I am very new to this websit and am so far liking what I see. I lost my paternal Grandma to pancreatic cancer on 12/10/09 after she fought an 18 month battle. I am in an End of Life care health psychology class for my Master's in Gerontological nursing degree. The book I just read by Brook Noel and Pam Blair really opened my eyes and when I saw your group I thought it'd be perfect for me. I am writing a paper on saying goodbye and I just commented that my last memory of Grandma alive was her making her famous homemade spaghetti for me and my dog. I'd brought my then 6 week old niece up to see her for the 1st time and we were all sitting at the kitchen table that 6 generations of my family have been at. Gma making a plate of spaghetti for my Shih Tzu and commenting that she thought I'd be her "only" guest for lunch are memories that I will treasure for years to come. I am in the anger stage of grief right now and am wondering when it will become less acute. I have so much more to say right now, but must get to work.
Thanks for listening!