Dating after death of husband
Within two weeks he was told he had stage four incurable bowel cancer.Not only was I facing the death of my daughter, but I was going to lose my husband, too. Andy was pragmatic, saying we all have an end date, and his was just sooner rather than later. He embarked on gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which bought us a precious year together.Only you will know that.” Another widow said: “After 21 years of marriage, it took me a good two years before I was emotionally ‘whole’ enough to consider another relationship.
I knew I had to be strong for my other three children, but I missed Andy so much.
What made things even worse was that Daisy’s health was deteriorating.
She’d lost the ability to walk and was in tremendous pain. In January 2017 she became very ill with sepsis and was rushed to hospital.
Just over a year after his diagnosis, Andy passed away peacefully at home in December 2015.
We were all heartbroken, but I had to focus on my distraught children and put my own grief on hold.