You may also find this article helpful: It is in the questions that we learn. The way you write to someone who has just been diagnosed at an early, primary stage, is quite different from how you should write to someone who has metastatic cancer, and different again from someone who is definitely terminal.
The only thing I knew was that if I waited to find the perfect thing to say, days or weeks or months could go by and the questions would continue to pile up, multiplying and breeding into new questions of regret and doubt and loss.
This is a tribute to a woman who was strong and thoughtful and smart and sassy and classy and so much more. What do you need. Perhaps if I'd instead written something that they could reflect on at leisure since he didn't notice one way or the other then it might have afforded them some comfort instead of the extra anxiety when I dropped by.
Sometimes I raged with you.
In fact, if anything, our souls have been stretched. I think without being too mudlin, telling someone that they've had a positive lasting effect on your life is a good message to pass on.
You can read a beautiful post about our Grandma at my younger sister's blog at The Knitty Gritty Homesteadif you wish. The cursor continues to prompt me, egging me on, and it has no understanding that my mind has come to a complete standstill. My sister wrote down her thoughts of Grandma and the impact she has had on her life.
Say it and send it. When I read the line: Send me all your investigation reports on email and I will check for the best cancer hospitals and take second opinion here as well. So what do you write. You can contact him on this Email: My best friend means a lot to me than anything else.
Many terminal patients find it comforting to put out sentimental messages, but find incoming sentimental messages hard to deal with. Mutual friends have said the same. Will I be the friend you need me to be, or will I somehow fall short. After five weeks in hospital, my parents made the decision on Christmas Day to bring her home to die.
I remember the times that I would see you at the Mocha House, you would have a big smile on your face and always be laughing about something!.
Whenever the reality hits you, in those early stages before you have had the time to absorb and come to terms with your diagnosis, you are very vulnerable.
Bellowing and husky and never fake. So do it anyway. And so, though these words come later than they should have come, I am telling you now that I promise to ask my questions, listen to yours, and muddle through them with you -- not because we need to find answers to all of them, but because it is in the questions that we show up, offer love, and bear witness.
Perhaps we already are making something beautiful out of it. Dec 08, · A Love Letter to My Friend With Cancer As soon as the diagnosis came, your entire world shifted on its axis, and in turn, so did the worlds of those who love you.
12/08/ am ET. Writing a letter to a friend who is dying should be no different from writing a letter to someone under better circumstances. The data on the Tony Fahkry website suggests that it?s completely understandable to hold oneself back due to the impact of the negative event on the subconscious.
While. My ex's sister is dying from breast cancer at the young age of It's all very harrowing and awful.
She was wonderful to me and my ex when he had his own health crises and has continued to. Tag Archives: writing to a dying friend Writing that Last Letter Brings Serenity. Posted on March 16, by Beth.
How I Began to Write These Letters. Once I wrote a poem for a friend dying of bone cancer. But it doesn’t have to be writing–it can be a card you carefully choose and sign; food you drop off. Dec 22, · A Letter to My Friend with Breast Cancer Dear Dian, Sue shared with me the good news about your surgery and the pathology report – clear margins and no cancer in the lymph lookbeyondthelook.com: Stacy Sells.
Dec 29, · A Letter to Someone Dying Reading this post tonight gave me the courage and helped me choose a tone for a letter that I needed to write to a dear friend who is near death.
She has thanked me many time for small charities that I have gifted over the years, I felt it was time to thank her for the life-healing and spiritual gift our.How to write a letter to a friend dying of cancer