Denial

Daily Prompt: Denial It isn’t denial. Although I have been asked empathetically several times since my husband’s cancer diagnosis, in no uncertain terms, well  the terms probably were uncertain, as the words ‘ do you really understand what’s happening, because if you do you couldn’t possibly remain this upbeat, optimistic, positive’ have never actually left anyone’s… Continue reading Denial

Symptom

Daily Prompt: Symptom Todays daily prompt word kind of snuck up on me; hit a nerve so to speak. 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. Silently screaming, until the damage is done. Making the undoing… Continue reading Symptom

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… Continue reading Against the Odds

Anniversary 18

It’s 1999; the world’s population exceeds six billion and  we are all talking about the  year 2000’s impending problem known as Y2K: the millennium bug, some of us were even worried about it! Our Prime Minister was John Howard, and Australian voters decided to keep the Queen instead of becoming a republic, Barbie Doll celebrated her 40th… Continue reading Anniversary 18

Overworked

Daily Prompt: Overworked Are you overworked? If you recognise any of the following symptoms, Insomnia Forgetfulness Lack of concentration Loss of appetite Depression Anger It might be time to slow the heck down and practice a little self care, as these are just a few signs that you may be overdoing it! I’m not suggesting that you… Continue reading Overworked

Aesthetic

Daily Prompt: Aesthetic Unconcerned with the notion of things such as the beautiful and the ugly, I wandered around the little cottage with the same excitement as a child on Christmas Eve. She was mine. A little run down, tired looking, and very outdated to say the least, I guess she looked a lot like I felt. Maybe that’s why I… Continue reading Aesthetic

1000 likes – thank you

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to all the lovely people out there who are interacting with calliemm. I appreciate each and every one of you. 1000 likes – Thank you ! Along with sharing my story,  I love participating in the many writing & photo challenges here in this wonderful blogosphere, however,  the main… Continue reading 1000 likes – thank you