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I’m a new member to senior chatters. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June 2020 and given less than six months to live. They operated to remove as much of the tumour as they could. The day after, because of covid pressures, they discharged him without an assessment on how he would manage.  I quickly realised that he needed constant supervision. Unfortunately he did not benefit from the radiotherapy and chemotherapy and died just before Christmas. Covid restrictions made each step of the journey harder. I found Macmillan invaluable. They matched me with a volunteer who got me through the most stressful months. But now I am on my own.  I am trying to pick up the pieces of my life and plan a cruise to Norway in the summer. I am aware of how difficult it can be for people to get information and support for these rare conditions and so I am planning to write a book about my experiences in hope that it will benefit others.

I have many interests and would love to chat with others interested in culture, travel, and managing in these very strange times.

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  1. Very sorry about the tragic loss of your husband Tanya, but quite often from the depths of darkness comes a glimmer of light which grows to benefit yourself and many others. Your decision to publish a book to help others is to be highly commended.

  2. Hi Tanya, I am Brian. I was given the same diagnosis, 32 years ago, so I know what he must have gone through, I managed to survive. If you ever need to talk, and it does help, I am here for you’

  3. So sorry for the loss of your husband. Loss is the hardest thing imaginable.
    I live in Georgia, USA and recently resettled after a total loss from last year’s hurricane in Louisiana, USA.
    I’m educated in English Literature and love to write and converse … casual, civil chatting.
    I’ve lots of time, being 62 and retired, although my martial arts classes take up most every afternoon. Feel free to communicate, if you so choose.

    Thank you,


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