This morning at 9am Mum breathed her last in the arms of the man she loved and who loved her devotedly. Mum's health had worsened quite a bit since Christmas and even more so since Easter. There have been several times in the last few weeks when we thought we were saying our final farewells but Mum kept going, astonishing the GP, the hospice carers and us too. Then this morning Dad was giving her a cuddle and said 'it's alright, you're safe, you can let go' and she did.

Au revoir Mum - I love you.

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  • So sorry for the sad loss of your mum. The struggle is over, and she is now at peace. May you and your family keep strong and remember all those good times of shared love.

    Take care.


  • Thank you. Memories of good times are a great comfort.

  • Dear hmfsli,

    Remember the good times, remember the great times, May your Mum now rest in peace.


    Alana - Western Australia

    N.B. Thank you for your posting "Holding onto Hope"

  • You're welcome. I know Mum is in a better place now and is at peace.

  • Dear hmfsli, I'm so sorry your mum has left you all but from what you have said before, she knew she was going to a better place and free from this horrible illness. It must be a comfort to know she went whilst in the arms of the man she loved. You dad sounds such a loving, thoughtful man.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you readjust to life without your mum and PSP. I echo the words of Strelley and Sharon, remember the good times.

    Nanna B

  • My Dad is an absolute star! He has devoted himself to caring for Mum over the last 5 or more years. Now me, my brother and sister are taking care of him.

  • Dear hmfsli

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mum, and in the end so sudden. You very kindly offered your help and advice yo me only the other day, very much appreciated.

    Take care and be kind yourself.

    Much love

    Dorothy t

  • Dear Dorothy, thank you so much for your words of comfort. In the midst of the pain of loss there is comfort in knowing that she is finally free.

  • hi hmslf

    i am so sorry that your mum has gone from this world hyou have been on the site 4 age sand i have noted your posts

    lol jill

    hug s andxxx ro you your dad and your family1i

  • Hi jillann, thank you for your words of comfort and hugs. You are an inspiration to all of us. h

  • I'm so sorry. May her soul now be at peace. No more fighting or struggling with PSP. Treasure all the best memories and be strong xxx

  • Hi groovychick, thank you for your words of encouragement. I am comforted in knowing that Mum now at peace and has won the final battle against PSP. h

  • So sorry to hear about your mum. Be comforted that she is now in the Lord's hands free from all pain and discomfort.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    God Bless

    Suzie xx

  • Hi Suzie,

    Thank you for your prayers. I have been privileged to have many friends praying for me and my family these last few weeks and have felt them supporting us. I value your prayers. h

  • I rarely post or comment on this site but feel you are so brave to be able to allow other sufferers and their Carers to share such a personal experience with your dad and yourself. So sorry you no longer have your mom but glad that you have such loving memories. She is now at peace and free from all the indignity and suffering that PSP causes. God bless to you and your family and hopefully as time passes it will erase the bad times and your memories will only be of all the happy times you shared.

    Take care........SuzieQ

  • Thank you for your post. We are blessed to have known Mum and to have shared her life.

  • Hi, Hmfsli, I echo all the above thoughts! Just remember, now is the time for yourselves. We all know that you and your father did everything you could for your Mum. She is at peace now, she has finished with this dreadful PSP, you now have to go over that final hurdle of coming to terms with life without your Mum.

    Please, please take your time. The mantra still applies, "one day at a time!"

    Look after yourself.

    Lots of love


  • Oh Heady, "one day at a time" should be burned in to the brain of all of us who are caring, have cared for or lost someone to PSP. My Mum would always say "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it" - same sentiment expressed a little differently but equally valid.

  • hmfsli, Sorry for your loss. Having lost my dear Sharyn May 4, 2014 I know what you and your family will be going through. It's difficult and you need to pull together and be there for each other. Knowing the loved one is "in a better place" we all know. However when your heart is broken that doesn't give much assurance. Can't give you much advice as I'm still hurting myself. Now you must take care of yourself, that much I do know. Jimbo

  • Dear Jimbo,

    Thank you for taking the time to comment in the midst of your grief. I do hope that your friends and family are giving your all the support and love that you deserve. I am so grateful for the prayers and support of friends. My brother, sister and I are supporting Dad, who like you is now working through the pain of losing his life partner. God bless you, comfort you and keep you.


  • Deepest sympathy for you great loss. May you and you family find the strength to cope through this sad time and love and prayers to you all.

  • Thank you for your prayers.

  • So sorry that your mum has finally been taken by this horrendous illness but what a beautiful way to leave this world in the arms of the man you love. Thank god her suffering is over. Remember the good times and celebrate you're mum's life before PSP X

  • It was indeed a beautiful way to leave this world and a memory to treasure. We will be celebrating Mum and all that she was and is in a service in a couple of weeks time and until then loving and supporting Dad and each other.

  • Hi Jillann, I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you and your family can remember the good times you share and with time you will all heal. Love and hugs.

  • Hi daparose,

    Memories are a great comfort and we are privileged to have many to share with family and long-time friends.


  • As difficult as it is losing your Mom, her circumstance was wonderful. I believe she must have felt his love and comfort and the peace to let go. Loss is never easy and my prayers are with you.

  • Thank you for your prayers. It is difficult to deal with the loss but a comfort to know that Mum is now free of PSP.

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