Little Dickie wrote:
Just thought I'd share that with you.
Glad you did Steve.
I re-read the whole thread after reading this post...........and couldn't hold back a little weep.
Having cared for my Mum for over 2 years or so my Dad was so strong during her last horrific 4 months when he struggled so valiantly to care for her before it all got too much and she went in to care/hospital. His strength held out right up until just after her funeral and then he fell ill, exhausted and depressed (as you might expect). It was a grim time.
Within a month or so - with some family support - he has turned things around and although lonely at night he has filled his life with projects like clearing out the house/attic and decorating his bungalow. More importantly he and I meet regularly for lunch - we are trying out the pub/restaurants around Derbyshire! - and we have talked more in the last 8 months than probably the past 30 years.
Things have improved considerably and even if our loss is still raw, the kind words of people - especially on this Forum - are incredibly heart-warming.