Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Very moving and I'm sure it will touch others as it has those here, and help those going through the same kind of experience.

My big loss, many years ago now, was my mother, who also had cancer and died relatively young. She was a wonderful mother and very well liked by those who knew her. It hit me very hard; as the eldest child I had been quite close to her - she even asked me one day if I thought she should leave my father! Quite a shock, especially at 12 years old. She didn't - and when we kids left home they seemed to be happier. Sad that it wasn't for longer. After the worst was over I found reading about bereavement, the denial, anger etc. helped, and later I gave some evening classes on it to share what I'd learned.

Good luck with the talk - I'm sure it will help some people.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Sat Mar 1st, 2008 at 09:00:34 AM EST

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