Hi, I’m new here. And I’m new to grief. I felt lucky that I had never truly experienced an earth shattering loss growing up. The people I had bonded with most as a child are still here with me today. It wasn’t until my early 20’s that I experienced grief and loss. And because my family hadn’t gone through this either, nobody knew what to do with me. The photo is my best friend Ashley. Ashley and I became friends when I moved the summer before grade 10. We sat together in a history class and ended up in a class together at University. The friendship we had was indescribable. Even though I moved away for work, we would still talk all day, sharing every thought, laughing about everything. Ashley was diagnosed with Cancer our second year of Uni. And man, did she battle it hard. She was a trooper. Ashley continued her studies while doing treatment out of province. When Ashley went into remission, life seemingly went back to normal. Ashley got sick again November 2021. The cancer had manifested into other parts of her body. Our local hospital tried to move her to Palliative care and her family fought. Ashley received and experimental treatment in Mexico December 2021. In the second week of August, Ashley was given to go ahead to go home in two weeks. Ashley caught covid. One week later, she stopped replying to my messages. On January 28, 2021, I sent Ashley a text telling her how much I loved her. I don’t know why, but something that night had told me to tell her. Remind her that she was my best friend in the whole world. On January 30th, I found out at Ashley had passed away. The last 6 months of my life without my best friend have been a blur. My friends and family don’t know how to support my grief. So i’m here. I’m katie and I miss my best friend. Thanks for reading

Posted by katealisonharvey at 2022-08-09 05:26:03 UTC