Does anyone else find that when you have a loved one in hospice it's a lonely experience?
I mean, my husband is great, my mother-in-law is great, and I have a couple good friends, but I'm also amazed at how "invisible" I've become, or how "invisible" some so-called friends have become since my mother is in hospice.
I've never been the one to go run this monologue about all the details of my life, but you'd think a "how are you?" or a "how is your mother?" would be nice. I am not waiting for someone to ask a question to I can sob all over them, for God's sake. It'd just be nice to, you know, be asked after.
Grief is confusing, and I know I've been scared to bring it up, especially when I was much younger, but it's amazing that people you think are close to you suddenly get silent about the whole thing. This isn't just a casual Facebook friend who you "lol" some comment to now and then, either, but people you've known for years, decades even!