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Anxiety Depression Grief

My secret battle.

February 9, 2018

It was 28th October, a few short weeks ago. It was about 11:10 on a Saturday morning and in twenty minutes time we were going live for Saturday lunchtime’s game on Sky Sports between Manchester United and Tottenham. I should have been in the studio and in my chair…


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Strength in weakness.

January 29, 2018

When I sent out that tweet the day after Gemma died on 24th November, I did it for nothing more then this simple reason – I just wanted people to know. I didn’t do it for attention, I didn’t do it to make me feel a bit better, and…


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Grief Memories Single Parenting

My first post.

January 13, 2018

I think I’ve felt over the past few weeks that I have shared a lot, perhaps at times too much, but for me it’s one of the important ways in which I express myself. Facebook is so often a place of life through a filter. We can pretty much…

Simon Thomas
United Kingdom

On 24th November, 2017 my world was turned upside down and inside out. Three days after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia my wife Gemma died, aged just 40. We'd been married for twelve years and together for fifteen years and have a wonderful eight year old boy called Ethan. The journey we're now on is the hardest and most painful of my life. In three short days I went from being a happily married man to a single parent. I express myself through words and through my photography and this is a place where I want to do that. I hope you find something of meaning in what I write and post - life is so precious.

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