Thursday, December 02, 2010

C.’s news is very bad – “a few months”. Of course we’ve all known this, including C. herself, since the 8th of November, the day before her surgery. The delivery of the verdict yesterday was, nevertheless, a tremendous shock.

That was Games Day, 2010, the traditional picture we always take at the end of the afternoon. C. is towards the left, framed by Greek Helen in the Macdougall jacket, leaning one way, and the niece I keep talking about, in a brown coat, leaning the other. Next to her is her sister F. (who lives in Glasgow), in a green jacket, with her husband behind and her sons beside her. C.s dear granddaughter Little C. was also there, with a boyfriend, but they had failed to grasp the importance of the picture-taking and were somewhere else.

26 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry the news is bad. I was so hoping for better new for you. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  2. Anonymous8:14 AM

    I am very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Jane-Beth

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  3. Oh dear, how very sad. Your husband must feel it terribly.

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  4. Dawn in NL11:06 AM

    Dear Jean,

    We have been hoping along with you and now we are sad along with you.

    I will continue to think of you all, but especially your husband who loves his sister unconditionally as you so movingly put it.

    Dawn

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  5. rosesmama11:35 AM

    I had been hoping also, but guessed the news was bad when you said C. was still nauseated. I'm so sorry and will keep you in my thoughts.

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  6. this is bad news, I am sorry:(( but I'd rather know the truth - than get sugarcoated news that keep me uninformed....I hope your family can pull together in these difficult times.

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  7. Anonymous1:26 PM

    I'm very sorry. I hope she is able to remain comfortable.
    Beverly

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  8. Oh, Jean, even when you think you know, it isn't the same as really knowing, is it? I am so sorry, and sad you husband will not be spared this loss. My thought with you and your family.

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  9. Oh, Jean, I am so so sorry to hear this. I have been thinking of you and hoping as this all unfolded. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

    Beth W.

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  10. Anonymous2:56 PM

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ron

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  11. Gerri in St Paul2:58 PM

    I'm so sorry the news wasn't better. You and your family, especially your husband, will be in my thoughts.

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  12. kristieinbc3:22 PM

    I was so sorry to read that you have had the worst possible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, and his sister today.

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  13. Anonymous5:08 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your bad news regarding your sister in law.
    Our prayers are with you.

    Sandy
    nova scotia

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  14. my deepest sympathy to you and your family - you are all in my prayers.

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  15. I am so very sorry to hear that. We are praying for you and yours, and will continue to do so.

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  16. Alison (in Australia)9:41 PM

    My sympathy to you & your family, especially to your husband. Best wishes at this awful time.

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  17. I am very sorry Jean. It is so hard to face this reality. Losing a loved one, whether suddenly or with time to prepare, is so difficult, either way. I hope that you and your husband can find ways to enjoy the time you have left with C and find ways to celebrate her life.

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  18. Jean, you and your family are in my thoughts. Please remember to take care of yourself along with everyone else.

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  19. sending good thoughts that she doesn't havea lot of pain and discomfort

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  20. I am sorry Jean. I hope that what time C has left will be spent comfortable and loved.

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  21. Judith4:52 AM

    Sorry to hear that the news was so bad. Prayers for all of you.

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  22. i am so sorry for this dreadful news. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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  23. Such terrible news,so very sorry. You and yours will be in my prayers.

    My Best,
    elise

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  24. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm glad to hear you're supportive of hospice care. It will make C's passage easier. In the meantime, share memories and stories, find laughter and comfort, and assure her that she is not alone.

    Hugs,
    Duffy

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