My advice is to avoid doing anything that is irreversible. Although you may never summon up the what ever it takes to read through what you have amassed your children will have the chance to do so, if ever they summon up the what ever it takes. If you do decide to write your memoirs of what happened it may well be helpful to relatives and medics involved with others suffering from the same complaint however rare it may be or perhaps because it is so rare.
My advice would be to start reading and you’ll soon know how you feel about the writing project. Whatever you decide, consider keeping some of the meaningful (positive) messages – they might be nice to return to.
And you could always just leave the box where it is... ! xxx
Dear Anne, I can relate to so much of your story, as I have similar boxes. Once in a while, I read a bit. It does stir up memories. Some are painful and some are quite pleasant. The bad memories are less painful now, though.
You are such a good writer and communicator, so I think you can tell your story in a way that would help yourself and others. With warmest regards, Bea