My husband has end stage congestive heart failure. He is on hospice now and daily declining. Each day he is getting weaker, more frail, sleeping more. How do I get past this and accept that he is not going to be with me much longer? We have been married for 41 great years. Have 4 children together. All with their own families. I am 18 years younger then he is. He is 82.
I know in my mind that that the end is coming, but My heart is breaking seeing him wither away in front of my eyes day by day. How do I get past this continual feeling of sadness and the crying. I always thought of myself as a strong person but now am not so sure.
I have people to talk with, started on antidepressants.
I try not to cry in front of him but sometimes we end up crying together.....which I guess is OK. I think my husband is accepting of his what is coming.
Financially I will be fine when he is gone. He has made sure of that for that I am thankful
Is this normal? Any ideas how to get past this phase and accept what the is coming quicker then I want.