I have to tell you that my beloved wife Netti, who posted here under the username Golden Gourd, passed away early yesterday morning. I was with her, as I had been for most of the past week, and it was peaceful at the end. She had spent the past three weeks at our local hospice, and their expert care and compassion meant that she was as comfortable as she could possibly be.
Since Netti’s diagnosis in June 2016 she did not really get any periods of remission and was almost continuously in treatment either with chemotherapy or Parp inhibitor. She started her latest line of chemo in July but was simply not in strong enough health to be able to continue.
I am happy that the expert care she received from the Prof and his team at the Christie meant she was able to enjoy the past two years and do many of the things she wanted to. They never gave up on her and went to great lengths to try and tackle the cancer. She was particularly happy to have lived to see our youngest son get really good A Levels and secure his university place. She knew that she had limited time but was determined to live well and make the best of every day she had, and she certainly achieved that.
I know Netti drew a lot of strength from interacting with others in the same boat as her on this forum and formed some very close and lasting bonds as a result. Thankyou all for the love and support that you gave her. Best wishes to all of you.