Karen's husband Roy was diagnosed with throat cancer at 49. "We never really talked about him dying, me and Roy. It wasn't easy. We didn’t explain what the doctor had said - that he was going to die - because I think he would have found it upsetting. I don’t know if he knew he was dying – I don’t think he did. That part when he died was probably the hardest part. I didn’t cry about it. I found it hard to speak about it but I felt very sad inside. I went to see him every day in the hospital and in the nursing home in the end. That is where I met Sue, who helped me through the process. She is a bereavement worker but she is also a dear friend of mine now. I tried to carry on with life. You never really forget: even to this day I still have him in my heart."