Home from my stay in hospital. Sitting with my feet up, Steve’s making us coffee and I’m sneaking a look online. Checked through my emails and see a reminder of our next social meeting at the pub in Edinburgh. When my consultant gave me the card for the charity I wasn’t too sure. But after meeting folk in the same boat and getting to know each other, I get a lot out of our Nets Scotland – Anne Edgar charitable trust social gatherings. We chat together, share experiences, laugh and generally support one another. I check the date of our next meet up, it’s Steve’s birthday. We will go for a wee while and I will get Steve a cake. Thinking of meeting up – I was looking forward to seeing everyone.
Later that night I get news that knocks me for six. One of the members of Anne Edgar Charitable Trust – Net charity has passed away. Damn it – she was one of my favourites too. A genuine person. Caring with a sunny nature. She was diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome just over 5 years ago.
I am upset at the news of her death. I will miss the emails we send each other from time to time. We will all notice her absence at the next social gathering. Most of all I will miss her smile and comforting words.
I feel fortunate that our paths crossed and am grateful for her coming into my life. She was truly an amazing lady. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family.