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Hi there my mum died on 23 March from cancer, the first week I felt numb, then I went back to work, after 3days I broke down at work. I spoke with my work they said not to come back till after the funeral which was on 9 April. I went back after Easter which was 3days, but this week I'm struggling, I feel very sad low and empty, worried about work.
Firstly I am so sorry for your loss.
Sometimes work can be a distraction and can help provide some form of routine and 'normality'.
I do not know whether your work are supportive or can offer/provide you with time off in the short term?I lost my sister last September and took 3 months off work but recognise and am very lucky as my employer was very supportive with no pressure to return until I felt ready.
I do not know whether your work are supportive or can offer/provide you with time off in the short term? Whether this is feasible for you?
I have found that my stability comes and goes in waves and is completely uncontrollable. Some days I feel completely able and other days I cannot function and spend the day distraught.
I have learnt to listen to myself and allow myself to feel and process the emotions and information.
Be kind to yourself. xx
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