Hi, as many of you know my wife (Christina) died of OC in August this year. From diagnosis Oct/Nov 2010 i kept a diary of every day of her (our) life, which pretty much covered the highs and lows of her cancer journey, of course at the beginning we didnt know where it was going to end.

So the diaries together with emails to and from our daughters at home and abroad and her/our siblings at home and abroad, i have decided (and am halfway through) making into a book.

Primarily this is for our children and her siblings, but if it ended up attracting further appeal - so much the better.

Ok so why i am i telling you guys.......

This forum became quite a big part of her/our 34 month journey with OC and many of you made comments when she passed. I would like to include these comments in the book. I would emphasise it would be comments only, nothing that would identify anyone, not even your forum 'alias'. Before i do so i thought it best to ask if anyone had an objection to a comment they left being included.

I will pop in and out of the site over the next weeks (pretty much as i do anyway) just to see if anyone objects. That aside my hopes and prayers go out to one and all for a happy & healthy New Year to one and all.


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  • Great idea, no objections from us.

  • Dear Laurence,

    I doubt that I ever made a useful comment, but if I did please feel free to use it ...

    Best wishes love x G x

  • It's good to know you're doing this, very valuable for the family and your shared history. Use whatever, I doubt there is much of use from me though. All the best to you and your family

    Love Wendy xx

  • Hello Laurence, I joined this site after your wife's passing so we would not have met before, but I just wanted to say I think it's a brilliant idea and no doubt you will find it painful I am sure emotionally it will help you too. So much more awareness needs to be made of this terrible disease.

    Carol x

  • What a great idea, Laurence. I really hope it helps you and your family in your journey through grief.

    Linda xx

  • Cheers everyone.....gotta say to Gwyn though, trust me your poems alone make a massive 'positive' difference both to the recipients family and to all others on the site.

  • I have only just read this Laurence, thank you for your much needed encouragement It is appreciated love x G x

  • Hi Laurence .. I think this is a beautiful thing to do .. And yes, I've no objections though I would rather you pm which post to me first so I can edit out any ravings from a mad woman first. I wish you well in your endeavour ... and just to say that you have been in our thoughts ... Love Tina x

  • Thanks, and no probs i will run anything from you past you via PM first. x

  • No objections here though I think we only crossed over for a short while. A wonderful thing to do, Laurence, we will wait to read it

    Sue xxx

  • I'd love to read it when you've finished it. Best, Cxxx

  • Hello again, Laurence,

    I think it's a really touching thing to do and the family will treasure the end result. I've no objection at all if you'd like to use anything that I've written.

    Keep smiling, love, Solange

  • I think it's a lovely idea, good luck with it, I'm sure Christina would be so proud.

    Love Kaz x x

  • Good luck with the book. Please let us know how you are getting on. Would love to read it xx

  • Hi Laurence,

    What a wonderful thing to do, I too would love to read it.

    All the very best to you and your family, Libby x

  • That's a great idea Laurence. A book for your family to cherish.

    Love Mary xx

  • Dear Laurence what a lovely way to remember your wife, and to share her last days with your family and friends did Christina know you were going to write the book. I wish you a very peaceful new year, and good luck with the book. Love B x.

  • Hi and thanks.....when she was first diagnosed i told her i was going to keep a diary of her 'journey' and then turn it into a book, a bit like the diary of Anne Frank, we laughed and both said 'well hopefully with a different ending'. Well she didnt get a different ending, but she is going to get the book. x

  • Laurence, it´s a very nice way to honor your wife´s memory.

    I have no objection you use the comments into the book.

    Hugs, Fernanda

  • Sounds like a very good idea.

    Best wishes for 2014


  • Hi Laurence, A fantastic idea. If you need any editing or proofing done, don't hesitate to ask. Best wishes...


  • Hi not sure if I ever commented but if I did I have no objection to this. I think it's a lovely idea.

    Chris x x

  • Hi Laurence,

    I think your book will be a lovely idea to give to your

    family, and i don't have any objections.

    Sending you my best wishes for 2014.

    Angie x

  • No problem with me, though doubt if I said anything useful!

    Sending you and your family lots of love,

    Eileen xx

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