In October 2018 my beloved Nana was referred to hospital for an 'average' check up following on from an unfortunate but not serious fall the previous day.
When she arrived on the Monday a doctor from the Hematologist team was called to do some checks. To our utter shock, she diagnosed my Nan with an extremely ferocious form of blood cancer (leukemia).
Unfortunately, due to her age they were not willing to put her through the pain or turmoil of having to go through chemotherapy. Instead, we as a family had to watch her slip through our fingers, through her horrifying screams and wincing in pain and suffering she was already enduring, through watching her falling in and out of consciousness, through her scratching and gripping of our skin while this deadly disease was inside her, to allow her to find her peace in heaven.
By Sunday of the same week her beautiful soul had found her resting place.
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