My mom had a rare form of Parkinson’s, with no cure or treatments. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) drained my mom of her life slowly. Dealing with the loss is hard, sad, and complex. I miss her but her body was tired, and so so weak, and it wasn’t any quality of life to be living the way she was. It hurts me to think about how she must have felt, if watching it happen was hard and sad and tough, experiencing it must have been that much harder, and so scary. I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack. Is the suddenness or the slow progression worse? It can be complicated to feel the comparisons as well.

Posted by chloebrooke at 2024-04-29 19:48:05 UTC