Monday, 4 February 2013

R.I.P mum

Firstly apologies for the title but I want folk to see this. It's not about the last lot of hill reps I did, or a night in the Swan, as you might have guessed already

My mother Margaret passed away yesterday peacefully after finding out barely two weeks before she had cancer. Our small family (both my mother and late father were only ones) are taking great comfort in that mum died at home in her own bed, suffered little pain in her final day thanks to the efforts of wonderful NHS and Marie Curie staff, and was surrounded by friends and family in her final days

The reason for this blog post is we suspect mum had symptoms for a good while before becoming really ill and ignored them, we think out of fear. Therefore I have a plea. If you have a problem and you're choosing to turn a blind eye to it at present please go and get it checked out. I'm arranging another blood pressure check asap for myself, because in spite of being reasonably fit, high blood pressure runs in our family and mine is borderline at best as I've posted before. If something is bothering you please go and get help soon

There'll be more to follow on my mum and her life soon


  1. Thinking of you and looking forward to run, banter and a pint soon.

    I look forward to reading all about your mum. :) x

  2. Me too :)

    You've been incredibly strong this last couple of weeks your mum will have been proud

  3. So sorry to hear that. Please take care and look after yourselves.

  4. Wise words at an incredibly sad time ... all my best wishes to you at this very difficult time. Hope to say hi soon...

  5. sad news, which I can totally relate to. my granddad passed away about 14yrs ago - of cancer, and he only showed symptoms in the final month. the doctor said he must have hidden symptoms for at least 6months if not longer.
    thoughts are with you, take care

  6. sorry to hear your sad news DT
    hope you're as OK as you can be

  7. I've only just read your sad news DT, I'm really sorry to hear about your mum. Ten years ago(almost exactly) my dad passed away after being diagnosed with lung cancer a week earlier. Its such a shock when it happens so quickly. I think it affects you in ways that you don't expect. Take it easy and look after yourself.x

  8. Just come across this now.

    Hope your doing ok Andy!