I have read a lot of books about cancer over the years. I have also lost several family members to the disease. I thought I was fairly knowledgable about the topic but nothing prepares you from hearing the worst news – that your mother has cancer and it’s terminal.
Reading about the topic does give you some ideas about what to expect. I read some non-fiction, clinical texts but a lot of the knowledge I have gleaned over the years has come from books, mainly of the YA variety.
Yesterday, my brave mum lost her battle with cancer. Although I was expecting it, I was also taken completely by surprise. I still cannot believe my mum is really gone.
My mum was also a great reader and encouraged me to read from an early age. She always supported me and I will miss her more than words can say. I am not sure how active I will be over the next wee while. My mum was 100% behind me all of the time (and really encouraged me to keep going with my blog) but I feel really adrift right now. Blogging has helped me keep strong over the last 7 months since my mum’s diagnosis but right now I am struggling to find the words to convey just how much of a loss I feel.
I just want to say thanks to everyone who has stopped by – your words of support and kindness have been very much appreciated.