I’ve been having numerous nightmares over the last several months about losing different people. It’s mostly been between my best friend and my father, but they’ve been incredibly vivid and terrifying to think about when I wake up from them. Even my cat, who’s always in tune with my emotions, will start kneading on me and wake me up in the middle of the nightmares because it’s noticeable that something’s wrong with me in my sleep. I’m concerned that these nightmares are turning into something more than just fear inside my subconscious.
My best friend had planned her own death, legally, but was stopped by professionals that noticed her mental health struggle affecting her ability to make decisions for herself when it came to her chronic pain conditions. Due to this, while upset with being forced out of that option, they are going to have the chance to move on from that option and hopefully work towards starting a new life when they move south this summer like they plan to.
My dad is 54 years old now and, until recently, I thought he was rather healthy, but I learned last time I visited that he has started to show his age. Like my grandfather that passed last year, he is on pre-diabetic medication, as well as, high blood pressure medication as a trial; these are due to him being overweight and smoking still. I love my dad and don’t want to lose him, but I’m afraid to say anything.
I wish I could help both of them more, but I do know that they both have to decide for themselves that they want to improve their lives.
You both know who you are and I care so much about both of you. Get the help you need.
Does anyone else have experience for traumatic nightmares that they would like to discuss in the comments?