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…

Tumour Clinic: Update

Good news! As the boys got comfy on one of the cream couches at the clinic yesterday, Tyz and I decided to go down to the reflection room to fill in some time before Brendan’s appointment began. We had no sooner walked in and made ourselves at home on the meditation cushion when Bren called…

July: Sarcoma Awareness Month

Brendan was diagnosed with an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma in 2014, it is now metastatic. He lost his leg to the disease in march of 2015. This picture was taken maybe 12 weeks after his amputation. Two in five patients with sarcoma will go on to die from their disease. The effect of sarcoma on the…

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…

Update -MRI Results

The Story of Us: Dr P rang last night; the results of Brendan’s MRI are inconclusive. We aren’t considering this bad news, bad would have been definitive evidence of recurrence in his residual. So it’s back to the city in 4 to 5 weeks to sit down with the entire team again,  to have a…

Update – The Story of Us

The Story of Us: two years down the track! It’s two years since we were first told that Brendan has an undifferentiated pleomorthic sarcoma: setting us on a path of discovery, heartache, hope, recovery, recurrence, disappointment, elation, exhaustion, confusion, anger, frustration, learning, teaching, acceptance, joy and love – to name just a few. A rollercoaster…

Handyman

The Story of Us: You know rego is just around the corner when you see the husband sitting under the car instead of in it…. Some jobs may take longer to get done, and sometimes even longer to recover from -but that doesn’t stop a good handyman. Obviously from post picture -no seated job is…

Brendan Gets Commando Fit

The Story of Us: – This is Repost as we slowly move from blogspot to wordpress – To our regulars that may see posts again as they are added and shared automatically through several social media formats: Thanks for your patience . A little get fit stay fit-inspo video attached for anyone looking 🙂 Life…

April Update -The Story of Us

The Story of Us: As the year continues to hurtle along at a pretty fast pace; I can’t believe another lot of school holidays are over. We have enjoyed a fairly relaxed couple of weeks at home in the glorious Old Bar sunshine, making it to the beach, enjoying a pretty bouncy time of it…

1st Ampuversary

 The Story of Us Retrospective: 4 quick  glimpses back into March 31st 2015 – Chpt 6 amputation The morning of Brendan’s operation came around fast. In those last couple of days leading up to it, seeing him in so much pain was unbearable. At one point he said through clenched teeth “only a couple of days…

Living with Cancer

  Retrospective: the following is a diary entry from yesterday – one year ago. I am grateful we honoured our brother in-law Andy’s birthday in a much nicer way this year. One year on  from his amputation Brendan is still living with cancer and we are grateful for the progress he continues to make. Diary…

Rare & Uncommon Cancers

The Story of Us:  The single most important reason I continue to share my family’s story is to spread as much awareness as possible about rare cancers like the one Brendan is fighting. Like all cancers, rare cancers are completely indiscriminate…Brendan is living proof that it can happen to anyone. We are in the fortunate…