Advice for Grieving
I was so lucky to be able to retire 1.2 years and be able to spend some of that time with my Mom. She died a week ago and I am devastated.
She was so active right up to the end. Due to medical errors she ended up needing dialysis and then she had an Abdominal Aortic aneurism and she chose not to go ahead with risky surgery after the surgery to repair it killed her colon. She hated dialysis and the lack of control of her schedule.
I know she was 86 years old but I am constantly telling people she was a VERY active 86 and I was hoping to be with her another 5-7 years.
I guess I am lucky that I experienced my very first loss of this magnitude at 57 years old but I wonder, how do people get through the pain? I have siblings that are all healthy and alive. I can’t imagine getting older and going through this pain of losing loved ones. I feel as though I lost my very best friend in the world. I miss her so.