In Our Hearts Forever. Always

by Charlotte Smith
(Leicester, England)

4 years ago my grandma died from oesophageal cancer. She was 67. She'd had it previously and been in remission when it came back. All my family where shocked,she was a healthy person. Never smoked, only drank on special occasions and had a healthy diet. So when she got told it was terminal our whole world came crashing down around us. I didn't believe her at first, I didn't want to believe it. After about six months of life prolonging treatment, she decided she'd had enough. She stopped all treatment and booked into LOROS. For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's a sort of care home but for people with terminal illnesses. She was in there for 1 month. I'd gone to a friends birthday party and slept over. When my mum came to pick me up I realised she look really sad.She took me to my nan's where she sat me down and told me that in the night my grandma passed away. I couldn't stop crying. I felt like I hadn't told her how much I loved her or how much she meant to me but my mum told me that my Grandma would of know. Apparently she had told my grandad to make sure I knew the truth. About the treatment and LOROS and how kind all the staff where to her. So every year I try to raise at least £500 pounds for the charity. Thats something that my Grandma would have done. So I do it in her memory. R.I.P Grandma. You'll be forever in our hearts.

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Feb 01, 2013
by: Charlotte

Yea id like to say it gets easier but for me personally it hasnt

Jan 31, 2013
Sharing your loss.
by: Banshee

I understand your loss. My dear Aunt passed away on the 17th January this year from the same disease. She was only diagnosed in mid October last year. I'm grateful that I was with her when she passed and I'm glad that she did not have to suffer for very long, but it will take a very long time to get over the shock of losing her so quickly.
"Death leaves a heartache no-one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no-one can steal."

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