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My precious mum

My mum passed away this afternoon. It was so sudden that despite knowing it was inevitable, it was still a horrible shock. She was the most loving mother anyone could have wished for and my heart is breaking. I loved her so very much and she leaves a gaping hole even though she has been a shadow of herself for so many years. There is a sense of relief in knowing that she is no longer suffering the pain and indignity of PSP but it doesn't make it any easier. We are just very grateful that it was extremely quick and peaceful. I wanted to share on here as I have had so much support over the years from wonderful people on this site.

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hi cate

i am so sorry about yoru mum

she is at peace nwo

plz keep on the site

we nee d you and ur experience of thsi illness

lol Jill



Hi Cate, so sorry to hear about your loss. I know of the shock and disbelief, even though as you say, it was inevitable.

She is at peace now.

Take care Cate

All the best



Cate now is in peace. and she will be proud of you and your help for her. let her go and you now think have an very god guardian angel. a big hug for U


Dear Cate, what can I say, everyone on this site knows how much you loved and cared for your Mum. What a shock. Your relief she no longer has to suffer all that goes with PSP will get you through the loss. I send you and your Dad my condolences.

Love and hugs

Jan xx


Dear Cate,

I'm so, SO sorry for your loss. I'm glad the end was swift and peaceful and pleased for Mum that she is finally free of PSP, Take care of yourself and your family and treasure memories of how she was in life before PSP.

Much love to all of you

Kathy xxxx


Hi Cate , so sorry to hear of the loss of your mum , my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time ..... Hugs to you from Ireland xx


We are losing so many friends on here at the moment. We all know the inevitability but are hit hard when it happens. Frank, like your mum went so suddenly at the end. Big gaps in our lives but no more seeing our loved ones suffer and I am taking comfort in that .

Kay x


Hi Cate, sorry to hear your mum has passed. I am glad it was peaceful and quick. It will make things a little more bearable as time goes on. I feel your loss -it is only a week since my mum went. I do miss her but I am glad she is no longer suffering, as you are with your mum. Take care, thinking of you.



hi cate sorry to hear about the loss of your mother my thoughts are with you at this terrible time

peter jones queensland australia psp sufferer


Hi Cate,

I didn't know you but I just wanted to say that reading about the loss of your mum made me want to reach out to you and give you a big hug.

Your darling mum is finally free of psp and the pain it caused her.

Be strong and hold on tight to those precious memories.

Sending lots of love to you xxxx


hello cate - i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mum - i lost my mum in 2007 and stil miss her - i am sure she had undiagnosed psp as the same thijngs i am now suffering - she too suffered

my love to you and your family



Cate, Sorry for the loss of your mother. Her healing is complete now and your's can begin. It's a process I've been through years ago. I can tell you the memories, good ones, will be with you always and can't be overshadowed by whatever memories PSP brought. The years before PSP and those memories far, far, far, outweigh those brought by this dreadful disease. Your mom would want you to now take care of yourself, pamper yourself, and enjoy life.

God Bless, Jimbo


So sorry to hear your sad news Cate. Thinking of you and your family, very best wishes, Karen


Der Cate

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my love to you and your family, take care.



Dear Cate,

So sorry to hear of your loss. As you say, even though inevitable, it still comes as a shock when someone we loves leaves us. Trusting that the good memories will comfort you and your family.




Hi Cate,

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Your Mum has reached the end of the terrible journey and is free of the suffering and indignity that is psp.

Do give yourself and your family time to reflect and remember what you all have been through and the happy memories of your mum.

Take care.



Cate, i am very sorry for your loss.This community consists of wonderful, supportive people and it's so heartbreaking that bad things happen to the good ones.Wish you and your family strength and courage, John.


Thank you each and every one for your messages. They are all special and mean so much at this time. Only those on here truly know the reality of living with PSP. It has been a very tough journey but we have wonderful memories even from during the illness. Nothing seems to make it easier, not really even knowing she is free and at peace, but those who understand are so important.


Hi CateT,

I am sure you did all you can for your wonderful mum, I am so sorry for your loss, take care of your self and hope your pains for the loss would fade away and only the good memory satys



Dear CateT

I dont know whether I sent a message to you last year or not Cate, but I remember reading your post about your mum passing away early one morning, and I cried for you and for all she had to go through with PSP. I have always been thinking of you since and just wanted to put a message out to you, as I know it must be coming up to a year now. My mum still is with us, she has been in the nursing home 18 months now. Her MSA (multiple system atrophy) is getting worse and she is now hoisted out of bed and into her electric chair, but she is more in bed that out. Her voice is almost gone but she is fighting to hold on to it. The nurses have implied that anything could happen at any time, but she is def a fighter. Thank you for all the support you continue to give to us all Cate, you are a lovely person. Much love from me, Clara XXX


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