I feel fine then it hits me like a ton of bricks

Discussion in 'Finding it Difficult to Move Foward' started by Nurse2021, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. Nurse2021

    Nurse2021 New Member

    I lost my grandma May 12, 2021. She was my best friend. I could go to her and tell her anything and she was basically all the family I had. My parents and siblings (other than my sister occasionally) don’t talk to me so now I’m all alone. I don’t know how to go thru life without her. She was always my go to person my whole life. I watched from afar (she lived in AZ, I live in OH) as she fought cancer for 2 years. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She beat that then at the beginning of this year it came back in her brain and there wasn’t anything they could do. I know she’s in a better place now and not in pain anymore. I’ll be fine for a few days or couple weeks then it all hits me again. She wasn’t here this year to tell me or my kids happy birthday. She’s not going to be here when I graduate nursing school in December. She’s not going to be here when I pass my boards. I need her and she’s not here. I have no one to talk to about it either. I’m all alone dealing with this and I don’t know how.
  2. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

    Hello my dear girl. You are so young to be all alone; however, we are here for you. There are a lot of caring people on this site and you will be able to speak your feelings without fear of being criticized. Your loss is very recent so your grief is going to be strong for awhile.
    Have you thought of also writing your thoughts in a journal or a scrapbook? It could be a place to tell your grandma all the good things that are taking place in your life. You could even attach some pictures in the book. Maybe this way you wouldn't feel totally detached from her.
    We love and care about you. Keep sharing your thoughts as you feel lead to do so. It will be good for you and will help you to keep going.
    You are going to be in a good position to help people after you graduate, and you will really understand how people feel when they experiece a loss of a loved one. I know you are going to be a great help to many people. God is going to use you in ways you can't forsee right now. Ask Him for direction and guidance in your life and He will show you how to function now that your grandma is gone and He will help your lonliness. He is an "ever present help in the time of trouble."
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  3. Nurse2021

    Nurse2021 New Member

    A journal is a good idea thank you! I’m going to try that
  4. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

    You are welcome! Let me know if it helps any when you get a chance.
  5. KStucker

    KStucker New Member

    I understand that feeling. My Mom was my go to person. And she would always show up if I needed her. I don't have anyone like that anymore. My husband is amazing and supportive. My good friends have even been distant But it's not her and that's all I want. My therapist recommended this so I'm giving it a shot.
    You are not alone in your pain.
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  6. carbss

    carbss New Member

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I too lost my Gram in April of this year and it has been pure hell. For a bit, I cried nearly all day every day. Then within the past week, it subsided but then hits me out of nowhere. I'll be starting nursing school next month and my Gram is the reason I decided to go into this field. You arent alone, dont hesitate to ever reach out if you need to.
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  7. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

    I am sorry for the loss of your Gram.
    We sure can use another good nurse :)
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  8. annchan

    annchan New Member

    Sorry for your losses. I lost my grandma most recently and man its rough. But she was older and wanted to be with her husband again. She lived a good long life. I never thought of being older than my sibling. Never she was always older until 3 yrs ago. I caught up. Really hard losing her. Few seem to get it. May some meditations or this site or something help...music...so far I've found even praying and listening to God..there is no silver bullet to having them back and all comforted cozy again. I guess the closest I can describe is imagine you make a beautifully perfect bed...clean sheets lovely blankets then somebody dumps a bunch of paint on it. then time passes and it starts to dry. you wash it clean it wipe it but you only have a gallon of water to clean it up with...so you do your best then time passes and people walk by your bed and say shouldn't it be all better now, i mean, you had water to clean it..what is up with you...that would about describe why its taking YEARS so far getting over my sister...she keeps not coming back and...well...my heart is just sad...so hope you're better at this grief thing than i am............!!!!!!!! love from oregon.
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  9. Timstlouis

    Timstlouis New Member

    Lost my wife 6 months ago to congestive heart failure, I think about her everyday, I miss her so much, I don't know what I'm supposed to do, I work, come home just sit here and miss her, she was everything to me, my world has been turned upside down, I guess I'm supposed to move on but I don't know how, still miss her badley
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  10. AmberGrace

    AmberGrace Member

    I feel that deep loss of someone who was your go to. My husband was my everything, my best friend, confidante, and my own personal google! lol. Anytime I wanted to know something or wanted to know how to do something, he was the one I went to! Honestly that was probably the worst part of loosing him in the first couple months. I distinctly remember the first time I thought to myself, oh....I need to ask Matt..........Then the realization hit. I can't ask him. I'll never be able to ask him anything....ever again. I broke down, a sobbing, hysterical mess. I just sat right down on the couch hugging myself, rocking back and forth until I had no tears left. Such a little thing really. I've found those are the worst ones though. The small things that catch you off guard, when you're not expecting it. A smell or sound, or finding something that belonged to them in a weird place. For me it's only been eight months, everyone keeps telling me it gets better....easier. For me it's been like driving down a hill covered terrain, consistent ups and downs. Just when I think it's getting easier something comes along and it's like I'm right back at the beginning! My biggest take away has been to learn how to be patient with myself. That it's ok to take two steps back sometimes. Everyone goes through the process in their own way and there is no wrong or right way! I often feel that "I don't know how to do this" feeling. But you do, it's inside you, it's her voice in your head telling you to be strong. Because that is what they would want. And I personally still talk to him! Tell him about my achievements, about my follies, my goals and I thank him for giving me the strength I need to keep going. I know what it feels like to be doing this alone, but we're not. Not really! They are there with us, always. Stay strong sweetheart, use her strength to bolster your own.
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  11. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Tim, I'm so very sorry about the death of your wife. I just replied to you, under the
    heading, " Sudden loss of spouse". I won't
    repeat my reply to you, except to say
    that my wife, Linda, died suddenly, in
    front of me, from a pulmonary embolism.
    She was 68. We were married 25 years,
    no children. That was 3 years ago. Lou
  12. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

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  13. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Chris, I am so sorry about the death of
    your son. You are a true leader of Grief in
    Common ( GIC), who has been on here for
    a while, comforting members with their
    grief. I've been on this wonderful, kind
    site for only 4 months, but my wife, Linda,
    died suddenly on front of me, at 68, right
    before Thanksgiving, 3 years ago. Thank
    you for reaching out to Amber Grace, as
    many of us have. I only hope she sees our
    love and support, and stays with us. My
    name is Lou.
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  14. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

    Hi, Lou
    Thank you for your kind words. They are comforting to me.
    I am very sorry about your loss of your wife. This time of year must be especially hard for you.
    I hope you also continue on this site. I am sure you have helped many by sharing your feelings.
    May God comfort you.
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  15. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Chris, thank you so much for answering me with your kind words about Linda. I
    woke up at my usual time, at 6:30am, and
    was pleasantly surprised to see your reply.
    There have been 5 widows and 2 other
    widowers on Grief in Common (GIC), who
    havegiven each other comfort every day,
    but we always reach out to new members.
    But, there are some, like you, who have
    been here before, and have come back
    again to help others. One of my
    disappointments on this site, is when we
    pour our hearts out to welcome someone,
    and that person disappears, I try not to
    take it personally, but I can be over
    sensitive. Case in point is Amber Grace, 40,from Texas. Her husband, Matt, died
    suddenly in front of her, from a pulmonary
    embolism, just like Linda did, in front of
    me.I'm old enough to be Amber's father ,
    but grief is grief. What I need to remember
    is the advice of Tom Zuba, in Permission
    to Mourn. His wife and 2 young children
    died from different illnesses. He said to
    try to take NOTHING personally. I've
    recommended this book to my friends on
    GIC and they love the book. Lou
  16. Chris M 2000

    Chris M 2000 Well-Known Member

    Have a blessed day
  17. Wendi

    Wendi New Member

    I lost my husband 4 years, after a two year battle with cancer. I thought I was doing okay, then this Covid crap happened. Socially distancing does not help people who are grieving. I miss Dave every day. Some days are fine, but then something minor reminds me of him and there I go down the rabbit hole. I guess the worst is not having anyone to talk to at the end of the day. The loneliness is the worst. It took me this long to find this site.
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