My mother passed away in 1977 after a hard battle with Leukemia. She was only 37 years old.
The last year of her life was spent in the University of Virginia medical center. Back then, they did not have the ability to do chemotherapy in our area hospitals. If was so hard having our mother 4 hours away. I was 16 years year old and my sister was 11.
They say "time heals all wounds". I say it doesn't heal them. It just dulls them.
I still miss her every day.