Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/23/2017 at 16:26. Facebook
1. Believe in yourself
2. Grab hold of every opportunity
3. Take nothing for granted

It can't be easy for Sarah to look back over this time but she's shared this so she can help others in a similar situation. An inspiring read and an inspiring lady.
1 Believe in yourself 2 Grab hold of every opportunity 3 Take

Seven things losing my husband has taught me

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Peter Blair
Bill McNamara
Suzanne Reynolds
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Marie Curie UK
yesterday at 06:31. Facebook
“I remember that final night - we were watching the Eurovision Song Contest in the living room with a cup of tea and a muffin when Nurse Sarah came rushing in and said ‘Girls, come quick’. Sarah was so special to us. That’s why I’m running my first marathon this year."

We're wishing a huge good luck to Rosie and all our incredible runners who are taking on the London Marathon tomorrow - we...
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I remember that final night we were watching the Eurovision Song Contest
Alison Heaps
Rosie Geale
Sharon Bald
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/21/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
“A lot of the men have never had a manicure before. We joke with them and say we’ll paint their nails blue! I remember a lady asked me to take off her acrylic nails because she didn’t want to die with them on. It was only a little thing, but it meant a lot to her.”

When we have weddings at the hospice, volunteer beauty therapist Andrea is there to make our patients feel extra special: [...
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A lot of the men have never had a manicure before We
Claire Edel
Salma Valjee
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/20/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
“You greet them on the doorstep, usually with a handshake but often with a hug. As the night goes on some want you to sit there and paint their nails or give them a massage. Some just want you to be there and hold their hand.” Meet Nurse Sarah: [ Bit.ly Link ]
You greet them on the doorstep usually with a handshake but often
Aggie Millar
Anne Smith
Stewart Wilson
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/19/2017 at 18:57. Facebook
"When Pat was being cared for, I remember our Marie Curie nurse holding my sister’s hand and saying: ‘You’ve got all your family around you, it’s ok to let go.’ My sister was smiling at us. I think she felt safe." [ Bit.ly Link ]
When Pat was being cared for I remember our Marie Curie nurse
Denise Lloyd
Kathrin Kirkman
Billy Stevens
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/17/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
"I cared for a chap who had a tumour and had lost most of his face. What was amazing was the spirit and humour that shone through just his eyes when we were making conversation and cracking jokes. Despite him not having features to smile, despite everything, we could see in his eyes that he was laughing. That's stayed with me for years. Even thinking about it now chokes me up.” [ Bit.ly Link ]
I cared for a chap who had a tumour and had lost
Donna Clarke
Karen Wright
Abby Houston
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
04/16/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
No matter what you did, your support during the Great Daffodil Appeal has helped us care for more people. For this we'd like to say thank you.
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Alison Moody
Carol Willis Gibbs
"MND terrified me at first, but I no longer fear it. The hospice has also supported my children, who were traumatised by my illness. They’re now well-balanced and wonderful young people, and I’m so grateful that they emerged unscathed. I believe that the hospice will make my death as painless as possible, which was one of my worries after diagnosis. It’s good to know that, when the time comes,...
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MND terrified me at first but I no longer fear it The
Emma Forbes
Gilmara Almeida
Janice Atkinson
"When I go home at night my family are hugged that little bit tighter, as nobody is immune to loss. Death casts light on my own mortality and the impermanence of life comes sharply into focus."
When I go home at night my family are hugged that little

Talking about death is a part of my work – I worry I say the wrong thing

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Louise Seed
Dianne Conway
Julie Delaire
“This job has taught me how strong people are. It still amazes me how people who don’t have much experience of caring for someone else usually find the strength and energy to cope and look after their loved ones, even at very difficult times.”
This job has taught me how strong people are It still amazes

People find their inner strength at difficult times

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Claire Edel
Catrin Doyle
Beverly Clements
It was predicted that Carsten might only have a few hours or days left so Aarhus Universitetshospital staff wheeled him out on a balcony where he smoked a Green LA cigarette and drank a glass of cold white wine and enjoyed watching the sunset with his family ❤

A touching story of what a dignified death can mean to someone like Carsten and his family: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It was predicted that Carsten might only have a few hours or
Irene Johnstone
Georgina Ennis-Bugg
Cheryl Francis
"Family, close friends and making memories are most important to me. I take time out every day to just stop and look at the world. It sounds a real cliché but I stop and watch the clouds, or a bug – the things we take for granted. When somebody knows they are dying, feeling the wind or sun on their skin is really important."
Family close friends and making memories are most important to me I

Life Lessons From Women Who Work With The Dying

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Lynn Searle
Judi Jagt
Tracey Heaney
"We promised mum we’d be there to hold her hand and support her through it. Mum was amazing – so strong and courageous. We’re doing ok now. We have our moments: one minute you’re crying your heart out, the next you’re laughing at the happy memories. It’s like we have an invisible cord – when one person is down we lift each other up.” [ Bit.ly Link ]
We promised mum wed be there to hold her hand and support
Trish  Rayson-Miller
Sian Higson
Jane Felton Kay
"I was reluctant to join the choir at first, I mean hadn't sung in years! When my wife was ill and I was caring for her, my life revolved around her needs. I didn't realise until she was gone how much my world had shrunk. I felt lonely. But the choir is such fun and everyone is so warm and welcome - it's one of the highlights of my week." [ Bit.ly Link ]
"I will carry this child for the rest of my life. He lives within me, forever a young man of 22. Others will carry him as they move forward in their lives. He will be with them when they look out to the world with compassion, when they act with determination and kindness, when they are brave enough to contemplate all the things in life that remain unknown. I still search for him, but without...
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I will carry this child for the rest of my life He

Loving My Son, After His Death

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Heather Billington
Teresa Nissan
Hester Jo
"My dad Gordon was the bravest person I have ever met. Even when his cancer was terminal, he kept swimming, because he wanted to do the same things as us. Dad never let the cancer change how he was. We'll be swimming this weekend to remember him."

Let's all wish Gordon's family, and all our amazing swimmers, a huge good luck for this year's Swimathon challenge! [ Bit.ly Link ]
My dad Gordon was the bravest person I have ever met Even
Susan Pepper Johnson
Jacqueline Lee Norris
Diane Lack
"You couldn’t have taken the smile off her face. She told me: ‘As long as I’m happy, the pain isn’t going to get the better of me'."

Nothing was going to stop Janet and Keith getting married at our West Midlands Hospice! [ Bit.ly Link ]
You couldnt have taken the smile off her face She told me
Patricia Sharpe
Caroline Gee-Gregory
Barbara Slattery
"When you have life savings stored up, and you're told you don't have long left, what else do you do? I used to be scared of everything, I was the biggest coward under the sun. But the diagnosis changed me, I just stopped worrying completely. I've had worries all my life and I'm not going to worry again."
When you have life savings stored up and youre told you dont

Father who spent £50,000 after terminal cancer diagnosis still alive

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Jacqui Eyres
Dorothy Kyle
Julie Jordan
“I don’t just want to survive. I want to live, and love is a big part of that. With all of my previous partners, I’ve been constantly worried they’ll leave me for someone healthier, and in some cases they probably did. I long to find The One and fall in love. ­Sometimes, I’m scared I will run out of time. But I still have faith the right ­person is out there for me."

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I dont just want to survive I want to live and love
Trish Salmond
Jo Parker
Steven Dymond
"Family carers are going beyond what would be considered safe working hours and putting their health and wellbeing at risk".

Dimbleby Cancer Care new study shows that now more than ever we need to appreciate the compassion and determination of family carers and make sure they're looking after themselves too!

Here's more information on the study: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Family carers are going beyond what would be considered safe working hours

Six ways to look after your emotional wellbeing when you’re caring for

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Libby Listens Bassnett
James Herdman
Pauline Becker