I cared fr Mum for ten years, but she cared for me more.
I lost my beloved mum Sadie five weeks ago and being her carer for ten years (since my father died)had a very close bond. Since I now realise the strengh she gave me. I have had two operations in the last year to improve my vision and she gave courage to my brother who has a serious heart disease - all with her emotional help and support.
I miss her so much. She had a beautiful singing voice and composed her own songs. I thought that was normal and at school use to get teased when I boasted of her talent.
Through her illnesses, heart disease and lung problems she never complained. She just accepted. I promised her I would never let her go in the hospital or have a catheter.
The doctor called an ambulance when her breathing was laboured and she did need a catheter. After picking up two hospital bugs she stayed in hospital for months. She did come back to me for three weeks but sadly deteriorated and died in the local hospice.
I miss her terribly and was so sorry she suffered so much. I long to give her a cuddle and tell her I love her.
Her only daughter Jillian.