Yes, the death of a loved one is excruciatingly painful, and I feel blessed by the constant support of several loved ones. Very special ongoing gratitude to Sal’s partner Nick who always prioritised Sal’s needs and took time off work to be by her side assisting her every day throughout the escalation of her illness, her dying days, her death and cremation. He tended to Sal’s medication, cooked her delicious food even when she could no longer eat, welcomed visitors, sat with her throughout doctors’ and hospital visits, held her and comforted her throughout the days and nights of her passing, and consulted with me at all times about the best possible care for her.
My son Paul continues to provide a listening ear and gives sage advice from afar in Melbourne and my high school buddy Sandra - found again via Facebook after 50 years of lost contact - has supported me in every imaginable way. Sandra made thoughtful contact every day throughout Sal’s illness and her dying days and ongoing to this day. I feel so blessed to have these exceptional souls as my go-to people.
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