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Last post for August, also makes me think of the Last Post bugle call they play at military funerals.  Today marks 11 years since my mum’s death.  It was a horrible day.  Honestly, I think about her at least once a day, still.  My kids, now 19 and 17, missed a lot of good years with her.

I have very intense and somewhat mixed feelings about my mother’s death.  Sadness, guilt, anger.  Mostly I just miss her.  I regret that my kids didn’t have a chance to know her better.  I grieve for my dad, who’s been alone ever since.  I don’t think he’s gotten over it yet, and I truly doubt he ever will.

She hadn’t felt well for a long time.  Ovarian cancer is a silent killer.  Treatment has a high success rate if it’s caught early, but it doesn’t show up on regular pap smears.

So what have we learned?

If you’re sick, please see a doctor.  Please? 

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