My husband had a totally unexpected massive stroke last Christmas eve while we were abroad on holiday. He was conscious but paralysed down one side, unable to speak or swallow or communicate except in a very few precious instances by tiny movements. He died abroad 18 days later.
This year my daughter did not invite me to join her on holiday so I booked a bridge holiday abroad. Playing bridge was something we enjoyed doing together, and I thought it would be an ideal distraction. But I discovered my passport is missing. As some other things are as well, it was possibly stolen.
I enquired about an emergency passport but was told it cannot be done for lost passports. The very thing I had to avoid is now something I have to face, and that is the anniversary of this tragedy on my own. As with many of you on this forum, I have been overcome with grief, even now after a year, and dreams and flashbacks of the events. It’s been hard, but now this is almost unbearable.