personal tragedy – Its my turn now
Julie Stuart aka Mrs TJ my partner of 42 years died peacefully on Monday. She had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer just a few weeks ago. She decided she wanted no treatment – she wanted to go “home” to spend quality time with friends and to hear birdsong and see trees. With the help of our wonderful friend Iona who gave us use of her ground floor house and garden and a huge supporting cast of friends and family we were able to make her wishes come true.
I nursed her to the end and she died peacefully in my company. We were able to ensure she had a good death and that her final weeks were filled with laughter and love.
At the end she died much as she lived – very much on her own termsPosted 6 days ago
Really sorry to hear that TJ.
PandaPosted 6 days ago
I can never find the right words for times like this. I’m so sorry for your loss, take care of yourself and I’ll be thinking of you.Posted 6 days ago
I am so sorry to read this TJ, sending you my condolences.Posted 6 days ago
Oh I’m so sorry TJ. My thoughts are with you, you must have been a real comfort these last few weeks.Posted 6 days ago
That’s absolutely tragic TJ. Sounds like you did the best thing you could for her towards the end. Much love to you all.Posted 6 days ago
I’m so sorry for your loss TJ, there’s nothing any of us can really say at this point that would make it seem less shit I’d imagine.Posted 6 days ago
Very, very sorry to hear that, but pleased, at least, that it was with dignity.
My condolences.Posted 6 days ago
That’s horrendous TJ. So sorry for your loss.Posted 6 days ago
Oh, how my heart goes out to you Jeremy. The photos you showed us and your posts about your life showed that you weren’t individuals as much as two halves of a couple. She looked a lovely (and patient) lady and I do hope you can find happiness again soon.Posted 6 days ago
My thoughts are with you, a death is rarely good but it sounds like you managed the final weeks in the best way you could for the pair of you.
pm me if you want a random stranger to talk / rant toPosted 6 days ago
So sorry for your loss TJ.Posted 6 days ago
So incredibly sad to read that TJ.Posted 6 days ago
My thoughts are with you.
Sounds like she had everything around her that she wanted.
So sorry to hear your news. So tragic.Posted 6 days ago
So sorry TJ. As I said on FB, I loved seeing your adventures and you really set the bar for relationship goals.
We’re all here when you need us.Posted 6 days ago
her final weeks were filled with laughter and love.
I hope when it’s a bit less raw you can take great comfort in this. Very sad news and my thoughts are with you.Posted 6 days ago
Incredibly sad news, it sounds like you helped enormously to make an dreadful situation slightly more bearable for your wife. Best wishes.Posted 6 days ago
Oh shit, life just isn’t bloody fair. I wanted to say more sweary things really.Posted 6 days ago
I know you have had a good life together but as a medical person please don’t try to be brave and professional about it. Cry your bloody eyes out shout at the sky whatever works for you.
There are a few of us on here that have gone through the same thing in the last few years and if there is any small thing we can help with please ask.
Gutted for you TJ, so sorry to hear this.Posted 6 days ago
Condolences to you and your family.
Sorry to hear of your loss TJ.Posted 6 days ago
So sorry for your loss but that you were able to fulfil her final wishes which I’m sure you’ll take huge comfort from.
Hugs, Tim.Posted 6 days ago
I’m utterly crap with words but condolences and deepest sympathies.Posted 6 days ago
TJ – we’ve never met but over the years it feels almost like we get to know you, and even Mrs TJ by proxy. So I have a genuine sadness for your loss. I hope that when my time comes the end might be as you’ve described it above. Remember to look out for yourself and reach out to those close to you if you need support.Posted 6 days ago
I’m so sorry TJ.Posted 6 days ago
Very sorry to hear that TJ. I’m sure the love and care over these weeks helped make things easier for her. Hopefully the knowledge you all did everything you could will help you cope as well.Posted 6 days ago
Gutted to hear this TJ. Literally dumbstruck.
Truly sorry for your loss…I don’t know what else to say.Posted 6 days ago
As above, we’re all here if & when you need it….
Blimey, 42 years. Well done, that’s an incredible achievement in itself. But I can’t imagine what it would feel like to lose someone you’ve known for that length of time. My condolences.Posted 6 days ago
Oh wow – I’m so sorry to hear this TJ. That sounds very sudden, I’m really glad you guys were able to spend all that time together and her last days were how she wanted them. There’ll be plenty of people around you who want to keep supporting you, I hope you get chance to receive the help you need.Posted 6 days ago
So sorry to hear this TJ, especially with all the plans you two had for the future.
At the end she died much as she lived – very much on her own terms
So glad you were able to make this possible, so often it isn’t. RIPPosted 6 days ago
Aw shit, TJ. So sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself and pop on here if you need to vent.Posted 6 days ago
Very sad news, sorry to hear this.
Hope you are holding up TJ, please remember there are many people here that are more than happy to have a chat and listen.Posted 6 days ago
Very sorry to hear about your loss, best wishes in what must be a difficult time.Posted 6 days ago
So sorry to hear this TJ.Condolences to you & your family.Posted 6 days ago
Sorry for your loss TJ. Take care.Posted 6 days ago
I’m so very sorry to hear that Jeremy, I know you guys had all sorts of adventures planned post retirement. It’s just as well we don’t know what’s ahead of us at times, easy for me to say but think of the awesome time you had with her.
Bless you mate.Posted 6 days ago
Really sorry fr your loss TJ. Words may not be able to help much, but my deepest condolences.Posted 6 days ago
horrible news. all the best TJ.Posted 6 days ago
So sorry to hear this. I’ve no words in times like this but my thoughts are with you.Posted 6 days ago
Really sorry to hear that TJ
MarkPosted 6 days ago
So sorry TJ. Thoughts are with you and yours and as above, if you need anything, shout up.Posted 6 days ago
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