Hi. My mom hid her breast cancer from everyone for at least 3 years. When we finally learned of it, it was very advanced and had spread to her skin as a horrible, huge fungating wound that needed daily wound care. She wanted no treatment and received none. She lived next door to me, so I was the primary caregiver. We took care of her for more than 2 1/2 years. In April, she began to decline and was put on hospice. The last 10 days of her life were traumatic and dramatic and filled with horror and pain. She died on April 29. She fought until the last breath. I am, naturally, devastated and traumatized. One thing that really shocks me, though, is how physically ill I am. I am constantly nauseated, sometimes dizzy, weak and exhausted. Has anyone else felt such physical symptoms?