Wednesday, 25 May 2011

As if things could not get any worse

Hi Everyone,

I've always had this theory in life that when things are going really well someone somewhere brings you down to earth with a bang at some point just to let you know that life is not a bed of roses.

Well someone has given me & my family the biggest kick we have had to face so far in life. As I said in my last post my Mum is in hospital at the moment with what we thought was a bad kidney infection.

Last Tuesday we were given the worst news possible. My Mum has terminal cancer and as I type this we only have a few days left with her. My heart is breaking. She's my best friend and I'm hers. The speed at which we have reached this point is beyond belief and I wake up every morning thinking it's a bad dream and then reality kicks in big time.

I was supposed to be on C&C with our new CD ROM on Tuesday morning but now you will understand why the schedule was changed. I dare not be hundreds of miles away at this point in time.

I couldn't get through this without the help & support of my good friends . You all know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there night and day for me.

My Mum is in a wonderful hospital in Rothbury. The staff are fantastic and I can't praise them enough for the care & compassion they are showing not only to my Mum but to my family too. Have you ever heard of a hospital where dogs are allowed in a patient's room or where you leave at the end of a long shift with a plate of home-made cakes. They are just wonderful people working in a magic place.

Take care



  1. So sorry to read this Lynda. I know exactly what you are going through as I only lost my beautiful mum to cancer just before Xmas. It's such a very hard time and I understand what you mean about wanting to wake up from a really bad dream,and then you realise it is all so very real.
    Be there with her, tell her you love her, and when the time comes let her go, because she is going to a place where there is no more pain and suffering. She will still be there with you, no matter where you are or what you do, she will still be around, be it in your heart or in your thoughts. She will be there with you all the time.
    I wish you strength and courage to get through these next harrowing days.
    Sending lots of love to you and your family.
    xx Lynn xx

  2. So sorry to hear this Lynda - be strong for your Mum and cherish the time you have left with her. Love and hugz Cynthia x

  3. I'm so sorry to hear of your mum's illness Lynda, but would just like to echo Cynthia's sentiments...Take care, love & Hugs, Ann xx

  4. Hi Linda

    Very brave to commit the news to a blog post, and I know you will have been in a terrible state while doing it. Forget about everything and ever-one, and just take the time you have left to let mum know how much you love her, then, take time for yourself, to grieve, and don't feel bad about needing to ring friends and talk, me included.

    Take care of yourself, much love, Leann x

  5. Hi Leann, I thought long and hard about writing it on here but as I have posted about Mum being in hospital it seemed the best place to let people know how she was doing. People were asking why Tuesday's show was cancelled and this seemed the best place to let everyone know together. As you know Leann to loose someone you love or a much loved pet is difficult to talk about and people do ask you how you are. The days are difficult at the moment but we've had our smiles too. I've seen a different side of Mum last week when we had our 4 good days with her. She was so funny doing her Lenny the Lion impersonations and having her sly digs at people. On Saturday we rushed to the hospital after the hospital phoned us thinking it was time only for us to find her a couple of hours later with her make up on. I spent a lovely weekend just her & I at the cottage just 5 weeks ago and that's how I will remember her. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts. It does mean a lot. Mum's are special people and I am lucky to have had her by my side for so long

    Lynda xx

  6. So sorry to hear this Lynda, my thoughts and wishes are with you and your family. Please remember to look after yourself too.

    Lots of love and hugs

    Mary xx

  7. So sorry to hear this Lynda,Mum's are special people. My mum died 2 years ago and as a previous blogger said she is always with me.You will have all the good memories in your heart which come into mind at your most difficult moments, especially when you need to know "what would mum do ...." Make the most of the time she is with you, and look after yourself a your family because they will be your strength.
    Love Heather

  8. Hello Lynda, so, so sorry to hear your news, I won't pretend to know how you feel, because I don't. I haven't been put in that position yet and I dread the day. Look after yourself because you are special too, remember that.
    Love from Jean