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Wynn Bainbridge describes the day that her cousin died

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021332

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The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Wynn Bainbridge describes the day that her cousin died. Wynn was very close to her cousin, who had been suffering from cancer for about 13 months.

On 1st January 2002 at about 12.45 p.m. I was working on my computer when I started to feel really ill. I could not put my finger on what was wrong - I had no pain or sickness, just an awful feeling that everything was draining away from me: not like fainting, just a terrible weakness. This feeling lasted for about 20 minutes. Later in the day my cousin's son phoned me to let me know that she had died. While she had decided not to have any more treatment the doctors had expected her to live for another couple of months, so it was very unexpected news. I asked him what time she had died, and he told me 12.55 p.m. I have always found this to be extraordinary as this was the time when I felt ill.

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble