Friday, 1 September 2017


Thursday, 31 August 2017

A difficult post...

Over the past few weeks my mum has been very unwell, undergoing a battery of tests (various -ostomies/MRIs etc). Four weeks ago she had a fall and ended up being admitted to hospital.

While there, it was noted that she had a significant presence on her lung which turned out to be aggressive lung cancer which sent her white cell count and calcium levels off the chart. It had started to spread into her bones/bone marrow.

Steadily, she was stabilised and released to my aunt's care (she is an ex-nurse) last Thursday. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse as mum's condition deteriorated, she started to hallucinate and was admitted back into hospital on Monday (where Linda and I spent most of the day there, although she couldn't communicate properly and mum thought she was at work).

This morning at 5:45 am I got a call to say head to the hospital asap. By the time Linda and I got there at 6:30, mum had passed away in her sleep.

She looked as if she was having a nap and although the last few weeks have been difficult for her, she is finally at peace.