That very night, I lay in bed and called my friends to tell them what happened. They couldn't understand what had possessed her to say such things and so out of the blue. To them, they always perceived her as a very shy, sensitive and kind person who wouldn't even hurt a fly. 'It doesn't… Continue reading Karma
The morning after..
Max and I hugged each other tightly and sobbed our hearts out until our clothes were soaked with tears. 'She's free now Kate, shes's with Dad. No more pain. No more suffering' Max sniffled. Frances had left the room quietly to probably spend some quality time alone. I couldn't imagine how he was… Continue reading The morning after..
Max and I both met up after work to see Mum and we had another lovely evening laughing and joking about old times. Her body may have been struggling from this evil, dreadful disease. But she was still able to crack a laugh - a very infectious laugh indeed (which I believe I may have… Continue reading Borrowed time..
A peaceful place
The hospice was so beautiful. We met all the nurses who were looking after Mum and we helped ourselves to tea, coffee and biscuits - which mum could never have enough of. It was one of the foods she could easily stomach and plenty of cups of tea kept her body warm which she had… Continue reading A peaceful place
Feels like heaven..
The days and weeks felt like a whirlwind, and it was now the Summer of 2014 - when the days started to get very warm, which is a rarity for Britain these days. Mum was becoming more poorly and had to have some fluid drained from her stomach because the cancer was getting bigger, and… Continue reading Feels like heaven..
Following the aftermath of the worst day of our lives, the family supported and worked together to divide time to visit Mum at the hospital. She found it exhausting at times, but she found it so comforting. I had come to work and told my manager and colleagues the devastating news - which they were… Continue reading Emotional Torment
Life is so unfair..
'Cancer?..I don't understand..' I sniffled. 'Why? And what the hell has caused this?' There was a short pause and the look of empathy and sadness spread across his face. He lowered his head. ' A lot of different things may have caused this. We had a chat with your Mum and we all know that… Continue reading Life is so unfair..
An Evil Incarnation
After a few phone calls that I made to Mum during the course of a couple of days, she and the family kept us updated how she was feeling. They drove her to their local hospital to not only get a second opinion, but also because my cousin was a nurse who worked there -… Continue reading An Evil Incarnation
A Hard Decision..
Auntie Yvonne and mums brother, Frances (also known as Frank) stayed with Mum at the hospital and had agreed to take her back to a hospital in Kent to get a second opinion. The doctors managed to keep her stable and her energy levels were slowly coming back up. So after a couple of days… Continue reading A Hard Decision..
Frequent doctor visits (part 2)
Mum went to the doctors and was referred to an ultrasound. But still, nothing had shown up and came back clear. What is going on? There has got to be something they're missing.. I could now sense each day that passed, Mum was becoming frustrated. The Omeprazole and the painkillers were only providing her short term… Continue reading Frequent doctor visits (part 2)