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WhaleAuthor
19 Jul
I found out yesterday that my dad might have familial ALS. So now I get to watch it kill him and not know if it's coming for me too. I'm trying to pretend I'm fine and normal and that I'm not 27 and having what hopefully isn't a midlife crisis. So there's that.
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Lion
19 Jul
I don’t know what that is I’m sorry but just try and have good moments with him make it last, this crisis is going crazy. I’m in lockdown. But Beth please text me if you want to talk more I’ll listen !!
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LemonHelper
15 Aug
How kind.
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MangoGuide
19 Jul
Hi Beth I'm so sorry. Unfortunately I lost my dad to lung cancer/asbestosis . Its hard when you see your parent suffering. If you ever want to chat I'm here .
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HedgehogHelper
20 Jul
I’m so sorry to hear that… My condolences
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HedgehogHelper
20 Jul
Tbh - holy shit! I’m speechless. What an impossible situation. How can we help?
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WhaleAuthor
21 Jul
Honestly I just need acknowledgement that this is fucked up and it makes sense that I'm feeling crazy right now. I feel like I'm moving in between this nightmare and having casual conversations about the weather with coworkers or whatever, like everything's fine. Thanks
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HedgehogHelper
20 Jul
This may not apply here at all, but on a bit of a btw - it does not make you selfish in any way for you to be reeling from the “maybe” while you’re dad is coping with the “yes”. It only makes you very human, and opens the door for you and your father to be there for each other in an extraordinary way. Hang in there!
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WhaleAuthor
6 Aug
So a fun (~coping~with~sarcasm~) update on this is that I'm gonna have to vee the one to tell my brother, this weekend. I feel a lot of dread
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ElephantHelper
19 Sep
I think in these situations, there is little anyone can say to help, but a lot everyone can listen. Always here to just talk to. And regarding your confirmation, my experience is that no feeling and no thought is ‘crazy’ - you have to feel and think what you feel. However, my belief is they don’t define you, you are not your thoughts, you are not your feelings ❤️
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