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Hi grievingmum, I joined this forum in the hope of finding someone who could relate to my story, so yes of course , I’d love to exchange emails with you.
My Redkite counsellor changed careers the very week my son relapsed after 18mths of chemo & radiaton. I was devasted. I tried to connect with another counsellor, but found it too difficult to recount everything from the beginning, but I’d recommend contacting them again, wish I could.
A part of me misses the community of parents in hospital/clinic, we spoke the same language. Meeting in the kitchen cause your child is on steriods and hungry again, or getting ginger beer because they’re nauseous, or just sitting silently together on the grass when they’re finally asleep.
I reckon we spent the best part of Jeremy’s 9 year battle in and out of hospital. Something we also share is we both have other children in the equation. I remember how divided I felt wanting to be in two places at the same time. I hated not being at home for them, but couldn’t leave my son’s side either.
When we were the face of Canteen’s National Bandanna Day, I was asked to write something from my perspective in the brochure. This is what I wrote (hugs)
“The heartache of not being able to make everything better, and the helplessness a parent feels watching their child suffer has been unimaginably challenging. Cancer stole not only Jeremy’s childhood but also that of his three siblings”
I’ll just check if I’m allowed to post my email address here, and be in touch xx. There’s a butterfly in your garden waiting to say hi to you ok