The Game of Life

Challenging…to say the least when you can’t seem to stay one step ahead, no matter the effort, the strength and resilience shown.

Lost in translation.

It wasn’t like I had meant to add to the business of her day, yet I could feel her glaring at me through the phone. It was all rather odd.

Life: Savor Every Moment

Daily Prompt: Savor Savor every moment. Savor your early morning run, and walks on the beach. Savor spontaneous vacations and having friends over for dinner. Savor hugging. Savor carefree days and boring events. Savor throwing a ball with the kids and playing with the dog. Savor getting up and going to work every morning, or just…

Grit

Daily Prompt:Grit The grit and determination it takes to keep going, especially when the mountain seems too high and the ocean too wide is an enviable quality. To maintain that grit and determination day after day with grace, when there is no end in sight continues to inspire and uplift me as I watch on….

Update

We’ll take swimming in the ocean, long walks on the beach with the kids and dog, sleeping in a bed  and being able to sit in the car pain free, comfortably, so he can go places and do things again.

Symptom

It got me thinking about how our body speaks to us in a language that is not always easy to understand, and can go completely unheard.

14/03/17: immunotherapy update

ITT: 06-03-17 The sixth of March was a wet day in the city and marked a new chapter in Brendan and our family’s cancer story. We got to The Kinghorn Cancer Centre early on the morning of treatment, so walked up Victoria St a little way before it started, until we found a shoe box…

Bren’s Immunotherapy Trial: Update

Just a quick note to let everyone following Brendan’s progress know that he has been given the greenlight to start the immunotherapy trial. He will receive his first treatment on Tuesday. Thank you all for your kind words, well wishes, positive thoughts and prayers. We appreciate you all more than we could possibly say in…

Update: Immunotherapy Consult

You know you’re from Australia: when you leave for your husband’s doctors appointment at 8:30am and it’s almost 10pm when you get home. You’ve covered 630km by car in the round trip and got to eat really good hot chips and gravy, from the caltex – on the way home for dinner, yes you were…

Against the Odds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds  – Daily Prompt: Blur This photo was not taken this week at Brendans last review (for now) with his multidisciplinary team at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, it is one of hundreds I have taken since his diagnosis. It reminds me of how many times my husband Brendan has won…

Update: February 2017

February update: Review Monday 13 of Feb saw us hit the city for the first time for 2017. Bren had to have an MRI on his residual leg to find out why it’s too painful to wear his prosthetic. The results would be ready to present at his review with the medical team on Friday….

5 things you can do as a cancer carer

5 things you can do  (a carer’s perspective): Coming into Brendans next review; rereading this post from my previous blog (The Story of Us), dated August 2015, is a timely reminder. I have curated it here: My top five: choices I remind myself to make (most of the time) to help deal with my husbands cancer…