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A Matter of Choice by Julie Simpson, Dena Michelli

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Margaret’s story

Margaret has two grown-up daughters and six grandchildren. She lives in the countryside in a beautiful Tudor farmhouse (a family home that requires a lot of upkeep and attention).

This account tells of some of the trauma that my late husband and I went through during his long illness. He died of prostate cancer nearly two years ago, and I still find it painful to recall the events of the last few years of his life. Happily, however, these memories are gradually being replaced by happier ones of our life together before his illness was discovered, seven years before his eventual demise.

I had to make a conscious decision not to let myself fall into depression and lethargy following his death, so I took positive steps to join in ...

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