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Special Days

Free's picture

My Mum loves special days. Tomorrow we will have an Australia Day breakfast with her. We will take it to her, breakfast in bed style, a choice of damper, golden syrup, porridge, bacon, eggs and fruit. We will remember the times she organised family park bbq breakfasts with thong throwing competitions and games for the grandkids. We will be thankful that we can still enjoy celebrating our beautiful country with her, and wonder why we didn't appreciate those lovingly organised breakfasts of the past more than we did.

Comfort

Free's picture

It amazes me how much comfort I draw from these pages. Just knowing that I am not alone in this journey is more important to me than the information I also gain. Everybody's experience of cancer is unique but the challenges somehow unite. Cancer invades life, in the same way that its cells invade tissue. It weaves its way around every close relationship. Mum's cancer is now throughout the CSF, and in her most recent hospital visit we were confronted with an admission that placed her in the palliative ward.

Noob

Rijoch's picture

So this week found out I will be having chemotherapy and radiotherapy (colon cancer) and no op at this stage which delights me to no end (seriously), after just going through a triple bypass the worse thing I could think of was being back in hospital.

I know I am not even probably being realistic about how my upcoming treatments may be but not being told I have no chance or need an op are just fantastic.

I just can't wait for it to be done and the pain to be gone and stop the pain killers and just get the heck back on with life.

alone again

katman2's picture

Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

alone again

katman2's picture

Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

And so it begins...

lawman's picture

Greetings!

I'm going, probably, where many of you have been. I start my first of 37 radiation treatments today for my prostate cancer.

After all the pricks, prods, discussions and research it all comes done to a journey that starts at 2pm.

Thanks in advance for well wishes.

I'll keep you posted.

Warmly,

George.

Happy New Year

lawman's picture

Greetings all!

A short but sincere wish: Happy New Year. For all of us. For some here, the journey has been rough and hard. For some it's bearable. But for all of us, it's been a year of struggle and roller coaster emotions.

Well the good news is that a new year and a new attitude brings new possibilities.

Let's all embrace the future and move beyond our history.

Best regards to all,

George.

Moments of Fear

Free's picture

Mum seemed fine. She took a nap, and woke up totally confused. For four hours she appeared entirely disconnected to her familiar routines and surroundings. She slept, then woke, fine again. Whether it was her radiation or medication, it was a fearful time, not knowing what had happened and where she had gone. Grief-filled fear, thinking the worst. Then so much thankfulness for yet more time to connect, laugh and relax together.

Stranger Kindness

lawman's picture

Greetings all.

When replying to The Kindness of Strangers, the string grew longer for reasons not known to me. So instead of one reply, I think my response came out as about six.

So, long story short: sorry.

Best regards,

George.

gratefulness

Free's picture

I am glad my mum is home. I am grateful that she has access to highly respected specialists, that she lives in an area with excellent medical facilities, that she has caring friends and strong faith, that she still makes a great latte, takes pleasure in her garden, finds peace in her music, speaks wisdom and love to her grandchildren. I am grateful that she is braver than I am as she faces more treatment.

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