Update: Radiation

Saturday 12, Nov 2016-11-12

Bren’s treatment update:

That’s ten days of radiation for Brendan done and dusted! Even though the treatment centre was an hour up the road, it was an easy drive. Bren’s Mum and Dad volunteered to go with him on two occasions in the second week, as I was a little sleep deprived from a puppy that hadn’t quite settled in and who was getting up three times through the night.  I was so grateful to them and they got to hangout with their son for a couple of days, which I know they enjoyed.

Bren is feeling fatigued and has terrible mouth ulcers from the treatment, but is looking forward to feeling lots better after a bit of recovery time. There are still several weeks to go before we hear anything back from the trial team. The screening stage continues…patience is definitely a virtue you gain when it comes to cancer and its fantastical waiting game.

Mum & Dad’s update:

My sisters Sue and Deb, and I went along to Mums first oncology appointment with both Mum and Dad on Thursday. Mum’s treatment options were discussed; it felt like a merry-go-round of information was given. There were options that were available and others that weren’t. We were all a little confused on leaving, cancer is confusing.

Mum’s treatment plan is currently being put together and after a few more tests, the most likely course of action will be a round of chemo. I think we all feel good that the ball is now rolling and we are working through the cancer chaos.

Yesterday on returning from Port with Bren; I met Sue, Dad and Deb in town for Dad’s biopsy results. He has a couple more tests to have but the doctor seemed fairly positive; taking his good general health into consideration, he more or less said that old age will be the main thing Dad has to worry.

We are all looking forward to a little quiet time and some rest and relaxation in the weeks to come. This rollercoaster ride is exhausting, especially for the patients.

Daily Prompt:Or 

The past two weeks of busy have me pondering what to do when everything spins out of control 

Do you Glorify the Busy or find your calm amidst the chaos to simply Be….

My tip:

When life gets busier than it should, through no fault of your own, it makes the importance of slowing down – glaringly obvious. Everyone deserves as much Be time as they can get, take it where you can my friends.

 Be time…

  • be with people you love
  • be with those who make you feel good
  • be comfortable in your own skin
  • be outdoorsy
  • be happy
  • be inquisitive
  • be kind
  • be gracious
  • be unique
  • be impulsive
  • be yourself
  • be fearless
  • be confident
  • be creative
  • be helpful
  • be mindful
  • be awesome

Most importantly: simply take the time to Be…

Life’s good and hope is limitless!


I find the writing & photo challenges that I participate in to be a great escape from the busyness of life, they are a fun and creative way to take a few minutes and shift focus.

Having said that, the main focus at calliemm.com  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.


You can also join us at our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/storyofus4/


Or hit “The Story of Us” Category to read more about the in’s and out’s of living with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)

Life is good and hope is limitless.

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