We Think We Have Time

I went in search of a photo this morning and came across an album that this post collage has been created from. I hadn’t seen this album in a while.  Life can change in an instant…

This was March 2014: the Easter School Holidays; to me these are a profound set of images depicting our calm before the cancer storm.  We looked to be and felt like your average family. We were relaxed; happy and at the beach every other day enjoying our beautiful slice of heaven on earth.

We were also already living with cancer; we just didn’t know it yet. If you look closely at the photo of Brendan and the kids playing on the water’s edge you can see a bandage around his right thigh. He thought it was a training injury. One year after this photo was taken Brendan would lose his leg right where that bandage is, after undergoing almost a year of aggressive chemotherapy treatment.

We didn’t see it coming: as this little quote from Jack Kornfield’s – Buddha’s Little Instruction Book (1994) states; ‘the trouble is you think you have time.’

The truth is … what we have is now! Now is the only time. That has probably been one of my greatest understandings, a learning or lesson through the changes cancer has forced on my family. Now is the only time.

Two years on; we have another sit down with Brendan’s Multidisciplinary team coming up next week for an update on his progress. Tyz & Bades will be with us, and will meet the amazing people who are helping to keep their dad here  – for the first time. We are looking forward to that.

Life is good and hope is limitless

I’m happy to say post cancer diagnosis – along with all the changes…some things remain the same xx


The main focus of this Blog is to share awareness of the rare/uncommon cancer my husband Brendan has…
You can find more information on Sarcoma Cancer by following this link: sarcoma.
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Or hit “The Story of Us” Category to read more about the in’s and out’s of living with  undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tammi Kale says:

    Wonderful posts!


    1. calliemm says:

      Thank you Tammi for taking the time to read it, and for your kind words 🙂 Cal x


    1. calliemm says:

      🙂 thank you for taking the time to have a read.

      Liked by 1 person

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