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…

What cancer can and cannot do

A Curated TBT Post: from my original blog: the storyofus4.blogspot.com.au Next week we head to Sydney for a consult for the new immunotherapy trial Bren has been signed up for. It got me thinking; as I remembered a post I had written on my previous blog dated 18 April 2015.  Back then I was pondering the…

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…

Update: January 2017

Brendan’s ongoing Cancer treatment Update: January 2017 January was the perfect month for a staycation for the Maloney’s, we spent most days at the beach and I hope we have sent the kids back to school relaxed, happy and ready to go. Bren is still off his prosthetic due to some tenderness in his residual…

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…

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…