This blog started years ago as I wrote about my life as a young volunteer. It fizzled out as I began university and other things began to take priority in my life. In February 2014, Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer and around May 2015, I started to blog about my life as a young person living with a terminally ill parent. It was picked up by the Huffington Post and I soon realised that there was a real space out there for this sort of writing.
My Mum had metastatic breast cancer and died on 23rd October 2015 at the age of 53. I have had to come to terms with her death, with grief, and with the after-effects of living with cancer in the family for so long. I now blog about her death, my grief, and learning to live without her.
I plan to continue to blog about all of this because I think it’s important to talk about it. Mum was always open about death (as a palliative medicine doctor, I think it’s part of the package!). I’m learning how to get my blog out there and reach the people who need it.
This blog is very much still a work in progress (as am I!) so any thoughts and feedback are always gratefully received.