Anticipatory grief: "A feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss." The grief process I wanted to describe started just after Matthew was born.
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You've heard of PTSD - what about Post Traumatic Growth? It changed my life with a child with a life limiting condition & made me functional when he passed.
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.