A true hero has left us…

My beloved friend Karl Almgren finished his fight against cancer yesterday morning. He is one of my closest friends, even though we didn’t meet up as often as close friends should, but with a safe place in my heart we never needed to. Now the world has been truly robbed of another great soul! Bad things tend to come in threes…. with this start of the “new” year with “new” beginnings or “new” challenges here it feels more like the same “old” same “old”.

I asked the question to my closest if this year really felt like it was going to be a “better” year. To me 2016 was a pretty ok year. Better than 2012 and 2015 in any case. But I’ve had this overlying fear of 2017. Nothing that you can put a finger on just a feeling. So to get things started we lost Karl. Such a sad wasteful loss. On the 4/1/2017, we lost such a doer and trier, a true smiler. To keep up the bad events of 2017 I had a fall in the ski slope today. I ruptured ligaments in my knee and have to have another operation. That will take place in the next 2-3 hours. 

At least my fall was spectacular! I try not to do things half-hearted! I think my husband thought it was at least a couple of broken bones, but no! Only soft tissue damage! I’ve been sat in this waiting room for quite some time now so I just imagine and plan my recovery. The first 24 hrs I’m not allowed to do anything. After that I’m sure I’ll be able to do some things… start it small and often… then back on track maybe? In a couple of weeks? Months? Year? This is where researching online is really bad for you. If I was to trust advise given on spectacular sites I will be wise to know I probably never will use my right leg again.

This alpine adventure was the end part of our incredible surviving journey for the Marsh family. We started the trip before Christmas and spent 5 days in London. This was followed by 5 magical days in Lapland over Christmas. Then we flew back to celebrate new year in the U.K. followed by this trip to Austria.

I will now end up in the hotel for the last 4 days…

Operation went well. I’m now back out of hospital. A bit sore and mostly crying. But not out of pain from the knee, it’s the pure pain in the heart that I don’t think will ever go away.

Keep smiling 🙂 let’s keep those we love close at heart.

5 thoughts on “A true hero has left us…

  1. You are the most positive person I have encountered, and I don’t even know you, know your mother though, who is quite remarkable! Love to you and you family Emilie! Really looking forward to seeing you completely recovered. Love from Marga

  2. Emilie , I’m so sorry for your’loss.our friends are such an integral part of our lives and real friends are few.The day you stop fighting I’ll know there’s a problem.sounds like you had a lovely Christmas …just such a shame about uour fall.I’m sending you lots of love & positivity. Xxxxxxx

  3. Emelie,one of the saddest day in my life.Kalle’s whole family has always been an integral part of our life both in Sweden and in England.I cried without being able to stop.And then later on your horrible accident.Nina, if you read this I will give you the biggest hug .Your bravery and resourcefulness when it came to finding new cure for his type of cancer has just been astounding.

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