“A mad Christmas spending spree
And presents around the tree
The gift I require
To escape from this mire
Is to be told that I’m cancer free!
Patrick thank you.Gone but not forgotten.
Since my husband Patrick died in January this year it’s felt very special to continue his blog. Over the last few months, I’ve shared my experience of grief and the impact of Patrick’s illness and death on our family. There’s no tidy ending with these life changing events but it feels a natural place to stop so this will be the last update to the blog. As I bring the blog to a close I thought I’d share my thoughts on what it’s meant for me, and leave you with Patrick’s Christmas bowel cancer limericks which he wrote in December 2018.
Patrick started this blog after he was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in June 2017. Those early months were a blur as we all faced up to the reality of a terminal diagnosis and adjusted to a life full of uncertainty, endless appointments, chemotherapy, and Patrick’s new stoma…
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Lots to digest including her thoughts on total v partial colectomy for people with Lynch Syndrome.
Kids learn as much from what we do as from what we say