It began 2018 Mum got sick with mouth Cancer.
It became very real when a trip to Ashford hospital ended up with us being told Mum had Cancer. Next thing I knew we were told Mum needed to have her blood taken. Mum didn’t want to go into the cubicle by herself so I said I would go in. She started singing David Essex songs that came on the radio even though she had just been told she had Cancer.
Mum soon started treatment at Royal Surrey Hospital and I would go most Wednesdays with her. Countless blood tests, weighing and holding Mum’s bags through the hospital. They were awful visits as sometimes Mum would be told she would have to eat more but it was very hard as she couldn’t eat due to the cancer in her mouth.
We used to have to feed Mum and get fluids into her using a feeding tube. Sometimes it could take around 45 mins so I would play my music for us to both listen to. I’m not great with all of this sort of stuff but I learnt how to feed mum and clear the tube and wash it. Mum was so pleased we knew how to do this for her.
As the months went on walking for Mum got quite hard as she did get tired. I bought her a pink wheelchair. I thought this would help as Mum could get out and get fresh air without getting too tired. I would push Mum to Syon park and we would look around the garden centre and then pop to the London apprentice for a lemonade and a coke. Mum enjoyed these times as they made her feel like she was living again.
Sadly 30th July 2018 Mum didn’t look 100% and we tried to get her to hospital. Mum was still fighting to the bitter end and when trying to rush Her to Hospital she collapsed in my arms outside the house and passed away. I still remember it like it was yesterday.
I will be walking in memory of my Mum on the 24th April 2021 at 9am from Brentford to Hospital Road twickeham
Cemetery where my Mum is buried this is over 5 Miles and over 5K.
Please help me raise money for cancer research and help change lives.
We are urging you all if you think you might have signs of cancer but are too scared to get checked then please just go get checked it could save your life.