Sad news about Linda

I hope I am posting this right! Mum always wanted me to let you all know. I am so sorry to say that she passed away this afternoon, it has come as such a shock as she was told on Monday that the chemo was working and her CA125 was down to 300. On Thursday she was rushed into hospital with pneumonia, and died suddenly this afternoon. To say I am heartbroken is an understatement. I am so sorry this message is muddled. I know she was always grateful to the lovely friends she made on her, especially Jan and Gywn (hope that's right) she loved coming on here for help and advice. Sarah x

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  • Dear Sarah,

    I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. It is a shock. I only communicated with her a little while ago and she said her ca125 was reducing.

    My condolences to you and your family. She was an incredible lady and a pleasure to know on this forum.

    Thinking of you love Jackie xx

  • I am sorry Sarah I have only just noticed that Linda was your mum ...I am too shocked to take it in she truly was loved by us xx

  • Dear Sarah,

    I am really shocked too as she was posting very recently.

    She was a lovely woman and will be missed by this group.

    So sorry, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Anne xxx

  • I know, she loved this forum. I think she was last on it Tuesday. I can see her sat in her chair tapping away on her laptop, just cant believe I will never see that again xxx

  • Thanks so much Jackie, your words mean so much to me right now. She loved this forum! xxx

  • Dear Sarah,

    I am so shocked and saddened by this news, I only rung her recently (but couldn't get through) I personaly was very fond of her, I offer you all my heartfelt sympathy, we are always sad at losing a friend in our community but Linda was special to me, and she was a very good support and encouragement to me in particular. Thank you for letting us know this must be so hard for you to do, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Much love x Gwyneth x

  • I know Gwyn, she was so fond of you too. You were such a support to her, she always loved your poems. I just cannot believe it xxx

  • I'm so sorry , and such a shock for you all . Very sad , love dy x

  • Thank you so much for your kind words! xxx

  • What horrible news. I am so sorry. What an awful shock for you all in your family. It's always so hard to hear about the loss of a friend on here, your Mum was very much a part of our circle of friends on this site. Linda was always so up-beat and positive, I know she helped so many women with her wisdom and caring words. She will be sadly missed. My sympathies to you and your family. Thanks so much for letting us know.

    All the best to you and your family. Your Mum will have left you with much love and happy memories.

    Love Wendy xx

  • Thank you Wendy for such lovely words, I need to hear things like this at this awful time. She loved this site & talking to people on here, as only you can understand exactly what she was going through. Thank you so much xxx

  • Dear Sarah, such a shock to us all, but you can take comfort that the end was quick. Something we all hope and pray for. My thoughts are with you and the family.

    Viv

  • Thanks Viv, your very right. Thank you for your kind words xxx

  • Dear Sarah I am so saddened and shocked to hear . Love and prayers to you and the rest of your family. Thank you for letting us know as I know how hard it must have been to post. Your mum was a great support on this site

    Allison xx

  • Thanks Allison, that means a lot hearing those words. She loved this site so much and sought great comfort in it xxx

  • My thoughts are with you and your family, sending love and prayers

  • Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

  • Dear Sarah

    Thank you so much for coming on to this site to let us know what happened to Linda. It is a terrible shock and so unexpected.

    Your Mum was a really lovely woman. I enjoyed reading all her posts and comments and I loved her take on things. I shall miss her terribly.

    My only consolation is that she didn't suffer. I'm sending my heartfelt condolences and love. Please pass on my thoughts to your family.

    love Annie x

  • Annie, I am so sorry I didn't mention you in the first post, I just could not rememeber your name. Mum thought so much of you and mentioned you so many times. She was always so grateful of the support and advice you offered, it was almost like she looked up and admired you. Mum was also very chuffed when you gave her recommendations when we went to London in January. Thank you for being a support to her when she most needed it xxx

  • Dear Sarah, I didn't expect anyone to mention my name but I realise now that I tell my family about some of the great characters here on Ovacome and some of the things they post up so one day Hannah and Becky are going to be in the same shoes as you. I'm just one of a great number of friends here who really admired your mum and enjoyed her company. Like Chrystyn (Kirsty) I loved her screen name and often wondered how she dreamed that up. I got the impression from first joining the site that she was a lot of fun because she'd always pop up in conversations with her wry humour, a kind few words, and a good dose of common sense.

    Linda and I had a long exchange about your trip to London and she was kind enough to get back to me afterwards to say how much she enjoyed her weekend with you all. I think you couldn't have done any more as a family than to make time for one another and enjoy each others' company when times were good.

    The loss is incredibly raw for you at the moment. It's awful at any time but particularly coming out of the blue when Linda was doing so well on chemotherapy and we all expected her to benefit from it. If it's any consolation at all my daughters have to cope with my view that I don't want to limp on for years not being able to do things I enjoy. I'd hate them to pity me or to be a burden to them. I wonder if you Mum would have thought along much the same lines. I promise you in time the rawness and loss will ease and you'll just have the most wonderful memories of your mum. I'm sure her wise words and advice will continue to remain with you and guide you for the rest of your life so in a sense she will always be with you.

    Your Dad has kindly sent a message on FB and I mentioned we'd had a Desert Island Disc blog. Linda's choice reflected her love for you and all your family. I thought at the time it was a beautiful song. Very sad - but it suggested your mum had thought long and hard about what would happen and her over-riding concern was her love for you all. I've played it several times this weekend and it makes me cry but it also reminds me of what was best about your mum.

    I'm sad that the Health Unlocked site seems to have temporarily obscured a lot of our history. I'm sure this glitch will be rectified soon and that you'll be able look back on your Mum's friendships here. I've been told by another friend who lost his wife to Ovarian Cancer that it helped him a lot to read those posts.

    As Angie says, please do keep posting here if this is a comfort or send a PM. I shouldn't speak for everyone but I'm sure any one of us would be happy to do whatever we can to help at this very sad time.

    Sending love hugs, and a big cup of tea. xxxx Annie

  • Dear Sarah, my condolences to all your family.

    It´s very sad to know Linda passed away so suddenly when the treatment was working. We all miss her a lot.

    Will pray for her and your family tonight.

    Fernanda

  • Thank you so much Fernanda for your kind words, it means so much right now xxx

  • I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum Sarah. My thoughts are with you.

    Zannah xxx

  • Thank you so much Zannah for your kind words, they mean a lot at this time xxx

  • Dear Sarah ,

    As you know Mum and I only had a natter on Monday on the phone as we had our Ovacome natters about all sorts ... We shared a lot via Ovacome .

    In so much shock at the moment ......

    Your wonderful Mum was one very special lady .

    My heart goes out to you and all your family .

    Will be in touch soon xx

    Love Jan xxx

  • Thank you Jan, mum thought so much of you and talked of you often. I'am sure she told you on Monday that she wasn't going any where! little did she know... xxx

  • Sarah, I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news. I was wondering about Linda only yesterday. She was a lovely lady, funny and kind, and we will all miss her so much.

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Condolences to you and the rest of the family.

    Monique x

  • Thanks Monique, I am sure mum mentioned you on a couple of occasions. I am so grateful for your kind words, she certainly was funny and kind! xxx

  • Dear Sarah... yes, I can see the whole thing would have shocked you and the family especially after it came after you had just received some positive news. I was very sad to hear about your Mum and send you and your family my heartfelt condolences. Love Tina x x

  • Thank you so much Tina, your kind words mean an awful lot at this difficult time xxx

  • My deepest sympathy Sarah. A truly sad loss.

    Love Margaret!

  • Thank you so much Margaret! xxx

  • Sarah, thank you so much for letting us know. I'm so, so sad to read this. Linda was a real personality, and it shone through her posts. She was lovely, and we will truly miss her. And muddled be damned, you did fine. Hope you, your sister and the rest of the family hold up ok, knowing that she loved you all so much (you and she did pop up in the odd post!).

    Love

    Sue xxx

  • Sue, such lovely words. This brings me such comfort hearing things about her! At the moment I just want to keep talking about her and hearing people's memories. Thank you!

  • Dear Sarah, I was so sorry to see this news about your mother and our friend. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Linda xx

  • Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

  • Dearest Sarah,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family,

    especially your dad. Linda was a truly lovely lady and she

    gave me lots of helpful advice through my difficult times.

    We will truly miss your mum, wish I could give you a

    great big hug at this difficult time.

    Please carry on posting if you need a shoulder to cry on

    we will be here for you if we can help.

    Sending you a hug (((((x))))))

    Love Angie xx

  • Angie that is so lovely and bought a tear to my eye. Thank you for posting such kind words, I just cant believe I won't see her again sat on her chair tapping away on her laptop. She loved this site so much xxx

  • Sarah, so sorry to hear your sad news. May the wonderful memories you have of your dear Mum help you get through this terrible time.

    Deepest condolences xx

  • Thank you so much, no one can ever take the memories away and I have so many! xxx

  • Hi Sarah, so sorry to hear the news of your mum. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lakshmy xxx

  • Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

  • Sarah

    Condolences to you all .AI lovely lady with plenty of good advice. Thank you for letting us know it must have been very difficult for you to do.

    Regards Barbara

  • Thanks so much Barbara, it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do but this site meant so much to her xxx

  • I am so sorry. Her spirit shone so bright even in the name that she chose. She was too young and it is very cruel. I am thinking of you all. Cxxx

  • What a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! xxx

  • Sarah, so sorry to hear the sad news about your mum, my condolences to you and your family. Gill xxx

  • Thank you so much Gill for your kind words xxx

  • Thank you so much Gill for your kind words xxx

  • Dear Sarah

    So sorry to hear about the death of your dear Mother, Linda. She was always ready with support when it was needed and we shall certainly miss her.

    Love to you and your family

    Sue.

  • Thanks so much Sue, she sought great comfort in this site xxx

  • Thanks for letting us know. Best wishes to all her family at this very sad time. Such a lovely lady.

    Lynn x

  • Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

  • Dear Sarah,

    so saddened to hear this, my thoughts are with you and the rest of her family,

    love

    Jan x

  • Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

  • Oh Sarah I am so sorry for your loss and it must have been very difficult for you to come on here and let us know such sad news. Linda was a lovely kind lady and she gave us so much support and advice, she also had a quick witted sense of humour and I am sure she was a great person to be around. We will all miss her.

    Love Brenda

    xx

  • Thank you Brenda, your message made me smile. Its lovely to hear that she had such a good sense of humour on the site. It all brings me much comfort xxx

  • Dear Sarah

    Having been temporarily locked out of this site I was so shocked to hear your news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this very sad time.

    Anne xx

  • I know mum hated the changes to this site! Thank you for your lovely words xxx

  • So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your Mum. Thinking of you at this sad time.

    Lynne

    xxxx

  • Thank you so much for your lovely words xxx

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all xx

  • Thank you so much for your kind words at this difficult time xxx

  • Dear Sarah,

    I have had difficulty getting on the site and when I finally got on today I was so sad to read the news about your Mum. Such a lovely lady, so supportive to so many and sucha sense of humour. She will be sadly missed by so many of us. I always loved her screen name.

    Hoping and praying you and the family find much comfort in your memories of her.

    Love, Honey xxxx

  • Thank you so much for your kind message, she certainly did have a sense of humour & that I will never forget! xxx

  • I was so sad to read your news, your mum was such a lovely, funny, supportive lady and I will really miss her. Love and prayers to you and your family - she is with you now and always Amanda xxx

  • Dear Sarah, like many others I was so very very sad to read that you had lost your Mum. She was obviously a very special person and her kindness and love of her family shone out of everything she wrote. Thinking of you and everyone else that she loved at this difficult time, I shall also light a candle in her memory and think of you, your family and friends. With love, Sarah

  • So very sorry to hear about Linda, my thoughts are with you all.

    Joanna xxx

  • So very sorry to hear about your mum. She was an exceptionally lovely lady. All my sympathy.

    Love Mary xx

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