Hi Dana--I just wanted to reach out to you. I can relate to the sudden and unexpected death of a parent by a heart attack. My dad passed Aug. 28, 2011 to a heart attack. He was driving and had enough strength and sense to pull over...his truck slowly went over a little embankment where it rested and although drivers pulled over to help him...he did not make it. He was only 62 and full of life. He was our rock in the family...a good man who worked hard and provided generously for his family....I understand your pain...the sudden loss of a parent is indescribable. Although, its coming up on the 1 year anniversary...I still find myself in disbelief. Most days I'm fine...I think because I just try not to think about it. and other times I'm a mess of tears. I pray for your strength during this time...grieve as much as you want....and don't let others tell you or make you feel uncomfortable about grieving for days, months or even years after a parent is gone. We all grieve differently and in our own time. Praying for you!
Good. Take the time. with the loss of my Mom, I am good I guess in that I am not working, I am disabled, and I can morn as much as I need to. Just not in from of my 7 yr old, he gets really upset, so I cry at night while he is sleeping, in the shower, and when I am driving, I pull over. I miss my Mom so much, I feel sick. I have lost 16lbs, (which is not a bad thing) but I am having a hard time for sure with her death.
Hi Dana, Does your company have a Family Medical Leave...you may qualify for more time off. It's upto 3 mos.. they have to hold your job...look in to it. sound s like you need more time to grieve and not be working.