As many of you know, my mum was diagnosed with brain cancer in August of 2019. Since that time, she has undergone multiple surgeries to remove tumors, as well as several different cancer treatments. Earlier this year, we learned that a fourth tumor had developed.
Just under two weeks ago, Mum woke up with a headache so severe that she needed to go to the emergency room. They were able to give her something for the pain, and also did a CT scan, which showed that the tumor had grown significantly. That evening, she was admitted to hospice. The hospice staff was able to regulate her medication to keep her comfortable as her condition continued to decline.
This is so hard to write…
Late last night, my mum passed away. According to the hospice staff, her passing was very quick and without pain.
Even though I knew this was coming, and I tried to prepare myself mentally, it really isn’t possible to be ready for a loss like this. And while I am certain that I will see Mum again in Heaven someday, and I am grateful that she is no longer in pain, being without her is going to be really hard. Not only was she my mum, but she was also one of my best friends, and I already miss her terribly.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been keeping my mum and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate you all more than I can say!
I am going to be taking some time away from posting on The Unapologetic Bookworm to focus on my family and my own emotional needs. I will be delaying publication on several upcoming posts, including this weekend’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update.
Thank you all for your support during this time.