In November 2010 my mum got diagnosed with colon cancer. In January 2011 it was discovered that the cancer had spread everywhere, notably to her lungs.
Nobody was able to make a prognosis regarding how much longer she had left.
Suddenly from one day to the next , she couldn't move . She was able to move into a hospice, having her last wish fulfilled. After a further two weeks, she passed away.
Those two weeks were a rollercoaster. Her condition changed up and down. But mostly I could not get my head around how she could die. I simply couldn’t imagine how her body could go from functioning to shutting down.
Seeing my mum in pain was horrific .
At the time I lived 1000 miles away , I was planning on visiting her when I was next off work, but I never got a my chance to say Goodbye which broke my heart even more .
One of the things that struck me was that almost everyone has or will experience the death of a loved one. It had such a monumental impact on me, and I can only assume that it does for a lot of people, too, and so I would like to share my story.
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