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Nothing could prepare me …

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Nothing could prepare me …

I have worked in health care over 20 years. At the beginning of my career I actually worked in palliative care and had the honour of getting to know both my patients and families in such an intimate time of their lives. I have lost family members and friends during that time as well but nothing could prepare me for the grief that I experienced after losing my grandmother in the fall of 2019. The first few weeks were a blur as was surrounded by family , but once back home and having time to reflect ….. I felt like I had literally lost a part of my heart. This was a last show had been my rock, and my biggest supporter and cheerleader since I was a baby. For weeks, all I did was sob and I still tear up at times when her name is mentioned. They say that time heals, and the pain is slowly going away. I honour her memory by being kind to others as she was an amazing lady. Part of my healing is to think of the good memories and pictures. I know that her spirit is with me and my job now is to continue to make her proud of me.

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