I lost my dad in April from Multiple Sclerosis. He was diagnosed when i was 2 weeks old so he fought for 16 years but he couldn't carry on and I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. I feel so numb and I keep having severe anxiety attacks. Has anyone else lost their dad at a young age and can help me?
I didnt lose my father when i was young as you are. But i did lose my father many years ago. And i do understand the pain it feels knowing someone we known all our lves have left us. No words make it easier. Nothing anyone could say makes it better. Its something that you alone need to resolve. Coming here reading the posts of people that are going throught the same thing is very helpful! you wont feel so alone in your journey. It does get better and all i could say right now is that you need to hold on tight to your faith and trust in it.
Welcome to Grief Hope Network and thank you for sharing your story and your feelings. I am so sorry to hear about your father. Feel free to share however you are feeling; we all understand. You have made a BIG first step in reaching out to others who know how you feel.
All members here have empathy for what you are going through. I'm recovering from the loss of my mother in February. My husband passed away in 2004 when my son was 4 years old and I started this site to help others a few years ago. I was 9 when my dad went to heaven. The book, "Within Heaven's Gates" has been extremely helpful.
Please reach out to other members through the Network, Member Blogs and Forum Chats. The chat room tends to have more people in it at night. The Home Page has some good Blog Posts too. I pray the resources here provide Help for Today & Hope for Tomorrow. You take good care of yourself. BIG hug!
I lost my dad in April too, to cancer. I was nineteen at the time. I get what you mean - I've been having severe anxiety attacks, during the last months of his life and since he died. The numbness is normal. I have been beating myself up about not feeling more, but I've spoken to people who have experienced grief and they say they've felt numb for a long time afterwards. The anxiety is tough. I've had a total loss of confidence since losing my dad. He was my rock. My hero. I talked to him about absolutely everything. Grief has no map. It is entirely unknown, different for everyone. I hope you're doing ok, Paige.