A sad, but peaceful day

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will probably know what Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is – a rare neurological condition which Adrian’s mum, Alma, was first diagnosed with around 16 years ago.

Today Alma no longer suffers from PSP, she passed away quietly in her sleep in the early hours of this morning so she is finally at peace.  Adrian has written more about it over on his blog.

Alma was rare, possibly unique, in that she survived far longer than normal life expectancy for this particular disease and over the last 16 years, we have had a lot of support from the PSP Association.  We’ve also done our bit to put something back their way with fundraising in the past, and indeed we currently have a limited edition ‘Happy Birthday’ stamp with 50p from every sale going to the charity.

We will continue to support the charity in the future, but right now, in honour of Alma, I’d like to share a poster that they have produced to help raise awareness of the illness and drive their “A Million to beat PSP” campaign.

The words ‘rest in peace’ have never felt more appropriate – so Alma, once you and Derrick have finished the wild reunion party, may you both rest in eternal peace.

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22 thoughts on “A sad, but peaceful day

  1. Rest in peace Alma – no more suffering now and a quiet peaceful way to go (the way that we’d all choose for ourselves when the time comes). Adrian & Glenda, I am so sorry for you both; it’s those who are left behind who have to grieve. My prayers are with you both. Sarah x

  2. Such sad news Glenda.You and Adrian have had a lot to bear over the last few years.Alma is at peace now at last. take care both of you.Much love Joycexx

  3. So sorry to hear your sad news, but a happy release for Alma may she rest in peace.What a beautiful way to leave this world and one that we would all choose for ourselves I am sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
    Gill x

  4. So sorry for your loss – may Alma Rest in Peace with Derrick. My love thoughts and prayers are with you both xx

  5. Such sad news, but the thought that Alma and Derrick can be together again must offer some comfort. Thinking of you both – I have left a message for Adrian. Sending love to you both. Elaine x

  6. Yet another very sad time for you and Adrian. Nevertheless, Alma will be very happy to be reunited with Derrick.Hold that thought:) Thinking of you both. Love Dee x

  7. Even when you know it’s going to happen it’s still a shock when it does finally does.
    My condolences to both you and Adrian. A sad day indeed but one with some comfort – she passed away peacefully in her sleep and is now at rest, free from pain and suffering.

    RIP Alma.


  8. I haven’t popped by for ages, and arrived to see this news {{HUGS}} to you all, hope you are all looking after each other.

  9. Sad news, Glenda but a release from suffering for Alma. My sympathy to you both – you’re in my thoughts.
    take care,
    Liz M xxx

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