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Was This in the Plan? · 3W ago

The lottery of life

Xanthe took this picture in early January, Daisy was in for an MRI under general anaesthetic as her neurology team tried to work out why her physical abilities had deteriorated so dramatical...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

Back in the narrative

Andy and I believed strongly that experiences of life were as important a part of our children's upbringing as their formal education.  Despite the limitations of respite and the need to man...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

I have written a book

"You should write a book"I've lost count of the number of people who have said that to me over the years.So I did.https://www.stephnimmo.com/buy-the-bookI promised Andy I would.  I promised ...
Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

An empty wheelchair

One of the first things I did the day after Andy died was to bag up all his meds, injections and creams and take them back to the hospital.  They were a visible sign of his cancer, they were...
Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

The long goodbye

We took Daisy back to school for her funeral, one last trip to the school she loved and had attended from the age of three.  I wanted to hide under a rock but because Daisy touched so many l...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

Coming to terms with it all

It's so hard to believe that Daisy has gone, that we will not see her any more, that I won't hear her call out "mummyyyyy!!!!!!!".  She was the centre of our home.  Everything revolved aroun...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

Thank you for the days

The post I always knew that one day I would write is the hardest. Today our beautiful, feisty, determined girl, Daisy Rose, took her last breath and is out of pain and dancing in the stars w...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

In Daisy's hands

I wasn't supposed to be writing this update.  This update was supposed to be all about how it really does take a village to bring up a child like Daisy, joined up services around education, ...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

Realistic Resolutions

"I don't make resolutions"Andy always made this announcement at New Year (whenever I started reeling out my list for the year).He firmly believed the focus should be about changing habits , ...
Was This in the Plan? · 5M ago

Looking at you now, you would never know

Daisy was born by c-section.  That wasn't in the plan.  My other children hadn't been born that way.  We had hoped for a home waterbirth, the same as Jules two years previously.  But as alwa...