Please light a candle for my Mum

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PictureThis Sun 23-Jan-11 17:59:52

I have posted here before about my darling mum. She was diagnosed with bowel cancer with liver secondaries 14 months ago and despite fighting the battle with all her might she is finally losing the war. She's in hospice, comfortable (well she looks it anyway) but no longer conscious. We, the family are all here with her and taking it in turns to sit with her. She is the bravest woman I know and I'm extremely proud that she's my Mum. I'm so glad I was blessed with her but utterly heartbroken that she is leaving us. Our world will not be the same without her in it sad

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TheMonster Sun 23-Jan-11 19:20:21

PictureThis I am so sorry to hear your news. I'm sure she is comfortable, and I am sure she knows you are there and that she appreciates it.
Thinking of you.

everlong Sun 23-Jan-11 20:15:41

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Theyremybiscuits Sun 23-Jan-11 20:20:14

Your world will not be the same without her.

You will go on and it will be strange and very hard at times.

Be kind to yourself. Eat, breathe and sleep when you can.

We know how you feel.

So sorry sweetheart. Your post really touched a chord with me.
Take care x

woolymindy Sun 23-Jan-11 20:22:17

Just wanted to send my love to you at this difficult time. Your Mum knows how much you love her and she will take that with her as she leaves.

I am going to light a candle for your Mum and for you. Take care of yourself.

Hopelesslydisorganised Sun 23-Jan-11 20:25:37

I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. My beloved auntie died on 30th Decembver due to cancer - it's a hideous disease.

Be kind to yourself
Spend time with your Mum
No your world will not be the same without her.

I have no candles but will remember her in prayer.

carminaburana Sun 23-Jan-11 20:29:40

picturethis - i'm so very sorry. i will pray for your mum and for you. my father passed away on new years day and i don't think i'll ever be the same again - i'm still feeling so lost.

i will light a candle for you too

sending you love and strenght xx

PictureThis Sun 23-Jan-11 22:47:59

Thank you all for your lovely words. Mum died at 18.45 this evening. She slipped away peacefully surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. Goodnight Mum, love you xxx

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Sexonlegs Mon 24-Jan-11 10:09:42

Picture this, my heart goes out to you and your family.

I am so glad you were able to be with your Mum.

My mum died on the 31st December; she too had bowel cancer with secondaries in her liver and lungs. It is a shockingly dreadful disease.

I wish you love and strength.

There are lots of lovely threads on here to support those who have lost a parent.

carminaburana Mon 24-Jan-11 11:45:54


I'm so so sorry. Your Mum sounded like a such a brave and wonderful person. I'm glad you were with her until the very end.

take care


Portofino Mon 24-Jan-11 11:48:07

PictureThis - sorry to hear your sad news! I am glad you got to be with her at the end. ((hugs)) sad

Ormirian Mon 24-Jan-11 11:53:15

So sorry picturethis sad

TheMonster Mon 24-Jan-11 14:02:10

PictureThis, as portofino says, it is lovely that you were with her and it was a peaceful end.

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