In August my mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer and we were told that the success rate for that particular cancer was very high. In October we were told that the cancer was bigger than expected and my mother had her bladder removed. In December my mother was recovering very well and then had a bowel obstruction, which had to be removed and turned out to be cancer. Last Thursday we were told that my mother's cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, liver, lungs and throughout other parts of her body and she had only months to live. On Monday we were told that the cancer was also around her kidneys, that she was going into kidney failure and only had a couple of weeks at most to live. And on Wednesday (16th February) she passed away.
It all seems so surreal right now. It all happened so quickly. And while I did get to talk to my mother in her final days she was mostly sleeping or delirious and so I am left feeling like there is still so much to say.
I am glad that I could be there with her in her final days and hours. But to see someone you love so dearly suffering so much is hard on the soul. I've also seen so many things I wish I could erase my from memory. No one should have to go through so much suffering.
I miss my mum so much and I don't know how my life can go on without her. She was too young to die and she didn't want to go. Life can be so cruel.
Mum I love you so much. You were the best mother I could have ever hoped for. I will miss you every single day for the rest of my life. But you are no longer in pain and for that I am grateful. I hope you are finally at peace and there is an endless library where you are now. You are forever in my heart.
Last photo of mum (with Maya) before mum got too sick (taken in August 2010):