sinc86 Posted June 2, 2014 Report Share Posted June 2, 2014 Where to begin..... First of all, strokes are terrible. Both of my parents died of complications from a stroke. Mom passed away about 9 months ago now, and now I am getting to the depression stage, it seems. I live alone, and it has been so hard to deal with the loss and then on top of it other stresses going on in my life. Within the first month of my mom's passing, I had 2 coworkers pass judgement on how I was feeling ..... tell me in no uncertain terms "You are depressed and you need help." - - - my goodness. I finally said to one of them, 'have you ever been through this?' .....neither one of them have. I've also had people who have been very supportive..... but it doesn't change the fact that when I go home, I'm alone. It takes a special strength to go through things like this alone...... Normally - i'm a very supportive and nurturing person. It's been hard to be on this side of things... and , how long is too long to be going through the grief process? Sometimes, I feel like I'm taking way too long...... I miss them both - right now of course I miss my mother the most. She and I spent lots of time together especially in the past few years, and it's like there's this hole. I've done different things....done my best to surround myself with friends without being a burden, planted flowers, and when I'm ready (not right now) I am going to volunteer at the local nursing home - because there are so many people who have noone. I have surprised myself in the last week or so, though - I thought I was through the crying stage but have found I need to cry and spend some time grieving. Does that make sense? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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