You may remember I mentioned we'd had some unexpectedly bad news earlier a couple of months ago. At the time, being breathless from the blow, I couldn't quite bring myself to talk about it - but now, things are beginning to slip quickly and I feel I need to.
My mum was rushed into hospital in March, what we expected be a stomach condition was diagnosed as liver cancer. At first the prognosis and prospects seemed as positive and manageable as you could hope for given the situation. But over the last few days mum's health has started to decline rapidly, and as things begin narrow to their natural conclusion, she's chosen to come home to be cared for.
None of us have been prepared for the speedy efficiency of the disease and its impact and effect in other areas. So I hope you'll understand why I may be quiet for a while.
David Crosby - Song with No Words