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Carol Ann Williamson got diagnosed with cancer 5th July 2017 with vulval cancer which is a very rare cancer to have. Lee found out from his dad before getting deployed to IRAQ with his job in the army. She was at Christie Hospital in Manchester where the nurses and carers looked after her extremely well Lee told me.
The Consultant eventually told Carol that the cancer had gone so they planned a party for her, however she was then re-admitted with a clot in her leg which started to grow and grow. She was told she needed to stay at the Christie Hospital on the cancer ward for another 2 weeks where she had an MRI scan and they told her the cancer had returned. By this stage the cancer had spread and Carol’s health was deteriorating.
She was eventually discharged home in January 2020 and her husband gave up work to be her full time carer. Together with the Macmillan nurses and help from the Christie Hospital who were all amazing, they managed to care for her every day giving her the medications and injections she needed to keep her comfortable.
In October 2020 Carol was told that the cancer was incurable after an emergency visit to Leighton Hospital and only one month to live.
She told the family she wanted to be cared for at home with the help of everyone. She came home in November just before Lee was to go on his promotion course for Lance Corporal for which Carol was extremely proud.
Lee managed to come home on the 12th November to say his final goodbyes to his mum but then he had to go back to the regiment to finish his course.
On the 16th November she sadly passed away peacefully in her sleep due to not being able to take the pain any longer.
Lee was not there on the day she passed away but knowing that his mum would be very proud of him and that she is up in heaven looking down on him has helped to ease his pain slightly.