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Blog entries by coby

  1. It is still too painful to go into detail about this loss in my life, in both of our lives. I sort of went into auto pilot again, having to start sorting my son's estate, just as I'd so recently done for mum. It was like walking through a fog every waking hour, and trying, often unsuccessfully...
  2. My daughter and I arrived home from her 'party food' shop, and I put everything away while she returned to her room. She spends 99% of her time there, preferring the peaceful sanctuary of her own four walls, and even has her meals there. But tomorrow was her birthday and she would join me...
  3. The exchange on mum's house took place on 17th January, 2019, and it truly felt as if someone had released this noose around my neck and that I could breathe freely once again, albeit with a shattered heart and a huge void in my life. I had been so wrapped up in dealing with the estate that it...
  4. The weeks and months following being 'dumped' by my fiance were depressingly empty and dismal. Because my brothers all lived a distance away it was left to me to sort out mum's estate and affairs, with just the occasional visit from my nearest brother, 18 miles away. I had absolutely no one to...
  5. I7 months into my relationship my boyfriend proposed to me, and presented me with a lovely ring! I was over the moon. At last I was going to have someone by my side ... for support and comfort ... after all the years coping alone. We did not live together, because of the distance, and the fact...
  6. Within a week of my diagnosis and having read all the paraphernalia presented to me by my health-care practise, I changed my diet. Hmmm ... well I cut out all the little chocolate bar snacks that accompanied almost every meal at least. After all, it was sugar that had done this to me right? I...
  7. I was on my walk back from mum's house, having done all her chores, and wondering what to have for lunch when I got home. I nibbled on half a chocolate bar that was in my pocket as I felt hungry after cooking mum's dinner. As I put the key into the door lock my mobile rang, in my shopping bag. I...
  8. At the beginning of January, 2016, a month before my daughter's 20th birthday, everything came to light, although it was to take another few days for me to know it. I had been caring for my mum for some time, as she became frail with passing years. Every single day I would go to her nearby home...
  9. When your life has been ripped apart at such a young age, or maybe at any age, it's hard to know who you are anymore. I think I went through the mid-1980's and the 1990's on autopilot. My son aged 19, had now left home. I gained another child through a marriage that, in truth wasn't a right move...
  10. I've often wondered about sharing the essence of my life with others on the Forum, but then instantly wondered if anyone would read it. But we all have a story to tell, especially regarding how we came to be diagnosed with the many forms of this infliction, and how it changed us as a person. I...
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