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Pattie Morgan
Mum on the day she was diagnosed with terminal cancer

In February 2015 my mum, Pattie Morgan, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Mum had an incredibly positive approach to the end of her life and agreed to have her journey documented. It was a privilege to document time with her in her last moments.

She was diagnosed with cancer on 20 February, given her prognosis on 27 February 2015 and died on 8 April 2015.

I also wrote a tribute to her in my local paper, Flemington Kensington News.

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Bittersweet news

The odd one out

How do you define one day from the next when you are dying

Playing statues

Don’t panic


Peacefully sleeping

Goodbye Mum

Empty space


2 thoughts on “My Mother’s Journey

  1. Hi Meg – I don’t know where I came across the link to these pieces of yours – we are both in Binders and Ladybirds, but when I looked I couldn’t find a post. I emailed the link to myself and now I don’t know where it came from!
    I wanted to write to say how much I was moved by your writing about your Mum. My Mum died in 2011, after a very quick and intense cancer and she too was a sweetie and gave me a love of music. She responded to her diagnosis very differently and did not have a faith to comfort her but otherwise it was so familiar, and sad, and beautiful.
    Hope you are doing OK. Thanks for sharing this.

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