Category Archives: Roy’s Blog: The Long Goodbye

On Susan’s Last Days

This is Roy, Susan’s partner, passing through her blog to share a few things. It has been just over four months since Susan died. I know many of you are wondering how Susan’s death project ended. I have written an … Continue reading

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Roy’s Blog: Let’s Dance

Here’s another inspired piece of writing by Roy about love and dancing and him and me on his blog.

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Roy’s Article in the Huffington Post!

I am so thrilled with this! Roy has a beautiful article up for Valentine’s Day in Huffpost: My Girlfriend Is Dying Of Terminal Cancer, But Here’s Why I Still Feel Lucky! I know I am the lucky one to have … Continue reading

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Roy’s Blog: Courage

Where Roy explores what it takes to get through this, and it’s not quite Courage.

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Roy’s Blog: Game Shape

Another post by my sweet man: Game Shape  

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Roy’s Blog: Poppins

This is Roy’s latest post, Poppins, in full. Poppins I said goodbye to Susan the other day. She was leaving for London for two weeks and I dropped her at the airport. Planning to spend some nights at her son’s apartment, … Continue reading

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Roy’s Blog: Normal Joe

This is a really thoughtful post about normalising death in a death-phobic culture: Normal Joe.

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Roy’s Blog: The Wind Took It

A sweet piece by my guy. The wind took it.

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Roy’s Blog: The eye of the storm

Roy wrote this post that perfectly expresses the strange in-between state we are in with this cancer thing. I was going to write about this time of relative wellness, but he has done it for me with just the right … Continue reading

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Roy’s Blog: What to say and not to say

My boyfriend has written a super helpful (and funny!) post about how to respond to someone sharing their bad news about a loved one’s diagnosis on his blog, And sometimes it goes the other way. This is a companion piece … Continue reading

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Roy’s Blog: Not alone

Originally posted on the long goodbye:
Not alone. Susan had her surgery in Sherbrooke, Quebec. That is where she received the news and that is where she told me her diagnosis. It was March 8. Winter in Quebec. I made…

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Roy’s Blog: Being There

Originally posted on the long goodbye:
Being There One of the most intimate interactions I have with Susan is being in her company when she processes her feelings, either profound sadness or joy. Witnessing joy is pretty easy.  When Susan…

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Roy’s Blog: In the Moment

In the Moment: “Embracing our own life seems to be so damn hard let alone seeing the wonder in someone else day to day, day after day.”

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Roy’s Blog: The Long Goodbye

Roy has written another beautiful post, The Long Goodbye. You can read it here: Roy’s Blog

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Roy’s blog: Telling the Kids

My boyfriend Roy Cross, who is a super filmmaker and writer, has started a companion blog to this one. He wanted to enter into conversation with some of my posts and share his experiences and perspective in this death project. … Continue reading

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