A woman, whose name can't be given for legal reasons, passed away today having lost her fight against cancer as well as her fight with her local health authority over the cost of prescription drugs that would have extended her life for a couple of years. She leaves behind two young children and a husband whom she married only recently. The local health authority has a crap computer system and many non-medical management consultants to support.
Speaking from beside her hospital bed following her demise, her distraught husband, who himself is a palliative care worker and has lead a fulsome and worthwhile life, never lamping anyone or spending time in jail, said it was understandably the saddest day in his life.
Their wedding, held in a community hall in Bedfordshire, was a simple affair for family and close friends only. The press didn't turn up because they hadn't been invited, and Hello magazine wasn't even remotely interested, as up to the last stages of her illness, the woman, who had never been on Big Brother because she had a Science Degree, had been caring for her elderly parents.
She also hadn't managed to finish her heart-rendering book based on the fraught family life during her past few months. The Sun declined to serialise it because, being educated, her book contained many multi-syllabled and long words, which the newspaper felt their readership might have difficulty coming to grips with.
After the planned simple family funeral, the husband plans to fade into obscurity to look after his wonderful children and try to make ends meet.