Reflections: 2016

Reflections: 2016, yes –it’s nearly over. Looking back I won’t be sad as I hum Auld Lang Syne this New Year’s Eve; I’m kinda glad 2016 is just about time gone by. For all its beauty and wonder, life, after all should never be short on those; it was a year that saw cancer dictate…

Otis Goes to School

Review: On The Ball Dog Training – 5 stars Today I would like to share my family’s experience with On The Ball Dog Training, and say how grateful we were to have found them. Please share with anyone you know who may have a new puppy or older dog in need of learning a few new tricks!…

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…

Oct 21: 2016 -Brendan’s latest update

October 21: 2016 861: the number of days (approx) that we have been riding this cancer rollercoaster! Phase two begins. Joining the MoST Program. What is the MoST Program? The Cancer Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) Program is a clinical research program that Brendan has been invited to take part in. It is testing a new…

Cancer: I don’t know what to say or do?

Cancer: I don’t know what to say or do! I know how that feels, before Brendan had cancer I didn’t either. Maybe I still wouldn’t if given the news that someone else I know, love, or care about has cancer. But here are just a few tips that I can share through personal experience, that…

22 Day Push Up Challenge

Every now and then I’m quick enough to catch my husband doing his thing on video. Today it was day 1 of the 22 day push up challenge that he is participating in on facebook. Below you can read his fb comment on the reason why he is participating. Brendan Maloney:  “This challenge holds a deep…

Bren’s Cancer Update

After a visit to the dentist last Thursday for a toothache/ pain and numbness in his jaw, that turned out not to be a dental problem, we found ourselves at an unscheduled review with Bren’s medical team yesterday. This is an update on where Bren is at – as I heard it: There was some…

Tumour Clinic: Update

 We had to fill in time yesterday before Bren’s clinic appointment. Tyz and I went down to the reflection room to meditate while the boys got comfy on one of the cream couches in the clinic waiting room. Bren called us back upstairs just as we made ourselves comfortable on the meditation cushions. They were…

We Think We Have Time

Then and Now The feature photo with this post is a collage of photos taken in the Easter School Holidays. It was March 2014. They 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…

Update -MRI Results

Dr Ortho rang last night; the results of Brendan’s MRI are inconclusive. We will head back to the city in 4 to 5 weeks to sit down with the entire team – again. The MRI results will be explained, and a conversation about the results and what treatment options are available will follow. Hopefully, 6…