Hello everyone. I hope you all had as good a Christmas Day as possible.
I've posted here several times about my lovely mam and always got such support. I'm sad to say that she died on November 21st.
I last posted in August when Mam stopped chemo. She was very upset for a week after that news, but then she rallied and for all of September she was really good, independent, doing her own shopping, getting her hair cut, going to mass, all her normal things. It was wonderful. She started to become more and more tired after that, and her ascites started to build up. She was admitted to hospital in the last days of October, and after a battle with delays and problems, she had a pigtail drain put in, which eased the pressure, but the scans showed that her cancer had taken over. She didn't get to come home again, but was looked after tremendously well in hospital, and with such kindness. We got to spend lots of time with her, and she died peacefully at 4am, as she'd have wanted i think, no fuss, just get on with it.
Mam went through a lot, and picked herself up and continued with great spirit and dignity after every set back, for almost three years. We were and are so proud of her, and we had so many blessings amongst all the difficulties. I still can't really get my head around the fact that she is gone, that this has happened. She was a most amazing person, my mother and my friend.
With thanks for all your support, this is a forum that makes many people feel less alone and helps give people the strength to keep trying . My prayers and good wishes to you all for this holiday season and 2016.