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September 13, 2019 Susan Elkin

Funeral finale

What are you supposed to feel at the funeral of a dearly beloved partner with whom you have shared over half a...

September 9, 2019 Susan Elkin

Acquainted with Grief

It is now 20 days – almost three weeks –  since Nick died of Alzheimer’s on 20 August. And I find myself...

August 25, 2019 Susan Elkin

Carry on Dying

Till death us do part. That’s what we vowed at St George’s Church, Forest Hill back in 1969 and we both kept...

August 18, 2019 Susan Elkin

Widow in waiting

My Loved One has now been in palliative care for what feels like a very long time indeed. I’m writing this as...

August 11, 2019 Susan Elkin


This horrible, hideous, hair-raising story is nearly over. Last Wednesday I was called into the hospital at 2.30am. I got there in...

August 7, 2019 Susan Elkin


When you are struggling with the hardest job you ever do – trying to raise a child half-decently – and you’re heading...

August 4, 2019 Susan Elkin

Letting Go

Letting go You lie, dying Inch by inch. While I am brightly, tightly alive In my rainbow summer clothes, Smelling of outdoors...