Hello all and here’s to another year of life and all it brings with it. All aboard the rollercoaster again!
Some of you may have read my lengthy “diary” of events last year. From my cancer diagnosis and treatment through the various ailments and terminal illnesses that have befallen the Poppy families.
Well my husband’s sister who lives abroad had a lung cancer diagnosis December 2017. Inoperable, but some type of immunotherapy commenced and life carried on. This Christmas she spent in hospital with another diagnosis. Admitted with suspected colitis, a colonoscopy suggested colon cancer. Severe bleeding and iv morphine keeps her in hospital awaiting biopsy results tomorrow. This and further scans will determine what surgery might be required.
His other sister, same age as me, lives in the uk. She was in the last stages of dementia. She lived in specialist accommodation for people with Downs syndrome. We were told she passed away January 2nd. Neither he nor his other sister will be able to attend the funeral. I know this is tearing him apart. Feeling he is letting her down at the end. Nothing I can say will make him feel differently.
Sorry for the gloomy post people, but as I shared it all with you last year I wanted to let you know this update. I don’t have a big family or circle of friends so its good to talk to my virtual one. Thanks for listening.