Loss and love on an oncology ward

You might not know this about me, but I am a Registered Nurse on an Oncology, Palliative Care and General Medical ward.

Over the past few months, we have lost several long term patients to cancer on my ward. 

I wanted to write a blanket post to share my sadness and hopes for these people. 

We lost a young, sensitive and beautiful fighter to bowel cancer aged 35. 

We lost a great pianist and musical genius to bowel cancer aged 50. 

We lost a wonderful Mum and community advocate to lung cancer aged 60. 

We lost a caring friend and thoughtful to melanoma aged 47. 

To these ladies, I hope your souls rest well. You were, are, and will alway be loved and remembered. You gave the big fight and we were bettered in our career for having looked after you.

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