Anticipatory grief: "A feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss." The grief process I wanted to describe started just after Matthew was born.
The first thing to know about connecting with a friend when they have lost their child, is that everyone is different. Loosing a child is most people's worst nightmare. So when they know someone has lost their's it can be difficult to know how to reach out. Everyone is different. You know this. Every person … Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect With Your Friend After They Have Lost Their Child
Who knew as a kid that a New Year would be a cause of further pain & grief? The New Year is coming, and our lost loved one, won't be in it While grieving as I learned to take a day at a time, I was surprised to realise that the idea of New Years … Continue reading Grief while facing a New Year
Feeling relief while grieving a disabled child seems like a cold and heartless thing. But when you have witnessed your child in almost constant pain for long enough, this may happen to you. If it hasn't happened to you, keep in mind that everyday is new, and that emotions and feeling are all over the … Continue reading Relief while grieving a disabled child
This Christmas wouldn't be in hospital. I suddenly knew why some people hate Christmas. I could be depressed, or I could focus on the good.
Here are my medical definitions, adding some detail from my experiences. As carers and parents of children with medical conditions and disabilities we learn lots of new terminology. We don't always catch the meaning the first time we hear them. Medical Terms for the Special Needs Parent #complexmedicalcondition Acute - A sudden or severe episode/illness … Continue reading Medical Definitions – From a Carer