STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

8 years ago today my darling mother passed away

8 years ago today on the 8th January 2008 my darling mother passed away after being in hospital for 6 months for a routine hip operation. She will now be dancing in heaven with my dear dad. Love you mum, always and forever xxxxx

You can read my mother’s story which was published in The Mail on Sunday on 5th June 2011

Click on the link to read

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1394300/NHS-hip-operation-mother-died-Daughters-harrowing-account.html

mum - Copy

Filed under: Hospital, ,

Diary of a death without dignity – My mothers “Last Six Months” in Hospital by Joanna Slater

January 8th 2008 was the date that my mother passed away in hospital after being in hospital for 6 months. It was 7 years ago, and I still remember as if it were yesterday.

I first started to write these notes purely as a reminder of all the things that happened to my mother throughout the first few weeks when she arrived in hospital for her hip operation.

Each day before I started work I would enter onto my computer all my notes from the previous day. I never thought that I would still be writing six months later. My notes had become an up-to-date diary of my mother and how her condition deteriorated during this terrible, and tragic course of events. It has also allowed me to capture all the memories of our time together, the laughs, the tears, the precious words spoken, and I captured it all.

I published my mother’s notes onto my blog, and then extracts of my mother’s story was published in the Mail on Sunday in June 2011.

I had no idea what would have happened next. I had over one thousand hits on my blog and emails of hundreds of people telling me of their own tragic stories. I knew then that writing my notes was for a reason.

I then self published a book with the full story of my mother’s “Last Six Months” in hospital, including 50 more story’s of the very kind people that had written to me.

Here is the link to the Mail on Sunday in which extracts of my mothers story was shown

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1394300/NHS-hip-operation-mother-died-Daughters-harrowing-account.html

Mum

 

Kay, my very elegant mother

Filed under: Elderly, Hospital, NHS, Uncategorized, , , ,

Blog views to date

  • 94,259 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Last Six Months and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,418 other followers

Helpful Pages, Templates etc

Recent Posts

Pages