‘Lord, will I die?’ How writing a book for children helped me cope with cancer | Lorraine Marwood

Grief is a tangible part of life for adults and children, yet our society lacks a roadmap for us to follow Cancer. A scary word, right? One you never imagine might be applied to your life. I knew even before the results came back from the biopsy, that the lump that had mysteriously developed was cancer. But for my doctor to say the words out in the open was a shock. Like stepping from my everyday world that I took for granted into an unknown world, one I would never have chosen to visit. With that veil of death closer than it had ever been before, my husband and I were too shocked to verbalise anything and that first night I wasn’t actually crying but tears just leaked out all night long. Immediate problems were: how to tell the family; how to cancel my book launch that weekend; how to look at the future veiled with a cancer-fighting journey ahead. Continue reading...

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