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My husband has just lost his Sister, at just 36. She leaves behind 3 young boys, a mother, father and 2 brothers. The funeral is next week and everyone else is getting in to the festive spirit, but all I am thinking about is how my friend and my sister in law is not here anymore. I am giving as much support as I can for my husband and his family. It is very difficult though as she was fighting for so long and in her final days the cancer really took over her body which was so very hard to see. I keep on having flashbacks and I know all the family have the same. Also I have recently had my second child and my mind is all over the place. I am happy to have a new baby but devastated that he will not know his Aunty when he grows up.
Hi mummy of two,
Welcome to the Online Community. I know it's not somewhere anyone wants to be, but I'm glad you've come to us for support.
I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, and how you're feeling. Please know that we are here for you and your family - let us know how we can help.
Can I suggest you take a look in a our Bereaved family and friends group? Everyone is so warm and welcoming, and happy to offer lots of words of comfort and support. Please do have a look and see if it's for you.
You can also post about how you're feeling to our group of nurses in Ask a nurse, and to Wendy, our bereavement support practitioner, in Ask about bereavement support. They're all great listening ears and are here to help.
Also, if you ever feel like you need to speak to someone directly, please do give the support line a call (freephone 0808 808 0000, Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm).
I hope this helps. We're here for you.
JazmineOnline Community Officer
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