This is my first post on this board.
I am so worried about my sister. Her partner of 41 years passed away in February after a VERY short illness...played golf, had stomach cramps, went to ER, found colon cancer, had surgery, Stage IV, 12 weeks later...gone.
My sister spends most days in bed or on the couch. She cannot balance the check book or take care of the estate issues. And she had done the financial stuff for 41 years!
She has been on meds for years and they mostly work. She sees a psychiatrist and psychologiest...often. But 6 months later she isn't even beginning to come around.
She was so strong during the 12 horrible horrible weeks, and now...
I know this is her journey, but what can I do. I call. I listen...I am positive. she says she always feels better after we talk. But I feel helpless.
Is 6 months still too soon to start pulling herselft together? I tell her each persons grieving time is different. That she is just where she should be now for HER situation.
She is 60, retired from a professional job, a golfer, reader, has a great group of friends. but they are all thinking she should be pulling herself together. I am afraid they will stop calling.