I lost my grandmother in February 2014. She was 94 and suffered a stroke. In Dec 2013 I had been made redundant from a job a week before Christmas - life was pretty bad and then a couple of months later my grandmother passed away.
We celebrated her 94th birthday in Jan 2014 at home with lots of family and relatives around. A couple of days later she was admitted to hospital and stayed there for a couple of weeks until she passed away. It’s as if she went out with a celebration of her life - we took many photos that day.
We cremated her on valentines day and also raised £250 in donations for the Stroke Association UK.
I somehow survived all this and came through stronger. The strength may have come from my grandmother, she was a very strong personality when she was younger and healthier. We all remembered that.
I just wanted to share this story and hope members can read this, knowing that they are not alone and that in a strange way, the loss of a loved one can also bring strength inside you.