How do I prepare for the death of my mother?
July 7, 2009 5:51 PM Subscribe
how do i prepare for the death of my mother?... for which i am completely, utterly, unprepared.... more inside...
posted by unlucky.lisp to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
my mother has been diagnosed with ALS (lou gehrig's disease) -- and yes, there has been a second opinion. it's a pretty firm diagnosis. in addition, she has four herniated discs in her back and neck, so life is kind of sucking for her right now, and, obviously, will get much worse.
she's in early to mid-stages -- so we've got time left, death is not imminent -- but i am a WRECK.
before you ask -- yes i am in therapy.
but i'm wondering if you fellow mefites have good suggestions for books or other materials that might be good for me in dealing with preparing for her death -- for being able to be strong through this long process. how to cope and maintain through possibly years of degeneration -- how to find the joy in all this, when right now, all i see is pain and death and loss.
thanks for any help you might be able to offer...