes without saying that I’ll miss her so terribly.

Although as a family we had been told to ‘prepare’ ourselves a number of weeks ago (and me thinking I was as prepared as could be) I’m clearly in shock and have reacted quite strongly. I’m trying to listen to my body as in addition to the emotional trauma a bereavement obviously brings, I’m aware that stress could aggravate my MS. I have a wonderful family and we are all so close and can talk about anything. I don’t want any of them to worry about me while they are on their own painful journeys at this time. I’m aware of sounding like I’m making this about myself. That’s the last thing I want to do.

I know everyone is affected differently by grief and there’s no right or wrong way about it. I’m not looking for answers, I guess I just wanted to express what I feel. Which is so very very sad xx

Hello. It sounds like you’re going through a tough time at the moment. I don’t have any answers but, have you thought about talking to Cruse? They are the experts - https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Thank you for your kind reply. Think I just wanted an outlet! x