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LIVING WITH CANCER

by Anonymous

31 August 2018 at 11:44

I need Maggie's help again

Hi everyone,

It's been a long while since I have been on to Maggie's on line centre but I find after all of this time I could do with Maggie's support. In March I lost my lovely Mam suddenly. I was talkng to her at 4pm for a good 20 minutes and at 4.50pm my sister rang me to tell me my Mam had collapsed and they were unable to revive her. It wasn't cancer related, Her post mortem showed even though she had just been to her surgery at 2.45pm that day and was told she had a chest infection, it was infact bronchial pneumonia. I am lost with out my Mam as you will al understand.

A wek ago my lovely Mother in law of over 31 years was rushed in to hospital with a loss of speech and lack of use of her arm and hand properly. They did a scan immediately as thought it was a stroke. The scan showed a large amount of swelling on the left handside of her brain and a tumour. An MDT meeting was held yesterday and we are waiting to hear the way forward for her.

I am trying to stay strong for everyone but I am finding it hard. I had my own cancer journey in 2009 and without Maggie's help and support I don't know what I would have done.

Lv Beverley x



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