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Alan Carter
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Eulogy delivered at Alan's funeral held yesterday 26th January 2016. Our love and thanks to all that attended and shared in paying tribute to our father, love Rachel on behalf of the Carter family.

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Alan Carter - Eulogy
Our much loved husband and father, and author of this blog, Alan Carter, passed away on Christmas Day 2015. Below is the eulogy that was delivered at his funeral yesterday, which was attended by over 200 people that knew and loved him. We would like to than...

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Alan Carter - Eulogy
Our much loved husband and father, and author of this blog, Alan Carter, passed away on Christmas Day 2015. Below is the eulogy that was delivered at his funeral yesterday, which was attended by over 200 people that knew and loved him. We would like to than...

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Downhill at high velocity!
Just to update you on the situation I am really not making a lot of progress. I am going downhill rather rapidly. On the positive front a new hospital bed has arrived and was rapidly installed by a couple of nice chaps. It fits nicely into a corner of my be...

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I am overwhelmed by all the messages of concern and support
Well I have made it to Sunday 6th December which is a surprise to me as I have felt so poorly. They keep upping the pain relief medication but often the pain wins the competition. Practically every night round about 12 midnight we telephone the district nur...

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Slowly going down hill
It's Sunday 22nd November and I'm lying in bed dictating to my son Gareth who has kindly offered to act as scribe. It's been a good weekend, yesterday I had visits from Jason, Rachel, Naomi and Lorraine. Today my son Gareth has babysat me so that Ros could ...

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It is a
Since coming out of the hospice things have been a bit challenging with  pain and bilious attacks  so much so they have fitted me with the syringe driver again.  This means I get two visits a day from the  district nurses, one to load the syringe and the ot...

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Back at the Ranch but not riding horses!
Well my spell at the wonderful St Christophers Hospice had to come to an end! Fortunately I did not leave there in a coffin, Rosalind collected me in our car.  What was achieved at SCH whilst I was there? I learnt how kind and caring and professional the st...

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Who has been helping me at St Christopher's!
When thanking people by name there is always the risk that you leave someone out, so let me apologise to those folk for starters. I have not been wearing my glasses, so I have only been able to read names when staff have got quite close (now you ladies know...

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St Christophers Hospice: Something to rave about!
Yesterday was wonderful for me and I continue to be astounded by the level of care I receive here. The day started by me having a wonderful jacuzzi bath. The bath was a huge brilliant white structure raised up several feet above the floor. I thought I am ne...
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