Saturday, 21 June 2014

My Brother David Has Died

After months of defying lung cancer David faded quietly and peacefully from this life at 17.40 today, 21st June 2014. The longest day. 

He showed amazing strength and resilience since he left hospital because there was no more that could be done to fight this cruel lung cancer.

His partner Margaret looked after him at home for months. He did not want to go into a hospice.  Living with pain-killing drugs, oxygen and help from the St. Christopher Nurses his life was a life that most of us wouldn't wish upon our worst enemy.

Now free of all worldly pain and indignity his passing is not only a relief for him but, I'm sure, his family and friends.

Well fought David.  The odds were totally against you and it took many hard rounds in the biggest fight of your life before the final bell called time.  Brave battle Dave. Goodbye.



11 comments:

Snowbrush said...

Hi, Philip, let me say again how sorry I am. As you implied, it's both a passing from life and a relief that his suffering didn't continue a moment longer.

PhilipH said...

Absolutely Snowy. He died after a very long sleep which was the best way for all in my view.

A Cuban In London said...

I'm sorry, really sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts are with you, your family and David's family.

PhilipH said...

Thanks ACL. Thoughtful of you. Regards, Phil

Pauline said...

Thinking of you Philip and how large a hole David's passing must leave in your heart. I am glad to be in touch with you again.

PhilipH said...

Appreciated Pauline.

A star fades from the everlasting dark sky but new stars come into view seen even on the darkest nights: our grandchildren brighten life ... you know of course what I mean.

The Purple Assassin. said...

May he rest in peace.
Dying in sleep is yet the most peaceful form, I believe too.

Hope you find the strength to believe this.

That was a beautiful memoir.

Cloudia said...

Condolences, Dear P




Warm ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

Practical Parsimony said...

Oh, I am so sorry he had to suffer so and die. Daddy died long ago after a 19 month pancreatic cancer bout. He went to sleep from pain meds and just died peacefully.

Barbara Lindberg said...

My sympathy to you and your family Phil. I'm sure he is at peace now.

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