Teresa, you are not alone with your feelings of guilt. Too many of us have walked this road and come to realize that these are the most challenging days of your life. It has been said that grieve is the price we pay for love and that grieve is a powerful reaction to death. Grief, anger, fear and guilt all are part of the emotional reactions to the loss we have experienced.
Be kind to yourself, Teresa, there are few who have a legitimate reason for feeling guilty over the loss of our loved one to this disease. With time you will understand that you cannot assume responsibility for his death. You will understand that the disease caused his death.
Reach out, dear Teresa. I don’t know about your area but where I live, Hospice provides grief counseling. It may very well be available in your city also. A grief counselor or clergy also will help you in this time of need. Our Dr. Giles is another resource to you. You may find him:
You might also want to read through some of his responses to others as much pertains to the feelings of grief.
Know that we are here for you, that many of us can relate and that we stand by you – all the way.
THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER