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Topic Living with loss

For anyone who has lost someone due to cancer

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Three and a half years

Started by Anonymous on 29 December 2017 at 10:12
Edited on 29 December 2017 at 10:17

I thought I would 'come back' and write something which might just help those starting out on this 'journey'.

When my lovely Ken passed away on the 14th May 2014...I never thought I would smile or laughter or be happy again....

But I have and I do and I am...not all the time, there are still moments of quiet reflection and sadness and the 'missing him' just before Xmas on what would have been our 21st Wedding Anniversary...

BUT - I have done so much, meet so many new friends, travelled and experienced so many wonderful times and places and continuing to do so....

So what has helped me:

1) Family - wonderful support of my dad, brother and step family...

2) Existing friends mostly from my bowls club...

3) Walking - joined ramblers and being out walking is so so helpful...even in the early days when things were so least I could take 'pleasure' in the countryside.

4) Travel - seeing new places, walking holidays, trip to Australia...too many to mention.

5) Widening my circle - it takes a lot of people to replace that one 'special' person....I have found great help from a Way Up (and also Way) as part of this process.

6) Being positive - trying to smile even when you want to cry...looking for something good in each day....

Anyway just my random thoughts which hopefully might let someone see a light at the end of a tunnel...




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  • From Anonymous
    25 February 2018 at 07:13

    Thank you. That's very helpful

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