After what the docs called a stormy admission for amino break and port replacement (trust me to get the faulty one) I got home last Thursday only to have my world fall down around when my Mum and Aunt turned up on Friday to tell me that my Grandad, my rock, my hero and my bridge partner had passed away suddenly that morning. We think from a massive stroke and he died in seconds by the sound of it, no pain or suffering, no long drawn out end, he was in the car on his way to play bridge with my Mum and her husband and just died. Anyway, the point of this post is that because he saw just how devistating asthma can be and probably because I ranted about how asthma was not a ""trendy illness"" to donate to all donations in lieu of flowers at his funeral are to go to AUK.
Grandad was a Gentleman and gentle man, I never heard him raise his voice and he was one of the few left of a generation that always had coffee at 11am and tea and cakes a 4pm all laid out with cups and saucers and a cloth on the table. He was frail but what do you expect at 93? He was able to toddle around the house with his walking stick (assuming he could remember where he put it) he even came out to see the adaptations to my house and made use of the lift! There is a very large grandad shaped hole in my life that I doubt I will ever fill, he worried a great deal about me and would inist things were set up in his house to make it as Bex friendly as possible when I went down each week to play bridge. He used to get so upset at the bruises on my arms from the many venflons and I think no-one was more releived when the port was put in than him.
Sorry I wibbled on. I am touched that bearing in mind he had a heart condition and a pacemaker it is AUK who will benefit, it is one last gesture to a grandaughter who he loved so very much.