Moving to The Hague from a Hospice to my new home

Magteld’s last blog. She lived right up to the end. One of the most amazing and beautiful women I have ever known. Thinking of Gordon and their beautiful boys today. Xx

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Magteld Darroch-Jansen in 2010Magteld Darroch-Jansen (1976-2014)

Six weeks ago I was in hospital receiving emergency radiotherapy to my spine and neck to control the cancer cells and give me the mobility in my arms back. After that was finished I went home in an ambulance in a wheelchair. I spent a few days at home before flying to the Netherlands with my mother while I was fit enough to travel. I was taken into the Jacobshospice in The Hague, a wonderful place that became like a home to me. It was very emotional to leave Glasgow. We lived there for 14 years and our children were born there.

When I arrived at the hospice my sister was already there and the volunteers were very welcoming. My room was lovely: it had a beautiful view over a tree-lined canal and in typical Dutch style there are lots of bikes parked there. You could hear…

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About sandrassp

I am the mum to two sons who both live with autism. I am an ambassador for NAS Scotland and co-spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party. I am passionate about my politics both upper and Lower key, the arts in general and like to comment on everything that shapes my landscape. I am a mature student and have begun to dabble my toes into writing. I blog about family life and my day to day experiences. My philosophy is Up and At them and Always with a smile on my face.
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