Only lost my Husband Richie on Saturday 11th March aged 57.
We were told on 13th and 14th December 2016 that Richie had Brain and Lung Cancer with maybe 6 months to live.
We managed to have a lovely but quiet Xmas trying to get as many happy and positive memories as we could with the time we had left.
Had 6 radiotherapy sessions which did help but still less then 3 months after being told we had lost him to this horrible disease .
Richie went into St Barnabas Hospice to sort out his medication was hoping to keep him at home but was getting very tired trying to look after him on my own ,did have help from our GP , district nurse ,hospice at home and Marie curie care, just couldn't always get help at night which was getting me very tired as I was lucky to get 2 hrs sleep a night so relieved when we did get a place in the hospice as I knew I could get rest and that Richie would be well looked after.
He was in the hospice nearly 3 weeks and all the staff from the doctors, nurses and the volunteers were really good to us nothing was too much trouble , it was a relief to our family to know how much care Richie was given and the support offered to us.