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Sadly my mum passed away last Saturday. She got a chest infection and the antibiotics weren't working any more. The local hospice were amazing at pain control. She slept for the last week, opening her eyes occasionally. She slipped away very peacefully and is now with the Angels. I have been sad, furious, tired, blank and devastated. After seeing her ill for so long, it's a relief she is no longer suffering. I am sorry that this may be hard for some of you to read because of your diagnosis or the diagnosis of your loved ones. I feel it is important to share with you all XXX

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So sorry for your loss but glad your mum had a peaceful passing. I lost my dad 7 weeks ago and it all still feels very surreal. Sending love to you and yours xx

Thank you so much, surreal is a good description of how I'm feeling. So sorry about the passing of your dad. Hope We can find some amazing happy memories XXX

Dear Marla222

So deeply sorry for your loss and we know that no words can take your grief away, it is good it was peaceful for your Mum . All the emotions you feel is normal but can be very exhausting, and grief is different for everyone, therefore be gentle and good to yourself and hope you have plenty support. If you need to chat anytime you can call us Monday to Thursday 0900-1700 or Friday 0900-1600 on 0800 358 7200

There is a bereavement helpline if you wish at anytime to call them on 0808 808 1677

Kindest regards

The Roy Castle Support Team

Thank you so much, you have been so much help through this. I will definitely try the bereavement line xx

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RoyCastleHelplinePartner in reply to Marla222

Dear Marla222

I meant to add that the bereavement helpline is for CRUSE and their website is:

Kindest regards

The Roy Castle Support Team

My heart goes out to you - thank you for sharing x

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Marla222 in reply to KandB

Thank you for your kind words x

Sorry to hear of your loss, I also lost my dad 4 weeks ago to lung cancer. He was only diagnosed in May so has been very quick but he was really struggling. I also felt so many different emotions. For the first couple of weeks i was just numb, I have times where it will suddenly hit me and think I will never stop crying and then moments when I almost feel relieved that he is no longer suffering and that it didn't go on too long. I also lost my mum in January, it is very hard but just take one day at a time and make sure you take some time out for yourself.

Thinking of you x


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Marla222 in reply to Keycode

Sorry for the loss of your m and dad. Your words have really helped XX

So sorry for your loss 🙏

so sorry to read this - thinking of you at this very sad time. hope you can find a way to celebrate her life and treasure your memories of time with her...

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Marla222 in reply to JanetteR57

They are slowly starting to come back now. Thank you for your thoughts xx

So sorry for your loss. We're never ready to lose our mothers. May you find comfort in your sweet memories of her.

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Marla222 in reply to dunnellon

This is true, I expected to have much longer with her. Life can throw us curve balls. Thank you for your comforting words x

So very sorry for your loss but glad your Mum passed peacefully and is now out of pain. I hope your lovely memories of your Mum and the knowledge that so many people are thinking of you at this very sad and distressing time bring comfort in the days ahead. xx 💕🌻

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Marla222 in reply to Manninmaid

It is wonderful to have such amazing support from all of you x

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